When climate change hits home in Singapore

Singapore is already experiencing some of the effects of climate change, including more intense rainfall and prolonged dry spells. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made it clear at Sunday's National Day Rally that Singapore is deadly serious about tackling climate change, and that billions of dollars need to go into fortifying the country's defences against rising seas.

Ideas being looked at range from reclaiming offshore islands to building polders.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Find out more about climate change and how it could affect you on the ST microsite here.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2019, with the headline When climate change hits home in Singapore. Subscribe