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Lesson 5


This week we focus on Southeast Asia. Singapore looks to preserve its nature heritage and develop urban living spaces that can continue to attract and support more flora and fauna. Malaysia on the other hand tries to lose some unwanted calories in a new campaign that targets healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Me Too! Club extends a warm hand to welcome the disabled back into society through the arts and sports.
S$16M bridge built to prevent animals from jaywalking?!

The Eco-Link bridge is built across the Bukit-Timah Expressway in Singapore to facilitate safe crossing between Bukit Timah and the Central Catchment Nature Reserves.

What are recent efforts made to conserve Singapore's natural habitats?

  • Re-evaluation of the Cross Island Line
Extensive surveys and research has been done to evaluate the environmental impact of the construction of the Cross Island Line through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Modifications were made to the construction process to minimise the environmental damage.

  • Ubin Living Lab
A research and community outreach facility was set up in Pulau Ubin to share about Singapore's changing natural landscapes with visitors, students and researchers. The facility will also serve as a catalyst for more workshops and volunteering opportunities to conserve and preserve the natural environment.

  • SGFuture dialogue
Launched in January 2016, the dialogue invited Singaporeans to discuss ideas on how to make our country greener while balancing the needs of the community, among other issues close to the hearts of Singaporeans.

Here are some tips to healthy weight loss!

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"We don’t want a distinction between able-bodied and para-sports. We want integration, not segregation. We don't want to be seen as 'less than'. That's the dream."

-- Quoted from the full interview with national swimmer Theresa Goh, winner of five gold medals and a bronze medal at the 8th ASEAN Para Games in 2015.

(Image Credits: Channel NewsAsia)

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Thursday, March 31st, 9am

News In Class Lesson 6