30 Jul (Sun): Istana Nature Guided Walk

Sign up for the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Open House. This guided walk is a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks), which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.
The guided walk starts from 10am to 4pm, and is conducted hourly. Please look out for signs on the Istana grounds to find out where you can register for the guided walk.

More details about the Istana Open House on the NParks website and the Istana website.

Time: 10am to 4pm every hour.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

29 Jul (Sat): What's in my mangrove?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh.

Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

29 Jul (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

22 Jul (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of Bukit Timah

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Bukit Timah. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own sociality.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Macritchie, please join our free walk, led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Suitable for adults and children above 8 years.

More details and registration online.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard, Visitor Centre Front Courtyard
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

22 Jul (Sat): What's in my water?

What's that swimming in the water? A fish, a worm, an insect or a crocodile!? Join us for an interesting morning walk getting to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh.
Living crocodile at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 8 Mar 2015

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Please meet at Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

22 Jul (Sat): Race Against Time - Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany and Horticulture, Orchid and Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.
Highlights of this 45-minute tour includes a visit to the Herbarium which stores physical records of reference plant materials, some dating as far back as 1790. In addition, learn about our hybridization programme for orchids, a process introduced back in 1930’s by the then Director, R.E Holttum.

Limited to 25 people, for ages 9 and above.

This tour repeats every fourth Saturday. More details online.

Time: 10am, registration is required at the Service Desk 15-minutes before the scheduled start time.
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (nearest MRT is Orchard station)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

22 Jul (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

22 Jul (Sat): Kayaking the Hidden Waterways of Sungei Khatib Bongsu

Open to the Public - Registration Needed - Members Priority

Everything at Sungei Khatib Bongsu seems bigger, from clams to trees. Its waterways are confusing, making navigation a challenge. Once inside, it is hard to know where things are relative to each other. Kayaking beneath the hanging roots of an immense fig, one wonders if Sungei Khatib Bongsu could be conserved as one of Singapore’s last great rivers. Join us to explore this natural playground.

Participants must be at least 8 years old. Kids 12 years old and below are entitled to a 50% discount and must be accompanied by a parent (no guardians) in the same kayak.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.45am - 12.30pm
Venue: Sungei Khatib Bongsu
Cost - Member: $110 per person, Non-Member: $136 per person.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

16 Jul (Sun): Ubin Day

The Grand Finale of Pesta Ubin! Come to the Assembly Area for Kampung Games, booths by passionate Ubin interest groups, kids activities and more!
The many volunteers and supporters of Ubin
at Ubin Day 2016.

Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Assembly Area.

No charge, the activities are free!
No registration required.

16 Jul (Sun): Coastal Cleanup at Pulau Ubin with Sea Shepherd

Specially for Pesta Ubin, get hands-on experience and help keep our shores clean.
You will learn how trash is affecting marine life, as well as how Singapore manages its trash. You will also have fun as we will be on the look out for interesting and weird finds amongst the trash!

There is no age restriction but parents are to supervise their own children, especially younger ones. Anyone unwell or have medical conditions should consult their doctors first as clean-up can be physically strenuous. You are advised to drink up and hydrate as weather can be scorching. For safety, all participants have to wear covered shoes (diving booties are the best). No sandals, slippers or crocs.

Date: 16 Jul (Sun)
Time: 9.30am to 11am
Meeting point: Sea Shepherd booth at the Assembly Area, 3 minute walk from Ubin Jetty (map).
Website: http://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdSG

No charge, the activity is free!

No registration required, simply drop by the Sea Shepherd booth. But if you would like to reserve a spot, email James james@seashepherd.asia

15 Jul (Sat): Ubin Rustic Reflections Tour

This tour takes approximately 2 hours. It starts at the Assembly Area before proceeding to the former Bin Kiang School site. You will then head over to the Sensory Trail pond to learn about the habitat restoration efforts before making stops at Pulau Ubin’s former headman’s house and Kampung Melayu.
Tour participants will also visit a rubber plantation that once supplied Singapore, and possibly the region, with latex, and learn more about the different plants that played a major role in shaping this country’s culinary delights at the Ubin Fruit Orchard before ending the tour at Teck Seng’s Place – a restored Chinese kampung house.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 2 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. More details and registration online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

15 Jul (Sat): National Orchid Garden guided tour

Spend an hour with our volunteer guides as they introduce how orchids are the largest flowering group of plants in the world. Visit the collection of hybrids and species that in collection of the National Orchid Garden.
Full map at http://www.sbg.org.sg/map_nog.htm

This walk is conducted by the volunteers of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

A tour in Mandarin is also conducted at 4pm.

More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am (English) and 4pm (Mandarin). Register 15 minutes before the tour starts. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Nassim Gate
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.nparks.gov.sg/`

15 Jul (Sat): Kampong Tour at Pulau Ubin

Take a walk with us to experience Ubin's wonderful natural and cultural heritage. The 2.2km trail takes about 2 hours to complete. The tour will start at the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub and take you through the spice trees around Jelutong campsite, Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Sensory Trail Ponds, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Toa Pek Kong Temple and end at the Wayang Stage. You will hear about the use of spices in cooking and the interesting history of the different sites.
Do you know what the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub was in the 1970s? When was the Toa Pek Kong Temple built? If you would like to know, then this is an excellent introduction to the heritage of the island.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 4 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. Register online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

15 Jul (Sat): Nature Sketching in the Gardens with Pui San

Enjoy nature creatively through this engaging, fun and therapeutic activity. Join our volunteer artist, Mr Tham Pui San, as he teaches and guides you in acquiring drawing and observation skills to equip you for an interesting journey of nature appreciation.
This event is held every third Saturday of every alternate month

More details on the NParks website.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Meet at the Service Desk, Botany Centre (Tanglin Entrance). Registration is required 15mins before the activity on a first-come-first-served basis at the desk. Limited to maximum 20 adults per session.
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/
Contact: 6471 7361 and NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg

15 Jul (Sat): What's in my mud?

The mud at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a key habitat for the plants and animals. This unique habitat is full of surprises!
Explore the mudflats at Sungei Buloh
Get close and personal to the mud and observe the rich biodiversity; critical to the ecosystem at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Join us for an interesting free guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre, meet at the Information Counter.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

15 Jul (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

15 Jul (Sat): Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research Programme

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Horseshoe crabs (HSC) are in decline globally due to habitat loss, poaching and overfishing. They get trapped in abandoned nets and need your help to free them. NSS aims to continually monitor our local HSC population to ensure that they stay around for generations to come. Please register if you want to be part of this mission to rescue and study the HSC at Mandai Mudflats.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 8am - 11am
Venue: Mandai Mudflats
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

15 Jul (Sat): Lim Chu Kang Ramble

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

If you are hankering for a robust and exciting ramble, join Pandian and Sutari Supari in exploring little known areas in northwest Singapore. Not suitable for children below 12 years old.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 8am - 1pm
Venue: Meet at Kranji Dam public car park (take bus 925 from Kranji MRT station).
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

15 Jul (Sat): Ubin Night Walk with Strix Wildlife Consultancy

Specially for Pesta Ubin, join this Ubin night walk under the umbrella of Strix Wildlife Consultancy led by Subaraj Rajathurai, the foremost nature guide in Singapore. This walk is supported by the Herpetological Society of Singapore.
Oriental whip snake (Ahaetulla prasina)
Snakes are beautiful and will not harm if they don't feel threatened.
Your guides are experienced and knowledgeable field naturalists, so expect amazing encounters and delightful discoveries during this special walk at Pulau Ubin. As well as fascinating stories about the history and heritage of Pulau Ubin.

Please bring along insect repellent, torch, poncho, bottle of water. Optional items if you have them, do bring along your binoculars and a camera.

Two groups each maximum 20 persons, first-come-first-served.

Time: 5pm - 8pm, meet at 4.45pm
Meeting point: Assembly Area, 200m or a 6-min walk from Ubin Jetty  (map).
Cost: $15 per participant, payment on the spot. Proceeds will be donated to the Herpetological Society of Singapore.
Website: http://www.subaraj.com/

No registration required! Just turn up at the meeting point by 4.45pm, payment on the spot.

Arrangements have been made for a bumboat (or two) to be available for your travel back to the mainland at $5/person. With only one or two bumboats, it may take a while to transport a large group back to the mainland. Thank you for your patience!

14 Jul (Fri): Chek Jawa guided tour

Join the NParks volunteers for a tour to discover and learn about Chek Jawa's six ecosystems and the diverse array of animals that inhabits these unique habitats.
Journey through the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre, 1.1km long boardwalk, Jejawi viewing tower and sandbar with experienced guides.

Open to all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance. More details and registration online 'waitlist' will appear once event is fully booked.

Time: 8am - 10am
Venue: Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre). More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Cost: $60 per group (for a maximum of 15 people)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Jul (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of MacRitchie

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Macritchie Reservoir Park. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own sociality.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Macritchie, please join our free walk, led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Suitable for adults and children above 8 years.

More details and register online.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Meet at Mushroom Cafe at Macritchie Reservoir Park. The walk will be at Macritchie Reservoir Park, Lawn @ Paddle Lodge
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Jul (Sat): Rain Forest Tour at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Discover the enchantment of our tropical rain forest with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

Tours in Mandarin are available at 10am and 4pm.

This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NPark's Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every second Saturday of the month. More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am and 4pm; Register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate.
Tour duration: One hour.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Jul (Sat): What's in my sky?

Birdwatchers, join us in this free guided walk and learn to identify many amazing birds of different species that passes through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre
Please meet at Information Counter, Neo Tiew entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Jul (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Jul (Sat): Sketches of Nature

Explore the artist in you while you travel through time from the 14th century to the 19th century and beyond in Fort Canning Park with Artist, Mr Choo Meng Foo. Take home with you sketches of the interesting heritage attractions or the beautiful surroundings in Fort Canning Park. Bring your sketchbook, pen, pencil or colour pencil and join us in this relaxing activity.
Details and registration online.

Time: 10am - 12noon
Venue: Telok Blangah Hill Park, Multi-Purpose Plaza
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Jul (Sat): Fun with leaves!

Are you looking for something creative for your child to do? Head down for a fun-filled 2 hours workshop by artist Ms Joyotee Ray Chaudhury, where your child can learn to create nature-inspired art pieces using dry leaves!
Ketapang or Sea almond (Terminalia catappa)
This workshop is suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years old. All materials will be provided.

More details and registration online.

For enquiry, please contact Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at 67941401 or through email:nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Please meet at Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Jul (Sat): Discover Ubin with Strix Wildlife Consultancy

Specially for Pesta Ubin, join this Ubin walk by Strix Wildlife Consultancy led by Subaraj Rajathurai, the foremost nature guide in Singapore.
Subaraj Rajathurai, Strix Wildlife Consultancy
Your guides are experienced and knowledgeable field naturalists, so expect amazing encounters and delightful discoveries during this special walk at Pulau Ubin. As well as fascinating stories about the history and heritage of Pulau Ubin.

Please bring along insect repellent, sun-screen, sun-hat, poncho, bottle of water. Optional items if you have them, do bring along your binoculars and a camera.

Two groups each maximum 20 persons, first-come-first-served.

Time: 8am - 11am, meet at 7.40am.
Meeting point: Assembly Area, 200m or a 6-min walk from Ubin Jetty  (map).
Cost: $15 per participant, payment on the spot. Proceeds will be donated to the Herpetological Society of Singapore.
Website: http://www.subaraj.com/

No registration required! Just turn up at the meeting point by 7.40am, payment on the spot. Maximum 40 persons, first-come-first-served.

2 Jul (Sun): Forest Clean-up at Pulau Ubin

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Specially for Pesta Ubin. Pulau Ubin is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) with various healthy habitats rich in animals and plants. Make a difference by helping to clean up its forest while learning about a variety of conservation issues and how you can become a better steward of nature.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.


1 Jul (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

1 Jul (Sat): What's in my mud?

The mud at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a key habitat for the plants and animals. This unique habitat is full of surprises!
Get close and personal to the mud and observe the rich biodiversity; critical to the ecosystem at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Join us for an interesting free guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre, meet at the Information Counter.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

1 Jul (Sat): Free tour of the Healing Garden, Botanic Gardens

Launched in October 2011, the Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. It is laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, respiratory and reproductive systems. Spread over 2.5 hectares, this garden is designed as a tranquil retreat with medical plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus.
Please note that the Healing Garden is closed every Tuesday, and opened 5am - 7.30pm daily. Admission is free.

Registration is required 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre. Mandarin tours are only available at 10am. English tours are available for all slots. This tour repeats every First Saturday of the month. More details online.

This walk is conducted every first Saturday of the month.

Time: 9am - 10am, please register 15 minutes before the tour
Venue: Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Visitor Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Nassim Gate
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

1 Jul (Sat): Ubin Night Walk with Strix Wildlife Consultancy

Specially for Pesta Ubin, join this Ubin night walk under the umbrella of Strix Wildlife Consultancy led by Subaraj Rajathurai, the foremost nature guide in Singapore. This walk is supported by the Herpetological Society of Singapore.
Oriental whip snake (Ahaetulla prasina)
Snakes are beautiful and will not harm if they don't feel threatened.
Your guides are experienced and knowledgeable field naturalists, so expect amazing encounters and delightful discoveries during this special walk at Pulau Ubin. As well as fascinating stories about the history and heritage of Pulau Ubin.

Please bring along insect repellent, torch, poncho, bottle of water. Optional items if you have them, do bring along your binoculars and a camera. 

Two groups each maximum 20 persons, first-come-first-served.

Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm, meet at 6.15pm
Meeting point: Assembly Area, 200m or a 6-min walk from Ubin Jetty  (map).
Cost: $15 per participant, payment on the spot. Proceeds will be donated to the Herpetological Society of Singapore.
Website: http://www.subaraj.com/

No registration required! Just turn up at the meeting point by 6.15pm, payment on the spot.

Arrangements have been made for a bumboat (or two) to be available for your travel back to the mainland at $5/person. With only one or two bumboats, it may take a while to transport a large group back to the mainland. Thank you for your patience!

29 Jun (Thu): Chek Jawa Intertidal Guided Tour

Join the NParks volunteers for a tour to discover and learn about Chek Jawa's six ecosystems and the diverse array of animals that inhabits these unique habitats.
Journey through the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre, 1.1km long boardwalk, Jejawi viewing tower and sandbar with experienced guides.

Open to all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance. More details and registration online 'waitlist' will appear once event is fully booked.

Time: 8am - 10am
Venue: Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre). More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Cost: $60 per group (for a maximum of 15 people)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

28 Jun (Wed): Chek Jawa Intertidal Guided Tour

Join the NParks volunteers for a tour to discover and learn about Chek Jawa's six ecosystems and the diverse array of animals that inhabits these unique habitats.
Journey through the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre, 1.1km long boardwalk, Jejawi viewing tower and sandbar with experienced guides.

Open to all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance. More details and registration online 'waitlist' will appear once event is fully booked.

Time: 8am - 10am
Venue: Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre). More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Cost: $60 per group (for a maximum of 15 people)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

19-25 Jun: Highlights of the week ahead

A long weekend ahead! A great opportunity to bring the kids to Pesta Ubin!
Pesta Ubin 2017 poster: this week 19 - 25 Jun
This week at Pesta Ubin, lots of Pesta Ubin activities that are free of charge and do NOT require registration. Simply come to Pulau Ubin and join the fun! Don't say Bo Jio!

Pesta Ubin highlights


For kids and the family


Walks in wild places


Go wild on your own!

This long weekend, why not explore our wild places free-and-easy? Great destinations include Pulau Ubin and a wide range of seashores, mangroves and forest destinations. Lots of info for visitors on wildsingapore with tips on how to prepare for a trip, how to get there and what to see and do.

A tip for school holidays during weekends

Our wild places and parks can get VERY crowded on long weekends. The best way to avoid the crowds is to arrive early in the morning and leave early. Our wildlife is generally more active in the morning too!

MORE events next week

MORE events for the month ahead.

26 Jun (Mon): Mandarin guided tour at Sungei Buloh

Join us for a morning guided walk around the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
This guided walk is suitable for everyone, including families with children.

The walk will be cancelled in the event of rain. Number of participants is limited to 20 people. Minimum number of participants is 5. Register online.

Time: 9am - 10.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

Every weekend of the school holidays at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

This June school holidays, in conjunction with Children's Season, get creative at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and make your own plant and animal models using recycled material!
Happening every Saturday and Sunday at the museum lobby from 11am - 3pm.

LKCNHM members and ticket holders to the museum can enjoy $3 off the cost of the activity!

Dates: Every weekend from 27 May to 25 Jun
Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum lobby
Website: http://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/

25 Jun (Sun): Rural Nature and Kampong Culture Walk on Pulau Ubin

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on this special walk. The island of Pulau Ubin has the last of Singapore’s bygone village ‘kampong’ culture. Here you will experience a quaint kampong vibe and the laid-back lifestyle of the people living and working on their tropical island home, and see retro architecture. Much has remained unchanged and it still seems like a walk into the past, back to 1960’s Singapore. We start our walk into the rural countryside on Ubin’s Sensory Trail, bypassing bountiful kitchen gardens and fruit orchards.
Kampung house at Pulau Ubin
We peek over fences to look at wooden kampong houses and their outdoor kitchens and toilets. Our route will go through a herb, spice and vegetable plot, and also coffee and jasmine plantations. We then walk on bunds through mangrove forests to spot mudskippers, kingfishers and tree-climbing crabs. Ubin is most likely the best place in the world to hear the incredible song of the globally endangered Straw-headed Bulbul. Our walk continues through lalang grassland where we can pause to play lalang arrows, and a coconut plantation. We then check out the lotus and lily ponds. We return to the main village on the main road, walking under ancient durian trees.

Please register by emailing participants’ name/s, ages of kids, phone number of contact participant to Andrew at: andrewtay.sg@gmail.com . More details and instructions will be given upon registration. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected at the activity. Cheque to be made payable to: ‘Cicada Tree Eco-Place’. All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers for our kids’ activities.

Time: 9.30am to 12noon
Meeting and end point: Changi Jetty in Changi Village
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below
Website: https://www.facebook.com/cicadatreeecoplace/

25 Jun (Sun): Istana Nature Guided Walk

Sign up for the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Open House. This guided walk is a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks), which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.
The guided walk starts from 10am to 4pm, and is conducted hourly. Please look out for signs on the Istana grounds to find out where you can register for the guided walk.

More details about the Istana Open House on the NParks website and the Istana website.

Time: 10am to 4pm every hour.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Jun (Sat): Wild Food Plant Walk at Bukit Brown Cemetery

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on this special walk. Bukit Brown Cemetery is also a green oasis with all sorts of plants, from those typically grown in cemeteries such as frangipani (the Pontianak flower!), to ornamental house-plants, fruit trees, local herbs and spices, medicinal plants and wildflowers.
Photo from all things Bukit Brown
We will gently walk around on level paths to see what we can find growing on the waysides, and on graves, to sniff and taste. Many edibles thrive here, such as tapioca, nangka, mani-chye and durian. Wild herbs and medicinals found here include curry, salam, cupids’ shaving brush, dragon’s tail and noni. We get to know the poisonous plants too, such as croton and dumb cane. Our bonus will be encounters with the wild critters who live here, so bring your binoculars.

Please register by emailing participants’ name/s, ages of kids, phone number of contact participant to Andrew at: andrewtay.sg@gmail.com . More details and instructions will be given upon registration. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected at the activity. Cheque to be made payable to: ‘Cicada Tree Eco-Place’. All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers for our kids’ activities.

Time: 9am to 11am
Meeting and end point: Junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road
For: adults, but kids of participants may tag along
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below
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24 Jun (Sat): Ecolife at Coney Island

Did you know that Coney Island Park has a very interesting history?
Come follow our volunteer guides to find out more and learn more about the interesting flora and fauna found on the island.

Limited to 30 participants. Register online.

Time: 9 - 11am
Venue: Coney Island Park, West Entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Jun (Sat): Art in Nature at Dairy Farm Nature Park

Get ready to busy yourself with sketchpads and paint brushes at Dairy Farm Nature Park. Volunteer leader, Jerome Pang will be sharing and guiding volunteers and participants to develop their art skills while raising awareness on conservation and native biodiversity.
Suitable for adults with art background. Each session a maximum of 15 people.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park (Wallace Education Centre)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Jun (Sat): Ubin Night Walk with Strix Wildlife Consultancy

Specially for Pesta Ubin, join this Ubin night walk under the umbrella of Strix Wildlife Consultancy led by Subaraj Rajathurai, the foremost nature guide in Singapore. This walk is supported by the Herpetological Society of Singapore.
Oriental whip snake (Ahaetulla prasina)
Snakes are beautiful and will not harm if they don't feel threatened.
Your guides are experienced and knowledgeable field naturalists, so expect amazing encounters and delightful discoveries during this special walk at Pulau Ubin. As well as fascinating stories about the history and heritage of Pulau Ubin.

Please bring along insect repellent, torch, poncho, bottle of water. Optional items if you have them, do bring along your binoculars and a camera. 

Two groups each maximum 20 persons, first-come-first-served.

Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm, meet at 6.15pm
Meeting point: Assembly Area, 200m or a 6-min walk from Ubin Jetty  (map).
Cost: $15 per participant, payment on the spot. Proceeds will be donated to the Herpetological Society of Singapore.
Website: http://www.subaraj.com/

No registration required! Just turn up at the meeting point by 6.15pm, payment on the spot.

Arrangements have been made for a bumboat (or two) to be available for your travel back to the mainland at $5/person. With only one or two bumboats, it may take a while to transport a large group back to the mainland. Thank you for your patience!

24 Jun (Sat): Race Against Time - Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany and Horticulture, Orchid and Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.
Highlights of this 45-minute tour includes a visit to the Herbarium which stores physical records of reference plant materials, some dating as far back as 1790. In addition, learn about our hybridization programme for orchids, a process introduced back in 1930’s by the then Director, R.E Holttum.

Limited to 25 people, for ages 9 and above.

This tour repeats every fourth Saturday. More details online.

Time: 10am, registration is required at the Service Desk 15-minutes before the scheduled start time.
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (nearest MRT is Orchard station)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Jun (Sat): What's in my water?

What's that swimming in the water? A fish, a worm, an insect or a crocodile!? Join us for an interesting morning walk getting to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Please meet at Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Jun (Sat): Ecolife family tour at Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park

This family tour introduces Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and its biodiversity through the use of interactive exploration themes and activities. Have fun working together to answer worksheets, conduct surveys and photo hunts, among other activities.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am -11am
Meeting point: Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park Promenade
Contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Jun (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Jun (Fri): MAD for Musang! for kids with Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Specially for Pesta Ubin. Common Palm Civets or 'musang' live in urban Singapore. And yes, on Pulau Ubin too!
Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate
Musang family!
If you are curious about what these small native carnivores look like, what they feed on, who may feed on them, and why they are important to humans, join us to learn more! MAD = Make A Difference!

We will start with a slide-talk on the Common Palm Civet, and then take a leisurely guided nature walk to see if we can find a musang looking for its dinner! Along the way, we may see other precious nocturnal wildlife such as the Greater Mousedeer, and Oriental Whip Snake.

Specially for kids and their families. We will only be going on level trails, so this walk is suitable for wheelchairs. Arrangement will be made for night travel back by bumboat.

Date: 23 Jun (Fri)
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
Meeting point: Uncle Lim's shop, No. 42 Pulau Ubin, opposite the Wayang Stage, 3 min walk from Ubin Jetty (map).
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Cost and other details will be announced shortly

Registration required.
Registration not yet open. 'Like' the Pesta Ubin facebook page to get the latest updates and alerts when registrations are opened.

Here's what happened at last year's Musang walk!
MAD for musang

22 Jun (Thu): Kids Mangrove Forest Critter Watch at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on this special walk. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is one of Singapore’s most treasured nature sites. It opened in 1993 and is visited by thousands every year, from families to schools and tourists.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension boardwalk
Our route will take us onto level dirt trails and wooden boardwalks into the Mangrove Forest. This very important Nature Reserve is a wildlife wonderland. Here many kinds of unique living things can easily be observed and studied in their natural homes in the wild. The mangrove and coastal forest ecosystems here are homes to an incredible diversity of birds, reptiles, mammals, fishes, crustaceans and insects, all quite easily encountered.

The unique Mangrove Forest is the main ecosystem in this Reserve, home of the Giant Mudskipper, Tree-climbing Crabs and large monitor lizards. The river at Buloh has several resident Saltwater Crocodiles. Although now off-season for migratory birds, many native species can be seen including the kingfishers, tailorbirds, herons and waterhens. The coastal waters here are very rich in marinelife, with shoals of Mullet, Puffer, Milkfish, Archerfish and Garfish coming into the river and mangrove ponds. Participating kids will be tasked to write up a list of the wildlife encountered.

Please register by emailing participants’ name/s, ages of kids, phone number of contact participant to Andrew at: andrewtay.sg@gmail.com . More details and instructions will be given upon registration. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected at the activity. Cheque to be made payable to: ‘Cicada Tree Eco-Place’. All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers for our kids’ activities.

Time: 9am to 11am
Meeting & end point: Wetland Centre of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below
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