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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby Persian » Mon, 09 Jul 2018 3:12 pm

Wd40 wrote:I have moved to Jurong last couple of months back, after spending ages in Tampines. This part of the island is very green, full of trees and water, I stay in Lakeside. However there are lots of mosquitoes and ants in our house. The area itself is very nice, a different experience from the east. People seem more friendlier over here. The mix of people is very different.

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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby Persian » Mon, 09 Jul 2018 3:13 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Persian wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Persian, you are starting to get on people's nerves. I've come to the conclusion that you are a waste of the earth's oxygen. :roll:


LOL... removing 1 person doesnt help you to have more oxygen LOL...
I remember reading a post somewhere, that a country actually initiated to plant 1 billion trees. hopefully other countries are able to follow their footsteps.
In SG is difficult (i feel) as the land is too small and population is growing.

No but it reduces GHG. Begone you methane and c02 emitter.


It's not my time yet. I will continue stealing extra air from you :-"

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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 09 Jul 2018 4:46 pm

Persian wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
Persian wrote:
LOL... removing 1 person doesnt help you to have more oxygen LOL...
I remember reading a post somewhere, that a country actually initiated to plant 1 billion trees. hopefully other countries are able to follow their footsteps.
In SG is difficult (i feel) as the land is too small and population is growing.

No but it reduces GHG. Begone you methane and c02 emitter.


It's not my time yet. I will continue stealing extra air from you :-"


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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby Max Headroom » Tue, 10 Jul 2018 7:53 am

Never mind the street trees, what happened to the cockroaches? There used to be cockroaches everywhere you look, with an occasional infestation every now and again. We used to spot a roach at home every so often, little ones, sometimes a big one, and I'd see them scurrying away outside pretty regularly. But now I can't even recall seeing a cockroach for months, maybe a year or so, apart from a dead one every now and again. Our bug spray has been sitting in the cupboard for a few years, totally unused.

I realize cockroaches are probably not as desirable as street trees. But it is a bit weird hardly ever seeing cockroaches in a city that practically sits on the equator.

Anyone else notice this?

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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:47 am

Do you have a lot of Geckos? They wipe out roaches. I do agree though that our roach level is down compared to the previous years.
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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 11 Jul 2018 7:36 am

We do have a few resident geckos yes. And I'm pretty sure they take their fair share. But it doesn't really explain the way lower roach count when we're outside eh.

Any entomologists out there care to have a go?

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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby x9200 » Wed, 11 Jul 2018 9:32 am

Wd40 wrote:I have moved to Jurong last couple of months back, after spending ages in Tampines. This part of the island is very green, full of trees and water, I stay in Lakeside. However there are lots of mosquitoes and ants in our house.

The area is nice but there is like semi-permanent dengue cluster around Lakeside Dr. I am actually surprised not seeing any cases there right now.

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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:36 am

Max Headroom wrote:We do have a few resident geckos yes. And I'm pretty sure they take their fair share. But it doesn't really explain the way lower roach count when we're outside eh.

Any entomologists out there care to have a go?


It's not good when the roaches start fleeing the PAP....
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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 14 Jul 2018 2:15 pm

welcome to the west coast WD40, people are nicer on this side of the country and everything is more green too.
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Re: Street trees disappearing

Postby Brah » Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:55 am

Wd40 wrote:
Brah wrote:better call the Lorax....
Hey, welcome back :)

thanks, thought I'd check in after 2 years....
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