Wrapping up the Semester

As I end the final week of this semester, I think that its time to settle down and reflect on the journey thus far. Coincidentally, today was also the final session of ENV1202 where we sat down and wrote a reflective piece about our experiences of the module. One of the things that really struck…

Bringing it Home

As the first semester draws to a close, I think that it is apt to shift the focus of my blog back home to Singapore. What efforts have Singapore undertaken to curb vehicular pollution and the car population? My friend Ryan has written an excellent post about this which you can find here. Basically the…

Paris Agreement

Over the weekend, I accompanied my parents for a round of ‘window shopping’ at the local showrooms. We went to check out some of the latest models released in Singapore by manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi. As we hopped from showroom to showroom, one common trend that I noticed amongst these new models was…

The Environmental Cost of Luxury

Hi again! In the course of writing this blog, I have touched on a few methods that manufacturers employ to make their vehicles more environmentally friendly. Those methods have mainly been on the exterior or hardware changes such as switching to electric/hybrid technology and adding aerodynamic addenda. What about the interior of the car? Are…

Urban Sprawl & Cars

Hi there! Welcome back to my blog! This week’s post is going to be about the automobile’s role in enabling urban sprawl. Firstly, lets start off with the definition of urban sprawl. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, it refers to the “rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities”, “characterised by low density-residential housing” and “increased…

Present day: Part 2

So here we are in the middle of recess week. Kinda reminiscent of September and March holidays don’t you think? Remember the good old days where we had 1 week ‘holidays’ when actually the whole time we were doing the dreaded holiday homework and e learning? Well that’s just Singapore for you! Anyways enough rambling…