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Revamped Changi Point offers breathtaking views of coastline

By Satish Cheney, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 15 October 2006 1839 hrs

The new and improved Changi Point is now open to the public after a 14-year refurbishment of the area.

The new Changi Point Coastal Walk, completed last month, enables visitors to meander from Changi Village, all the way to Changi Sailing Club while taking in breathtaking views.

Thanks to the newly built Creek and Beach Walk, which connect to the western side of Changi, the Urban Redevelopment Authority hopes Singaporeans will take advantage of the new extended coastline.

And that is not all - a new S$3.5 million waterfront park sits right at the edge to welcome visitors to the new coastline.

It is also linked by a path connector forming a convenient pedestrian loop.

The URA says it has tried to maintain the rustic colours and the laid-back setting of Changi.

Wan Khin Wai, Acting Head - Conservation & Urban Design Division, URA, says: "Where the construction has affected the area we actually reforest it and we plant coastal-loving plants. That way we will keep the ambience and the rustic quality of the coastline."

The haze may prevent people from enjoying Singapore's natural beauty for now but it is just a matter of time before the crowds come in.

Many colonial buildings in the area are either up for sale or lease.

The URA says these buildings can be turned into spa resorts and hotels by interested parties. - CNA/ch