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Some discussion going on over at The Online Citizen Singapore expunged… bit by bit And Suresh has posted up some more photos at his stream Heavy machinery moving in as the end of the year approaches. This house is slated for demolition.

Roads will be expunged

Had to look up ‘expunge’ ex·punge  (k-spnj) tr.v. ex·punged, ex·pung·ing, ex·pung·es  1. To erase or strike out: “I have corrected some factual slips, expunged some repetitions” Kenneth Tynan. 2. To eliminate completely; annihilate. See Synonyms at erase.

Sad loss

In November 2002, property management company DTZ Debenham Tie Leung illegally felled a rare tree reputed to have given Changi its name. The 3.4 meter girth tree was standing in a conservation area, where felling of a tree with a girth above 1 metre is forbidden. Habitatnews has a detailed timeline of events. The courts … More Sad loss

Neighbors gone, sex gone, fruits gone, species gone

This is the ultra-short conclusion of the findings in a study by Dennis Hansen, Heine Kiesbüy, and Christine Müller from Zurich University, and Carl Jones from the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, who found that an endangered plant in Mauritius depends on a neighboring plant to provide a safe home for its pollinator, a day-active gecko. The … More Neighbors gone, sex gone, fruits gone, species gone

Long overdue

We have been busy these past 5 weeks, and so it seems, has JTC. In the letterbox yesterday was notice from Premas that the Aerospace Hub master plan will be published in the next month. Just how much of the heritage will be preserved remains to be seen. The Straits Times carried a piece on … More Long overdue

Waste-lines

The growing waste-lines in our society are the result of our incredible inventiveness and productivity in this century, which has made us forget that inextricably we belong to nature. Check out the full article by Brian Richards from BRR Thanks, Alison, for the link

What does the Kyoto protocol mean to you?

On 12 April 2006, Singapore acceded to the Kyoto protocol. The National Environment Agency has been designated as National Authority to deliver on this commitment. It’s website lists several campaigns to arrest greenhouse gas emissions. For many inhabitants at the camp, working from home is a choice we make, to reduce our individual carbon footprints. … More What does the Kyoto protocol mean to you?

Heritage Trees

Did you know that Singapore’s National Parks Board has listed 7 trees in Seletar Airbase in its Heritage Tree Register? They are all broad leafed mahoganies, entry numbers 143 through 150. When space was cleared for creation of an RAF base, some trees were obviously spared.

Recycling

One of the most memorable discoveries as we moved in was the Sunday ritual of exploring Garage Sales – we were thrilled to see this tradition alive and well in the Camp. It suggested there was a community of ready buyers, people who were happy to take on used goods. Quite the departure from the … More Recycling

Birds of Seletar Camp

Building an authoritative taxonomy of the Camp’s ecology will require many hands. We were fortunate to have the support of The Nature Society (NSS), a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore and the surrounding region. Run by volunteers, the Society depends financially on contributions … More Birds of Seletar Camp