Lessons from six years of loving MacRitchie

What a ride it has been. After a demonstration, a petition, countless walks, talks and roadshows, here we are. Not the best place to be, for no matter how we reason with ourselves, the feeling of defeat hangs heavy in the air. Yet, we know we cannot afford to linger. The CRL will not be …

Cross Island Line on Pale Blue Dot

Originally published in Flying Fish Friends Recall the number of minutes of travelling time we were told can be cut on the upcoming Cross Island (MRT) Line through our precious forest that we are willing to risk and then read Carl Sagan's reflection below. Would you not be laughing and crying at the same time? …

Summary: Q&A with LTA & ERM on EIA Phase II report

What’s with the one month of “critical” residual impacts? What are “qualitative night-time bird surveys”? Have the impacts of evacuation procedures been studied? LTA released its EIA Phase II report for the Cross Island Line early last month and have been accepting public feedback on the issue. LOMF took some time to read the report …

EIA discussed in Parliament – what it means for Love MacRitchie

Recently, Second Minister for the Ministry of National Development Desmond Lee gave a speech at the Committee of Supply Debate, touching on issues of resilience in our country. Read the full speech here. On the topic of climate resilience, Minister Lee's statement on the conduct of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) stands as particularly relevant to …

Discover your natural heritage at a Love MacRitchie walk, Jan – Jun 2019

In 2013, a shocking announcement was issued by LTA about the proposed Cross Island MRT Line. This proposal to tunnel under the precious and fragile MacRitchie Forest ecosystem was met by nature groups in various ways. The Love MacRitchie campaign began in 2013 with the unprecedented announcement of the Cross Island Line through the nature …

CRL Phase One to open in 2029 with 12 stations – Channel NewsAsia

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cross-island-line-mrt-first-twelve-stations-2029-11165478 The first phase of the MRT line, spanning 12 stations from the East of Singapore to the doorstep of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, will begin operations in 2029. Beyond that, the government is still deliberating on whether the CRL should tunnel under or around the nature reserve. As the development of the CRL …