Neo Chai Chin is a journalist from Singapore. She became more aware of environmental issues in the past decade and is astounded by the amount of damage that has been inflicted on our planet, as well as the fact that a change to our habits and lifestyles can still make a difference to our amazing and resilient ecosystems.
The 100 days in Borneo have opened her eyes to the fragility of the communities and forests a two-hour plane ride away from Singapore – especially the impact of palm oil plantations on indigenous peoples and wildlife. These are not issues confined to Borneo; they ought to be on everyone’s radar, as the footprint of palm oil companies and their products extend far and wide.
Chai Chin volunteers with environmental groups in Singapore on an ad hoc basis and will tell anyone who will listen about Borneo and the need to use less and care more.
Visit Chai Chin’s TIG profile.