If you are into old buildings here in Singapore, you should look forward to National Heritage Board’s Documentation Project. The project is a research initiative of NHB. It seeks to encourage public awareness in the historical and architectural importance of observation decks. This is one of NHB’s initiatives to expand Singapore’s heritage database.
NHB is looking into four towers to include:
- Jurong Hill Tower: The Jurong Hill Tower is open to all who are looking for a good view of Jurong. Many people consider this because of its scenes. If you want to continue wandering, you should go to Jurong Bird Park which is located in the western part of the hill.
- Toa Payoh Town Gardens: Toa Payoh Town Gardens is along Toa Payoh Lor 2 and 6. The gardens was completed in 1973 and it highlights a pond and observation tower. Many visitors come to the gardens to witness the pond, willows and the bamboos.
- Chinese Garden Pagoda: The Chinese Garden Pagoda is famous because of its garden concept. The garden is near the MRT Station and it is linked to the Japanese Garden. The pagoda is remarkable because of its striking beauty. It stands seven storey high and it is nestled in a small hill in the garden.
- Seletar Reservoir Lookout Tower: The Seletar Reservoir Lookout Tower is located in Mandai Road Track 7. Its height is estimated to be 20.68 meters. It has six floors above the ground. This is one of the famous buildings here in Singapore and it is considered a national landmark.
These lookout towers draw a lot of people because it provide panoramic views. But more than the view, the public should get the significance of the towers.