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Protecting the natural heritage

For decades, Singapore has had to strike a balance between development and conserving nature areas, and in the early years, development usually won.

Key infrastructure had to be built for the people, and on just 720 sq km of land.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2018, with the headline 'Protecting the natural heritage'. Print Edition | Subscribe