Green Drinks: Environmental & heritage impacts in redeveloping Bukit Brown

For this special session of Green Drinks, we have Nature Society (Singapore) Conservation Committee Vice Chairman Dr Ho Hua Chew speaking on the ecological impacts of redeveloping Bukit Brown, while heritage guide Raymond Goh touches on the heritage importance of Bukit Brown, showing photos along the way.

The Government recently announced plans to build a four-lane road through Bukit Brown to relieve congestion along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and Lornie Road. That will result in the loss of almost a quarter of the 86ha site. With the removal of graves scheduled to begin in September 2012, the Singapore Heritage Society, Nature Society (Singapore), conservationists, nature lovers and Singapore residents have been writing to the government authorities to rethink redevelopment plans.

We hope you can join us for this meaningful talk by Dr Ho. Venue details will be out shortly.

Date: 15 December 2011 (Thursday)

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (talk will be followed by Q&A, then mingling)

Venue: To be confirmed. Please check back soon on our website or Facebook event page.

Admission is free

About Dr Ho Hua Chew

Dr Ho Hua Chew is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Conservation Committee in the Nature Society of Singapore. He co-ordinates conservation activities of the Society, such as the formulation of conservation proposals, feedback to government land-use & development plans, biodiversity surveys, etc. He has been doing conservation work for the Nature Society for more than a decade, in the course of which he was involved in the formulation of the conservation plan for Sungei Buloh, the Master Plan for the Conservation of Nature in Singapore, the Society’s EIA pertaining to the government’s golf course at Lower Pierce, etc.

About The Nature Society (Singapore)

The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS is a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region.

It was formerly known as the Singapore branch of the Malayan Nature Society. The branch was formed in 1954 and became Nature Society (Singapore) in 1991.

Run by volunteers (directory), the Society depends financially on contributions from its members as well as companies, institutions and individuals.

About Raymond Goh

Raymond Goh graduated with a honors degree in pharmacy and works full time in the healthcare industry in a regional capacity. He makes time to pursue his interest in Chinese history and culture, and is a qualified specialized heritage tour guide. He is also a founding member of the Asia Paranormal Investigators, a society which investigates unusual happenings in the region. Raymond has conducted Heritage tours especially to the cemeteries for schools, community clubs and societies. He is featured regularly in the Chinese press and TV programs like On the Beat and Frontline, in which his expertise in tombs matters was sought.

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