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8 offenders who fed wild boars at Lorong Halus charged under stricter Wildlife Act, another 11 to be charged: NParks

Eight people were charged in court on Wed for feeding wild boars and another 11 will be charged for the same offence over the next two weeks, NParks said. Four of them pleaded guilty on Wed and were…

Van drives on PCN in Punggol, draws stares and scoldings from pedestrians

The vehicle belongs to a maintenance contractor and had obtained approval from NParks to drive on the PCN, according to an approval document shared by Roads.sg in an update today. The contractor had reached out to them to…

Residents to be hired to help care for neighbourhood gardens

Those with green fingers may soon be employed on a part-time basis to help landscaping works in neighbourhood gardens. Such opportunities will be part of about 1,000 new and upgraded jobs which NParks aims to create over the…

Plans to create 1,000 new jobs for landscape sector as NParks moves to adopt high-tech systems

Some 1,000 new and redesigned jobs will be created over the next five years for the landscape sector, as the authorities push out a new digitalisation plan. Mr Goh Eng Lam, chairman of LIAS, said that this move…

Have softer surfaces on more park connector pathways for running

I applaud NParks’ efforts in building the extensive PCN and neighbourhood parks across the country. They provide a great way for the public to keep fit and enjoy our green spaces through running, walking or cycling. However, the…

Look into conserving last kampung

The recent Unesco intangible cultural heritage listing of Singapore’s hawker culture recognises a very good part of the Singapore story. Unesco has defined cultural heritage resources as tangible material remains and/or intangible customs, memories and rituals of societies…

‘High-fliers’ cross Himalayas before Singapore stopover

Those familiar with migratory birds in Singapore would probably have heard of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Nestled in the country’s north-west, the mudflats of the reserve serve as a buffet spread for flocks of migratory birds, especially…

Torrential rainfall over weekend erodes slope in Pasir Ris, causes tree collapse at Fort Canning

The torrential rain from a monsoon surge that poured continuously across Singapore over the new year weekend has resulted in landslides over several parts of the island, and even caused a heritage tree at Fort Canning Park to…

Not flooding but draining at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Photos of high water levels in the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park have caused some netizens to assume it is flooded, but the park is functioning exactly as intended – with a canal that channels rainwater downstream. The spike…

AVS urged to probe alleged killings and abuse of dogs in Woodlands forested area

An animal welfare group on Mon night said it alerted authorities to the discovery of animal carcasses in Woodlands as early as Mar, hours after a news report about its allegations was published. In a post on its…

Growing a forest and nurturing community spirit

It takes weeks to ensure a sapling takes root. Mr N. Sivasothi, a senior lecturer at NUS Department of Biological Sciences, is well aware of the arduous, time-consuming work needed, having organised mangrove clean-ups for two decades at…

100 trees to be planted over next 5 years at Tanjong Pagar community green

Sixteen trees were planted at the Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green on Sat, as part of efforts to make the area greener and more liveable. A total of 100 trees will be planted in the 1,650 sqm open…

Part of Tengah forest corridor to be cleared for viaducts, but will be replanted: LTA

Parts of a forest corridor meant to provide safe passage for wildlife will be felled to make way for two viaducts that will connect the upcoming Tengah town with KJE. LTA said the lost vegetation – which makes…

Visitors flock to Ubin

Pulau Ubin seafood restaurant Cheong Lian Yuen went from being worried about its future after the Covid-19 pandemic killed almost all visits to the island to now stressing over whether it can accommodate the number of people flocking…

Biodiversity survey on Singapore’s Southern Islands finds endangered species

A comprehensive biodiversity survey on the Southern Islands has discovered several rare and endangered species there, including the oriental magpie-robin and spotted wood owl. The Southern Islands Biodiversity survey looks at the terrestrial and marine habitats of more…

Previously inaccessible Bendera Bay at St John’s Island to be opened to public, but capacity will be limited

From early next year, members of the public will be able to head down to Bendera Bay at St John’s Island to take part in guided tours or sustainable fishing. Bendera Bay, which has a variety of mangrove,…

Some migratory birds stopping over in Singapore travelled across the Himalayas, study finds

The warm weather and rich mudflats of Singapore make the country a tropical paradise for many migratory shorebirds – including those that make arduous journeys across the Himalayan mountain range, a new study has found. This finding puts…

Interim barricades for cyclists below Benjamin Sheares Bridge to ensure safety of young children

Interim barricades and signs have been put up by Gardens by the Bay at a section of Tanjong Rhu Promenade, the area below Benjamin Sheares Bridge. They were erected in Oct to remind cyclists to dismount and push…

Crocodile on footpath of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve freezes trekkers

If you are going on a trek anytime soon, it will probably be a good idea to look before you walk. After all, you will never know what animal might stop you in your tracks and claim your…

Man who used fitness corner during Phase 1 reopening fined $1,500

A man who was caught using a cordoned off fitness corner during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening and refused to provide his particulars to the authorities was fined $1,500 on Wed. Ten Swee Kien, 42, pleaded guilty to…

Pasir Ris residents appreciate the wildlife in their town, survey shows

The Pasir Ris residents have spoken, and most of those polled want the wildlife, especially the wild chickens, roaming in their neighbourhood to stay. Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean posted the results of the Survey on Wild Animals…

New Bukit Batok nature parks to raise ecological connectivity between Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Tengah

Two spaces in Bukit Batok have been designated new nature parks in an effort to increase ecological connectivity between the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve near the city-centre and the forested areas of Tengah in the west, MND Minister…

Authorities working with popular Seletar petting farm to rehome animals, find alternative sites for its businesses

The authorities are working with a popular petting farm in Seletar, which is closing its doors after two decades to make way for new roads, to rehome its animals and find alternative premises for its pet-related businesses. The…

NParks looking into incident of man feeding wild hornbills at Loyang Way Food Village

NParks is investigating after a man was seen feeding bananas to a pair of hornbills at Loyang Way Food Village. A member of public caught the act on video, which also showed the birds eating leftovers. The video…

Injured motorcyclist sues LTA, NParks over sambar deer collision in Upper Thomson

A motorcyclist, who said he collided with a large sambar deer that he alleged was dashing across Upper Thomson Road, is taking LTA and NParks to court for negligence. Mr Muhammad Aliff Mohd Jeferee, who had head, shoulder…

Therapeutic garden that helps visitors de-stress opens in Punggol Waterway Park

A new 900 sqm therapeutic garden has opened in Punggol Waterway Park, making it more accessible for elderly residents in the north-east to experience therapeutic horticulture, which has been shown to be calming, lift moods and instill hopes…

Rein in crowds who feed wild animals

As a regular runner, I often see a family of wild boars in Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6. This area can be crowded with kite fliers and remote-controlled car racers, who drive there with all their paraphernalia.…

Why do campsites have to remain closed?

I read with disappointment NParks’s advisories pertaining to Covid-19 (Phase 2) on its website, in particular, that camping sites, including those on Pulau Ubin, and barbecue pits remain closed. As an avid camper, I have been waiting to…

Wildlife in Pasir Ris: Let it roam free, control numbers or relocate?

Should they remain, be controlled, or removed? With boars, chickens and other wildlife living in their midst, residents in Pasir Ris are now being given a say on whether these animals should go, or stay. A survey posted…

New dog run, bird perch opens at East Coast Park

A new dog run and bird perch have been opened at East Coast Park for visitors to bring their furry or feathered friends. The dog run, at 0.2ha, is the largest in the east and located at Parkland…

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