17 Aug (Sat): Love MacRitchie Walk with Cicada Tree Eco Place

FREE public guided nature walks to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve at Venus Drive (MacRitchie) The MacRitchie Forest Trail at Venus Drive meanders along the banks of a crystal-clear forest stream that is full of freshwater life. Here live dragons and damsels, freshwater crabs and prawns, the Puff-faced Watersnake, Pygmy Halfbeak and Saddle Barb.

Photo by Russel Low

Look out, too, for the Green Crested Lizard, Red-bellied Squirrel, Long-tailed Macaque, Blue-rumped Parrot and Colugo. Walk in the cool shade of old trees. Feel the peace that only a rainforest can give.

The government recently announced, in its White Paper, its intention to build a Cross Island MRT Line through this forest. If implemented, this shall most certainly destroy large tracts of what remains of our rainforest ecosystem, as well as endanger the unique wildlife living in it.

Come with us, and learn more about this rainforest. Feel our natural heritage at risk.

The trail here is a dirt path which is relatively level and suitable for children, the elderly and the physically-challenged. Be prepared for some mud.

This walk is open to the public but registration is required as spaces are limited. To register, please email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.

What to wear and bring: wear lightweight cotton long pants, cotton shirt or tee-shirt, closed walking shoes with socks. Bring water in your refillable water bottle. Herbal insect repellent will keep the mozzies away. A cap or hat to protect you from the sun, and a light poncho or umbrella in case of rain.

More information on the Love MacRitchie website

Time: 9-11am
Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/