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77 people fined for COVID-19 breaches at parks; enforcement stepped up at hotspots including HDB common areas

A total of 77 people have been fined for breaching COVID-19 regulations in parks since the start of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), MSE said on Fri. These individuals flouted safe mgmt measures in parks managed by NParks. Some…

Pulau Ubin’s defunct Celestial Resort demolished to make way for environmental research lab

A Pulau Ubin accommodation that has been closed for years is being demolished to make way for an environmental research lab. The Ubin Living Lab, which opened in 2016, is an integrated facility for field studies, environmental education,…

Man charged with animal cruelty over Ang Mo Kio cat slashing, held for psychiatric observation

A 37-year-old man was charged with animal cruelty on Wed in relation to a series of cat slashings in Ang Mo Kio that started in late Apr. Leow Wei Liang, a Singaporean, was handed one charge of causing…

Fish in a ‘responsible and sustainable’ manner, says NParks, after angler catches eagle ray

NParks said on Sun that members of the public are encouraged to fish in a responsible manner and to use more sustainable practices such as the catch-and-release. “This is especially for juveniles, endangered and threatened species,” director of…

NParks fines three pest control firms for trapping wildlife without approval

Three pest control companies have been fined for handling wildlife without permits so far this year, ST has learnt. “These companies were issued composition sums of up to $600 for the trapping and release of reptiles without the…

Wanted: Ideas for facilities at new Bukit Timah park

Members of the public can have a say in deciding the kind of facilities the upcoming linear park along Bukit Timah Canal will have. A six-week public consultation process by NParks is under way, as part of efforts…

Civet not first case of animal injured by blow darts, more than 12 pigeons found in similar state over past year: Wildlife group

More than a dozen pigeons in Singapore were sighted with darts embedded in their bodies between Feb 2020 and Mar 2021, said UWG on Sat. In a joint statement about the case of a palm civet found dead…

AVS investigating after 10 cats found with slash wounds in Ang Mo Kio

A total of 10 cats have been slashed by a mystery attacker or attackers in an Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood in recent weeks, prompting people who care for stray cats to place them in boarding facilities out of…

Two establishments ordered to close, 2 others fined for breaching COVID-19 measures

Two establishments have been ordered to close and two others fined for breaching safe mgmt measures, MSE said on Wed. The closure orders will take effect when dining-in is allowed to resume after Jun 13, MSE said. HooHa…

Call of the wild: What happens when you call a wildlife rescuer?

It was a quiet morning for a juvenile monitor lizard stretched out under a bush – until wildlife rescuers arrived. The bush was in the garden of a private home, and the residents had called NParks after spotting…

NParks finds new use for ‘old tech’ to maintain S’pore’s trees

There are about seven million trees in Singapore and at least another million will be added by 2030, thanks to the OneMillionTrees movement launched by NParks in Apr last year. With about six million of these trees currently…

Hard coral ‘orgy’ in Singapore peaks a month later than usual peak spawning season

It would have been so easy to overlook them: apricot-pink specks, adrift in the inky-black sea off Raffles Lighthouse after nightfall. But shortly after 8.30pm on Apr 30, the hard corals started releasing their bundles of sperm and…

Water play areas in parks, Sembawang Hot Spring Park closed till May 30

All water play areas and water recreation facilities in parks have been closed from Sat to May 30 in line with the tightened safe mgmt measures. NParks said on Sun that these facilities are closed Water play area…

27 parks, developments recognised for good design and management

A total of 27 parks and developments in Singapore have been recognised for good landscape design and mgmt under an enhanced certification scheme by NParks. The 2020 Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework certification scheme now puts more emphasis on…

Edibles gardening takes root in Singapore

The eight-week circuit breaker last year spurred many people on a search for hobbies. Among them was Ms Shirley Jin, 54, who was looking for something more to do besides playing Nintendo Switch and exploring home cooking. The…

3 Orchard Road F&B outlets ordered to shut for 20 to 30 days for repeatedly flouting Covid-19 rules

Three F&B outlets along Orchard Road have been ordered to shut — one of them for 30 days — for repeatedly breaching Covid-19 safe mgmt measures, said the authorities. The outlets — Club Peaches at Concorde Hotel and…

Keppel pledges $3m to plant 10,000 trees in S’pore to help meet 1 million target by 2030

Keppel Corp has pledged $3 million to plant 10,000 trees here over five years, in support of the nationwide effort to grow one million trees by 2030. On Mon, Keppel contributed 50 trees to Labrador Nature Reserve as…

Growing number of hikers at Clementi Forest puts 2 rare orchid species at risk

X marked the spot on the edge of Clementi Forest where we were to meet the researchers from NParks last Wed morning. The 85ha Clementi forest is a piece of state land that has been reclaimed by the…

AIA Singapore pledges $5 million to plant 16,666 trees over next five years

Insurer AIA Singapore has pledged $5 million to plant 16,666 trees over the next five years in local parks and nature reserves, in support of the OneMillionTrees movement. The movement is a NParks initiative that aims to plant…

Taiwanese YouTuber in hot water for cooking chicken wings at Sembawang Hot Spring Park

Sembawang Hot Spring Park is known for therapeutic foot baths and cooking hard or soft-boiled eggs. However, some visitors have used the water in more controversial ways. YouTuber Angel Hsu posted a video that featured her cooking chicken…

NParks advises Upper Thomson condo to fix gaps in fences after wild boars enter compound

NParks has advised the mgmt of a condominium off Upper Thomson Road on how to fix gaps in its fences which could have allowed wild boars onto the premises, the agency said on Tues. This comes after a…

More active mobility corridors, possible repurposing of Robinson Road among plans showcased in LTA exhibition

From Tuas to Neo Tiew Road, to the future Greater Southern Waterfront, infrastructure dedicated to walking and cycling built over the next decade could allow people to travel across the island without the need to use any roads.…

24m-tall tree that fell on Tanglin CC after Saturday’s rain finally cleared 2 days later

A tree which fell onto Tanglin CC last Sat evening, after heavy rain, is said to have damaged some of its classrooms. NParks said it was alerted to a fallen West Indian locust tree (Hymenaea courbaril) in Malcolm…

What can nature teach Singapore about combating rising sea levels?

While global warming and the melting of polar ice sheets mean that sea-level rise is a global problem, the issue is especially acute for places like Singapore. Those living in places with less space constraints, said Professor Robert…

New bridge in Yew Tee offers another access point to Rail Corridor

Hikers can now access the Rail Corridor from another location with the opening of a new footbridge near the KJE on Sat. The bridge is next to the Villa Verde estate in Yew Tee and straddles both sides…

Cyclists reminded to ride safely and look out for others at Rail Corridor

We thank Ms Ng Suan Eng for her letter (Cyclists at Rail Corridor racing across bridges instead of dismounting, Apr 1). The enhancements to the Rail Corridor, including the former railway bridges, aim to make the space more…

From ‘devastated’ land to many long trails: Singapore’s path to becoming a hiker’s paradise

The soft crunch of footsteps on fallen leaves, the twitter of birds and the occasional rustling of branches as long-tailed macaques hop from tree to tree. This is the soundtrack of 74-year-old Mathias Chay’s regular morning hikes around…

2 former NParks directors charged with taking bribes in form of hotel stay, transport services

Two former directors from NParks were hauled to court on Tuess and charged with accepting bribes in the form of hotel stays and transport services. Teva Raj Palaniasamy, 69, was a senior director of the stats board’s municipal…

2 stung in Sentosa: Stingrays common around S’pore but docile unless disturbed, say experts

Stingray sightings are a common occurrence in the waters around Singapore and they are known to be docile unless disturbed, said experts who were responding to reports of two recent incidents involving the creatures off Sentosa beaches. A…

Take steps to improve user experience at park connector networks

NParks has done a great job in keeping Singapore green, helping Singaporeans to enjoy the greenery and keeping Singaporeans healthy. I have been walking and cycling around Singapore for about 15 years. During this period, the number of…

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