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  1. Library Resource
    The vegetation of Singapore

    an updated map

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2011
    Singapore

    The primeval vegetation of Singapore was largely lowland dipterocarp forest, with mangrove forest lining much of the coast and freshwater swamp forest found further inland adjacent to the streams and rivers. After colonization by the British in 1819, almost all the primeval vegetation was cleared for agriculture and other land uses. The most comprehensive vegetation map of Singapore was made in the 1970s and has not been updated since. Here we present an updated vegetation map of Singapore using information from satellite images, published works, and extensive ground-truthing.

  2. Library Resource
    Vertical cities as a solution for land scarcity: the tallest public housing development in Singapore
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2004
    Singapore

    Singapore, whose land area is approximately 660km2, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. In the 2001 Concept Plan, the Urban Redevelopment Authority estimated that Singapore would need 800000 more homes or 6400 ha of land to cater to a projected population of 5.5 million. Considering other competing demands for land resources, the 2001 Concept Plan has suggested constructing taller buildings. Thus, in August 2001, the Housing and Development Board initiated the development of a new 50-storeys public housing design.

  3. Library Resource
    In all fairness

    Two decades of CEDAW and the state of gender equality in Singapore

    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2018
    Singapore

    In an inclusive society, all women would have equal opportunities as men to participate socially, politically and economically. They would be valued and recognised as individuals in their own right and not primarily defi ned by their marital and reproductive status. Has this been achieved in Singapore? Contrary to common belief, the nation still has some ways to go in this regard, for signifi cant groups of women in Singapore continue to be marginalised and disadvantaged.

  4. Library Resource
    Development Assessment of the Singapore Land

    A GIS Spatial-Temporal Approach Based on Land Cover Analysis

    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2019
    Singapore

    Urban indicators plays an important role in the planning and sustainable development of the cities. This paper presents a methodology to determine the favorability index for development of Singapore based on land cover. The ‘City Index’ of Singapore was calculated using five indicators – Social, Environmental, Industrialization, Economic, and Naturality. Two indices ‘Environmental Capacity of Development’ and ‘Land Restriction’ were used as correction factors in the Singapore favorability index for development determination.

  5. Library Resource
    Zoning Regulation as Land Use Control Instrument

    Lesson Learned from United States of America and Singapore

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2010
    United States of America, Indonesia, Singapore

    One of local government authorities is the implementation of land use planning. Due to implementation land use planning, controlling is needed as effort for the implementation is appropriate with the planning. According to Spatial Planning Act No.26/2007, land use control instruments are zoning regulation, permit, incentive and disincentive, and sanction. In Indonesia, zoning regulation is new instrument and only a few of city that have made and uses zoning regulation as land use control instrument.

  6. Library Resource
    Whither Torrens Title in Singapore?
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2010
    Singapore

    The Torrens system was designed to deal with problems of 19th century conveyancing practice and it is questionable whether it meets the needs of the 21st century. The doctrine of immediate indefeasibility of title exacerbates the growing problem of identity fraud and is capable of causing much injustice, which in itself leads to a high volume of litigation. This article considers the possibility of reform, in particular the introduction of a comprehensive insurance scheme and a move away from immediate indefeasibility.

  7. Library Resource
    Compulsory Acquisition of Land in Singapore

    A Fair Regime?

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2010
    Singapore

    This article outlines the legislative history of the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 152, 1985 Rev Ed) and the philosophy behind the legislation. The main thrust of the article is its analysis of the circumstances leading to the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. In so doing, it also examines the development of the compensation framework and its implications for landowners. A number of landmark cases on interesting issues have also been referred to and these serve to illustrate the changing paradigms of the State and the landowners with the passage of the laws on compulsory acquisition.

  8. Library Resource
    Imazon
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2020
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil

    Este livro trata da história da Amazônia desde a chegada do homem no vale do Amazonas há mais ou menos 11000 a.C. até os dias atuais. Nele você vai poder compreender os períodos históricos seguindo a linha do tempo, a qual marca com ícones os acontecimentos mais importantes na região. Os textos do livro estão intercalados por ilustrações que representam cada época. 

  9. Library Resource
    Disputes And Issues Relating To Sale And Purchase Of Land In Malaysia
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Malaysia

    This chapter deals with the sale of land or building or parcel in a sub-divided building or land parcel in Malaysia. Realising that it is quite impossible to give a complete treatment of such sale and purchase transaction in just a few pages of this chapter, it is proposed that the approach taken in this writing will be to introduce such transaction to the general reader and to only elaborate the salient features, issues and disputes of a general sale and purchase of land in Malaysia.

  10. Library Resource
    The Orang Asli Customary Land

    Issues and Challenges

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2013
    Malaysia

    This paper briefly explains the unique relationships of Orang Asli with the customary land. It further demonstrates the common views that there is a collision between the Orang Asli notion of land ownership and that of the state. In particular the discussion highlights the interpretation of customary tenure under section 4 (2) (a) of the National Land Code, 1965 and it significance with the Orang Asli customary land.

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