What an interesting concept! Come 19 September 2014, Singaporeans will get to turn a parking lot into their own ‘park’!
The said ‘park’ can actually be a garden, library or an art gallery, depending on the public’s choice.
This is a worldwide event that is supported by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment (URA) where according to Channel News Asia, they think the idea is a “Light-hearted way to encourage people to envision the possibilities in a city with fewer cars”.
To reserve a parking spot, members of the public can register with the URA.
They will then receive coupons that can be utilised to reserve any URA coupon-paid lot in Singapore or HDB parking lots at Tiong Bahru.
Those interested can register for the event at PubliCity website with their ideas on what they would want to do with the space on 19 September.
In 2005, PARK(ing) Day started in San Francisco when an art studio converted a single parking space into a public park.
Since then the event has gained an international following.