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.
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

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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