Sungei Buloh wetland polluted by farms

Rotting vegetables in waste discharged by farms found in water, leading to foul smell

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore and National Environment Agency said the blackish water found at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in February was likely caused by waste discharge from the rotting of unwanted vegetables at the farms in
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore and National Environment Agency said the blackish water found at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in February was likely caused by waste discharge from the rotting of unwanted vegetables at the farms in the area. National Parks Board, which manages the reserve, said the polluted waters have cleared up. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ST READER

Nature enthusiasts visit the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve for a sight of wading shorebirds and lazing crocodiles, among other animals - and for its fresh air.

There have been times, however, when they caught a whiff of something bad instead.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'Sungei Buloh wetland polluted by farms'. Subscribe