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.