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Public offer suggestions to enhance Pulau Ubin

Members of the public have suggested more walking and cycling trails, as well as a field research centre at Pulau Ubin, for The Ubin Project. The project was started recently by the Ministry of National Development to preserve and enhance the island.

SINGAPORE: Members of the public have suggested more walking and cycling trails, as well as a field research centre at Pulau Ubin, for The Ubin Project. The project was started recently by the Ministry of National Development to preserve and enhance the island.

Another suggestion was to create a cultural map of the island, to understand its historical, social and religious practices. Many of the suggestions were made through a microsite created by the ministry in May.

Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee said his ministry will take time to study the suggestions and implement them after further public engagement. He was at Pulau Ubin where he joined community groups to plant 100 native trees as part of the island's reforestation efforts.

About three hectares of land at Tanjong Tajam were damaged in a bushfire in March this year.

Besides long-term plans, Mr Lee said issues that require immediate attention include coastal erosion of the north shore and dilapidated buildings.

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