- POSTED: 29 May 2014 07:43
- UPDATED: 29 May 2014 07:46
A microsite for Pulau Ubin has been launched for Singaporeans to share their ideas on how to enhance the island’s natural environment, biodiversity and history.
The Ministry of National Development (MND) is reaching out to encourage more Singaporeans to submit ideas on what they would like Pulau Ubin to be.
This will be done through the Ubin Project microsite launched on Wednesday (May 28).
Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee said that the Ubin Project – announced earlier this year to “protect Pulau Ubin’s heritage” – seeks to study how “we can sensitively enhance the natural environment of Ubin and protect its heritage and its rustic charm”.
A broad network of stakeholders was formed to share their ideas about Pulau Ubin. Called the Friends of Ubin Network (FUN), it included biodiversity experts, conservation activists, history buffs, socio-anthropologists, students, volunteers and Ubin community leaders and residents.
This microsite will provide updates on FUN, and allow Singaporeans to share their ideas on how to enhance Pulau Ubin’s natural environment, biodiversity and history.
"The Ubin Project is another good opportunity for the Government and the community to work together on something close to our hearts,” said Mr Lee. “I encourage all Singaporeans to participate in the process because it is much about the process than it is the outcome.’
You can visit the microsite at http://ubin.mnd.gov.sg/MS/PulauUbin.