Nuclear energy development in Southeast Asia: Implications for Singapore

Civil nuclear energy policy in Southeast Asia has seen sharp swings recently. Prior to the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear crisis in March 2011, several ASEAN member states had been actively pursuing nuclear energy. Fukushima compelled some to re-evaluate their plans. Thailand delayed the construction of its first nuclear power plant. In the Philippines, it became […]

Permaculture Design Course Up North in January.

If the world is small, Singapore and its neighbours are microscopic! In late July this year, I had the opportunity to meet Ustazah Kauthar, initiator of the Go Green Muslims programme in the Integrated Islamic School in Shah Alam, Malaysia. It was wonderful to see her various efforts in nurturing the young with fundamental environmental […]

Mental Note for Next Eid #2

So my family recently had our Eid open house. As I had done for Eid in previous years – as well as other parties- I set up a little recycling bin for used tin cans. We use up about 4 to 5 cartons (24 in each pack) of canned drinks for each Eid party. Its […]

The Price of Development – Coal Case.

The demand for coal is set to increase over the coming years, especially among developing countries. However, while coal may be a cheap source of energy to facilitate economic development, it is costly in terms of the implications for human security. Coal mining has been seen to adversely impact local communities and cause sociopolitical instability. […]

Don’t you just love TeKnoLoGi?

Ok, so I didn’t think I’d join Facebook, but I did. I didn’t think I’d get an iPhone, but I did. I didn’t think I’d join Twitter, but I did end up being a Twit. But hey! It ain’t that bad after all. And thanks to the geniuses behind paper.li, I’ve got my very own […]

Missing In Action but not out of Action.

OK, so its been 3 months since the last blog post. Indeed, there has been quite a bit of activity, especially on TheGreenBush’s Twitter Account. I had never thought I would have been a fan of New Media, but it can be quite addictive… and also quite useful. Its increasingly becoming an important part of […]

My debut presentation at WIEF

I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak on the “Going Green” Panel during the Young Leaders Forum at the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum on 18th May 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. Below is the text of my presentation during the session. Good Afternoon, everyone. The title of my presentation today is “Curbing a […]