16 Jan '12, 3pm

Orchard Road invaded by Minahs.

Orchard Road invaded by Minahs.

SINGAPORE: Since Channel NewsAsia's report last month about mynahs being a public nuisance, viewers have given feedback that Orchard Road is plagued by this problem as well. Mynahs residing in trees along Orchard Road can be heard for more than an hour after the sun sets. Orchard Road merchants said there could be a few thousand mynahs. The birds' droppings have left unsightly stains on pedestrian walkways. The Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) said it's exploring ways to chase the mynahs away. This included borrowing an eagle from the Singapore Wildlife Reserve but this did not work out due to the large number of mynahs. They have also approached various government agencies for help, but so far no concrete solution has been provided. The National Environment Agency said that with the close proximity between urban and natural areas, there will be such minor bird nui...

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