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Happy National Day Singapore!

The Brownies celebrate NDP 2014.

Enjoy the video.

A happy national day to Singapore. As we see more and more patriotic carparks in Singapore this year, we are also reminded that this is the time the nation reflects.

We are thinking of our future. Bukit Brown is still here with us today but maybe not by 2030.

We hope that we all continue to protect the things that are dear to us. May Bukit Brown be with us beyond 2030.

 

 

Happy World Environment Day!

P1130101Dear Bukit Brownies,

We wish you a Happy World Environment Day!

http://www.unep.org/wed/

On this day, we are reminded that we need to be pro-active in protecting our environment.

In Singapore, we see more and more woodlands giving way to roads, residential and commercial developments. The most ironic of all is we are clearing forests and destroying habitats so that we can be more ‘environmental and sustainable’ by building parks and gardens.

Saving the Environment is not just a ‘cool slogan’ which we emblazon on our T-shirts or chant. Also Saving forests should not be limited to saving forests in other countries.

So saving our environment means start taking interests and responsibilities for the forests in your own backyard.

Hence on this day, SOS Bukit Brown hopes that you can help Save Bukit Brown because it is the environmentally correct thing to do.

Save Bukit Brown because it is an accidental forest in our city.

Save Bukit Brown because it is the home to the Changeable Hawk Eagles, pangolins and monkeys.

Save Bukit Brown because it is a Carbon Sink.

Save Bukit Brown because we want future generations to know what a forest looks like.

Please help Save Bukit Brown by signing the open letter and getting more people to sign the open letter. Please make some noise.

https://sosbukitbrown.wordpress.com/action/sign-our-petition/

 

 

 

Add your name to the Open Letter

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Save Bukit Brown, Save Our Singapore

An Open Letter to the Singapore Government

We urge the government to reconsider building a road through Bukit Brown Cemetery in 2012. We wish to save Bukit Brown 100%, and make it a national park to showcase Singapore’s heritage and biodiversity.

Bukit Brown is an invaluable historical site for a young nation seeking to define itself.

There are about 100,000 graves that house the remains of pioneer Singaporeans from all walks of life. Their contributions and sacrifices helped to lay the foundations for Singapore’s success today.

Bukit Brown is a necessary green lung and wildlife sanctuary for a sustainable city.

A 200-hectare woodland habitat, the cemetery is home to wildlife including 86 species of birds, 12 of which are vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.

 Bukit Brown should become a heritage park and public space to be enjoyed by all.

All Singaporeans and visitors should be able to visit the park and appreciate its historical value and natural beauty. Opening the Circle Line shell station at Bukit Brown will allow easy access to the park. With only 111 cars per 1,000 people in Singapore, Bukit Brown’s destruction is unnecessary.

 Save Bukit Brown 100%.

Enable future generations to write their Singapore Story with it.

Once lost, it is lost forever.

Cutting down trees are not planning for the future!

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Cutting down trees for roads for a ‘worst-case’ scenario of 6.9 million population is not planning for the future.

It is kiasu, kiasi, wreckless and simply unforgivable.

SOS Bukit Brown calls for a moratorium on the LTA’s road plans for Bukit Brown because cutting the forests is destroying the climate for the future generations. Hence, the government needs to be prudent and wise when making such decisions.

No to the highway for now. Let’s stop and rethink for the future generations.

Clip shared to remind our ugly side?

This clip was shared with us on the SOS Bukit Brown FB wall.

“Oh how we love nature!”

Shouldn’t we remind ourselves not to get carried away? Let’s save and cherish our nature before it is too late.

Clearing the forest of Bukit Brown and building a highway is short term use of a small group of people.

Saving Bukit Brown is not keeping the space for the dead. Saving Bukit Brown forest is definitely for the living and for future generations of people who get to enjoy the nature that Bukit Brown has to offer.

Save Bukit Brown a 100%.

 

Demon-Cratic Snippet #12

Thanks for this! Demon-Cratic!

https://sosbukitbrown.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/natural-vs-curated-man-made-parks/ This letter was sent in a few months ago to Straits Times but was not published. There was no official answer to explain the logic in making such a decision on spending billions instead of spending nothing.

The Nparks Brompton Bike issue have highlighted a similar logic as well. Why buy a $2000 bike when you can get a foldable bike for $200?

We hope to hear an official statement to help us understand the decision.

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