My name is Li Ting and I’m currently majoring in Psychology at Nanyang Technological University. I took up Conservation Psychology module this semester and was very inspired when I learned about the environmental issues Singapore faced. Hence, I chose this blog topic to share some of my findings and personal thoughts about Singapore’s future.
As we all know, Singapore is an island city state with limited land and natural resources. Thankfully, the government acknowledged the importance of sustainability and started greening Singapore way back in the 1960s. Despite the need for rapid urbanization, then Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew recognized the importance of nature to lift our spirits up in an urbanized environment.
– Mr Lee Kuan Yew, 1995
Many Singaporeans are very concerned about the 6.9 million population projected in White Paper. Will Singapore remains liveable and vibrant? Will there be enough space and resources to support Singapore’s growth? In this blog, we will see how economic growth and sustainability are not mutually exclusive by discussing the plans outlined in Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015. At the same time, certain important environmental issues will also be discussed.
Hopefully this blog will help you notice some of the government’s efforts and encourage you to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Together, we can make Singapore a better place to live and work in!