Published on 28 May 2020

​Garden city growing wild during circuit breaker – making the ‘natural look’ more permanent could support local biodiversity says ASE Dr Shawn Lum to Eco-Business


A recent interview with ASE Senior Lecturer Dr Shawn Lum, Eco-Business highlights the fact that parts of Singapore seems to be growing more wild in the absence of maintenance due to the circuit breaker. Dr Lum hopes that something good will come from the pandemic in terms of Singaporeans relationship with nature: “If people come to accept a more natural look and see the value in beautiful insect life, it could become the new normal.”  “Rather than uniformly manicured parks and walkways, we could try natural grassy patches at different stages of growth. This would give us a range of landscapes that support greater biodiversity,” said Lum. Read the whole article in Eco-Business here: Nature is thriving in locked-down Singapore—is it time to rethink the city in a garden?