One of the delights of the tropics is the delicious cool air in the evening. As the sun goes down, people move gratefully to their gardens or balconies, or flock to parks to enjoy the remains of the day—but not in Singapore. The city is too hot, especially in the evening, with temperatures that often remain in the high 20’s or low 30’s Celsius (82° – 86°F) throughout the night. This is not just, because Singapore has a tropical climate, but because the city has grown warmer in recent years due to the “Urban Heat Island” effect (UHI).

Read more: Cooling Singapore


Minister Masagos Year of Climate Change Action

From monitoring paper usage in schools, setting up recycling corners at the workplace, to using reusable shopping bags, educational institutions, organizations, and individuals can now pledge to commit to activities to tackle climate change.

Read more: Everyone can be ‘Captain Planet’, as 2018 is earmarked Year of Climate Action


Social media micro-influencers Marcus Nai (@marcusnai) and Melissa (@tacomels) raising awareness on climate change on their respective Instagram profiles. PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/@MARCUSNAI, INSTAGRAM/@tacomels

SINGAPORE - Another ministry is paying social media micro-influencers to post on Instagram to spread the word of an issue.

This time, the Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) has engaged them to raise awareness on climate change and what people can do to help.

Read more: Environment ministry pays social media influencers to spread word on climate change


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