The recent dry spell has certainly taken a toll on the island. I’ve never seen as much of a destruction to trees, shrubs, and turfs of grass as this “drought” even when the worst of floods hit Singapore in our recent history. The dry spell certainly highlighted our strengths, but most importantly our weakness as […]
With today’s crowded cities, it is difficult to imagine what would it be like to see motor vehicles wiped off the busiest of roads. Despite being a motoring enthusiast, I’m glad it happened. New York City under the stewardship of former mayor Michael Bloomberg has certainly made its stance on more cycling and more walking. […]
For many countries, adoption of electric vehicles has a range of problems (sic). Cost, range, and grid availability ranks amongst the top concern for potential buyers of electric cars. These problems however, could be the least of a Singaporean buyer’s concern if the government could take steps in the right direction. Cost While most motorists […]
Heartening to see China’s CCTV promoting sustainability in a culture where food wastage is prevalent.
Fifty years ago, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, then our Prime Minister, intuitively understood the value of blue skies and clean air, He said we will not have smoke stacks and coal-fired power stations. – As the new government of Singapore today, I say that is bullshit -
As I sit atop my attic writing in darkness, there’s a group out there dancing to power the lights and music they are dancing to. Welcome to the hour of darkness, welcome to Earth Hour. To the pragmatic environmentalist like me, and my dear friend Joe, who’s out in India for a noble cause, Earth […]
I came across this Listserve post just yesterday and I thought I should post it here – since only 52 Singaporeans are subscribed to #Listserve. You should subscribe to it if you haven’t. I hope I’m not flouting any copyright rules but hey Asheen, drop me a note if you don’t like it. Here goes: […]
I’ve never been a fan of cemeteries, in fact, I would very much like to be cremated by alkaline hydrolysis and then have my remains dispersed into the sea. To be honest, I never knew that Bukit Brown was known as Bukit Brown, I’ve always thought it to be the Lornie Road Cemetery. That said, I knew […]
If only clean streets were easy as a tab
Billboard on the move? What the heck?