Tag: NEA

NEA warns air quality in Singapore may become ‘unhealthy’ if fires in Indonesia continue

Singapore—The National Environment Agency (NEA) said on September 10, Tuesday, that if the haze in Sumatra worsens, it is possible that the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) in the country may enter the unhealthy range. By 8:00 on the evening of September 10, the 24-hour PSI was...

Smokers allegedly fined for stepping just barely outside yellow box

It has been nine months since Orchard Road was officially declared a No Smoking Zone, National Environment Agency (NEA) officers have stepped up their punishments, meting out harsher sentences. Earlier today, a video circulated of NEA officers talking to smokers standing just outside a...

Minister Masagos Zulkifli: No toxic chemicals in Singapore air and water

Singapore—Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Masagos Zulkifli says the Pasir Gudang pollution in Johor is not impacting Singapore's air and water. There have been anxieties regarding the potentially adverse effects of the pollution in Pasir Gudang on Singapore because of the proximity of...

Despite increase in dengue infections, some residents refuse precautionary measures

With dengue cases on the rise, some residents are taking increased precautions but others believe the epidemic will be over soon. In an effort to reduce the Aedes mosquito population and minimize dengue infections, the National Environment Agency continues to conduct residential inspections across clusters...

NEA fines 900 homes for unintentionally breeding aedes mosquitoes

Singapore—The National Environment Agency has fined around 900 households for "breeding mosquitoes" due to failure to clean up stagnant water and unintentionally leaving water containers uncovered. The households were fined at least S$200. The Woodlands cluster area—consisting of Woodlands Avenue 6, Circle, Crescent and Drives...

Bedok resident asked to assist with NEA investigation after cameras catch someone smoking outside HDB unit

Singapore — After a thermal camera captured someone smoking outside a HDB unit in Bedok, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is asking a resident from the block to assist in investigations. The person smoking in the HDB corridors was caught on camera not only once...

“Pink like Food Panda,” netizens poke fun at NEA’s new vests

Singapore—According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), almost 40,000 people were fined for littering in Singapore in 2018. Therefore, to serve as a deterrent, the NEA is requiring offenders to wear newly designed neon pink and yellow vests stamped with, you guessed it, “Corrective...

Netizen claims NEA fined him S$200 even though he only had one foot outside a smoking area

Singapore—A netizen known as Apiz Mikaelson on Facebook said that the National Environment Agency (NEA) fined him S$200 on Sunday, April 7, even though he was within the designated smoking area along Orchard Road, and that only his foot was outside the line. However, upon...

Chinatown Complex will be closed next year for much-needed renovations

Singapore – Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest and one of its oldest hawker centres, will be closed for renovations for three months next year starting from March 1 to May 31. The multi-storey complex, which was built in 1981, houses more than 700 stalls selling food...

Orchard Road to be officially declared a No Smoking Zone by January 2019, with strict enforcement by April

Save for 40 designated smoking areas along one of Singapore’s most popular shopping areas, the pedestrian walkways along Orchard Road will be completely smoke-free from the first day of 2019. But enforcers from the National Environment Agency (NEA) will only be issuing verbal warnings...