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TREE FALLS IN SG DOWN, BUT MAKING THE NEWS MORE OFTEN

The Straits Times was an interesting read yesterday. On the one hand, they reported that Senior Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee as saying the number of tree failures in Singapore has fallen three-fold since 2001.

In fact, the numbers given were there were 3,000 tree failures in 2001, but only 800 in 2016. Then, when you read further, there was this news about a tree that fell onto the road along Kaki Bukit Ave 1 on Monday. Luckily, no one was hurt in this incident. What was interesting was that about 20 people all helped to clear the tree off the road.

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NPARKS SAYS TREE INSPECTION IN SG IN LINE WITH WORLD STANDARDS. CLAP FOR THEM?

NParks late have kept repeating and reiterating that their tree inspections is all good, and in line with the global standard.

Is anyone disputing that? Why must always say they are the best in this, or first in the world in something? Just say and admit that no matter how hard they work in ensuring trees are ok in Singapore, sometimes nature conspires to do something that we cannot prepare for. The death of a woman at Botanic Gardens and the injuries to others in the same incident and the one at Yuan Ching Road are tragedies nobody wanted to happen.

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