Holy Bats! — Why Are They Flying Into Our Homes?

Even though Singapore is a city, there's so much wildlife amongst us. Think otters, the jungle fowls, wild boars and even snakes! What people do not realize is that we have many bats living amongst us too. Being the only mammal that can achieve full flights, these nocturnal creatures are actually very good for us, flying around in the evenings and nights eating up insects and other creepy crawlies and resting during the day in trees, under dark corners of buildings, and increasing now - as we noticed - under the solar panels now being installed by HDB all over the island. [caption id="attachment_86958" align="alignleft" width="300"] HDB Solar Panels @ AMK[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86959" align="alignleft" width="300"] We're seeing more bats in...

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Keep Your Family Safe – No Mosquito = No Dengue = No Zika

These past few days had been hot and rainy, the perfect kind of weather for Aedes mosquito to breed and it's no wonder that we're seeing an increase in the number of dengue cases across Singapore. [caption id="attachment_86948" align="alignleft" width="300"] 10 Dengue Cases here at Yishun Street 81 Khatib area (photo taken 18 Jan 2019)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86949" align="alignleft" width="300"] 20 Dengue Cases here at Yishun Street 81 Khatib area (photo taken 1 Feb 2019)[/caption]                 Unfortunately most folks in Singapore is still unaware of how dangerous and painful it is to suffer from dengue (it's other name is "Break Bone Fever"!) and there's no cure while you suffer the pain and see your...

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No Mosquitoes = No Dengue!

Update 2019/08/04: The state of dengue in Singapore is the most serious in many years. 9 People have already died this year and we're still in the midst of the epidemic, so it'll get much worse before it gets better. Please keep your family safe. Not many people know that dengue hemorrhagic fever is also known as the bone break disease. The reason? Dengue fever is an extremely painful disease because when infected, the bone marrow's normal function is suppressed - resulting in low platelet counts and internal bleeding. In most severe cases death may result. Our National Environment Agency (NEA) has been doing a great job in terms of keeping track of the dengue clusters and setting up posters/banners to...

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