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Green Corridor Pipeline Schedule for Dummies

The scheduled closures of the Green Corridor have now begun as the Murnane Pipeline Project gets underway, starting with the closure of the trail from Holland Road to Commonwealth Avenue on Monday, 27 June 2016.

Outdoor enthusiasts including mountain bikers, runners, trekkers, bird-watchers, dog walkers and nature lovers can be forgiven for a degree of confusion regarding which sections of the trail are closing and when they will re-open, as the dates for each section vary.

This guide seeks to make both the closing and re-opening dates understandable.

The Full Monty

Figure 1 below is an overview of the 4 sections of trail that will temporarily close during the Murnane Pipeline Project between 2016 and 2019.

Some sections will re-open already in July, 2017, then another by December 2018, and finally the last one at the end of 2019.

Green Corridor For Dummies overview

Fig. 1: Overview of closure and re-opening dates

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PRexit shock in Singapore!

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Graphic; Thomas Timlen. Photo: Ben Tsai – Flickr public domain. Link below

While the world tries desperately to recover from the Brexit shock, Singapore now steals the media spotlight with its own secessionist drama; The PRexit. (I told you to fix that link already! -Ed.)

In 1965, Malaysia said ‘Bai’ to Singapore, and the tiny nation plodded a tearful path southwards toward a dubious independence with no natural resources or anything, being just a swampy little fishing village, abandoned by the British Foreign Entity, and infested by schools of fish-lion thingies.

Then Lee Kuan Yew rolled up his sleeves and built a gleaming city-state. So shiok already.

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The Good Foreign Entities

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It is interesting to consider the numerous occasions in which do-gooder foreign entities just don’t understand the ‘right’ boundaries.

Prancing around the globe gleefully poking their noses in places where they think they can be a force for positive change.

Yet, despite this lack of respect for domestic boundaries and cultural sensitivities, combined with a child-like, perhaps naive zest to make the world a better place, it seems they are still somehow appreciated in some places.

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Abolishing the death penalty: progress despite challenges

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If only I could be in Oslo right now.

I had not paid much attention to the issue until May this year, when Kho Jabing’s execution gained a lot of attention in Singapore. This lead to some research and moral analysis up to and beyond his execution on 20 May 2016, which took place at Changi Prison just a few kilometres from my own front door.

Aside from blogging about reasons why I feel the death penalty should be abolished, it would have been rewarding to support the abolition movement by attending the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty with the theme, “Uniting the voices”.

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Green Corridor closures to begin on 27 June

 

Green Corridor Project Timeline

Trail section closures will begin on 27 June. The complete trail will not be available again until December 2019.

In response to enquires from The Inside Story, Singapore’s PUB confirmed that on Monday 27 June 2016 the area of the Green Corridor between Holland Road and Commonwealth Avenue will be the first to close as the Murnane Water Pipeline works get underway.

PUB has begun posting signage along the trail to inform users of the upcoming closure.

Last chance to use the complete trail

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Unhappy anniversary: The Kho Jabing execution

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On 20 May 2016 the Singapore Police Force announced that Kho Jabing had been executed.

Every time the execution comes up for discussion we see the same points being raised;

What about his victim Cao Ruyin?

Jabing knew the law so he deserves to die.

The death penalty keeps us safe.

 

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Death Penalty Information Center. Data for the United States shows that regions with the highest execution rates also have the highest murder rates. So much for the deterrent. Source

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