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Sun 17 Jul 2005
"Tiny Singapore Is Big On Greening."
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"Tiny Singapore is big on greening." By Jackson Sawatan. Bernama.com, 17 Jul 2005.
"According to the board, it is now managing 1,763 hectares of parks, connectors and open spaces, including some 300 parks and playgrounds, 3,326ha of nature reserves, plus 4,278ha of roadside greenery and vacant stateland.
It is no exaggeration to say that almost all of the trees in Singapore are there for a reason: they were purposely cultivated and maintained over the years.
Singapore is now reaping the fruit from the decades of greening but things are not about to come to a standstill. NParks chief executive officer Dr Leong Chee Chiew said much more needed to be done.
"It is time, however, for us to enjoy our garden city, not just by admiring it visually but to also give everyone who is interested the opportunity to garden as a hobby. If we can grow this hobby to all communities island-wide, and sprinkle communal gardens all over our island, it will truly make Singapore our home within a garden," he said."