Discover Singapore's gorgeous urban greenery

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urban greenery in Singapore
credit: Margaret Badore

Singapore River

The government began cleaning up the Singapore river in 1977, which was heavily polluted by sewage, industry runoff and garbage dumping. The clean up was completed ten years later.

Today, the river is landscaped with trees, bushes and flowering plants. George Madhavan, the director of Singapore's Public Utilities Board, says that making the city's waterways attractive and lush helps people to value the natural environment.

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