Singapore, 19 March 2013 – This Earth Hour, more than 100 buildings, locations and organisations around Singapore will switch off their lights to mark their commitment to save the planet.
Iconic structures dotting the Marina Bay skyline, including ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay, Esplanade, The Fullerton Heritage comprising The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, (more…)
“What Will You Do…If 10,000 Carrefour Customers Say No To Plastic Bags”
SINGAPORE, March 22, 2012 – Answering the call to join Singaporeans fight climate change, Carrefour Singapore has stepped forward once again to support Earth Hour 2012.
As part of its continued efforts to stay committed to the eco-community, Carrefour Singapore has responded by pledging to raise funds amounting to $10,000 with all proceeds donated to World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore (WWF) in support of Earth Hour Singapore 2012. (more…)
Went to East Coast Park McDonald’s a day before the actual closing date, 19 March 2012 0000hr. It has been a long journey for the ECP branch since 1982. Even though I don’t live near there but I had some fading memories during my primary school days in the 90s. Stuff like school outing was held there. At my final year in primary school, we had book a chalet near to marine cove for the celebration of getting our PSLE result. Those were the days which I will hold closely to my heart.
Below video clip is made by Colourbars Media
Singapore, 14 December 2011 – Game on! The Earth Hour 2012 campaign will seek to drive awareness of environmental issues into concrete action with a campaign that invites the everyman to challenge anyone and everyone to do their part with the theme: I Will If You Will.
Led by WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature) , the phenomenal ‘lights out’ event – Earth Hour 2012 will take place on Saturday 31 March 2012, at 8.30pm. This year’s motto – ‘I Will If You Will’ – aims to inspire local communities to create their own challenges to undertake sustainable environmental actions that go ‘beyond the hour’ to preserve and protect the planet. (more…)
12pm – 6pm
East Coast Park, Dalbergia Green (near Carpark D1)
FREE TO ATTEND!
(Also applicable to non-dog owners)
Brought to you by National Geographic Channel (StarHub TV Ch. 411)
The event will see a slew of fun-filled activities by fringe partners in the pet industry who have come on-board to support the adoption cause, providing plenty of activities for both dog owners and their dogs to enjoy, including: (more…)
In response to the recent abandonment of pets over the Chinese New Year period and public interest in the plight of un-homed dogs, the National Geographic Channel has partnered four dog shelters, for the first time, to hold the largest ever dog-adoption drive in Singapore. To be held on the 18th and 19th of February, the event will feature about 80 dogs – all up for adoption. (more…)
With the news of Old School (Former MGS campus) at mt sophia had to go off for residential development one month ago. A Facebook page called Save Old School (SOS) is created by the former classmates, Carol Tham and Lim Li-Hsien. The authorities are conserving only one of six buildings there. It is a unique place for arts and gallery to be host there. It is also a gathering spot for friends and family. Our own country, Singapore, its’ heritage location/place is getting less and less. From the “Bukit Brown cemetery”(Kopi Hill) which need to be remove for future development (the grave of our forefathers who build Singapore).
There is a need to protect what remains of Singapore’s old spaces and structures so that our country retains certain visual and physical symbols of our heritage and memories.
SOS is more than just a call to save Singapore’s old spaces and structures. It’s a movement to preserve what remains of our heritage and memories.
Singapore needs reminders of the depth, soul and richness of our past. Our children and their children need icons from the past to inspire creativity and to serve as anchors in a world that is buffeted by change.
Without these last remaining pockets of old Singapore, our identity wavers with each new addition of glass, steel and concrete.
Singapore has a rich and marvelous history. This heritage is marked by extraordinary strength, resilience, vision, faith and community; it is who we are. We cannot and must not forget.
A HISTORY OF OLD SCHOOL
1928: The Methodist Girls’ School (MGS), founded in 1887 by Australian missionary Sophia Blackmore, moved to 11 Mount Sophia. The move was precipitated by overcrowding of its Short Street premises.
1936: Madam Kwa Geok Choo, the late wife of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, graduated from MGS.
1942 to 1945: During the Japanese Occupation, the school was renamed Mount Sophia Girls’ School. Enrolment dwindled to just 15 girls and a staff of seven by 1944. The medium of instruction was switched from English to Japanese.
1945: After the Japanese surrender, the school, named MGS again, recovered from a post-war shortage of equipment, books and funds to establish itself as a reputable girls’ school.
1989: MGS went independent.
1992: MGS moved to Blackmore Drive.
June 2007: Mr Ken Chong, Mr Andrew Lau and a third anonymous businessman leased the former campus from the Singapore Land Authority and spent $2.5 million on revamping the site into Old School, a creative arts enclave. The lease was for two years, with an option to renew for a third year.
2010 to 2011: Old School’s lease was extended twice, and the latest extension granted in August is only for six months, from Dec 2011 to June 2012.
[ CNA ] Not possible to conserve every former school in S’pore: Urban Redevelopment Authority(URA)
[straits times] Old girls of MGS fight to save Old School on Mount Sophia
Singapore Artists Fight for ‘Old School’ Landmark
A great innovation for using Sunlight as the natural light for poor family who lives along the railway. A guy name “Solar Demi” uses those thrown away bottles as the “light bulb” for household.
I shall not talk much. Do have a look at the video.
This video had been circulating in facebook, even mine too and in twitter. Yes, I’m chinese. I had eaten shark fin soup before but it is quite a very long time ago. Just wondering how many of you still eat shark fin soup even though this video had been playing in youtube.
Till date, there are many organisation/country had ban the sale of shark fin.
While other people are having their Earth Hour celebration and Night Walk with candles around Marina Bay. I went all the way to the east side of Singapore, Pasir Ris.
Downtown East is celebrating Earth Hour by switching off lights at E!hub and Ferris Wheel. Although the excitement is great around Singapore but the hyper level at Downtown East is very normal per as usual. People mindset thought that “Oh Earth Hour, switch off the lights for 60 minutes then switch it back after 60 minutes.” So around the heartland area, the hyper level is low as it is congested with Family and grandparent outing with dinner and walk around the mall.
Singapore haze is back once again. Due to the Sumatra forest burning and the nearby typhoon. Here the chart for the past days. Timing and date is based on GMT +8, Singapore.
What is PSI?
The Pollutant Standards Index, or PSI, provides a uniform system of measuring pollution levels for the major air pollutants. It is based on a scale devised by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to provide a way for broadcasts and newspapers to report air quality on a daily basis.
|Highest PSI on 19 Oct, 84|
|Highest PSI on 20 Oct, 80|
|PSI on 21 Oct 5pm, 102|
|PSI on 21 Oct 6pm, 108|
“Singapore’s oldest orchid garden looks set to become a withering plot come January next year, 2011. That is when the 60-year land lease on which the 10-acre Mandai Orchid Garden stands will expire. The Government has identified the plot to be part of a 30ha site, about three times the size of VivoCity mall, to be developed as a nature-themed attraction in Mandai.” – Quote from wildsingaporenews.blogspot.com ( see below )
“MOG is also photographer friendly place. Just tell the ticketing counter you are there for photography and you need only to pay $1.50 instead of the usual $3 ticket for an adult.” – Quote from Clubsnap.com/forums ( see below )
From my experience this few days i went there. (more…)