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Time to lock up natural reserves with 'second key'

Our remaining forests are long-term assets that need protection like our fiscal reserves

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

It is only January, and already, two forests have received public attention and galvanised petitions to protect them from development.

The two forests in question are in Clementi and Dover. Both are zoned for residential use. There are no immediate plans to develop the Clementi forest for now.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2021, with the headline 'Time to lock up natural reserves with 'second key''. Subscribe