3 Singaporean women part of global expedition to Antarctica to study climate change

(From left) Ms Jessica Cheam, Ms Inch Chua and Ms Anthea Ong will set off from Argentina on Feb 27, 2018, on an expedition to advocate climate change. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - Social entrepreneur Anthea Ong gave up her car in 2010 after 20 years of driving to reduce her carbon footprint. In going green, she also became a vegan, avoided using plastic bags and stopped using leather products altogether.

So for the environmentalist, joining an Antarctica expedition to advocate climate change was a dream come true. On Tuesday (Feb 27), the 49-year-old will set off from Argentina with two other Singaporeans as part of a 100-strong team from around the world to raise awareness about climate change in the icy South Pole.

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