Dr Chua Sian Eng (Former Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Department) began the session with a very interesting historical account of how the Garden City came to being. While Mr Poon spoke about NParks' new thrust of 'City in a Garden'. Dr Shawn spoke eloquently as usual of Singapore rich biodiversity and some of the challenges ahead to find a balance between development and protection. After which there was a lively discussion sparked by tough questions from Prof Neo Boon Siong (Former Dean of Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).
coral nursery project that NParks used to run. Earlier in his talk, he also include intertidal research work as one of the community efforts run by NParks.
After the talk, I took the opportunity to share the 'blue' guidesheet to Singapore's Southern Shores with Prof Neo and Mr Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities.
beautiful marine life can resettle naturally on artificial structures.
|Marine life growing on pontoons at Marina at Keppel Bay.|
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