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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…

By moonlight and warm weather: Hard corals in S’pore take their cues from environment to spawn

The “Singapore sakura” is now in bloom, with pretty pink flowers adorning the crowns of the trumpet trees here. But there is another “flowering” spell underway, unseen to many. Hard corals in Singapore’s waters are spawning – releasing…

NParks clears fallen tree amid stepped-up patrols at Rail Corridor

An albizia (Falcataria moluccana) tree that had fallen across the nature trail at the Rail Corridor near the old Bukit Timah Railway Station was cleared on Sun by NParks. A spokesman for NParks said self-sown non-native trees like…

More hikers in S’pore caught straying off designated trails last year

With global leisure travel largely out of the question for most Singaporeans last year, many took to the nature reserves here in search of a much-needed getaway. However, the number of cases involving people caught straying off designated…

Large crowds throng Rail Corridor on Good Friday

Visitors hoping for a relaxing stroll in nature at the Rail Corridor between Hillview and King Albert Park on Fri were shocked by the large crowds. Some said the former railway line was so packed that there was…

More than 1,000 orchid species, hybrids featured in larger display area at National Orchid Garden

Visitors to the Sembcorp Cool House at the National Orchid Garden can expect to stroll around a bigger space, featuring more than 1,000 orchid species and hybrids. This is more than double the previous number being exhibited, said…

Cyclists at Rail Corridor racing across bridges instead of dismounting

The recently revamped section of the Rail Corridor in Bukit Timah has attracted a lot of visitors, including cyclists. On most days, traffic on the trail is heavy and on weekends, it can be jam-packed, especially at the…

2 fined $2,500 for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris

Two individuals were fined $2,500 on Wed for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris Industrial Park on separate occasions. Muhammad Firoz Mohd Amin, 41, and Serene Pan Shiying, 32, each pleaded guilty to intentionally feeding wildlife without the…

In hot water: Visitors flout Covid rules at Sembawang Hot Spring Park

As Singapore’s borders remain mostly closed during the pandemic, many people have turned to having staycations and visiting local attractions. Seeking rest and relaxation, dozens of visitors flocked to Sembawang Hot Spring Park last weekend, but several of…

A million trees more for a City in Nature

With a choke-hold on travel during the pandemic, Singaporeans have been exploring our island’s green spaces more than ever – from visiting nature reserves and parks, to hiking and cycling around the island, or simply taking a walk…

Trumpet Trees are blooming across Singapore – but not for long

Dreams of witnessing the iconic cherry blossoms of Japan’s Sakura trees in person may have withered on the vine, but Singapore can settle for some very similar-looking trees that showing their colours this month. Singapore’s got pretty pink…

Singapore’s tallest outdoor play feature opens at former Big Splash site in East Coast Park

Singapore’s tallest outdoor play feature opened on Sun at the former Big Splash site in East Coast Park, said NParks. The iconic landmark – which ceased operations in 2016 – has been redeveloped into Coastal PlayGrove, a 4.5-hectare…

15km nature trail across East Coast Park to open in 10 years, from Gardens by the Bay East to Changi

Nature lovers in Singapore, as well as anyone who enjoys a good hike, can look forward to having a 15km nature trail running the entire length of East Coast Park in about 10 years. It will extend from…

Illegal occupants of state land face fine, up to six months’ jail

The authorities managing the land where the secret structures and gardens were found told ST that they have been taken down or are in the process of being removed. HDB said it conducts regular inspections on state land…

Singapore to invest S$25 million in marine climate change research

To address issues like rising sea levels and warmer sea surface temperatures, NParks will lead a new S$25 million research programme on marine climate change. It is among five initiatives announced on Fri to study urban sustainability. The…

Improved 4km Rail Corridor trail between Hillview and Bukit Timah reopens to public

The central section of the Rail Corridor, between Hillview and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, was officially reopened to the public on Mon, more than two years after enhancement work started in early 2019. The features along…

NParks to give out 3,000 seed packets to spur edible gardening

Some 3,000 seed packets including cauliflower, radish and pumpkin will be distributed to avid gardeners, who can start registering their interest for the seeds on Sat. The seeds are part of a new tranche of edible plant seeds…

165 caught breaching Covid-19 rules as families flock to parks and beaches

The authorities caught 165 people flouting Covid-19 rules at parks and beaches in the first half of the school holidays. Fines and written warnings were handed out over the breaches of safe mgmt measures between last Sat and…

Wild boar population managed in holistic way

We refer to the forum letters about the wild boar incidents lately. NParks takes a holistic and science-based approach to managing the wild boar population. For example, NParks carries out population surveys and research studies to understand the…

An old frog finds a new home in the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Visitors to the Botanic Gardens at night may hear the call of a small orange frog, a once common sound which is now rarely detected across the island. Researchers at NParks announced on Sat they have successfully introduced…

NParks investigating unauthorised clearance of small plot of land at a park in Sembawang

NParks is investigating the unauthorised clearance of a small plot of land at a park in Sembawang. The area is next to a construction site for a new condominium development. NParks group director of parks Chuah Hock Seong…

Hospital plants 50 trees in support of NParks’ 1 million tree goal

Farrer Park Hospital became the first hospital here to support the national Plant-A-Tree programme on Fri. A total of 50 trees were planted at Sungei Serangoon Park Connector by 25 volunteers, who included pioneer staff of Farrer Park…

People feeding wildlife doing more harm than good: Experts

They may do it with the best of intentions, but people who feed wild animals are contributing to the rise of “beast versus man” encounters in Singapore. Recent incidents, such as the wild boar rampage in Punggol and…

Choose more humane solutions other than culling wild boars

The culling of wild boars in Singapore is too extreme a measure (Option of culling wild boars has been too readily dismissed; Wildlife important, but protect humans and property too, both Mar 1). I have two suggestions. First,…

New firefly species found, first such discovery here in more than a century

Researchers here have identified a new species of luminous firefly, the first such discovery made in Singapore since 1909. The Singapore firefly (Luciola singapura), which is less than 5mm long, was discovered in the Nee Soon Swamp Forest,…

NParks to develop Singapore’s longest cross-island trail and 3 new recreational routes

The first phase of Singapore’s longest cross-island trail, a 62km route stretching from Changi to Tuas, will be completed by 2025, said NParks on Thurs. Named the Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Southern Trail, it is one of four new recreational…

Singapore to deploy network of climate sensors across island

Singapore plans to deploy a network of climate sensors across the country, as part of efforts to mitigate the effect of a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. On Thurs, MSE Minister Grace Fu said the…

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