A walk on the wild side: Singapore’s upcoming nature attractions

Gabrielle Andres Channel NewsAsia 7 Apr 19;

SINGAPORE: Singapore may be known as a thriving modern city, but it is also home to a diverse, rich ecosystem.

In January, the National Parks Board (NParks) announced a 10-year action plan to strengthen Singapore's rainforests and facilitate regeneration in secondary forests in buffer nature parks.

Additionally, more green spaces will be introduced across the island and a series of new park connectors and trails will make these areas more accessible than ever.

If you're looking for an adventure in nature or a mere change in scenery, away from the bustling cityscape, you may want to plan a visit to these new and upcoming sites.

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PUB’s Johor waterworks resumes production of treated water to Singapore after drop in ammonia levels

Channel NewsAsia 6 Apr 19;

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s national water agency PUB said on Saturday (Apr 6) its waterworks in the Malaysian state of Johor has resumed operations, continuing the production of treated water to Singapore.

Operations at Johor River Waterworks (JRWW) were halted earlier this week, after high ammonia levels were found in the Johor Rivers.

The pollution disrupted water supply to about 17,000 households in the Malaysian town of Kulai, but residents in Singapore were not affected as PUB had stepped up production at its desalination plants, NEWater plants and local waterworks to meet demand.

“PUB’s Johor River Waterworks (JRWW) has resumed operations,” said the water agency in a media statement on Saturday night.

“The ammonia level in JRWW’s intake point has reduced. PUB has conducted stringent water quality tests and assessed that the raw water at JRWW’s intake point is suitable for abstraction and treatment.”

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Malaysia: Five water treatment plants shut down due to ammonia pollution fully operational

mohd farhaan shah The Star 6 Apr 19;

JOHOR BARU: Five water treatment plants that have been shut down due to high level of ammonia pollution along Sungai Sayong and Sungai Johor are now up and running again.

The five plants are Sayong 1 and Sayong 2, Semanggar, Sungai Johor and Tai Hong, which is managed by Public Utilities Board (PUB).

Johor International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse said even though the plants were fully operational, the water supply to the affected areas would still take some time to be at full capacity.

He pointed out that the Tai Hong water treatment plant, which begin operations on 11pm on Friday (April 5), could only supply treated water to residents here, starting at 6am on Saturday (April 6) in stages.

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