about love our macritchie forest

The Love MacRitchie movement is a collective effort among various nature groups in Singapore, including Cicada Tree Eco-Place.

It was launched in 2013 in response to the LTA’s announcement of the new Cross Island MRT Line (CRL), which was proposed to tunnel through the MacRitchie Forest, a precious yet fragile ecosystem.

Over 12,000 signatures were collected as part of a petition urging authorities to rethink the plans.

Living in Singapore city, what do tiny forest critters have to do with us? The Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) is proposed to tunnel through MacRitchie Rainforest, this will negatively impact the balance of its ecosystem. © 2016 Producers Kwan Hun and Teresa Teo Guttensohn. A conservation film in support of Love our Macritchie Forest movement.
© 2013-2014 produced by Vilma D’Rozario, Teresa Teo Guttensohn, and Lysa Aya Trenier. An environmental music project in support of the Love our Macritchie Forest movement.

what can I do?

The phase II EIA report has been published and the authorities are seeking public feedback. To read a summary of the findings, you may refer to LOMF’s Q&A article or this handy infographic for the latest updates:

Appeal to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Singapore, to avoid conducting works related to the Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR). Provide feedback to LTA: LTA_CRL_CCNR_EIA@lta.gov.sg. Do share it widely with your friends and the public. Continue writing in after the deadline, so that we can have an engaged and informed discussion together.

Find out what else you can do to help!

Join our monthly LOMF walks to learn more about the precious, irreplaceable biodiversity in our CCNR – sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Visit the Love our MacRitchie Forest official site for more info.

past LOMF walks