Best of our wild blogs: 29 Oct 18

Pulau Hantu Intertidal walk
Sengkang Babies

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Wildlife rescue group ACRES to send 50 smuggled star tortoises home to India

Junn Loh Channel NewsAsia 28 Oct 18;

SINGAPORE: In about a month, 50 Indian star tortoises that were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade in Singapore will embark on their journey back home to India.

It is Singapore's biggest mass repatriation of rescued animals to date.

The tortoises are being cared for at a wildlife rescue centre run by animal welfare group Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), which is closely monitoring them for any health abnormalities ahead of the long trip.

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First section of Lornie Highway, formerly Bukit Brown Road, opens to traffic

Janice Tai Straits Times 28 Oct 18;

SINGAPORE - After repeated delays stretching more than two years, the first section of the Lornie Highway - previously known as the Bukit Brown Road - was finally opened to traffic on Sunday (Oct 28) at 3am.

The southbound section of the road, which runs parallel to Lornie Road, facilitates traffic flow from Thomson towards the Pan-Island Expressway as well as Adam and Farrer roads.

An underpass near the entrance of the highway allows motorists to access the residential area in Lornie Road, while a temporary road connection near Sime Road has been built to connect traffic from the existing southbound Lornie Road to southbound Lornie Highway.

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