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Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest


Take caution: An animal crossing traffic signboard is set up to warn motorists near road infrastructure works in Singapore. — AFP

Take caution: An animal crossing traffic signboard is set up to warn motorists near road infrastructure works in Singapore. — AFP

SINGAPORE: Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths.

While it may be best known as a financial hub with scores of high-rise buildings, tropical Singapore is still home to patches of rainforest and an array of wildlife, from monkeys to pangolins – also known as scaly anteaters.

   

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