Category Archives: NPARKS

Time for NParks to be held accountable, conduct proper inspections

The number of fallen trees – possibly over a hundred – must have been a record on 30 Jan. According to a CNA report, a tipper truck driver “saw at least four fallen trees on his Seletar journey”.  A taxi passenger … Continue reading

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LKY’s garden in a city must go, human cost will be too high

Due to severe weather patterns, LKY’s ‘garden in a city’ is turning into a nightmare. Yesterday, another NParks tree killed a 5-year old boy after falling on him. ​In the past few years, there have been a few fatalities and … Continue reading

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Living in LKY’s “garden in a city” getting increasingly dangerous

It has been more than 5 decades since the birth of Lee Kuan Yew’s “city in a garden”. Trees have now matured and the weather isn’t getting any friendlier. Due to billions of cubic metres of concrete having been poured … Continue reading

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NParks anyhow claims inspections exceed global standard after falling trees caused a fatality and injuries

Dear NParks CEO I refer to “Inspection of trees in Singapore in line with global standards: NParks”. link NParks can claim anything it wants as they are not verifiable anyway. SOPs always look impressive on paper but the reality is … Continue reading

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20160921 The increasing cost of maintaining LKY’s garden city

Decades ago, Lee Kuan Yew had a vision of a garden in a city. And so our civil servants started planting trees in every corner of Singapore as if there was no tomorrow. Till today, even though he’s been dead … Continue reading

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20160731 Lee Kuan Yew’s “garden city” vision not feasible, fatalities/injuries/property damage on the rise

According to official history, Lee Kuan Yew had envisioned the transformation of Singapore into a “garden city”. Since 1967, the government has spent billions of tax dollars to create an artificial environment to realise the vision of one man. Civil … Continue reading

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20140928 NParks does an Intan, PAP’s wayang shown countless times already

The incident at Hong Lim Park on 27 September was preventable and the error was unmistakably NParks’. One should also take WP’s Bernard Chen’s comments on the “heckled” allegation with a lorry load of salt. It is not only irresponsible … Continue reading

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20140525 Fallen trees and branches – should victims take action against JTC/NParks/government agencies?

A woman was seriously injured when a 4-metre long branch fell from a 10-storey tall tree on 23 May along Bendemeer Road. She was reportedly pregnant and was warded at the Tan Tock Seng ICU. The tree belongs to JTC. … Continue reading

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20131012 City in a garden/garden in a city turning into a nightmare for motorists

Singapore’s ‘garden city’ is an artificial construct ill-suited to a dramatically changing weather pattern which has been wreaking havoc in every country. With more than a million trees, the different agencies do not have the resources to tackle the challenges … Continue reading

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