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Build Cross Island Line through MacRitchie Reservoir so Man & Nature can be intertwined

Build Cross Island Line through MacRitchie Reservoir so Man & Nature can be intertwined

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This will allow greater understanding on both sides.

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Dear New Nation,

I am writing in to express my concern about the planned Cross Island Line.

I feel strongly that this new MRT line should be routed to cut right through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, rather than around it.

This is so as it will then make it ideal for Man and Nature to get closer to each other and interact across the species divide and create new spaces for common mutual understanding.

All the fears that MacRitchie flora and fauna are going to be harmed are overwrought, once we consider the benefits of such a close-knit arrangement.

For Man and Nature to come to a common consensus, the proposed line must include a MRT station that must open in the heart of MacRitchie Reservoir, as this will then allow Singaporeans from all walks of life to partake of and appreciate the vast greenery once the train doors open.

Currently, without any MRT lines in place that run through this nature reserve, Singaporeans find it hard to interact with the inhabitants there and learn of their ways of life.

The key word to keep in mind when thinking about the building of an MRT line in a nature reserve isn’t “destruction”. Rather, it is “integration”.

Moreover, once the MRT line has been built, humans and fauna can take advantage of the new convenience to forge stronger inter-species relations.

Creatures such as the lesser mousedeer, slow loris, colugo and pangolin will be issued with concession cards so that they too can ride in the new MRT line in air-conditioned comfort instead of having to walk in the heat and humidity.

This will also make the argument that no one is around to ride on the MRT trains if it passes through MacRitchie Reservoir moot.

Lastly, if Singapore can find the resources to fund the Pioneer Generation package, I do not see how providing subsidies for our fauna friends cannot be done and the adequate resources raised.

They are, after all, creatures that also have unalienable rights and the freedom to travel without hindrance. I am sure the Nature Lovers will be hard pressed to deny that?

I urge all Singaporeans to take this new initiative seriously, as it will help lower the cost of COEs if more people took public transport so I can then better afford to drive.

Yours sincerely,
Hua Qia

 

 

 

 

 

 





Get rid of MacRitchie Reservoir & Upper Thomson private estate for Cross Island Line

Get rid of MacRitchie Reservoir & Upper Thomson private estate for Cross Island Line

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Both sides can then empathise with each other.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe other people must sacrifice for the common good of Singapore, have come up with a win-win solution for all Singaporeans.

This after they saw the intense debate regarding the Cross Island Line, where two sides have been arguing if MacRitchie Reservoir or Upper Thomson private estate should make way for the new MRT line’s construction.

To facilitate the decision of which one should go, Singaporeans all over the island have since come up with a proposal after careful consideration.

One Singaporean, Tia Sak, said: “For Singaporeans from all walks of life to unite, a compromise must be reached.”

“Therefore, the Cross Island Line can only be built by getting rid of both the MacRitchie Reservoir and evicting all residents from the Upper Thomson private estate.”

“This way, both sides can empathise with the other, while the rest of Singapore get to enjoy convenient travel.”

“We must not let some trees and some people living in a private estate get in the way of bigger goals of this country.”

“Sometimes it is important for Singapore to make the difficult decisions.”

“We hope both sides can be less myopic and put the interest of the nation above their own selfish desires.”

“Majulah.”

Majulah is all we need.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

 











Cross Island Line must cut through MacRitchie Reservoir so Man & Nature can be intertwined

Cross Island Line must cut through MacRitchie Reservoir so Man & Nature can be intertwined

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This will allow greater understanding on both sides.

macritchie-reservoir

Dear New Nation,

I am writing in to express my concern about the planned Cross Island Line.

I feel strongly that this new MRT line should be routed to cut right through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, rather than around it.

This is so as it will then make it ideal for Man and Nature to get closer to each other and interact across the species divide and create new spaces for common mutual understanding.

All the fears that MacRitchie flora and fauna are going to be harmed are overwrought, once we consider the benefits of such a close-knit arrangement.

For Man and Nature to come to a common consensus, the proposed line must include a MRT station that must open in the heart of MacRitchie Reservoir, as this will then allow Singaporeans from all walks of life to partake of and appreciate the vast greenery once the train doors open.

Currently, without any MRT lines in place that run through this nature reserve, Singaporeans find it hard to interact with the inhabitants there and learn of their ways of life.

The key word to keep in mind when thinking about the building of an MRT line in a nature reserve isn’t “destruction”. Rather, it is “integration”.

Moreover, once the MRT line has been built, humans and fauna can take advantage of the new convenience to forge stronger inter-species relations.

Creatures such as the lesser mousedeer, slow loris, colugo and pangolin will be issued with concession cards so that they too can ride in the new MRT line in air-conditioned comfort instead of having to walk in the heat and humidity.

This will also make the argument that no one is around to ride on the MRT trains if it passes through MacRitchie Reservoir moot.

Lastly, if Singapore can find the resources to fund the Pioneer Generation package, I do not see how providing subsidies for our fauna friends cannot be done and the adequate resources raised.

They are, after all, creatures that also have unalienable rights and the freedom to travel without hindrance. I am sure the Nature Lovers will be hard pressed to deny that?

I urge all Singaporeans to take this new initiative seriously, as it will help lower the cost of COEs if more people took public transport so I can then better afford to drive.

Yours sincerely,
Hua Qia