Singapore's many shades of green

Balancing development and conservation to meet all the needs of Singapore within a city

There was concern about Dover Forest's future after announcements in December that some BTO flats would be launched this year in Ulu Pandan. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Singapore is both a city and a state, which means all of its needs have to be within the city, says Minister for National Development Desmond Lee.

In explaining the unique challenges the nation faces in striking a balance between the development and conservation of green spaces, he says: "Unlike other countries with huge nature cores outside their cities, far from human reach, we are very unique in our requirements, in our tensions."

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