19 Oct '11, 5am

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve declared Asean Heritage Park

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve declared Asean Heritage Park

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam was joined by members of the nature conservation community including school representatives in his tour of the TreeTop Walk on Wednesday. His visit marks the declaration of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve as an Asean Heritage Park. With this formal endorsement, Singapore will be home to two Asean Heritage Parks, a regional network of a total of 30 protected areas of high nature conservation importance. The other is the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. President Tony Tan said it's a privilege for Singapore to be recognised in the region for its nature conservation efforts. He said: "Singapore has done well economically, and is known for having prudently built up our financial reserves over the years. Fewer people are aware that we have also carefully protected our nature reserves even as the pressure on our scarce land resources increase. "The...

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