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On NEA's mobile app: Recycling locations, cleaning schedules for hawker centres

The updated myENV application promises to help users find recycling locations in Singapore and inform them if a popular hawker centre is being upgraded or cleaned, among other features, according to the National Environment Agency.

SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency's (NEA) updated myENV mobile app will help people find recycling locations, explore new hawker centres to dine in and volunteer for campaigns such as Dengue Prevention.

These are some of the new features added to its recently updated mobile app, the agency said on Monday (Aug 18). A check on Apple's App Store showed that the app was updated on Aug 14, 2014, and it was first introduced in July 2011.

Other new content added to the app include integrating events and news to users' calendars and social media platforms so they can be alerted, while users can also get information on NEA's work such as pollution control, public health and the cleaning and upgrading timetables for hawker centres, it added.

These features are in addition to existing capabilities such as reporting litter at a specific location, or sending high alert advisories during times of crisis such as haze, dengue and flu pandemics.

The agency also revamped the app's user interface, making it a "user-centric design that is clean and intuitive". "NEA hopes more members of the public will download myENV to leverage the application's many useful features that will benefit their daily lives," it said.

During the National Day Rally on Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called on Singaporeans to tap on technology such as NEA's myENV app to help make Singapore a better home.

He said: "You can also be part of the solution, being our eyes and ears all over Singapore. We can use technology to crowd-source, to involve Singaporeans, so that you can give feedback, report incidents and problems on the ground."