28 Sep (Wed): FREE screening of "The Cove" - Understanding The World's Saddest Dolphins

NUS PEACE (People Ending Animal Cruelty & Exploitation), an animal welfare student group, has teamed up with ACRES to bring to everyone the screening of The Cove.

We feel that the time is crucial to lend our voices in support of The World's Saddest Dolphins campaign, with this movie being ideal in helping to understand the plight of the dolphins.

ACRES will be at the event to conduct a dialogue session. This event is sure to be highly informative and enriching. ACRES will also be setting up a booth for education and to sell some merchandise for their charitable causes.

More about "The Cove"
More about ACRES

Time: 6-8.30pm
Venue: National University of Singapore, Central Library Theatrette (Link to map)
Website: http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nuspeace/2011/09/20/dolphins-our-upcoming-event/
Contact:  nus.peace@gmail.com

19-25 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family

Special event! 24 Sep (Sat): Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium III - 20 speakers, 50 posters, all major ecosystems in Singapore! Only once every four years! A great event for those who want to learn more and do more for Singapore's biodiversity from those who are working on the issues!


Walks in wild places

for Nature Society (Singapore) only

25 Sep (Sun): Plant Walk at Bukit Brown

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Join Shawn and the Plant Group for a morning walk across the verdant rolling grounds of the Bukit Brown Cemetery. We will be looking out for primary forest species which are gradually establishing themselves in this peaceful and undisturbed part of our country.

Time: 9am. Meet at the gate into Bukit Brown Cemetery in Lorong Halwa (off Kheam Hock Road).
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Sep (Sun): Birdwatching at Kranji Marshes

Yong Ding Li leads this walk. From the meeting place, a hired bus will ferry us to our destination. We begin with a pleasant stroll along a countryside road to the Kranji Marshes where we will continue our walk along the PUB bund. The marsh is designated by URA as a Nature Park and is currently adopted by NSS under the PUB's ABC Waters Programme. Birding highlights here include the Red-wattled Lapwing, Purple Swamphen, Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, White-browed Crake, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle and more.

This walk is open to the public. Registration by 20 Sep on the NSS website. Limited to a maximum of 20 persons.

Time: 7.45am to 11.00am. Meet at Kranji Dam Carpark B near the Tidal Gates of Kranji Reservoir (off Kranji Way). Reachable by Bus 925 from Kranji MRT station.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Sep (Sun): Free Chek Jawa Wetlands Boardwalk Tour with NParks

Chek Jawa is an intertidal area containing one of Singapore's richest ecosystems. A unique wetland treasure, it is only revealed and accessible during low tides. Seize this rare opportunity to learn from experienced guides about the thriving flora and fauna in this area. Please wear light casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and a water bottle. Be prepared for weather changes.

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register email cindy_teng@nparks.gov.sg or call 6542 4108. Limited to 15 persons per group and 4 groups per date.

Time: 9.30-10.30am
Venue: Chek Jawa Wetlands Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Sep (Sun): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Free Mandarin Guided walk 9.30-11.30am. Call 67941401 to book this free guided tour. A minimum of 5 participants is needed to commence the tour. Limited to maximum 15 participants.


Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come -first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Sunday morning, subject to availability of guides.

Time: 9.30 am (subject to availability of guides) for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

25 Sep (Sun): Flights of Fantasy! Birdwatching for kids

Kids! Join us for a chirpy experience at Telok Blangah Hill Park. Bring along your binoculars and  you may spot some of the 43 species of birds that may be found here.


This birdwatching workshop along the Forest Walk is conducted by Cicada Tree Eco Place, in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011 and is made possible by the Garden City Fund and ST Microelectronics.

Register with NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg or call 6471-5601.

Pre-registration is required and is on a first-come first-served basis. Closing date, one week before the event. Programme commences only with a minimum of 15 participants.

Time: 8-11am 
Cost: $10 per child.
Venue: Mount Faber Park, Henderson Wave
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Sep (Sun): Paint along with Pui San at Sungei Buloh

Free art-and-nature appreciation at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Tham Pui San, a volunteer of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, is an avid artist who expresses his passion for nature through his art work.

Pui San welcomes artists of all ages or anyone who wants to learn. His objective is to encourage creativity while enjoying nature at the same time. Bring along your favourite drawing or painting supplies and enjoy learning different drawing techniques at Sungei Buloh.

More in the art in the wetlands blog.

Time: 8.30-11.30am, meet at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve ticketing counter (Visitor Centre).
Admission charges: While the art session is free, usual admission charges to Reserve apply. $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://artinwetlands.wordpress.com/
Contact: Tham Pui Sam at thampuisan@hotmail.com or the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

25 Sep (Sun): The Art of Paper Folding at Sungei Buloh

Origami is not only fun, but is also an artistic way of interpreting animals, plants, objects, or basically anything you can think of! The focus of this origami workshop will be on animals that can be found in our nature areas.
For more details see the Purple Mangroves blog.

Time: 11am-12noon
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, meet at the Information Counter at the Visitor Centre
Entry charges: While the event is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website and contact: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/

24 Sep (Sat): Night Ramble - Mandai Lake Road to MOE Dairy Farm Adventure Camp

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Come and experience rambling under the tall trees, as the day transforms into night. Experience the sunset and the dark tranquil ambience, as dusk sets in with the nocturnal sounds of millions of cicadas and night birds greeting the night. If you are lucky you will see fireflies, small animals, luminous fungi and ferns along the forest tracks. Enjoy the stars, planets and celestial objects shining in the night sky. Estimated journey is about 5 hours (not suitable for children under 12 yrs of age).

Time: 5:30-10:30pm. Meet at bus stop at Mandai Lake Road-Mandai Orchid Gardens (now construction work in progress) Bus service Nos: 138, 926, 927
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

24 Sep (Sat): Birdwatching at Lorong Halus

This walk is open to the public.

Jimmy Lee leads this walk which will start at the Punggol Promenade. For years, Little Grebes and Common Moorhens have made their home at Lorong Halus, an old rubbish dump site. Grassland birds like Yellow-bellied Prinias, Munias, Baya Weavers, Long-tailed Shrikes and more thrive here. PUB recently completed 'Lorong Halus Wetland' to help purify water that flow through the dump site. Come join Jimmy in an enjoyable morning of sights and sounds presented by these birds.

Registration by 20 Sep via the NSS website. The walk is limited to a maximum of 30 persons.

Time: 7.30-11am. Meet beside the Popeye Restaurant at Tebing Lane off Punggol East. You can take the MRT to Punggol station and transfer to the LRT. Alight at Riviera LRT station and walk towards the meeting point.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

24 Sep (Sat): Public walk at Butterfly Trail @ Orchard

Join the Nature Society (Singapore) in this public walk along the Butterfly Trail @ Orchard. 50 species of butterflies have already been sighted on the trail. Let’s explore the trail to witness the sight of these creatures living in an urban environment and to discover even more.We will start at the butterfly garden in Stamford Green, passing through SMU, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Istana Park, Penang Road Open Space and end at the rooftop garden on Orchard Central.

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register please email nurul_asyiqin_jaffar@nparks.gov.sg. Limited to 40 persons per session.

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm.
Venue: Meet in front of the National Museum at 93 Stamford Road. Stamford Green is accessible by the outdoor escalator next to the museum.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24-25 Sep: Parks Clean-up Day - Parks Festival 2011


Help keep our parks clean while exploring our parks! Litter bags will be given out at designated litter bag distribution/recycling points at all participating parks. Return your bagfuls of litter at the designated points to exchange for a limited edition Parks Festival souvenir. This event is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011

Venue: Woodlands Waterfront, East Coast Park, HortPark, Punggol Park, Kallang Riverside Park, Bedok Reservoir Park, Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/parksfest/
Contact: nparks_parksfest@nparks.gov.sg

24 Sep (Sat): Explore the "Mangle Salada" @ Pasir Ris Park

What's in a Mangrove? Think it's only trees? Join the walk and be amazed by the thriving mangrove, which is home to many unique plants and animals such as the Giant Mudskipper, Fiddler Crab, and Dog-faced Water Snake. Kids will also learn about the elements of the mangrove eco-system, discover what causes the degradation of mangroves and understand their importance to Mankind.

This FREE event is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register, please email esther_tay@nparks.gov.sg or call 6585 1229. Maximum 20 persons per session.

Time: 9-11am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Car Park C
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Sep (Sat): HortPark Butterfly Garden guided tour

HortPark's Butterfly Garden is a 150-sqm landscaped theme garden comprising an enclosure and an outdoor garden. Providing a visual feast of tropical plants and nearly 20 species of native butterflies, the Butterfly Garden enables visitors to learn about the different stages of metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar into butterfly. Within the enclosure, visitors are greeted with an up close and personal encounter with these flying jewels and can observe how pupae emerge into adult butterflies before taking their maiden flight.

The Butterfly Garden also serves as an experimental garden for National Parks Board to work on a Butterfly Species Recovery Programme to research on suitable nectar and host plants for breeding a variety of butterfly species, including locally extinct species such as Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) and Common Sergeant (Athyma perius).

Get up close and personal with the flying jewels, and learn their different stages of metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar into butterfly. Observe how pupae emerge into adult butterflies before taking their maiden flight within HortPark's Butterfly Garden.

This walk is free and is held every last Saturday of the month.

Time: 9-11am, please gather at the Butterfly Garden for the tour
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: 6471 5601

24 Sep (Sat): Evolution Garden guided tour

Take a journey through time, from the fiery planet that our world was in ancient times before memory, through the planet of dinosaurs, and into the modern world of 250,000 different flowering plants we enjoy today.

Journey through time with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

Suitable for kids.

This walk is held every fourth Saturday of the month. Please register 15 minutes before the tour. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.

Time: 9am (English tour)
Venue: Register at Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre before the tour starts.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: Visitor Services 6471 7361

24 Sep (Sat): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come -first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Saturday.

Time: 9.30am for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact:
info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

24 Sep (Sat): Greet our Forest Giants!

Kids! Meet the forest trees that form the Sembcorp Forest of Giants - an arboretum project to enhance biodiversity within urban areas.

Suitable for children 5-10 years.

This activity is conducted by Cicada Tree Eco Place, in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011 and is made possible by the Garden City Fund and Sembcorp Industries.

Register with NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg or call 6471-5601.

Pre-registration is required and is on a first-come first-served basis. Closing date, one week before the event. Programme commences only with a minimum of 15 participants.

Time: 9.30-11.30am 
Cost: $10 per child.
Venue: Mount Faber Park, Henderson Wave
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Sep (Sat): Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium III

20 speakers, 50 posters, all major ecosystems in Singapore! Only once every four years! A great event for those who want to learn more and do more for Singapore's biodiversity from those who are working on the issues!
Registration now open!

Singapore has amazing biodiversity in all major tropical ecosystems: rainforest, freshwater and marine. There's a great deal going on all the time, from research, management to outreach and education.

This one-day event showcases the tip of the spear, a glimpse of the enormous efforts ongoing, and a chance to meet the Real People who do Real Work for our biodiversity.

20 speakers will make 10-minute presentations each, in five sessions from 8am to 6pm. With two special updates about the new natural history museum and the national biodiversity sustainability and action plan.

There will be two long and sumptuous tea sessions, giving everyone a chance to chat and view the expected 50 posters featuring the many interesting work going on for our biodiversity.

More about the Symposium and online registration on the BoSS blog.

Date: 24 Sep (Sat)
Time: 8am-6pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 27, National University of Singapore map

22 Sep (Thu): Explore the "Mangle Salada" @ Pasir Ris Park

What's in a Mangrove? Think it's only trees? Join the walk and be amazed by the thriving mangrove, which is home to many unique plants and animals such as the Giant Mudskipper, Fiddler Crab, and Dog-faced Water Snake. Kids will also learn about the elements of the mangrove eco-system, discover what causes the degradation of mangroves and understand their importance to Mankind.

This FREE event is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register, please email esther_tay@nparks.gov.sg or call 6585 1229. Maximum 20 persons per session.

Time: 9-11am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Car Park C
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

22 Sep (Thu): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin

A collaboration by the Singapore American School, the School for the Visually Handicapped and National Parks Board, Pulau Ubin's Sensory Trail is an excellent introduction to the rustic and natural character of the island. You will be able to touch, see, smell or even taste fruit trees, spices and herbs for cooking, plants used in traditional medicine and native plants of the mangrove forest. Experience Ubin's wonderful nature through your different senses along our Sensory Trail. Wear light casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and be prepared for weather changes.

This FREE activity is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register email choi_yook_sau@nparks.gov.sg or call 6542 4842. Limited to 15 persons per group and 4 groups per date.

For more details about this walk, see the NParks website More about the Sensory Trail on the wildsingapore website and Ubin Volunteers blog

Time: 9-11am. 
Venue: Meet at the Pulau Ubin Main Information Kiosk next to the Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

21 Sep (Wed): Public walk at Butterfly Trail @ Orchard

Join the Nature Society (Singapore) in this public walk along the Butterfly Trail @ Orchard. 50 species of butterflies have already been sighted on the trail. Let’s explore the trail to witness the sight of these creatures living in an urban environment and to discover even more.We will start at the butterfly garden in Stamford Green, passing through SMU, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Istana Park, Penang Road Open Space and end at the rooftop garden on Orchard Central.

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register please email nurul_asyiqin_jaffar@nparks.gov.sg. Limited to 40 persons per session.

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm.
Venue: Meet in front of the National Museum at 93 Stamford Road. Stamford Green is accessible by the outdoor escalator next to the museum.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

20 Sep (Tue): Mangrove Salvaging at Sungei Buloh

Take part in conservation efforts in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Participants of this activity would be involved in the relocation of mangrove saplings from Sungei Buloh’s mudflats. Saplings would need to be gently removed using spades provided and placed into planting bags. These young plants would then be put in Sungei Buloh’s nursery before they are replanted to appropriate areas. The three-hour activity includes a safety briefing, demonstration and also washing-up. Expect to get muddy, and please dress appropriately. Light casual attire, old laced shoes, hat and water bottle

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register email g_shila_kumari@nparks.gov.sg (Ms. Shila) or Mohamad_azlin_sani@nparks.gov.sg (Mr. Azlin) or call 6794 2414 (Mr. Azlin). Limited to 30 persons per session with a minimum of 15 persons for the activity to commence.

Time: 2-5pm
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/





20 Sep (Tue): Explore the "Mangle Salada" @ Pasir Ris Park

What's in a Mangrove? Think it's only trees? Join the walk and be amazed by the thriving mangrove, which is home to many unique plants and animals such as the Giant Mudskipper, Fiddler Crab, and Dog-faced Water Snake. Kids will also learn about the elements of the mangrove eco-system, discover what causes the degradation of mangroves and understand their importance to Mankind.

This FREE event is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register, please email esther_tay@nparks.gov.sg or call 6585 1229. Maximum 20 persons per session.

Time: 9-11am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Car Park C
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

20 Sep (Tue): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin

A collaboration by the Singapore American School, the School for the Visually Handicapped and National Parks Board, Pulau Ubin's Sensory Trail is an excellent introduction to the rustic and natural character of the island. You will be able to touch, see, smell or even taste fruit trees, spices and herbs for cooking, plants used in traditional medicine and native plants of the mangrove forest. Experience Ubin's wonderful nature through your different senses along our Sensory Trail. Wear light casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and be prepared for weather changes.

This FREE activity is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register email choi_yook_sau@nparks.gov.sg or call 6542 4842. Limited to 15 persons per group and 4 groups per date.

For more details about this walk, see the NParks website More about the Sensory Trail on the wildsingapore website and Ubin Volunteers blog

Time: 9-11am. 
Venue: Meet at the Pulau Ubin Main Information Kiosk next to the Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

20-23 Sep: Conserve our Forest!

Help play a part in conserving our forests by participating in these programmes:
  • Weeding programme
  • Invasive species removal programme.
  • Parks clean-up programme.
Schools, corporate companies and organised groups are welcome to participate.

Part of the Connecting with Nature programme at Hort Park, in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

Register with NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg or call 6471-5601.

Pre-registration is required and is on a first-come first-served basis. Closing date, one week before the event. Programme commences only with a minimum of 15 participants.

Dates: 20-23 Sep

Time: 9-11am 
Venue: The Southern Ridges
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

12-18 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family

In conjunction with Parks Festival 2011 (17-25 Sep), a bonanza of free events are being held at our parks and gardens. As well as our wild places.

Walks in wild places

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only
Special event!

24 Sep (Sat): Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium III
- 20 speakers, 50 posters, all major ecosystems in Singapore! Only once every four years! A great event for those who want to learn more and do more for Singapore's biodiversity from those who are working on the issues!



18 Sep (Sun): Butterfly walk at Dairy Farm

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Join Simon for a stroll though this wonderful park, which is host to a great variety of forest butterflies. During our last member walk here, we spotted many interesting butterflies like the Common Birdwing, Great Mormon, Blue Bottle, Blue Jay, Common Faun, Cruiser, Yamfly and Common Posy. Let’s explore the park again. Duration of walk is around 2.5 hours.

Time: 9.30 am, meet at Dairy Farm Nature Park Car Park B opposite Petir Road.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

18 Sep (Sun): Free Chek Jawa Wetlands Boardwalk Tour with NParks

Chek Jawa is an intertidal area containing one of Singapore's richest ecosystems. A unique wetland treasure, it is only revealed and accessible during low tides. Seize this rare opportunity to learn from experienced guides about the thriving flora and fauna in this area. Please wear light casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and a water bottle. Be prepared for weather changes.

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register email cindy_teng@nparks.gov.sg or call 6542 4108. Limited to 15 persons per group and 4 groups per date.

Time: 9.30-10.30am
Venue: Chek Jawa Wetlands Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Sep (Sun): Fruit Tree Trail @ Sengkang Riverside Park

Get to know our fabulous array of fruit trees in Sengkang Riverside Park, from the Fish Killer Tree to the Mango Tree with our FREE guided walk! Plus, learn about the Constructed Wetlands and understand how they do their part in cleansing the water for the nearby Punggol Reservoir. Please wear light, comfortable clothing. Hats and umbrellas are recommended as there is little shade.

To register please email your name, NRIC, and handphone number to peck_geok_xin@nparks.gov.sg or gabriel_tang@nparks.gov.sg or call 9667 4973 or 9644 9550. A maximum of 45 persons for this event.

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

Time: 9am-12noon
Venue: Visitor Shelter (Mushroom Cafe), Sengkang Riverside Park
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Sep (Sun): Eco-Explorers! at Tampines Eco Green

Join us to explore the urban wetlands of Tampines Eco Green and experience the wealth of biodiversity that resides within. Pick up bird-spotting and identification skills, observe dragonflies and aquatic organisms and get close to decomposers at our hedges! The forests, marshes and ponds at this park will provide you and your family an unique natural experience on a Sunday morning. There will be guides present to bring registered participants around the learning stations in the park. Participants are encouraged to wear outdoor attire with comfortable walking shoes and a hat, and also bring along a water bottle. Binoculars and cameras are optional.

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register, email nanthini_elamgovan@nparks.gov.sg.

Time: 9am-12noon.
Venue: Tampines Eco Green, Junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and 12
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/



18 Sep (Sun): Explore the "Mangle Salada" @ Pasir Ris Park

What's in a Mangrove? Think it's only trees? Join the walk and be amazed by the thriving mangrove, which is home to many unique plants and animals such as the Giant Mudskipper, Fiddler Crab, and Dog-faced Water Snake. Kids will also learn about the elements of the mangrove eco-system, discover what causes the degradation of mangroves and understand their importance to Mankind.

This FREE event is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register, please email esther_tay@nparks.gov.sg or call 6585 1229. Maximum 20 persons per session.

Time: 9-11am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Car Park C
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Sep (Sun): Free Fun walk along the Southern Ridges

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Southern Ridges, a soothing sanctuary of greenery that is steeped in history and home to some of nature's greatest gifts of flora and fauna. This free walk is conducted by volunteer guides from Sembcorp.

Part of the Connecting with Nature programme at Hort Park, in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

Register with NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg or call 6471-5601.

Pre-registration is required and is on a first-come first-served basis. Closing date, one week before the event. Programme commences only with a minimum of 15 participants.

Time: 9-11am 
Venue: Mount Faber Park, Henderson Wave
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Sep (Sun): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come -first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Sunday morning, subject to availability of guides.

Time: 9.30 am (subject to availability of guides) for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

17 Sep (Sat): Birdwatching at Tampines Wood

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Willie Foo leads this walk. This area is located behind Tampines Industrial area, along Tampines Ave 10. There was once a 'Grebe Pond' with the highest record of 12 grebes. Alas, it has been drained and given way to development. Visit this wooded area before it is completely gone. We will be looking out for Sooty-headed Bulbuls that call this area home. Other interesting species that can be seen are Red-whiskered Bulbuls, Bee-eaters, Black-shouldered Kites, Pied Trillers, Pied Fantails, etc. If we are lucky we can watch mix flocks of Munias - Black-headed, White-headed and Scaly-breasted feeding together! For members only.

Time: 7.30-11am. Meet at the junction of Tampines Road and Jalan Sam Kongsi. This road was formerly known to drivers as "old Tampines Road".
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

17 Sep (Sat): Public walk at Butterfly Trail @ Orchard

Join the Nature Society (Singapore) in this public walk along the Butterfly Trail @ Orchard. 50 species of butterflies have already been sighted on the trail. Let’s explore the trail to witness the sight of these creatures living in an urban environment and to discover even more.We will start at the butterfly garden in Stamford Green, passing through SMU, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Istana Park, Penang Road Open Space and end at the rooftop garden on Orchard Central.

This activity is organised in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register please email nurul_asyiqin_jaffar@nparks.gov.sg. Limited to 40 persons per session.

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm.
Venue: Meet in front of the National Museum at 93 Stamford Road. Stamford Green is accessible by the outdoor escalator next to the museum.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

17 Sep (Sat): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin

A collaboration by the Singapore American School, the School for the Visually Handicapped and National Parks Board, Pulau Ubin's Sensory Trail is an excellent introduction to the rustic and natural character of the island. You will be able to touch, see, smell or even taste fruit trees, spices and herbs for cooking, plants used in traditional medicine and native plants of the mangrove forest. Experience Ubin's wonderful nature through your different senses along our Sensory Trail. Wear light casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and be prepared for weather changes.

This FREE activity is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

To register email choi_yook_sau@nparks.gov.sg or call 6542 4842. Limited to 15 persons per group and 4 groups per date.

For more details about this walk, see the NParks website More about the Sensory Trail on the wildsingapore website and Ubin Volunteers blog

Time: 9-11am. 
Venue: Meet at the Pulau Ubin Main Information Kiosk next to the Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

17 Sep (Sat): Fort Canning Spice Trail guided walk

"Revisiting History, Embracing Nature"
Join us as we guide you along The Fort Canning Spice Trail and discover the fascinating world of spices.

This trail sits on the site of Singapore’s first experimental and botanical garden. A small replica of the 19ha garden, it now has a collection of more than a hundred species of plants - spice, herbs, medicinal, economical and ornamentals. Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) and Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) trees, which were planted extensively in the first garden, can be found there as well.

Other attractions along this trail also includes the Archaeological Dig, which showcases the actual excavation site, the only such exhibition in modern Singapore and Keramat, believed to be a tomb of Singapore’s last king, Sultan Iskandar Syah.

Whether it is botanical or historical, learning about our history is just a walk in the park.

Walk is moderately easy but will involve walking up slopes and steps so do come dressed comfortably. The tour lasts two and a half hours. This walk is held every last Saturday of the month.

You may also opt for the Heritage on the Hill tour, which will bring you around the park and discover the events that have changed and shaped the face of Fort Canning over the years.

This activity is held in conjunction with Parks Festival 2011.

Pre-registration required. Call 63321200 or 63321302 or email nurul_asyiqin_jaffar@nparks.gov.sg

Time: 4-6pm
Venue: Meet courtyard opposite NParks Visitor Centre, Fort Canning Centre
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

17 Sep (Sat): Forest walk at the Botanic Gardens Rainforest Trail

A free guided nature walk through a rainforest right in the heart of the city! Along paved trails, under the shade of giant trees, learn about our rainforests, spot forest creatures and strange plants.

Suitable for young children.

More about the Botanic Gardens Rainforest Trail on the wildsingapore website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NPark's Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every second Saturday of the month.

Registration at Nassim Gate Visitor Centre, starts 15 minutes before the start of each tour session and is on first-come, first-served basis. In conjunction with Parks Festival 2011. Tours are subject to availability of guides.


Time: 11am (English and Mandarin) and 3pm (English and Mandarin) 
Tour duration: One hour.
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/
Contact: Visitor Services, 64717361 or NPARKS_SBG_Visitor_Services@NPARKS.GOV.SG

17 Sep (Sat): Race Against Time – Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

Join this free tour by staff of the Singapore Botanic Gardens to learn more about the Gardens’ research work.

Come and explore the hub of the Gardens' research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens to learn about botanical research. Find out about the urgency of plant exploration, collection and scientific documentation as species and habitats continue to be lost in the region. Visit the Orchid Micro-propagation and hybridisation display and find out how new hybrids are produced. You can also enter the restricted domain of the Herbarium and Library to learn about the valuable historical treasures they hold for science and posterity.

Registration at Green Pavilion, Botany Centre, starts 15 minutes before the start of each tour session and is on first-come, first-served basis. In conjunction with Parks Festival 2011. Tours are subject to availability of guides.

Time: 10am and 2pm
Meeting point: Green Pavilion, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

Contact: NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg.

17 Sep (Sat): Edible and Medicinal Plants tour at the Botanic Gardens

Join this free tour by our volunteer guides and spice up your knowledge of Edible and Medicinal Plants.

Registration at Green Pavilion, Botany Centre, starts 15 minutes before the start of each tour session and is on first-come, first-served basis. In conjunction with Parks Festival 2011. Tours are subject to availability of guides.

Time: 9am and 4pm.
Meeting point: Green Pavilion, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg.

17 Sep (Sat): Evolution Garden guided tour

Take a journey through time, from the fiery planet that our world was in ancient times before memory, through the planet of dinosaurs, and into the modern world of 250,000 different flowering plants we enjoy today.

Journey through time with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

Suitable for kids.

Registration at Nassim Gate Visitor Centre, starts 15 minutes before the start of each tour session and is on first-come, first-served basis. In conjunction with Parks Festival 2011. Tours are subject to availability of guides.

Time: 10am and 2pm.
Meeting point: Nassim Gate Visitor Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg.

17 Sep (Sat): 'Giants of the Forest' - for kids

In conjunction with Parks Festival 2011, join this free programme where kids will learn about emergents (tall trees) in the forests of Singapore, and their importance as forest habitats for various animals such as eagles and hawks.

Only for children aged 7-12 years with no need for parental involvement. Parents may email for a factsheet of the Nature Keeper Programme. Please wear light casual attire, comfortable walking shoes, hat and preferably bring drinking water.

Pre-register with Jeanne_Tan@nparks.gov.sg. This is part of the Nature Keeper Programme sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation.

Time: 9.30am-12noon
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Seminar Room (Address: 177 Hindhede Drive, Singapore 589333)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

17-25 Sep: Free Mangrove Guided Walk at Sungei Buloh

In conjunction with Parks Festival 2011, join this free walk to learn and discover the fascinating world of mangroves. In this one hour guided walk, participants will embark on a journey to learn more about the natural habitat and its interesting biodiversity. There is much to see at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, but much of the beauty and ecological diversity can only be observed by one with an eye for the small details and patterns of nature. This is where the experienced guides would be able to highlight the interesting features of the natural world. Please wear light casual attire, comfortable walking shoes, hat and preferably bring drinking water.

Pre-register at least two weeks in advanced with Ms. Shila at g_shila_kumari@nparks.gov.sg or Mr. Azlin at Mohamad_azlin_sani@nparks.gov.sg. Guided walks are subjected to availability of staff/volunteers and a minimum of 10, and maximum of 15 people.

Time: 9.30-10.30 am (subject to availability of guides).
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and school holidays: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

17 Sep (Sat): Kid's activities at Gardeners' Day Out at HortPark

Free activities at HorPark for Gardeners' Day Out!

Tours for kids
9am: Herb Garden
10.30am and 3.30pm: Apartment Garden
5pm: Vegetable Garden

Talks for kids
10am: Butterflies and caterpillars, by Syaiful Hakim, NParks
11am and 4pm: Nature storytelling and crafts, by National Library Board
4.30pm: Common Garden Animals, by Petrina Then, Science Centre Singapore

Walks for kids
5.30pm: In Search of Bugs and Slugs by Andrew Tay, Cicada Tree Eco Place

Pre-registration is required one week before the event, events require a minimum of 15 participants to proceed. Contact HortPark Visitor Services at 6471-5601 or NPARKS_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg

17 Sep (Sat): National Orchid Garden guided tour

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids in the National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Since 1859, orchids have been closely associated with the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The products of the Gardens' orchid breeding programme, which began in 1928, deserve a place where they can be displayed in their full splendour. The very design of these orchids is, one could say, 'hand-crafted' by the Gardens' horticultural staff, dedicated to bringing out the finest in any hybrid cross.

Over 1000 species and 2,000 hybrids are now found in the Gardens' collection, with about 600 species and hybrids on display. Every year, more vibrant and enduring hybrids are added on. So that all may admire and enjoy their diversity, richness and beauty, the National Orchid Garden now offers a permanent showcase, the largest display of tropical orchids in the world.

This walk is conducted by the volunteers of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every third Saturday of the month.

A tour in Mandarin is also conducted at 4pm.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am (English) and 4pm (Mandarin), register at Visitor Centre 15 minutes before the tour starts. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Tour duration: One hour.
Cost: While the tour is free, admission charges to the Orchid Garden applies: $5/adult, $1/student, $1/senior citizens (above 60 years) , Child below 12 years - Free
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/
Contact: Visitor Services 6471 7361

17 Sep (Sat): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come -first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Saturday.

Time: 9.30am for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact:
info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

17 Sep (Sat): Rainforest walk at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the largest surviving primary rainforest in Singapore. Come and join us on a fascinating journey of discovery to learn more about the natural wonders of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and why we should protect and conserve its complex ecosystem and diversity.

At this walk, the guide will introduce you to the common native flora and fauna found in the primary rainforest.

This guided walk is suitable for families with children and groups of not more than 5. Along a slightly undulating natural path, the trail is not accessible to prams and wheelchairs.

More about the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve on the wildsingapore website and NParks website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Central Nature Reserve and is held every third Saturday of the month.

Registration is required at least a week before the walk. Call 6554 5127 (Mon-Fri).

Time: 9.25am-10.30am. Meet at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, at the ranger counter.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

5-11 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family

Walks in wild places

Announcements
  • Special event! 24 Sep (Sat): Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium III - 20 speakers, 50 posters, all major ecosystems in Singapore! Only once every four years! A great event for those who want to learn more and do more for Singapore's biodiversity from those who are working on the issues!
  • NParks photo and video competitions! “City in a Garden” Photography Competition: various closing dates. Share your favourite nature photo. Attractive prizes, worth more than $29,000, to be won! more details
  • 3-11 Sep: Free entry the National Orchid Garden for students and accompanying adults, a school holiday special. More details.

11 Sep (Sun): Chek Jawa Walk with Cicada Tree Eco Place

We go on the extensive boardwalk at Chek Jawa on Pulau Ubin. Here we shall see a diversity of unique flora and fauna. At low tide, exposed seaweeds used to be collected by locals to feed their pigs. From the mangroves, Attap Palm leaves were harvested for thatching while durable Nibong Palm trunks were used to build kelongs. The shallow sea here was also a rich hunting ground. Many natural resources were depended upon, and used in sustainable ways by the kampong folk who lived at Chek Jawa.

Note: This activity will be on the boardwalk, walking on mudflats is not allowed.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. To register email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.

Time: 9-12noon
Cost: $15 per person (adult or child), excluding bumboat ride and mini-bus ride to Chek Jawa. The bumboat ride is $2.50 per person one way. The mini-bus ride is $4 return per person to and from the main village. Minimum 20 pax for walk to go ahead.

Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg

11 Sep (Sun): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come -first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Sunday morning, subject to availability of guides.

Time: 9.30 am (subject to availability of guides) for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

10 Sep (Sat): Forest walk at the Botanic Gardens Rainforest Trail

A free guided nature walk through a rainforest right in the heart of the city! Along paved trails, under the shade of giant trees, learn about our rainforests, spot forest creatures and strange plants.

Suitable for young children.

More about the Botanic Gardens Rainforest Trail on the wildsingapore website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NPark's Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every second Saturday of the month.

A special Mandarin version of this tour is at 4pm.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am (English) and 4pm (Mandarin); Register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One hour.
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/
Contact: Visitor Services, 64717361 or NPARKS_SBG_Visitor_Services@NPARKS.GOV.SG

10 Sep (Sat): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

photo by Andy DineshThe Naked Hermit Crabs introduce you to Chek Jawa without getting your feet wet. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boars, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.

Not more than five persons in a group, pre-register at nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com

More details on the event and how to get to Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin on the Adventures with the Naked Hermit Crabs blog.

Time: 9.30am meet at the Chek Jawa Info Kiosk, Pulau Ubin.
Duration: Two hours
Cost: no charge for now, but donations accepted.
Website: http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com/
Contact: nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com

10 Sep (Sat): Young Naturalists Passport Camp at Sungei Buloh

This one day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities. Children will earn a stamp for every completed activity, and a full collection of stamps will earn them a series of cloth badges.

Limited to 40 children between the age of 6-10 years old. Registration is required.

More information on the programme and online registration form on the Reserve website.

Time: 9am- 5pm
Cost: Each participant needs to purchase a young naturalist passport from the Visitor Services Counter at 50 cents. Registration of $5 is applicable, and cheques will be returned upon attendance and completion of the camp. The fee will be donated to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve education fund if the child fails to turn up for the camp upon registration and confirmation. Admission charges (50 cents per child) apply.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: 67941401

10 Sep (Sat): Mangrove Guided Tour at Pasir Ris Park

Creatures Up Close and Personal What exactly is a mudskipper? And who is Fiddler crab or Sesamine crab? Does a dog-faced water snake look more like a dog or a snake? Join the team and discover answers to the questions above and more. And if we’re lucky, we may be able to see some of the seashore animals at the river mouth.

Suitable for children K1 - P6

To register, please email Yvonne yvonne_chee@nparks.gov.sg

Registration closes 3 days before the event. The walk will only take place with a minimum of 15 persons.

Cost: $4 per person
Time: 9-10am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Car Park C
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

10 Sep (Sat): Public Bird Census Programme at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh is conducting introductory bird census programme to showcase the birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and its bird monitoring programme. Join us to have a first-hand experience on bird watching and research work. There is a limit of 40 participants. Bring along a hat, binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Join us for a fun time bird watching and learning about the migratory birds at SBWR!

Register with mendis_tan@nparks.gov.sg as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Entry charges: While the event is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

10 Sep (Sat): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin

Experience Ubin's wonderful nature through your senses along our Sensory Trail, the trail will brought you to the patch of herbs and spices and a "Secret Garden" to feel the original garden used to be on the island. Much more along the trail for you to explore.

This walk is held every third Saturday of the month.

Booking now online until 3 Sep.

For more details about this walk, see the NParks website More about the Sensory Trail on the wildsingapore website and Ubin Volunteers blog

Time: Walks starts 9.30am and lasts for about 1.5 hours. Meet at the Pulau Ubin Main Information Kiosk next to the Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: $60 per group of 15 persons, maximum 6 groups
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

10 Sep (Sat): HeART for Nature - FREE workshop for kids

This FREE art workshop helps children to delve deep into their hearts to express nature in various themed art activities like drawing, fingerprinting, origami, puppet making. The children will also learn about our natural heritage.
Photo courtesy of Vanessa ChangSuitable for children aged 5 to 10 (with parental supervision).

Limited spaces available. Please call 3 days in advance at 65545127 (Mondays to Fridays) to register for the activity.

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park- Wallace Education Centre
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

10 Sep (Sat): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come -first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Saturday.

Time: 9.30am for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact:
info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

9 Sep (Fri): Let’s Discover Plants & Animals - a guided tour for kids

Apart from plants, we often come across many animals in the Gardens, such as, birds, frogs, squirrels, butterflies, dragonflies, ants, earthworms. Be amazed by the many different types of animals in Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden! Learn fascinating facts about wildlife in the Garden and pick up tips on respecting them in nature and our environment. You may even have the chance to get up-close-and-personal with an oriental whip snake and a monitor lizard too!!

For enquiry and registration, please contact the Education at 64719961 or nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg . Online registration is available on www.sbg.org.sg (under "Education")

Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels

Time: 10-11am
Venue: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Fee: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg
Contact: 64719961 or nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

29 Aug - 4 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family

Lots of nature activities lined up for kids for the school holidays.

Walks in wild places

Announcements
  • 1-31 Aug: Free entry to museums for Singaporeans and permanent residents, and for all on Open House days. more details.
  • NParks photo and video competitions! “City in a Garden” Photography Competition: various closing dates. Share your favourite nature photo. Attractive prizes, worth more than $29,000, to be won! more details

  • 3-11 Sep: Free entry the National Orchid Garden for students and accompanying adults, a school holiday special. More details.

4 Sep (Sun): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come -first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Sunday morning, subject to availability of guides.

Time: 9.30 am (subject to availability of guides) for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Entry charges: While the walk is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401