20-26 Mar: Highlights of the week ahead

Make a wild difference



Walks in wild places



For Nature Society (Singapore) members only




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26 Mar (Sun): Butterfly Walk from Rifle Range to Jelutong

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

With good weather, the secondary forest from Rifle Range to Jelutong Tower promises a number of tantalising forest butterflies. Past outings have yielded less common ones such as the Black Tipped Archduke, Lesser Harlequin, Dark Posy, Chocolate Royal, Banded Yeoman, Five Bar Swordtail, Plain Banded Awl and Ultra Snow Flat. Other engaging encounters include the Common Bluebottle, Tailed Jay, Elbowed Pierrot, Tree Yellow, Fluffy Tit, Rustic, Purple Duke and Yellow Veined Lancer.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at carpark at the end of Rifle Range Road.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

26 Mar (Sun): Paint Along with Pui San at Sungei Buloh

Conducted by Mr Tham Pui San, a volunteer of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Pui San is an avid artist who expresses his passion for nature through his art work. Bring along your art materials and enjoy learning different drawing techniques at Sungei Buloh.
More in the art in the wetlands blog.

Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 8.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Meet at Api Api Lab (Kranji Way entrance)
Website: http://artinwetlands.wordpress.com/ and http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

26 Mar (Sun): Plant Walk at Venus Forest Trails

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Led by Angie Ng, Jenny Lim and Andrew Tay, we will visit parts of the loop trail and newly-opened boardwalk at Venus Drive that wind through the forest and a former kampong (village). Expect to encounter useful plants typical of kampong kitchen gardens such as the Fragrant Pandan and Curry Leaf tree. Ornamental greens that have run wild here include the Dumbcane and Kwan Im Bamboo. Natives such as the Tree Fern, Sendudok and Simpoh Air thrive on the banks of the lovely fish-filled forest stream. We will look for the exotic bat-leafed Air Potato vine and discuss the enigmatic tree pandans growing here. Are they our garden pandan all grown up? Bring along your binoculars to observe the wild critters that live here.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9.15am - 11.30am
Venue: Meet inside the Venus Drive car park off Upper Thomson Road.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

26 Mar (Sun): Civic District Tree Trail

The Civic District Tree Trail takes you through Singapore’s historic Civic District where you will be marveled by many majestic and interesting trees, some of which have stood tall for many generations and witnessed the transformation and progress of Singapore through the years. Join us as we take you through part of the trail starting from the entrance of Istana to CHIJMES.

More details and register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Entrance of Istana
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Mar (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/

25 Mar (Sat): Trees of the Fort

Did you know that a Kapok tree can grow up to 40 metres high? Let our nature-loving guides bring you on a journey to find out more about our heritage trees and other beautiful trees like the towering Kapok, flaky Gelam and magnificent Madras Thorn!
This is part of the ‘Connecting with Nature’ programmes featuring a series of educational activities in our parks where you and your family can learn and appreciate nature.

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am - 11.30am
Venue: Meeting Point, Roundabout, between Fort Canning Art Center and Hotel Fort Canning.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Mar (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/

25 Mar (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/

25 Mar (Sat): Ubin Mangroves Coastal Clean-up

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Pulau Ubin is designated as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. In line with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (RUM) initiative, join us as we remove abandoned drift nets and marine debris that choke up Ubin’s coastline. This also prepares the selected sites for scientific surveys and RUM works; and ensures that our wildlife have the proper environment to thrive.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 1.30pm - 5pm
Venue: Details will be emailed upon successful registration.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Mar (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 our 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: 3.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: More details will be emailed upon registration.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Mar (Sat): Nature and Landscape Sketching at Tampines Eco-Green

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Join artist Alpana Ahuja for a fun and casual site drawing session at Tampines Eco-Green. Meet fellow nature art lovers to observe and sketch this park's rustic landscape and biodiversity. No drawing experience is necessary.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 8am - 10.30am
Venue: Details will be emailed to participants one week before the activity.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Mar (Sat): Art in Nature at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Seminar/Meeting Room
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

13-19 Mar: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family


Walks in wild places


Make a wild difference

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only


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19 Mar (Sun): MacRitchie Nature Walk with BES Drongos

Join the volunteers of BES Drongos on a remarkable adventure through the stunning forests in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve along the well-trodden Petai Trail!
The BES Drongos are a group of nature lovers from the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) who have come together to manage guided walks open to everyone and anyone. We want to bring people to appreciate and understand local biodiversity and our ecological systems in Singapore through our guided walks on the Petai Trail at Macritchie Reservoir Park.

More information and registration online.

Time: 8.45am to 12noon
Website: http://besdrongos.wordpress.com/

19 Mar (Sun): Birdwatching at Kranji Marshes

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

We will explore Kranji Marshes' new paths and hides that offer excellent views across the freshwater marshes. Birding highlights include the Red-wattled Lapwing, Purple Swamphen, Yellow Bittern, White-bellied Sea Eagle and Grey-headed Fish Eagle. In the current migratory season, we may see visitors like the Common Kingfisher. The trip will take about 3 hours. This walk is offered in collaboration with NParks.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre's coach bay at Kranji Way.
Cost: $10 per person to cover transportation.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

19 Mar (Sun): Love MacRitchie Walk by Toddycats - Venus Drive

Join the NUS Toddycats of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in discovering the forest! Learn about amazing plants and animals living in our backyard as part of the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement.
The Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) site investigation works are slated to begin this month. How will the works affect the forest and wildlife? Come join us learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed CRL through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

The forest trail at Venus Loop is a dirt path, which is relatively level and suitable for children and the elderly. Be prepared for some mud.

This guided walk is conducted by volunteers and is free-of-charge. Limited spaces available.

More details and registration online.

Time: 8.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Venus Drive
Website: http://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/

18 Mar (Sat): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

The 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 boar, 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 with this online form.

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. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Duration: Two hours
Cost: no charge for now, but donations accepted.
Website: http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com/
Contact: nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com

18 Mar (Sat): Waterways Watch Society Family Carnival

Waterways Watch Society is having their FIRST EVER CARNIVAL!
The Carnival will be held at their premises at 4876 Beach Road (Kallang Riverside Park)! They really, really, really appreciate if you can take public transport to the Carnival on that day as there are not many car parks nearby. (They're just a 10-minute walk away from Nicoll Highway MRT or Lavender MRT)

Register for a kayak treasure hunt or just come down and support the volunteers.

Time: 8am - 12noon
Venue: Kallang Riverside Park
Website and contact: On facebook.

18 Mar (Sat): National Orchid Garden guided tour

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids in the National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens. 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
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 at Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate, 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.nparks.gov.sg/`

18 Mar (Sat): Young Naturalist 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.
Suitable for children from 7 to 12 years. Limited to 40 children. More details and registration online.

Time: 8.30am- 3.30pm
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Crescent entrance)
Cost: $5 registration fee and participants to purchase the Young Naturalist Passport at 50cents.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Mar (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/

18 Mar (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

18 Mar (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/

18 Mar (Sat): Bird Watching along the Southern Ridges

Join us for this free birdwatching tour at the Southern Ridges, where up to 43 species of birds have been spotted so far. Volunteer guides from STMicroelectronics will take you through the Forest Walk and the Singing Forest in search of these beautiful birds. Do bring along a pair of binoculars or a camera with a zoom function for a better experience.

Maximum group size 40 persons.

More details and registration online.

The ‘Connecting with Nature’ programme features a series of educational activities in our parks where you and your family can learn and appreciate nature.

Time: 7.30am - 9.30am
Meeting Point: Mount Faber Park, Entrance of Henderson Waves
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Mar (Sat): "Go to Sleep, Gecko!" - Storytelling and guided tour for kids

Join us for a fun-filled session to find out why Gecko does not get his sleep and how he learns that his well-being depends on that of the entire village. This session will provide children with the opportunity to explore nature together with a storytelling session by the Junior Reading Ambassadors and a general tour around the Singapore Botanic Gardens!
This “Reading With Nature” Series is jointly organised by Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National Library Board.

The event is free but registration required online.

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 6471 9961 or email nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Mar (Sat): Pulau Ubin Ramble

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Led by P Pandian and Sutari Supari, we will absorb the country air and immerse ourselves in the natural environment of Pulau Ubin. It will be like stepping back in time, 30 years ago when Singapore was unsullied and unaffected by commercialism and rampant development. We will ramble from Ubin jetty, via little known trails, to Tanjung Chek Jawa and return to the jetty by a different route.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: Meet at Meet at Changi Point Jetty
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

18 Mar (Sat): Island-A-Hand with Outward Bound Singapore

Project IsLand-A-Hand (PIAH) is back! Join OBS to lend a hand in conserving the environment. You'll also get to appreciate Pulau Ubin's greenery. For the first time, our OBS alumni will be taking the lead in organising the event! So come join us to show some love for our environment and fellow youths!

More details and registration at www.tinyurl.com/OBSPIAH17

Time: 7.30am - 4pm
Reporting location: OB Reception Centre at Punggol Point, 22 Punggol Road, Track 19, Singapore 828871
Website: https://www.obs.nyc.gov.sg/

18 Mar (Sat): Prawn and Fish Harvesting Demo at Sungei Buloh

Once again we bring you on a journey back to the past, where the history of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as prawn and fish farms is one not to be ignored. The importance of mangroves as a spawning place and nursery for prawns and other life played an important role in shaping Sungei Buloh today. The traditional method of prawn harvesting will be demonstrated and how the tidal influence play a part in this activity will be brought to life.
Please be at the Wetland Centre (Neo Tiew entrance), Information Counter by 9.30 am. You will be led by a guide to the demonstration site.

Limited to 30 persons. Registration required online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Crescent)

18 Mar (Sat); Nature Appreciation Walk at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems.
Join us for a Guided Nature Appreciation Walk to find out more about the flora & fauna that can be found in the reserve!

More information and registration online.

Time: 9.30am-10.30am.
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Visitor Centre) Meeting Point will be specified in confirmation email
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Mar (Sat): Rainforest Walk at Lower Peirce Reservoir

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on this walk specially for kids at our priceless Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) that consists of the reservoirs of MacRitchie, Lower and Upper Peirce, Lower and; Upper Seletar, and the crucial rainforests that surround them. The rainforest here creates rain and catches rainfall, storing it in its ecosystem, and drop by drop form streams slowly winding through the forest and into the reservoirs. So in Singapore, we are also drinking water that has been made and filtered by rainforests!
We visit Lower Peirce Reservoir to walk its canopied forest trails, along its reservoir banks and forest stream. The Lower and Upper Peirce reservoirs are actually the headwater site of the Kalang River. The forest streams here are this river’s origins, to flow and join with the Geylang and Singapore Rivers before they together meet the sea (but now the Marina Barrage).

The CCNR is still home to many native wildlife, most already gone extinct in other parts of de-forested, highly developed Singapore where they once lived. Here live pangolin, mousedeer, colugo and wild pig. Also Gold-ringed Catsnake, Black-bearded Flying Dragon, Banded Woodpecker and Greater Racket-tailed Drongo. At water’s edge, jewel-like dragon and damsel flies flit about. We should be able to spot the Treehugger Dragonfly on one of the waterside trees here. White-bellied and Grey-headed Fish-eagles hunt over the reservoir. The orange Four-ridged Toad calls at the forest stream and we may spot the well-camouflaged Copper-cheeked Frog on a leaf, both depending on an unpolluted source of water for their tadpoles.

Our rainforest walk is a gentle stroll on level boardwalks and pathways with some steps. Baby buggies are possible. This walk ends back at our start point.

To reserve your place, please register by sending an email to Andrew Tay at andrewtay.sg@gmail.com

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Cost: $13 per participant. Free for participants’ kids aged 6 yrs and below.
Venue: Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
Meeting Point: We meet at 9.30am at the main entrance of Lower Peirce Reservoir Park at Old Upper Thomson Road, outside the toilet building, behind the petrol stations.
End Point: This walk ends at another entry point to the boardwalk at Old Upper Thomson Road which is nearer to the Casuarina Road junction. Participants may want to exit here to have lunch at the Casuarina Road shops. For those who need to walk back to the starting point and car park, we will do so by back-tracking.
Address: 16 Old Upper Thomson Road (off Upper Thomson Road), S(576214).

Please note:

  • Bring refillable water bottle, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, hat, snacks, herbal mosquito repellent.
  • Wear full-length long pants, socks and fully-covered shoes. Long-sleeved shirt is recommended, otherwise teeshirt will do.


18 Mar (Sat): Marine Open House @ Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Free for first 500 people who register for this awesome Open House featuring marine life! Guided tours, treasure hunt, talks and MORE! From 11-19 March 2017, enjoy 20% off all admission tickets in conjunction with the launch of our new exhibition.
The Open House will include complimentary guided tours at specific time slots and free public talks on marine science and conservation. Stand a chance to win prizes by participating in our treasure hunt and photo contest too! Check out our brand new temporary exhibition, “Out Of The Water” for free.

Photo contest too! Come to the Museum dressed as a marine animal! Or take a photo with your favourite marine animal on display!

More details on the registration form

Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive.
Website: http://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/

17 Mar (Fri): Night Walk on the jungle boardwalk of Singapore Botanic Gardens

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on this walk specially for kids at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a lovely old garden created almost 200 years ago. It still retains its original primary rainforest patch. Although now totally surrounded by housing, busy roads and more development, this lush garden is still home to some adaptable species of wildlife.

This time we explore its rainforest via an extensive boardwalk. The larger wildlife that used to live here have long gone extinct, but we should bump into the smaller night critters and creepy-crawlies. Kids will use our bat detector to locate both insect and fruit eating bats. Three species of owls roost and nest here—the Spotted Wood-owl, Collared Scops-owl, and the Buffy Fish-owl which recently had a chick. It will be quite an experience to walk among giant rainforest trees at night! This walk ends back at our start point.

To reserve your place, please register by sending an email to Andrew Tay at andrewtay.sg@gmail.com

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG)
Cost: $13 per person. Free for participants’ kids aged 6 yrs and below.

Meeting Point: We meet at 6.15pm at the clock tower inside the main lobby of the Visitors Centre building of SBG at Nassim Road.
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT GO to the Botany Centre at Tanglin Gate, opposite Gleneagles Hospital.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, S(259569)

Please note:

  • Remember to bring a working torchlight with batteries, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent (eg: Moz-Away “Natural” from Guardian Pharmacy).
  • Do eat something before coming.
  • Please wear full-length long pants, teeshirt or long-sleeved cotton shirt, socks and fully covered shoes.

16 Mar (Thu): Nature Keeper Camp for kids

Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests. This one-day Nature Keeper Camp aims to nurture young minds in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.

Suitable for children 7 - 11 years old (Primary 1 to 5)
Minimum of 12 children, maximum of 40 children.
Parents are to drop off their children and pick them back up after the programme is over.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard (Actual venue location will be shared in confirmation email one week prior to the camp).
Cost: $25 per child (includes all materials, tea breaks and lunch)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Mar (Thu): Adventure with Plants - Sara at the Evolution Garden

In this guided tour for kids, join a giant prehistoric dinosaur, Sara, who lost her friends in the Evolution Garden. Travel back through time with Sara and help her search for her squirrel friends. By going through the thematic trail, you will also learn about some ancient plants which emerged on earth millions of years ago!

Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels.

For enquiry and registration, please contact the Education at 64719961 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg. Register online.

Time: 10am - 11am
Cost: $8.50 per child (includes $2.50 "Adventure with Plants, Sara at the Evolution Garden" workbook) and $6 per accompanying adult.
Venue: Visitor Centre, Central Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

15-23 Apr: Garden Bird Watch

The Garden Bird Watch is a citizen science programme under NParks’ Community In Nature Initiative to get Singapore residents involved in collecting valuable information about the birds in Singapore. Spend a morning at a park, garden or nature reserve near your home to get a glimpse of the myriad birds Singapore has to offer, while collecting valuable information that will contribute towards conservation efforts.
No prior knowledge or experience is required as training will be provided. Sign up individually or with friends/family online and visit the Garden Bird Watch page for more information.

14 Mar (Tue): Nature Keeper Camp for kids

Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests. This one-day Nature Keeper Camp aims to nurture young minds in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.

Suitable for children 7 - 11 years old (Primary 1 to 5)
Minimum of 12 children, maximum of 40 children.
Parents are to drop off their children and pick them back up after the programme is over.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard (Actual venue location will be shared in confirmation email one week prior to the camp).
Cost: $25 per child (includes all materials, tea breaks and lunch)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

14 Mar (Tue): Numbers and Shapes -- a guided tour for kids

Follow a trail of numbers and shapes at the Singapore Botanic Gardens! Children will have the opportunity to discover some interesting characteristics about selected plants with special emphasis on leaves, their numbers and shapes.

Suitable for children in K1 – P2 levels.

Register online.

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 64719961 & 6465 0196 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying parent
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

11 Mar (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/

11 Mar (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/

11 Mar (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.

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/

11 Mar (Sat): Sara Goes Gardening - a guided tour for kids

Sara, the Botanicosaurus, and her siblings and friends are going to discover the joy of gardening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Join Sara as she discovers fascinating facts and enjoys interesting stories about aloe vera, lemon grass, garlic, spring onion and many more nutritious and yummy herbs and spices. Alongside learning about plants for a healthier and stronger body, pick up gardening tips to grow your favourite plants for your very own kitchen garden!
Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels

More details and registration online.

Time: 10 - 11am
Cost: $9 per child (includes "Sara Goes Gardening" book) and $6 per accompanying adult.
Venue: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

11 Mar (Sat): MacRitchie Nature Walk with BES Drongos

Join the volunteers of BES Drongos on a remarkable adventure through the stunning forests in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve along the well-trodden Petai Trail!
The BES Drongos are a group of nature lovers from the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) who have come together to manage guided walks open to everyone and anyone. We want to bring people to appreciate and understand local biodiversity and our ecological systems in Singapore through our guided walks on the Petai Trail at Macritchie Reservoir Park.

More information and registration online.

Time: 8.45am to 12noon
Website: http://besdrongos.wordpress.com/

11 Mar (Sat): Birdwatching at Lorong Halus

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

To celebrate Singapore World Water Day 2017, we will collaborate with PUB for birdwatching at Lorong Halus Wetland. PUB created this wetland in 2011 to purify the water flowing through the former rubbish dump. For years, the Little Grebe and grassland birds such as the Yellow-bellied Prinia, Baya Weaver, Long-tailed Shrike and various Munias have made their home here. Join us to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am - 10.30am
Venue: Lorong Halus
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

11 Mar (Sat): I heART Nature Workshop for kids

This interactive free parent-child bonding session includes interesting art and craft activities and a short nature appreciation walk.
For children ages 5 to 7. Child must be accompanied by 1 parent. Maximum 10 children. Register online.

Time: 9am - 10.30am
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

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

4 Mar (Sat): FREE Ubin mangrove walk with R.U.M.

Join the volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative as they share Ubin's awesome mangroves with you on this free tour.
FREE mangrove walk with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
This leisurely walk starting from Ubin Town introduces nearby mangroves and Ubin people and kampung culture.

All are welcomed! The event is free but registration is required as there are limited slots.

More details on the R.U.M. blog and registration online.

Time: 10.30am to about 12.30pm
Meeting point: Gather at Uncle Lim's shop at Ubin Town, 3min walk from the Ubin Jetty.
Website: http://rum-initiative.blogspot.sg/