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Guided walks raise profile of nature reserves ahead of MRT construction

Published on Feb 17, 2014 8:05 AM

A five-banded gliding lizard and a slender squirrel are animals you would not be able to find in Singapore's local parks.

But if you are lucky, you may chance upon the flying lizard or see the slender squirrel in the nature reserves - the only places in Singapore where these animals can be found.

Last Saturday, some 20 people on a nature walk caught their first glimpses of these animals at the MacRitchie Nature Trail, a gateway to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

It was one of a series of walks started by different individuals who have come together to cultivate an appreciation for the reserve, which could be affected by the building of the new Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) that will connect Changi to Jurong.

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