Best of our wild blogs: 28 Apr 19

Call for Volunteer Zone Captains for ICCS (briefing on Wed 8th May 2019)
News from the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore

A case for conservation of Tengah forest in Singapore
Nature and Us

Monitoring has ended for the NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!
News from the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore

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Loud sounds across Singapore could be linked to detonations in Southern Islands by SAF: Police

Ng Huiwen Straits Times 27 Apr 19;

SINGAPORE - Several loud sounds were reported in various locations across the island, including Orchard and Bukit Timah, at about 11.30am on Saturday (April 27).

Police said later at 10pm that the sounds could be related to planned detonation activities carried out by the Singapore Armed Forces at the Southern Islands that started at 11.45am and ended at 1.30pm.

This was after the police verified the matter with the Ministry of Defence.

Police also advised members of the public not to be alarmed.

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Dragon boat: DBS Marina Regatta 2019 adopts green theme to raise awareness on environmental issues

Laura Chia Straits Times 27 Apr 19;

SINGAPORE - When Emelyn Tan participated in the 2018 DBS Marina Regatta, she enjoyed the "invigorating atmosphere" at the carnival the most, which featured food and games stalls, and workshops on healthy eating.

"It was a great place to mingle, catch up with friends and spend time with family," said the 40-year-old teacher.

This year, she can look forward to more when the regatta takes place from May 31 to June 2 at The Promontory @ Marina Bay.

With the theme The Race Against Time, the eighth Marina Regatta aims to raise awareness on environmental issues and will use recycled, reusable and natural materials in its structures.

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Lakeside Garden opens to public under first phase of Jurong Lake Gardens

Channel NewsAsia 27 Apr 19;

SINGAPORE: Lakeside Garden, the 53-hectare western section of Jurong Lake Gardens, opened to the public on Saturday (Apr 27).

This is the first phase to open as part of the 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens - Singapore’s third national gardens and its first in the heartlands.

Lakeside Garden, which comprises Jurong Lake Gardens West and the former Jurong Lake Park, was developed with an emphasis on nature, community and play, said the National Parks Board (NParks).

Located along Yuan Ching Road and next to Lakeside MRT station, the garden includes a play area named Forest Ramble for children aged between five and 12 years old. The 2.3-hectare area is the largest nature play garden in the heartlands and has 13 different adventure stations for children, NParks said.

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