Sustainable development and the preservation of biodiversity are important components of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital’s environmental philosophy. Vast areas of KTPH have been earmarked for landscaping and planting to encourage the creation of habitats and a healthy environmental ecosystem.
Terrace and rood gardens and therapeutic green spaces provide for calming surroundings that soothe and rejuvenate. The citrus and edible gardens also provide an organic source of herbs and spices for the hospital’s garden.
“A Healing Space: Creating Biodiversity at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital” was launched by Professor Tommy Koh, Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large, on 19 February 2013, at KTPH. This 76-page book was conceptualised and developed in conjunction with several volunteers who were actively involved in the planning and design of the gardens and pond. With their generous contribution, were chronicled the efforts in creating a healing environment, mitigating biodiversity loss, and place-making for community activities.
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