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To reignite kampung spirit, appoint chief gardeners in various estates, share dishes made from locally grown crops

One may assume that reduced interaction from the pandemic has curbed the kampung spirit among Singaporeans. Government policies, however, have had the by-effect of rekindling it. Initiatives by NParks, such as the provision of allotment gardens where residents…

No signs of physical trauma on young dugong found dead in Singapore waters: NParks

There were no visible signs on the carcass of the young dugong found dead in Singapore waters on Sat to indicate that it died from physical trauma. But NParks said it is continuing to work with NUS’ Lee…

NParks to distribute 400,000 seed packs of edible plants this year

NParks will be distributing a total of 400,000 seed packets of edible plants this year, and gardeners can start registering their interest for them from 10am on Sun. This distribution will take the total number of seed packets…

Crocodile spotted at East Coast Park caught, relocated to Sungei Buloh

A 1.53m-long crocodile spotted by anglers at East Coast Park on Tues has been caught and relocated to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. It was filmed swimming in a canal near Fort Road. The clip was shared on…

NParks developing forest fire detection and monitoring system for nature reserves

NParks is developing a forest fire detection and monitoring system for Singapore’s nature reserves, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Mon. The system uses CCTVs, drones and video analytics to help NParks officers quickly detect a fire and…

NParks adds 10 hard coral species on front-lines of global warming to recovery programme

As the world warms, certain species of animals, like the hard corals that help sustain sea communities, tend to feel the heat more than others. Recognising the vulnerability of these reef builders, Nparks has moved to add 10…

Coastal protection projects to build resilience of Singapore’s coastlines at Pulau Ubin

NParks will implement “nature-based solutions” to build the resilience of Singapore’s coastlines at Pulau Ubin, it announced on Sat. A nature-based solution refers to the use of nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges to benefit both humans and biodiversity.…

360 new allotment gardening plots to be launched at 8 parks islandwide

Avid gardeners and urban farmers may apply for 360 new allotment gardening plots across eight parks islandwide from Fri, NParks said on Wed. Of the new plots, 128 will be at Bedok Town Park, 62 at Sengkang Riverside…

Former Bukit Timah Fire Station to be turned into lifestyle hub

The former Bukit Timah Fire Station will be transformed into an “environmentally sustainable” lifestyle hub featuring urban farming, wellness and nature-based activities for visitors. When completed, the historical site will become a gateway for heritage and nature attractions…

A census for birds? Why Singapore is counting its winged visitors

There were worms everywhere in the mud, burrowing and wiggling underfoot as we trudged after NParks staff across the Mandai mudflat at low tide. It was July (2021) before the official start of the migratory bird season, which…

Man fined S$2,800 for fishing, littering at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

A 59-year-old fish farm worker was fined S$2,800 on Mon after being caught illegally catching fish at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and throwing his cigarette butt into the water. Ab Wahab Ahamad, a Singaporean, pleaded guilty to two…

I got an allotment garden and a community came with it

When my partner and I heard that NParks was building a new allotment garden in the neighbourhood, we jumped at the opportunity to throw our names into the hat to lease a plot. It may sound strange to…

Tree nursery with endangered species launched at Pulau Ubin, two new insects discovered

A nursery of 500 trees, known as an arboretum, was launched on Pulau Ubin on Sat to support research and educate the public on the area’s rich natural heritage and biodiversity. At the launch, which took place on…

70 Lim Chu Kang farms to get final lease extension

70 Lim Chu Kang farms now have up to 14 more months to find a new home, after being granted a final lease extension. These farms – which include food production, ornamental fish and bird farms, as well…

S’pore using ‘virtual twins’ of land and sea to monitor activities and plan projects

Dotted with ships and fish farms, and teeming with marine life, the seas surrounding Singapore contain a treasure trove of information, some of it invisible to the naked eye. The information includes details about the seabed, the status…

New Bukit Gombak Park opens, with highest point at 45m above sea level

A new park at Bukit Gombak opened on Sun, as part of a nature corridor that connects the Central Nature Park Network and the Tengah Forest Corridor. Located on a hill, the highest point of the 4.8-hectare park…

More gardening plots, therapeutic gardens in West Coast by 2030: NParks

The heavily industrialised West Coast of Singapore will by 2030 get an infusion of greenery that will include almost 40 new nature-based amenities, such as community gardening plots and therapeutic gardens. Two nature-themed inclusive play areas for children…

NParks opens first section of Pasir Panjang Park as part of ‘extensive green network’ in West Coast

A section of Pasir Panjang Park opened on Sat as part of an “extensive green network” to be built in Singapore’s west, said MND Minister Desmond Lee. The 450m stretch, which is the first section of the park,…

Bukit Batok rooftop community garden allowed to stay

He breathed a huge sigh of relief when he found out that the beloved rooftop garden at a Bukit Batok carpark is here to stay. On Aug 23, retired coffee shop worker Chng Rui Feng, 70, was heartbroken…

NParks opens forensics centre, launches dog unit to bolster Singapore’s fight against illegal wildlife trade

To better contribute to the global fight against the illegal wildlife trade, NParks has set up a wildlife forensics centre to strengthen Singapore’s detection and diagnostic capabilities in identifying and analysing specimens that are seized here. The board…

Istana’s Japanese garden has new rock garden, water cascade and pine forest

Front-line workers and their families got to tour the Japanese garden at the Istana on Thurs, and check out the enhanced features, including the rock garden, water cascade and pine forest. The seven workers are from the cleaning,…

Mammals on brink of extinction in Singapore make comeback

Singapore’s forests may be fragmented and small but they thrive with life, giving conservationists reason to go wild over the fact that even mammals on the brink of extinction are making a comeback. The latest review was published…

Man who kept 25 chickens in flat fined for operating unlicensed farm

A man who kept 25 chickens kept in his HDB flat was fined $2,000 for maintaining a farm without a license. Eric Woo Yoke Meng had run a poultry-keeping club known as “Fowl Mouthed Family” and had kept…

NParks working with town councils to stop use of poison in wildlife control measures

NParks is working with town councils to stop the use of poison in animal control measures. Senior Minister of State for MND Sim Ann told Parliament on Tues that NParks does not use poison in its efforts to…

Experts working on map to help Singapore’s wild animals navigate fragmented forests

Many people enjoy getting around on well-lit and paved paths, but shy, wild animals favour quiet and leafy routes when travelling from one forest patch to another. To help native animals get around in Singapore, where development has…

As Singapore gets the gardening bug, NParks stresses importance of being considerate to neighbours

Exit the lift and turn the corner on the 10th floor of this Woodlands block and you will be greeted by a lush garden. Several layers of potted plants line the corridor on both sides, covering the walls…

NParks to develop 18km of recreational trails to link Rail Corridor to Dover Forest and Jurong Lake Gardens

Hikers looking to embrace their inner naturalist may in future take to the 18km of walking trails, including a new Park Connector, that will connect the Rail Corridor to Jurong Lake Gardens, and even a route to the…

Let fruits in parks be harvested to prevent waste

Durian pickers have my sympathy because they are doing something they are passionate about but are unwittingly breaking the law. It is illegal to pluck, collect or keep fruits from parks or nature reserves. This law should be…

New nature corridor for wildlife identified in Clementi for ecological connectivity

A new nature corridor for wildlife has been identified in Clementi, with further studies to be done on the route animals may take through the area. Announcing this on Fri, NParks said that the Clementi Nature Corridor provides…

Sweet pickings for those on the scent of wild durians

It is 2am in a forest near the former Bulim cemetery in Jurong. Aside from the constant hum of crickets and frogs, it is eerily quiet as nothing is stirring around you. But a violent breaking of branches…

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