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Tue 12 Jul 2005

16, 17, 24 Jul 2005 - Pasir Panjang Heritage Trail

Category : events

Heritage Fest 2005 - Pasir Panjang Heritage Trail
Sat 16 Jul, Sun 17 Jul, Sun 24 July 2005

By the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, NUS
in collaboration with Reflections at Bukit Chandu, NHB

Join us on the Heritage trail to learn about the ecosystem of Kent Ridge Park and the Battle of Pasir Panjang.

Get to know the distinctive plants of the Adinandra belukar including native plants like adinandra, tembusu, tiup-tiup and senduduk, and their practical uses. Enjoy the canopy boardwalk and hope to be surprised by flying dragons, crested green lizards, squirrels and sea eagles. View the south-western islands and see markers of the changing Pasir Panjang shoreline brought alive with the memories of former residents.

Along the route, visitors will note the significant points of the Battle of Pasir Panjang during which a small force of the Malay Regiment valiantly defended the ridge against the invading Japanese Imperial Army. The Reflections at Bukit Chandu museum provides more pieces to the battle and lets us reflect on Singapore's heritage of heroism.

Event details
This event is held on three days with three different timings.

16 Jul (Sat): 9am, 11.30am, 2.00pm
17 Jul (Sun): 9am, 11.30am, 2.00pm
24 Jul (Sun): 9am, 11.30am, 2.00pm

Registration details
Registration and participation is free but spaces are limited.

Please email Ms Eileen Ng at eileen_ng@nhb.gov.sg or call 63327973.

In your email registration, please use
Subject: Pasir Panjang Heritage Trail
, and include:

  1. Your full name.
  2. Handphone number.
  3. The number of friends accompanying you.
  4. Date you are attending.
  5. Time you are attending.

Registered participants will be informed of transport arrangements.

For more information about the trail, please visit the Pasir Panjang Heritage Webpage.

Posted at 3:12PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Tue 12 Jul 2005

4th Recycling plant turns sewage to water

Category : envt

"Singapore Opens Fourth Recycling Plant to Turn Sewage into Water." Associated Press, 12 Jul 2005.

"Singapore on Tuesday opened its fourth recycling plant designed to turn sewage into water, as part of the water-scarce island nation's move to self-sufficiency.

The plant in Ulu Pandan, just outside the Central Business District, is the largest in the country and will supply water for downtown business air conditioners by 2006, Junior Finance Minister Raymond Lim said at its opening.

No further details on the plant's capacity were provided.

Singapore, which has for decades been largely reliant on neighboring Malaysia for its water, has made self-sustainability one of its national priorities since a recent breakdown in talks over water imports. The first of its water import deals with Malaysia ends in 2011.

Separately, the country's environment minister, Yaacob Ibrahim, said Monday the administration was looking to turn 90 percent of the entire island into fresh water catchment areas.

Both Lim and Yaacob said there was a need to get Singapore's 4.2 million citizens to conserve and appreciate their water sources.

"The intention is to get more people closer to water, to build a relationship with it so that they will regard the reservoirs as a resource to cherish," Yaacob said."

Source: Associated Press, via Environmental News Network.

Posted at 1:09PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Tue 12 Jul 2005

Google Maps

Category : internet

Navigate your way around the region using satellite imagery in Google Maps. Street maps are not available for this region but try US cities.

Posted at 12:52AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news