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SINGAPORE: The northern portion of Chestnut Nature Park was opened on Saturday (Feb 25) - marking the completion of Singapore's largest park.Together with the southern portion opened last year, the park now totals 81 hectares – nearly the size of the 82-ha Singapore Botanic Gardens.Part of the 5.6-km hiking trail at Chestnut Nature Park. (Photo: Vanessa Lim)Located near...
SINGAPORE: Faced with the news that the price of water will increase by 30 per cent over the next two years, Professor Ng Yew-Kwang is of the opinion that the hike should be even larger, to reflect the cost of water production."In my view, it's too little," he told Channel NewsAsia on Friday (Feb 24). "From an overall...
SINGAPORE: The air quality in the vicinity of the Tuas chemical plant that caught fire is within the normal range, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Friday (Feb 24), noting that people who were nearby at the time of the fire had noticed a chemical odour coming from the plant.During the fire, the chemicals that were stored in...
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has responded to a letter from the president of the Singapore Islamic Scholars and Teachers Association (PERGAS), asking him to convey to the Israeli Prime Minister concerns of the Singapore Muslim community on the situation in the Palestinian Territories.In a letter dated Feb 17, Ustaz Mohamad Hasbi Hassan said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
Prospect BluffThe air smells faintly scorched. On either side of the road, the shins of longleaf pine trees look like blackened scabs. The United States Forest Service, which operates Prospect Bluff Historic Sites, oversees controlled burns this time of year to tamp down underbrush. At a distance, two small deer dart...