Five young Singaporeans win study trip to US national park

SINGAPORE - Five young Singaporeans will head to a national park in Maine, the United States, after winning a study trip from the National Youth Achievement Award Council and HSBC bank.

They will work with scientists there to manage the impact of climate change on Acadia National Park, a woodland along the Maine coast with tidal pools, rock benches and a multitude of plant and animal species.

The trip is part of a prize package awarded to Singaporeans from 14 to 25 years old, for their contributions to nature conservation here.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan gave out plaques and $500 book vouchers to the winners at the award ceremony in Bishan Park on Friday.

This year's winners are Mr Daniel Ravindran Thangaraju, Mr Justin Tan, Ms Liu Kaiyi, Ms Nurul Huda Jakfa Alkhatib and Ms Tan Sok Hian.

Mr Sean Yap, a 2014 winner who did not claim his trip last year, will be joining them.