Student Project | Time is running out of sand | Yanqi Tang & Lulin Tong

The fast-growing market for sand in Singapore is directly being linked to widespread damage to coastal ecosystems and fish stocks. And most of its exports have come from neighbouring Cambodia. Although Cambodia maintains that it has banned sand exports, an investigation by the NGO Global Witness has estimated that 796,000 tonnes of sand are still being extracted every month from Koh Kong province in South West Cambodia [1].

As a result, the Great Wall of the coastline – the mangroves – is facing survival problems. Frequent and

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