bukit timah nature reserve


richiemccaw1

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I dont believe it will but they will make a really good show of appearing to consider the nature lovers' case. It just does not seem likely that they will give it a circuitous route, uproot houses and increase the cost for a line that doesnt provide as much economic value in return.
 

Nikonzen

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The island's ecology was fundamentally changed long ago by other men.

Optimize it maybe? Improve it?
 

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can100D

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actually they hv decided on the cheaper and faster version liao.

Just that now they are exploiting the weak point of human selfishness and using those residents, who are concerned of their homes being affected, as human shield to justify their choice. hehehe
 

donut88

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Jedi

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Lame excuse to save cost

We as public and care abt environment shld write petition and tell govt that 6 mins is nothing, if we want to save the environment
He is worried about this :

“Because when the train has a disruption and there’s an extra one minute of delay, within that one minute (commuters) send out maybe 100 tweets to flame LTA or SMRT,” Khaw added.
 

Miao

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why not just have a vote online and show us the result what majority think.

that's really communication.
 

CamInit

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why not just have a vote online and show us the result what majority think.

that's really communication.
That's assuming the majority concerned is aware and actually goes online to vote. Older generation might not be able to do that.
 

one eye jack

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Don't be fooled..a delay tactic.It going to cost $2B to go around nature reserve.Economy is not doing well currently.Talk about costs 2016 Nday parade is going to cost 2X of marina venue.Why? It's indirect fund injection to Sports hub.Study will take 2 years so tell public to have open mind..haha.
In 2 yrs. if economy still not postive..frighten people to accept direct cut ( already hinting tunnel
will be 12 stories under at bedrock level so no harm to nature.I ask you ..how deep are volcanoes
along ring of fire? Same old story..massage public till song song and forget who their father's name is.:devil:

Edit: What is $2B when GBB ( gardens by the bay) cost $1.3B.An artificial garden for tourists filled with non native plants..just an expensive greenhouse.What giant trees?
They are heat exhaust pipes for goodness sake.It's all for the economy.

Sg not fun enough..they give you night entertainment,watering holes collect liqour tax.
Casinos in guise of integrated resorts.et cetara..tax tax revenue.
 

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BBTM

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Recently the bto for bukit batok is by clearing a lot of trees for the buildings and roads too! Yet no one awares on it. Think should rename to bukit botak one day. :(

I think our future will be living in hotter and dryer condition with the development of this country. Maybe first desert in SEA!
 

donut88

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Don't be fooled..a delay tactic.It going to cost $2B to go around nature reserve.Economy is not doing well currently.Talk about costs 2016 Nday parade is going to cost 2X of marina venue.Why? It's indirect fund injection to Sports hub.Study will take 2 years so tell public to have open mind..haha.
In 2 yrs. if economy still not postive..frighten people to accept direct cut ( already hinting tunnel
will be 12 stories under at bedrock level so no harm to nature.I ask you ..how deep are volcanoes
along ring of fire? Same old story..massage public till song song and forget who their father's name is.:devil:

Edit: What is $2B when GBB ( gardens by the bay) cost $1.3B.An artificial garden for tourists filled with non native plants..just an expensive greenhouse.What giant trees?
They are heat exhaust pipes for goodness sake.It's all for the economy.

Sg not fun enough..they give you night entertainment,watering holes collect liqour tax.
Casinos in guise of integrated resorts.et cetara..tax tax revenue.
Gardens by the bay costs 1.3B???! Oh good lord, I didn't even know it!!

Outrageous!!
 

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Recently the bto for bukit batok is by clearing a lot of trees for the buildings and roads too! Yet no one awares on it. Think should rename to bukit botak one day. :(

I think our future will be living in hotter and dryer condition with the development of this country. Maybe first desert in SEA!
Our forests have to make way for progress and development to enhance our first world status. You can't have both.

Want to see nature? We may have to take a boat to Indonesia to do it. :)
 

pinholecam

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Is there any petition, protest at Hong Lim or other activities with regards to this?

I'd like to make that minor step by going/adding my name.
 

one eye jack

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Is there any petition, protest at Hong Lim or other activities with regards to this?

I'd like to make that minor step by going/adding my name.
Bottomline is should we let men who are ignorant of and have little respect for nature decide for us and the future generations? As human beings we ARE part of nature.We can take a leaf from Hollywood sci-fi movie Avatar..ignore nature to our peril.Although it's fantasy it has wisdom.Much of today's technology is the result of unlocking nature's secrets.To think technology can replace or conquer nature is false thinking.

No impact? The sun is far away yet all life on earth and the food we need depends on it.Without sunlight there is nothing we can see of earth's beauty and for that matter the enjoyment of photography hobby.Even the moon not that far away but it affects the ocean's tides.Now a tiny virus called Zika is putting fear into mankind. Time to think for ourselves and not depend on so called smart people. Nature is the foundation matrix..a little sci fi slant..haha.
 

one eye jack

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Is there any petition, protest at Hong Lim or other activities with regards to this?

I'd like to make that minor step by going/adding my name.
Bottomline is should we let men who are ignorant of and have little respect for nature decide for us and the future generations? As human beings we ARE part of nature.We can take a leaf from Hollywood sci-fi movie Avatar..ignore nature to our peril.Although it's fantasy it has wisdom.Much of today's technology is the result of unlocking nature's secrets.To think technology can replace or conquer nature is false thinking.

No impact? The sun is far away yet all life on earth and the food we need depends on it.Without sunlight there is nothing we can see of earth's beauty and for that matter the enjoyment of photography hobby.Even the moon not that far away but it affects the ocean's tides.Now a tiny virus called Zika is putting fear into mankind. Time to think for ourselves and not depend on so called smart people. Nature is the foundation matrix..a little sci fi slant..haha.
 

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Is there any petition, protest at Hong Lim or other activities with regards to this?

I'd like to make that minor step by going/adding my name.
You are asking a irrelevant question (no offence).

Majority of the sg citizen voted for this government team and we decided/trusted them for doing the job well, be it the current car/housing/education scheme thats rolling out, we must have faith on that, its the best solution for the society. So i really shouldn't see and complain here.

Each citizen had his chance to vote for his leader every 5yrs, you made your choice then you should stick with it.
 

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....We can take a leaf from Hollywood sci-fi movie Avatar..ignore nature to our peril.Although it's fantasy it has wisdom.
Please don't get brainwashed by the American big brothers.

They want you to preserve your nature and do not progress and develop so that we remain a third world country forever needing their economic aids and military support.

:)
 

pinholecam

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You are asking a irrelevant question (no offence).

Majority of the sg citizen voted for this government team and we decided/trusted them for doing the job well, be it the current car/housing/education scheme thats rolling out, we must have faith on that, its the best solution for the society. So i really shouldn't see and complain here.

Each citizen had his chance to vote for his leader every 5yrs, you made your choice then you should stick with it.
If thats your idea of how it works, thats your prerogative.

At least I do my small part in a petition/etc and not say that I sat at home complain and at the end of the day did nothing at all.

Keeping quiet is even worse.
It just means you gave a pat on the back to continue.
 

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