Sunday, 13 October 2019

Permission from NParks needed to collect, pluck fruits on state land - updated with comments

Members of the public who wish to pluck or collect fruits - including those that have dropped - from trees located on state land, should approach NParks for permission, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong on Monday (Oct 7).

"NParks manages most of the trees on state land," said Mr Wong. "Members of the public who wish to pluck fruit from trees, or collect fruit that has dropped from trees on state land should approach NParks for permission."

Mr Wong said that those who pluck or collect fruit in a public park without permission can be fined up to S$5,000 under the Parks and Trees Act.

Those who pluck or collect the fruit in a nature reserve or a national park can be fined up to S$50,000 and/or jailed up to six months.

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Some ways to save money - updated with may ways of saving money

  • Save every $5 bill that you come across.
  • Cut down your spending at work — and yes, that means not buying coffee. 
  • Start contributing to your retirement fund as early as possible.
  • If you are struggling with saving money, try putting away smaller amounts as opposed to big, one-off lump sums.
  • When it comes to credit cards, only spend money that you know you can pay off. Otherwise, avoid them entirely.
  • Ask yourself why you are spending money on what you are about to buy.
  • Use coupons or buy in bulk to bring down the cost per item of everyday expenses.
  • Track every purchase you make so you can better understand your spending behaviour.
  • If you are prone to making impulse purchases, only carry cash when you are out and about.
  • Start a piggy bank and dump all your coins into it at the end of the day.
  • When it comes to budgeting, consider the 50:20:30 ratio or 50:50 ratio if you want to save more.

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