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NParks conducts regular enforcement on reckless cycling at East Coast Park

We thank Mr Kevin Sng for his letter (Reckless cyclists raise risk of accidents at East Coast Park, Feb 24). East Coast Park receives more than 7.5 million visits a year, and is much loved for its marine…

Reckless cyclists raise risk of accidents at East Coast Park

When a cyclist was sentenced to a week’s jail last Dec over a fatal accident involving a pedestrian, it was a reminder of how dangerous a bicycle can be when handled without due care. I was reminded of…

4 F&B outlets ordered shut for SMM breaches; 234 fined at parks and beaches

Four F&B outlets have been ordered to close for breaching safe management measures (SMMs) during the CNY period. On Wed, MSE said that another 13 F&B outlets were fined, as were 234 individuals who breached SMMs at parks…

‘Monstrous’ fish at MacRitchie: Don’t breed species if you can’t keep them, say fish collectors

An avid fish collector for the past 11 years, Mr Clarence Ng, 25, has reared many species of “monster” fish, such as gars, snakeheads and bichirs. He bought a baby snakehead after spotting one in an aquarium shop…

Tampines launches garden designed to stimulate 5 senses

An outdoor linear garden was launched at Our Tampines Hub yesterday, as part of efforts to transform the Tampines estate into Singapore’s first “eco-town”. The garden is designed to stimulate the five senses, with a water feature, speakers…

38-year-old woman dies after being trapped under fallen tree at Marsiling Park

A 38-year-old woman died on Thurs morning after she was pinned under a fallen tree at Marsiling Park in Woodlands. SPF said that they were alerted at 8.15am to an incident involving a woman who was trapped under…

City in a garden brought to life in the CBD at future Guoco Midtown

The upcoming Guoco Midtown integrated development will contain the most extensive privately developed collection of gardens in CBD. Collectively known as Guoco Midtown Gardens, the future development will comprise 30 thematic gardens and landscaped spaces that span a…

A garden for everyone rolled out at Istana’s CNY open house

At a previous Istana open house, Mr Shariffuddin Ahmad made it only to its main gate in Orchard Road, giving up on his visit because of the long queue. The 65-year-old finally made it in last Wed, as…

Spread out amenities along beachfront to avoid crowding

Time and again, Singaporeans read in the news that East Coast Park and Changi beaches are overcrowded. I have made my own observation and, interestingly, discovered that the crowds are not well spread out across the few kilometres…

Benches should face canal, greenery

Last weekend, I cycled from Bedok Reservoir Park to East Coast Park via the recently resurfaced park connector track along the canal between Upper Changi Road and Upper Changi Road East. What caught my attention were the benches…

Wild boars scaring residents in neighbourhood

On Jan 20, while driving home towards Mayfair Park, my husband and I saw a wild boar along Rifle Range Road at 7.10pm. It was yet another reminder of the menace we have had to put up with.…

Enforcement of Covid-19 measures will be stepped up at attractions in S’pore over CNY weekend

Singapore Tourism Board will deploy more safe distancing ambassadors (SDAs) and enforcement officers (EOs) to ensure that safe mgmt measures are complied with at tourism businesses this CNY. Operating capacity for attractions in Singapore remains capped at 65…

Singapore Green Plan 2030: 50% more land for nature parks, cut landfill waste by 30%, longer rail network

The government on Wed launched the Singapore Green Plan 2030 with a wide range of ambitious goals across five pillars to advance the national agenda on sustainable development. Among some of the 2030 goals under the Plan are…

With a love of nature, youths join ‘sunrise’ landscape sector amid Singapore’s green push

Growing up, Ms Eunice Phua never had much first-hand experience with plants as her parents did not keep any at home. She did, however, have a love for science and relished any opportunity to widen her knowledge about…

Pavement to nowhere at Pasir Ris park to be rectified

An error in the routing of a footpath at the Brontosaurus Park will be rectified, said Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council on Wed. Stomp contributor Tan noticed that the footpath at the park, located at Pasir Ris St 71,…

3 F&B outlets ordered to close for flouting Covid-19 rules; 9 outlets, 74 people fined

Three F&B outlets have been ordered to close, while nine others were fined for breaching Covid-19 safety measures, said MSE. On Fri, it said the action comes as part of stepped-up inspections to ensure compliance with rules to…

Property stories 14 “special” spaces that make a place home: What makes a home for you?

1) Outdoor spaces provide respite from city life – G favourite spot in his neighbourhood is the rooftop garden of Clementi Mall. While the rest of the heartland is constantly crowded with families and senior citizens, the garden…

104 people fined for breaching COVID-19 regulations at parks and beaches last weekend

A total of 104 people were fined for breaching COVID-19 safe management measures in parks and beaches last weekend, MSE said on Fri. The breaches included gathering in groups of more than eight and intermingling. “In Changi Beach…

How digital tech can help Singapore tackle crises and build a better society

Singapore is an island city-state. We have no natural resources other than the creativity and industry of our people. In the face of these challenges, technology has been Singapore’s ally. Prior to the pandemic, we had already been…

20 large groups caught breaching safe distancing rules last weekend

Twenty large groups breached safe distancing measures at East Coast Park, Changi Beach, Fort Canning Park, Kallang Riverside Park and Esplanade Park last weekend. In a FB post on Sat, MSE Minister Grace Fu said that NParks will…

Staff communication and signage to exhibition at Gardens by the Bay to be improved

We thank Ms Chan Lie Leng for her letter (Access to exhibition: Hard time for elderly parents at Gardens by the Bay, Jan 15). The pop-up exhibition Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express allows our visitors…

Some barbecue pits and camping sites to reopen on Wednesday

Barbecue pits and camping sites in parks here will reopen for use on Wed. Applications for permits restarted last Wed. As of 2pm on Fri, 14 camping permits and 29 barbecue pit permits have been issued, NParks said.…

Nature groups oppose zoning of Dover Forest in Ulu Pandan for residential use

NSS has raised concerns over the zoning of Dover Forest for residential use, citing the need to protect animal and plant species, and create more green spaces for the public. The area is in a 33ha Ulu Pandan…

Hard time for elderly parents at Gardens by the Bay exhibition

My elderly parents and I visited the Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express exhibition at Gardens by the Bay on Tues morning. It was raining heavily and there was no shelter from the drop-off point at…

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…

Increase in mask litter at Singapore’s parks and beaches

Conservation experts are becoming increasingly concerned with surgical mask litter all over the island. Cleanup groups here have been picking up an average of four to five surgical masks during each clearing foray at local parks, beaches and…

Put tougher anti-smoking measures in place, do more to enforce rules

Tobacco-caused diseases kill more than 2,200 people in Singapore every year, according to The Tobacco Atlas. But I do not see any real gumption in enforcing “no smoking” rules. Everywhere you go, you cannot avoid walking through second-hand…

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