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Feast of Cleanliness


Muhammad Afiq Bin Sab'adi

Singapore’s reputation as a food haven is testament to the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) efforts in maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the nation’s eateries. One NEA officer gives us further insight into the saying, “We are what we eat.”

By Gerald Goh

NEA works closely with the community to safeguard, nurture and cherish the environment, ensuring that all Singaporeans can enjoy a clean and hygienic environment to live, work and play in.

Naturally, this adage also extends to Singapore’s hawker centres, which are a unique aspect of Singaporean culture and bring together the best in local cuisine and atmosphere under enjoyable open-air settings. NEA currently manages 107 markets and hawker centres in Singapore, and it takes care of tenancies, licences and public health aspects of hawker centres.

Environmental Health Officer (Operations) Muhammad Afiq Bin Sab'adi, 26, tells us more about how he helps ensure Singaporeans can enjoy their scrumptious fare in clean, modern settings. (Read More Here!)

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Green Pursuit

Left: Ang Chye Peng | Right: Aqil Esmail

Environmental advocates all over the world are clamouring for people to control the rapid depletion of environmental resources in efforts to secure the future of mankind. We speak to two public officers from NEA and PUB to find out what Singapore is doing.

By Mabel Tan

Over the past decades, humankind has faced the threat of possible self-destruction. While the indisputable idea of development may seem oxymoronic to sustainability, there is an impending need to mitigate the eco-toxic effects of environmental pollutants that have accumulated in our ecosystem.

“Climate change is happening as a result of uncontrolled human activity, such as rapid deforestation and widespread use of fossil fuels in power stations,” 30-year-old Ang Chye Peng says.

The Acting Senior Manager of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Department at the National Environment Agency (NEA) adds, “If we don’t act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, we may experience more extreme temperatures, heat waves and more frequent heavy rainfall in all cities, including Singapore.”

24-year-old Aqil Esmail, a Master’s degree holder in Economics and Senior Officer at the3P Network Department of national water agency PUB, agrees fully with Chye Peng.

“We have to work towards self-sustainability. But at the same time, we have to minimise the impact that it has on the environment,” says the London School of Economics alumnus.

Save the Environment, Save the Earth

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Reaching Out To Make A Difference To The Environment

They make it their business to help sustain and improve Singapore’s clean and green environment, in part to safeguard our country’s long term socio-economic development. We speak to two environmental practitioners to learn more about their duties and contributions to a better environment.

By Mabel Tan

Apart from their love for the environment, 26-year-old Climate Scientist Lim See Yee, and 27-year-old Senior Executive Bay Meng Yi, take pride in their jobs.

Being part of the National Environment Agency (NEA) ensures that their efforts positively impact Singapore and her environment.

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Keeping you safe

Two public officers at PUB and NEA share how they ensure you have a safe environment to live in.

By Joyce Lin

The next time you drink a glass of clean water from the tap, or feel safe from radiation hazards, take a moment to reflect.

Often taken for granted, these conveniences are made possible by hardworking teams of officers from national water agency PUB and the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Two officers from these agencies attest to how much more goes on behind the scenes, with exciting and unusual job scopes that make every single work day unique.

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An Ideal Environment

At PUB and NEA, scholars are given a remarkable platform to pursue their options.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

The National Environment Agency (NEA) and national water agency PUB are two key organisations within our nation that deal with management of environmental and water resources, a pertinent issue in a small country like Singapore. To do that effectively, NEA and PUB provide numerous opportunities for learning and career advancement to scholars like Looi Wah Loong and Wong Xin Wei.

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NEA-PUB: Living Amidst the Green, Blue and Brown

A career with NEA and PUB will open your eyes to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes towards sustaining this Garden City’s environment and resources.

By Charlene Tan

“One thing I’ve learnt is that Singaporeans take things for granted and have become victims of our own success. We neglect the effort which has been put in by our forerunners,” says Desmond Tan, on what he has discovered through his nine years in the National Environment Agency (NEA).

“Nearly Everything Agency”
Established in 2002, NEA is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), and looks into improving and sustaining the environment in Singapore. The environmental issues faced are wide-ranging, encompassing pollution control, waste management, radiation protection, public hygiene, meteorological services, and even management of the nation’s hawker centres and columbaria. Not surprisingly, some staff have affectionately dubbed NEA as the “Nearly Everything Agency”.

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