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Tue 12 Jul 2005
16, 17, 24 Jul 2005 - Pasir Panjang Heritage Trail
Category : events
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.
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 and participation is free but spaces are limited.
Please email Ms Eileen Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 63327973.
In your email registration, please use
Subject: Pasir Panjang Heritage Trail, and include:
- Your full name.
- Handphone number.
- The number of friends accompanying you.
- Date you are attending.
- 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.
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.
Tue 12 Jul 2005
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.