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  • NParks announces $5.6 million boost to landscape sector

    24 Sep 2016

    Singapore’s landscape industry is set to benefit from a funding boost of $5.6 million over the next four years, and other supporting measures to further drive productivity, and raise capabilities and professionalism of the sector.
  • NParks further identifies 46 threatened native plants and animals for species recovery programmes

    03 Sep 2016

    Following the announcement of the Nature Conservation Master Plan at the Festival of Biodiversity last year, the National Parks Board (NParks) has identified 46 species of terrestrial and marine native flora and fauna for species recovery efforts. This announcement follows the success of previous species recovery efforts such as the propagation and introduction of epiphytic native orchids under the Orchid Conservation Programme and increase in natural populations of faunal species such as the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus).
  • NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra™ lights up Choa Chu Kang Park with an evening of Xinyao, Mandopop and Cantopop in Celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival

    31 Aug 2016

    Park users and the local community can look forward to an evening of Xinyao, Mandopop and Cantopop music (新谣与华粤语流行曲) at the Event Lawn, Choa Chu Kang Park this coming 17 September 2016.
  • NParks and Keppel Corporation announce a S$2.08 million partnership to restore historical freshwater forest wetlands at the Singapore Botanic Gardens new Learning Forest

    27 Aug 2016

    Today, the National Parks Board (NParks) and Keppel Corporation unveiled plans for a partnership to restore the freshwater forest wetland ecosystem historically found in the vicinity of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Located in the upcoming Learning Forest extension, the restored 1.8 hectare forest wetland will enhance the biodiversity found there, and for the very first time, provide educational opportunities for the public to access and experience a freshwater forest wetland habitat, right in the heart of the city.
  • Pasir Panjang Nursery

    16 Aug 2016

    At the heart of operations for Singapore’s City in a Garden vision is the Pasir Panjang Nursery (PPN), located adjacent to HortPark. Set up in the 1970s, the 12-hectare Pasir Panjang Nursery supplies close to 200,000 plants a year to green up Singapore’s roads and parks. It is also responsible for developing optimum propagation techniques for various plant species of ornamental, horticultural or economical value. The Nursery plays a key role in the propagation and conservation of native plant species by reintroducing our native biodiversity to Singapore’s urban areas.
  • National strategy to conserve elusive native Raffles' Banded Langur Launched

    11 Aug 2016

    Singapore’s Raffles’ Banded Langur (Presbytis femoralis femoralis) is getting a boost this National Day month, with the launch of a national conservation strategy for the critically endangered species. Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy Koh, who will serve as patron of the project, launched the initiative during a ceremony at Singapore Botanic Gardens today.
  • Singapore Garden Festival expects to hit 400000 visitorship after the weekend closes

    29 Jul 2016

    As Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) draws close to its final day on 31 July, organisers have shared that they expect to achieve a visitorship of around 400,000 people, far surpassing the figures for 2014. About 300,000 people had visited SGF in 2014, when it was first relocated to Gardens by the Bay.
  • ITE College East students emerge top at inaugural Landscape Design Challenge

    28 Jul 2016

    After weeks of designing, implementing and maintaining a garden of their own, 24 tertiary students are now richer in their experience of landscaping and horticulture. Today, H.A.D (acronym for members’ names – Hayati, Afifah, Danish) from ITE College East were crowned champions of the first-ever Landscape Design Challenge held at Singapore Garden Festival 2016.
  • Winners of student floral competitions at Singapore Garden Festival announced

    28 Jul 2016

    Results of the 14th Floral Harmony @ Nanyang, which is held in conjunction with Singapore Garden Festival 2016, were released today, with 10 Gold awards presented to budding floral designers who participated in the Intra-School Floral Art Competition and inter-school International Youth Floral Art Competition.
  • Bonsais the size of a five-cent coin to wow visitors at Singapore Garden Festival 2016

    24 Jul 2016

    Held in conjunction at Singapore Garden Festival, this year’s Penjing & Artistic Stone Exhibition and Competition continues to wow visitors with works of living art. Amongst the exhibits is the smallest bonsai on display by Mr Lim Kuay Huat (林快发), 75, sporting the Chinese character for joy (乐).
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