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Thinner crowds at parks, markets as people stick to groups of 2 on first day of tighter Covid-19 rules

Fewer people were out and about at parks, hawker centres and markets on Sun morning, the first day of the new tightened Covid-19 restrictions. Until June 13, people are allowed out only in groups of two, and dining…

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…

Business as usual at Singapore’s parks as most stick to routine – and new Covid-19 rules

Popular parks in Singapore were crowded as usual on Sat morning, the first day of tightened Covid-19 measures. Dozens of runners, cyclists, hikers and photographers approached by ST along the Rail Corridor and at East Coast Park said…

Authorised drain works at Pasir Ris Park did not need environmental impact assessment: PUB

Coastal works at Pasir Ris Park were for authorised drainage improvement and did not require an EIA, PUB said on Fri. On Apr 28, marine enthusiast Ria Tan flagged the absence of signboards showing the party responsible for…

‘Uncle’ keeps loo clean and green

If you are ever at Pang Sua Park Connector and need to use the toilet, know that the toilet under the bridge beside Villa Verde Park in Yew Tee is spick and span, with greenery and well-groomed plants.…

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…

Covid-19: Entry to malls, stores and attractions to be tightened for up to 2 weeks in May

In light of a steady rise in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the authorities are tightening safety measures in the community that will see outdoor barbecue pits and campsites closed and shopping malls needing to restrict the number of…

Covid-19: Agencies to step up enforcement at F&B spots, parks and malls from May 1

With the increase in Covid-19 cases in migrant worker dormitories and in the community, government agencies will be stepping up enforcement checks at F&B premises, parks, malls and other hot spots starting from the May 1 weekend. MSE…

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…

Monkey in Punggol snatches elderly woman’s bag, ransacks it

A monkey became a snatch thief and a self-appointed inspection officer all at once after fleeing with a woman’s bag in Punggol on Sun morning. Stomp contributor Tan said the monkey snatched an elderly woman’s sling bag from…

McDonald’s outlet in Ridout Tea Garden to shut in December after 32 years in operation

A 32-year-old McDonald’s outlet in Ridout Tea Garden will be closing its doors in Dec. A spokesman for the American fast food chain told ST on Fri that the outlet will cease operations upon the expiry of its…

COVID-19: Man fined S$2,500 for attending barbecue at East Coast Park with 11 others

A man was fined S$2,500 by a court on Mon for attending a barbecue party at East Coast Park with 11 others in Dec last year, amid COVID-19 measures limiting social gatherings to no more than five people.…

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…

New initiative to get residents to pick up after their dog

There have been calls over the years for harsher penalties for dog owners and walkers who fail to pick up after their dogs in public spaces. Such behaviour can also cause friction among neighbours. To encourage dog owners…

‘Unknown freak luck’: Flying bats crash into cyclist’s face, groin at Punggol park connector

The first time it happened he could’ve brushed it off thinking he was just unfortunate, but the second time a bat flew smack into him while he was cycling, FB user Feng Stan cursed his “unknown freak luck”.…

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…

Singapore’s parks invaded by art installations to check out now through June 6

Take a walk on the wild side and find yourself some art now and for the next two months. Fourteen installations by local artists such as Sam Lo, Dawn Ng, and Robert Zhao are on display at eight…

Long queues to enter revamped National Orchid Garden

Visitors faced long queues to enter the National Orchid Garden on Mon after it introduced an attraction designed to simulate the experience of ascending through a tropical cloud forest. More than 50 people were seen lining up at…

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…

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…

Create designated smoking area in garden

There is a nice little garden along Cecil St between ISCA House and Prudential Tower, in front of a foodcourt. It would be a very nice place to relax in after lunch. Unfortunately, there are people smoking all…

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…

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…

Secret gardens, mini lodge and shrine hidden in Singapore’s forests

It is a hill that is about 100m high, cratered with hidden potholes that would pose a challenge to anyone looking to conquer it. Yet, for one skinny 85-year-old retiree, who gave his name only as Mr Xi,…

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