Best of our wild blogs: 24 Oct 18

Our Crazy Rich Shores: Pulau Jong
Celebrating Singapore Shores!

Will Bidadari still be a haven for the birds?
Singapore Bird Group

Singapore’s Plastics Story: Part 1

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British technology company Dyson to build electric car in Singapore

Channel NewsAsia 23 Oct 18

LONDON: British technology company Dyson said on Tuesday (Oct 23) it would build its electric car in Singapore, with a new automotive manufacturing facility set for completion in 2020 ahead of the first vehicle launch a year later.

The electric car plant is part of Dyson's £2.5 billion (US$3.3 billion) global investment drive in new technology.

Dyson, founded by the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner James Dyson, announced its plans to build an electric car a little over a year ago - a sector in which the company will face stiff competition from established players.

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Gardening plots in Ang Mo Kio and Jurong open for registration on Nov 9

Derek Wong Straits Times 23 Oct 18;

SINGAPORE - Wish to have your own gardening space? Public registration for gardening plots at Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West and Jurong Lake Gardens West will begin on Nov 9, with applications available online for the first time.

Previously, those interested had to register at the parks for the popular community gardening scheme.

There will be 50 plots available in Ang Mo Kio and 300 plots in Jurong for this round of applications, said the National Parks Board (NParks) in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 23).

In the previous exercise in February this year, all 220 plots at Bedok Town Park, Choa Chu Kang Park, Pasir Ris Park, Sengkang Riverside Park and Yishun Park were snapped up in about three hours.

Under the Edible Horticulture Masterplan announced in November last year, more than 1,000 allotment gardening plots in total will be available by next year in 11 parks. The existing 620 plots at nine parks have been fully subscribed, said NParks.

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