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Pasir Ris beach reopens, now safe for swimming: SINGAPORE - Pasir Ris beach will reopen today and its waters are...

Pasir Ris beach reopens, now safe for swimming: SINGAPORE - Pasir Ris beach will reopen today and its waters are...

SINGAPORE - Pasir Ris beach will reopen today and its waters are now clean enough for swimming and water sports like wakeboarding. In an announcement on Friday, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said the water quality at the beach has shown improvement in 2011, moving up from the "Fair" classification to "Good". The classifications are based on World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines - only beaches that are graded "Good" or "Very Good" are suitable for whole body water contact activities. Pasir Ris beach joins five other recreational beaches in Singapore which are monitored by NEA and are deemed suitable for beach goers and water activities. In 2011, Sentosa Island and Seletar Island received a "Very Good" classification; while Sembawang Park, Changi Beach and East Coast Park were rated as "Good". The water quality at Pasir Ris beach has improved in 2011, with only ...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story...

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