Repairing wild-boar damage

SINGAPORE - For years, wild boars have been trampling the grounds near homes in Kebun Baru, leaving grass patches damaged.

Yesterday, a group of nearly 50 residents decided to roll up their sleeves and repair the damage themselves.

Using shovels and hoes provided by the National Parks Board (NParks), they came together to restore the grass patches in Lower Peirce Park. They worked together in an area about half the size of a football field for about two hours to even out the damaged patches.

The initiative was organised by the Kebun Baru Vista Neighbourhood Committee, which looks into the welfare of residents in private estates and condominiums in the area.

"We are passionate and we have a desire to do our part to improve the park's environment because many of us come here regularly," said Mr Chang Nam Yuen, 62, who is the chairman of the committee.

Wild boars are a common sight in the Lower Peirce area. NParks estimated last year that there were 100 wild boars in the area and had started to cull them.

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