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Visitors driving to Mandai Columbarium must book appointments for peak days during Qing Ming period

Visitors planning to drive to Mandai Columbarium on peak days during the Qing Ming festival period must now make e-appointments, said NEA on Fri. Crowds at the three government-managed columbaria at Mandai, Yishun and Choa Chu Kang as…

NEA to roll out new framework and guide to improve sanitation

NEA will roll out the new Environment Sanitation regime from the middle of this year, starting with higher-risk premises with high footfall and immuno-vulnerable occupants. More than 2,000 premises are expected to implement the regime by the end…

Haze with burning smell in parts of Singapore; NEA says hotspot detected in Johor

Parts of Singapore experienced slightly hazy conditions with burning smell on Tues morning. NEA said in a FB post that it detected a hotspot with smoke plume in Johor in late Mon afternoon. The smoke plume was blown…

Jurong to get five more vending machines to boost recycling

Residents in the Jurong area will have more vending machines offering vouchers in exchange for plastic drink bottles and aluminium cans. Every 40 cans or 25 bottles deposited will result in 550 Grab reward points, the equivalent of…

Ozone, not haze, caused unhealthy air quality in northern Singapore

Air quality in Singapore hit unhealthy levels in the north over the weekend because of higher levels of a pollutant known as ozone, and not because of transboundary haze. “At 7pm on Sat, the PSI in the north…

Air quality hits unhealthy levels in northern part of Singapore

Air quality in Singapore entered the unhealthy range on Sat as PSI went beyond the 100 mark. At 7pm on Sat, the 24-hour PSI reading in the northern part of Singapore breached the 100 mark to hit 102.…

On the lookout for the invisible: How NEA safeguards against radiation risk

From oil refineries to petrochemical plants, veterinary clinics and land checkpoints, NEA officer Parthiban Balachandran’s job takes him around the whole of Singapore. A technical supervisor with NEA’s radiation protection and nuclear science department, Mr Parthiban is on…

Hawker centre cleaner came round four times to clear table

Singapore is well known for being efficient in many areas. The emphasis on efficiency has, however, compromised users’ experience in some instances. Last weekend, my family and I were having lunch at Pasir Ris Hawker Centre when we…

Time for stricter controls on vehicle noise levels

While TP look into road-calming measures in Tanjong Pagar following the recent accident there, NEA should concurrently look into stricter vehicular noise controls, not just for speeding vehicles but also the starting-up and revving of car engines. I…

NEA appoints leading German environmental solutions firm to collect e-waste from July 1

From July 1, it will be easier for Singaporeans to recycle their e-waste, after NEA appointed an established German-based environmental solutions company to collect regulated e-waste. The agency said on Thurs that Alba Group has been given a…

Use of rat poison for pest control could harm other species

Birdwatchers had gathered in Sin Ming Drive to take pictures of two juvenile goshawks with their parents. Many images of the adult goshawks feeding rats to their young have circulated online. One of the juvenile goshawks was found…

Larger stall spaces provided at new and redeveloped hawker centres

We refer to Mr Matthew Chua’s letter (Small working space constrains hawkers, Feb 2). Our existing hawker centres, which were mostly built in the 1970s and early 1980s, have seen several improvements made to them. During the Hawker…

Number of Project Wolbachia mosquitoes released is constantly reviewed to maintain suppression of dengue: NEA

We thank the writer for the letter, “Project Wolbachia: Residents are killing the ‘helpful’ mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance” (Jan 29). Project Wolbachia – Singapore has yielded promising results so far. Releases of non-biting male Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes…

Problem of cooling in a hotter Singapore

Climate change and urbanisation are nudging up temperatures in Singapore – and increasing the need for cooling here. However, a new report has found that the growing use of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment here has contributed to more…

Discarded items less of an issue, but call to stop irresponsible dumping

For Madam Iris Toh, a resident in Lorong 8 Toa Payoh for 39 years, the weeks leading up to CNY are usually frustrating. That is because she would come across cabinets and shoe racks dumped at lift landings…

Good to know how many complaints about smoking were acted on

The article, 2,900 monthly complaints on smoking in prohibited areas in 2020 (Feb 3), affirms NEA’s approach in progressively extending the prohibition of smoking to more places. However, the discussion stops short of mentioning the effectiveness of enforcement…

Singapore wet markets implement crowd control measures ahead of CNY

Visiting the Chong Pang City Wet Market is a daily routine for housewife Sum Kwai Siong, but the risk of Covid-19 infections from crowds expected over CNY is keeping her on edge. “It would mean a longer waiting…

Strong support for diners clearing tables at public eating areas, but practice lacking: NEA

There is a “chasm” between sentiments on keeping tables clean at public dining areas and actual practice on the ground, NEA said on Sat. In a survey conducted at the end of 2020, NEA found that 90 per…

Collecting toilet rolls and installing solar panels, these students drive change for the environment

When she was five years old, Laura Lee developed what most would consider a quirky habit — she collected toilet rolls. Little did she know then that this habit would eventually become a nationwide recycling movement. In Dec…

Not true clearing own tables will deprive cleaners of jobs: Amy Khor

A national survey on public hygiene has found that some 47 per cent of Singaporeans think that clearing their own tables after eating at public places can deprive cleaners of their jobs. But this is not true, said…

10 receive EcoFriend Awards for doing their part in environment sustainability

To spur the youth to talk constructively about climate change and help them understand the global developments on this front, Ms Melissa Low has been organising training workshops on such negotiations since 2018. The workshops include mock climate…

Enforcement on smoking in prohibited HDB areas more than doubled in 2020

The number of enforcement actions taken against smoking in prohibited areas in HDB estates had more than doubled in 2020 when compared to the figure in 2019. On Thurs, NEA said it issued 1,090 tickets last year for…

Fewer visitors at Chinatown Complex wet market as experts remind shoppers of Covid-19 risk

Shoppers seemed more mindful of safe mgmt measures at the Chinatown Complex wet market on Wed morning. Queues continued to form at some popular stalls selling seafood and steamboat ingredients, but they were nowhere as long as those…

More than 1,000 enforcement actions against high-rise litterbugs in 2020: Amy Khor

There were more than 1,000 instances of enforcement against high-rise litterbugs last year, Dr Amy Khor told Parliament on Tues. The Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment said that the Government had increased enforcement against…

NEA received an average of more than 3,000 smoking complaints a month in 2020: Amy Khor

NEA received an average of about 2,900 reports a month on smoking in prohibited areas, and 210 on smoking in non-prohibited areas in 2020. Senior Minister of State for MSE Amy Khor said this in Parliament on Tues…

Project Wolbachia: Residents are killing the ‘helpful’ mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance

Since the full-scale implementation of Project Wolbachia in Tampines last year, residents such as myself have had mosquitoes invading our homes frequently. In 2019, Dr Amy Khor, then Senior Minister of State for MEWR, said that there was…

Air quality ‘normal’ near Springdale Primary School where 70 students experienced eye irritation, says NEA

Air quality readings at the nearest monitoring station to Springdale Pri School remain within the “normal” range, said NEA on Wed. NEA’s statement came after Springdale Pri on Tues said that about 70 students had experienced “eye irritation”…

NEA awards tender for feasibility study and design of pilot plastic recovery facility

Singapore has taken another step in its long-term plans to improve its recycling rates and capabilities, particularly its ability to recover more plastic waste. On Tues, NEA awarded the tender for the feasibility study and design of a…

Dengue risk remains as Aedes mosquito population has grown: NEA

Although the number of dengue cases has remained “relatively stable” for the past few weeks, the Aedes mosquito population is still high in some areas, said NEA on Mon. The Aedes mosquito population rose by about 8 per…

Six polytechnic and ITE students receive first environmental services scholarships

Ms Enrica Ng, 17, knows that aspiring to join the cleaning sector is an unconventional choice for those her age. But it is the path she has chosen, after applying successfully for NEA Agency-Industry Scholarship Programme for Environmental…

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