LTA releases CRL EIA Phase II report

The EIA Phase II report is out! This report documents the projected impacts and mitigation measures for both alignment routes of the Cross Island MRT line (under the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, or around it). Although no decision has been made on the alignment, this report is likely a major factor the government will consider …

The CRL Chronicles (mid-2019 review)

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It has been several years since the Cross Island MRT Line was announced, with part of it slated to possibly run under MacRitchie Forest, within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Finding it hard to keep up with the developments? No worries – here is everything that has happened so far in a handy timeline! The …

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 …

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 …

Cicada Tree Eco-Place’s National Day Durian Walk at MacRitchie Forest (On TV!)

Cicada Tree Eco-Place's National Day Durian Walk was featured on Channel 8! Here's the video with English transcript by Lim Li Fang. National Day Durian Walk by Cicada Tree Eco-Place at MacRitchie Forest By Ms Goh Li Xin Channel 8 NEWS Mediacorp 9 Aug 2018 "This group of Singaporeans gathered at Windsor Nature Park early …

Animals sighted near works in nature reserve – TODAYonline (But more info needed)

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has stated that camera traps in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve has been able to capture photographs of wild animals such as the Sunda Pangolin and Lesser Mousedeer after the site investigation (SI) works for the proposed Cross Island MRT Line alignment options were completed. Whilst encouraging, we say that …

LTA set to update on environmental impacts of SI works – Straits Times

A quick update on the site investigation (SI) works for the Cross Island Line development: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/lta-promises-to-release-findings-on-how-initial-tests-for-the-cross-island-mrt Background on CRL SI works: The SI works, started in March 2017 and completed near the end of last year, sought to determine the feasibility of building the MRT line under and around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. An …