08 December 2014

Youths for Ubin: a focus group discussion by Youth for Ecology on 21 Dec (Sun)

Youth for Ecology Singapore is organising a focus group session on 21 Dec (Sun) with NParks to bring a youth perspective to the discussion.
Sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/7OviXSmH3L by 19 Dec (Fri)

Here is their message on the Youth for Ecology Singapore facebook page:

Hi everyone!

Pulau Ubin has been in the news recently as the Ubin Project soldiers on. Its aim is to find out how Singaporeans want Ubin to be developed (or not) over the course of the next few decades, and gather ideas on how to preserve its unique kampong charm and biodiversity while being more accessible to the public. In order to help bring a youth perspective to the discussion, Youth for Ecology has arranged for a focus group session with NParks to be held on Ubin itself on the morning of 21 December 2014, Sunday!

A free tour of the island will be given prior to the focus group session to give context and background, although transport will have to be paid for by ourselves (a two way bumboat trip to Ubin costs just $5 per person). Whether you have had a long love affair with Singapore’s last frontier, or have always been curious but never had the chance to visit, it promises to be an eye-opening experience that will also give you the chance to give your feedback directly to policymakers.

You can find out more about the Ubin Project here: http://ubin.mnd.gov.sg/MS/PulauUbin

Outline of Programme:
0830: Gather at Changi Point Ferry Terminal (next to Changi Village)
0930: Reach Ubin. Meet NParks staff at Ubin jetty.
0930-1100: Tour of Ubin
1100-1130: Sharing about Ubin Project
1130-1230 Focus group envisioning Ubin from the perspective of youth
1230: Lunch on Ubin (not provided)

You may wish to stay on the island afterwards for your own activities, which can include cycling, hiking, nature walks or just exploring the island

You can sign-up for the focus group session at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/7OviXSmH3L Please do so by 19 Dec, Friday.

Further details will be sent to you via the contact details you put in the form.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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