wildsingapore happenings will no longer be updated

The wildsingapore happenings updates will no longer be updated as of end of October.

It's been more than a decade of weekly updates, I would like to have a rest.

It's now easy to build your own news feed, and to gather the info you need from social media.

Besides, I sense that very few people really read the updates...

For the latest Singapore sea shore and marine activities, check out Celebrating Singapore Shores or facebook page.

For a comprehensive list of environmental activities, check out the Lepak in SG blog or facebook page.

Ria
hello@wildsingapore.com

28 Oct (Mon): Deepavali Special! 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.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Information Counter, Wetland Centre
Website: http://artinwetlands.wordpress.com/ and http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

27 Oct (Sun): Mandarin guided tour at Sungei Buloh

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

More details and registration on the NParks website.

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

27 Oct (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.
Cost: $2.00 each child aged 4 years & above.
$4 Singaporeans/PRs aged 13 and above.
$10.00 foreigners (aged 13 & above).
Family package, $12.00 for Singaporeans / PRs (family of 4) and $30.00 for foreigners (family of 4).
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

27 Oct (Sun): Croc Talk at Sungei Buloh

Learn all about the Estuarine Crocodiles that bask in the Reserve with Bernard, an SBWR volunteer with a keen interest in our reptilian friend!
Do drop by to have a chat with Bernard and learn fascinating information about the crocodiles – such as their characteristics and behaviour, and observe them as they go about their daily business.

Registration not required.

More details on the NParks website.

Time: 9am - 11am
Place: Main Bridge at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre (Neo Tiew Entrance)

26 Oct (Sat): Plant Guided Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Treat your senses to a beautiful morning amidst greenery! Join us for a free guided walk to appreciate plants and trees around Jurong Lake Gardens.
Take in the sights of the trees, smell the fragrance of flowers in bloom, and give gardening a try in our hands-on activity during the session. The guided walk will be hosted by APSN Delta Senior School students. For adults and children 6 years old and above.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 4pm -5pm
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, Leaf Shelter (South Carpark & The Oval)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

26 Oct (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Thomson Nature Park

Located to the east of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, between Old Upper Thomson Road and Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Nature Park acts as a green buffer to help reduce visitorship pressures and man-made disturbances currently experienced by the nature reserve. This 50-hectare buffer park is unique for its rich cultural heritage as the site of a former Hainan Village. It is also home to a rich array of biodiversity and is notably a key conservation site for the critically endangered Raffles’ Banded Langur .
Through this guided walk, you will gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich natural heritage and the need to protect it for future generations. Come join us and discover the importance of Thomson Nature Park as a buffer to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

More details and registration on the NParks website

Time: 09.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Meeting Point will be at the mapboard at the main entrance along Upper Thomson Road
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

26 Oct (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 on the NParks website.

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/

26 Oct (Sat): Birdwatching 101 at Sungei Buloh

Migratory bird season is here again. Every year, thousands of birds escape the cold north to spend the winter months in the warmer southern parts of the earth. Singapore, especially Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, is a favourite stop-over for these birds.
Common greenshanks (Tringa nebularia)
Want to know these birds but don't know how to get started? We are conducting a workshop for the novice. We will spend some time learning bird watching basics like
(1) Learning how to identify birds
(2) Learning how to use a pair of binoculars and the spotting scope to better see the details of birds
(3) Putting these skills into practice

No prior skill/knowledge is required. Come prepared in long sleeved tops and long pants (muted colours preferred). Bring along drinking water, pen and paper.

Limited to 15 participants (suitable for 16 years and above).

More detail and registration on the NParks website.

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

26 Oct (Sat): Ecolife Tour at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

This FREE 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 on the NParks website.

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

26 Oct (Sat): Orchard Tour for kids

Many are familiar with Orchard Road, the famous shopping belt in Singapore. Ever wondered what is an orchard? The new extension of the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden houses an orchard zone where there is a collection of fruit trees.
Banana (Musa sp.)
The tour will cover tropical fruits commonly seen in supermarkets as well as other edible fruits that are grown and consumed in the region. At the same time, participants will also discover interesting pollinators that make fruit production possible.

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Jacob Ballas Childrens Garden.
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

26 Oct (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Join this FREE tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday which features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest.
isitors 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 on the NParks website.

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

26 Oct (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.
Common greenshanks (Tringa nebularia)
Limited to 20 persons.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

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/

14-20 Oct: Highlights of the week ahead


For kids and the family

Walks in wild places

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

More activities next week

These updates will be discontinued

I am planning to discontinue these wildsingapore happenings updates at the end of October.

It's been more than a decade of weekly updates, I would like to have a rest.

It's now easy to build your own news feed, and to gather the info you need from social media.

Besides, I sense that very few people really read the updates...

For a comprehensive list of environmental activities, check out the Lepak in SG blog or facebook page.

Ria
hello@wildsingapore.com

20 Oct (Sun): Free guided walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk

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.
Wild boar crossing! Getting close to nature at the Chek Jawa Boardwalk

Not more than five persons in a group, please register here.

More details 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

20 Oct (Sun): In Search of Butterflies around Bukit Brown

Nature Society (Singapore) Members and their Friends only - Registration Needed

While designated a Chinese burial ground from 1922 to 1973, Bukit Brown was thereafter taken over in large part by Mother Nature with mature trees, shrubs and tall grasses abounding. However, more than a year ago, a section of the hill's lush greenery was removed for the construction of a new road parallel to Lornie Rd. Following this development, it would be timely to check upon the state of butterfly life in the remaining part of Bukit Brown. Join Simon Chan and Amy Tsang in this quest on Sun, 20 Oct. Past records reveal common, uncommon and some rarer butterflies on the hill. Rarer butterflies sighted included the Golden Royal, Black Veined Tiger, Yamfly, Bamboo Tree Brown, whilst the Malayan Eggfly, Burmese Bush Brown, Chestnut Bob, Common Five-Ring were among the more common species seen.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Venue: Bukit Brown

19 Oct (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Thomson Nature Park

Located to the east of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, between Old Upper Thomson Road and Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Nature Park acts as a green buffer to help reduce visitorship pressures and man-made disturbances currently experienced by the nature reserve. This 50-hectare buffer park is unique for its rich cultural heritage as the site of a former Hainan Village. It is also home to a rich array of biodiversity and is notably a key conservation site for the critically endangered Raffles’ Banded Langur .
Through this guided walk, you will gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich natural heritage and the need to protect it for future generations. Come join us and discover the importance of Thomson Nature Park as a buffer to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

More details and registration on the NParks website

Time: 09.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Meeting Point will be at the mapboard at the main entrance along Upper Thomson Road
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

19 Oct (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - The monkeys of Lower Peirce

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Lower Peirce 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 society.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Lower Peirce, please join our walk which is led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Lower Peirce Trail, Hevea Trail Entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

19 Oct (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 on the NParks website.

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/`

19 Oct (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 on the NParks website.

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/

19 Oct (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 on the NParks website.

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/

19 Oct (Sat): Sketches of Nature

Explore the artist in you while you take a scenic walk in Telok Blangah Hill Park together with NParks' volunteer artist, Mr Tham Pui San. Take home with you sketches of the interesting flora and fauna or the beautiful surroundings in the area. Bring along your sketchbook, pen, pencil, coloured pencil or watercolours and join us in this relaxing activity.

Details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Alexandra Arch (nearer to HortPark)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

19 Oct (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Join this free Guided Nature Appreciation Walk to find out more about the flora and fauna that can be found in the 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.

More information and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am.
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Visitor Centre)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

19 Oct (Sat): Biodiversity Guided Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Treat your senses to a beautiful morning amidst greenery!
Come join us for a morning stroll in the gardens. Join this free guided walk to appreciate the animals, plants and trees around Jurong Lake Gardens and take in the sights and sounds of the garden.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 8.30am - 10.30am
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, Leaf Shelter (South Carpark & The Oval)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

19 Oct (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.
Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

More details and registration on the NParks website.

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/

8-13 Oct: Highlights of the week ahead



For kids and the family


Walks in wild places


For Nature Society (Singapore) members only


More activities next week


These updates will be discontinued

The wildsingapore happenings updates will no longer be updated as of end of October.

It's been more than a decade of weekly updates, I would like to have a rest.

It's now easy to build your own news feed, and to gather the info you need from social media.

Besides, I sense that very few people really read the updates...

For the latest Singapore sea shore and marine activities, check out Celebrating Singapore Shores or facebook page.

For a comprehensive list of environmental activities, check out the Lepak in SG blog or facebook page.

Ria
hello@wildsingapore.com

12 Oct (Sat): Welcome Waders! at Sungei Buloh

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is celebrating the return of the migratory birds with Welcome Waders!, their annual event held in conjunction with the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD).
Go on a journey with these amazing migratory shorebirds. Learn about how these birds connects Singapore with the Arctic and the impact of marine trash. Kids can have a go at being a Junior Birder for a day!

Bring your friends and family and for a day of fun, and learn about our migratory shorebirds at the same time!


Date: 12 Oct (Sat)
Time: 9am to 4pm
Venue: Visitor Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Booths
The Migratory experience
A series of displays that brings you through the migratory journey of a shorebird.

Junior Birder
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Birder? Come learn about our conservation efforts through craft activities!

Photobooth
Learn about the largest flyway in the world and take photos with cool props!

Talks
Time: 1 pm
Venue: Bakau Lab, Visitor Centre
Title: Marine Plastic Trash: Impacts and Consequences
Learn about the impact of coastal pollution in this talk by Adriane Lee.

Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Bakau Lab, Visitor Centre
Title: Avian Athletes: connecting Singapore and the Arctic
How do these birds connect Arctic and Singapore? Find out more in this talk by Richard White.

Registration not required for booths and talks.

Workshops
Waders Watch
Time: 9am to 11am
Venue: Wetland Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
What are waders? Let's learn about them and the basics of bird watching!
Registration opens on 4 October 2019 (Friday) at 8am. Registration on the NParks website.

Upcycling Workshop: Cardholder
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Api Api Lab, Visitor Centre
Create cardholders with recycle materials in this kid-friendly workshop!
Registration on the NParks website.

12 Oct (Sat): Coco the Colugo

Through the eyes of Coco the Malayan Colugo, children will embark on a nature adventure, learning about Coco (the Malayan Colugo) and his friends, and about the plants that are useful to both Man and animals which can be found in the forest. They will complete a series of embossing stations during the nature walk as well, and see where their discovery takes them.
This programme is opened only to children between 5 to 8 years old (accompanied by a parent/guardian). They will be given a creative and colourful nature journal, crayons and a beautifully decorated sling bag to take back home after the programme is over.

“Coco and Friends” is a new programme by National Parks Board and HSBC Singapore aiming to promote more understanding and awareness of some of our native biodiversity found in our forests.

More details and registration on the NParks website. Confirmation email will be sent around 1 week prior to the event.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm
Cost: $10 per child (includes Nature Journal, crayons, sling bag)
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (the walk will be around the Exhibition Hall and Hindhede Nature Park)
Group Size: Maximum of 15 children (can be accompanied by 1 parent per child)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

12 Oct (Sat): Waders Watch

Come and celebrate the return of the migratory shorebirds! After enduring a long and harsh journey of almost ten thousand kilometres over mountains and seas, the migratory shorebirds have arrived in Singapore from far-flung locations like the Siberian and Tibetan plateaus.
Common greenshanks (Tringa nebularia)
‘Waders Watch’ is one of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s signature workshops, where you can learn how to identify our feathered friends! This workshop will cover an introduction to these birds, followed by a birdwatching session around the Reserve where you can hone your newly acquired skills.

The first session of this signature workshop will be held on 12 of October 2019 in conjunction with Welcome Waders!, an event where the reserve celebrates the return of the migratory shorebirds. Following which, this workshop will be available monthly during the migratory season.

Children aged 10 and above are welcome to join in the fun with their family. Binoculars will be provided for participants, but do bring along your own if you have them.

Registration opens on 4 October 2019 (Friday) at 8am.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Date: 12 October 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9am to 11am
Venue: Theatrette, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

12 Oct (Sat): Ramble “Green Walk” from Labrador to Sentosa

Open to the Public

Meet Pandian at 8.30am at the Labrador MRT Station for a memorable and exciting ramble. The walk will end at Sentosa via Siloso Sky Walk.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 8.30am - 4pm
Venue: Meet at the Labrador MRT Station for a memorable and exciting ramble.

12 Oct (Sat): Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes

Join this free walk for an introduction to the unique nature area and the species which are living in its marsh, woodland and grass habitats.
The walk will also guide participants through the core conservation area, which is not usually opened to the public, as it is ecologically sensitive. Led by NParks volunteers The approximately 3 km guided walk will take visitors on a two-hour journey.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Meeting point: Kranji Gate, 11 Neo Tiew Lane 2
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

12 Oct (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 on the NParks website.

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/

12 Oct (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Join this FREE tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday which features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest.
isitors 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 on the NParks website.

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

12 Oct (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.
Common greenshanks (Tringa nebularia)
Limited to 20 persons.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

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/

30 Sep - 6 Oct: Highlights of the week ahead


For kids and the family

Walks in wild places

More activities next week

These updates will be discontinued

I am planning to discontinue these wildsingapore happenings updates at the end of October.

It's been more than a decade of weekly updates, I would like to have a rest.

It's now easy to build your own news feed, and to gather the info you need from social media.

Besides, I sense that very few people really read the updates...

For a comprehensive list of environmental activities, check out the Lepak in SG blog or facebook page.

Ria
hello@wildsingapore.com

6 Oct (Sun): St John's Island Trail Guided Walk

This free 90-minute guided tour (capped at 45 participants) will be held on the first Sunday of every month. NParks volunteers will introduce you to the key features along the St John’s Island Trail.
This land-based trail covers a distance of 1.6km. The tour does NOT go down to the seashore.

More details and registration on the NParks website. You can sign up for the waitlist if registration is full.

Time: 10am - 11.30am
Venue: All participants have to take their own transport to and from the island. The meeting point will be at the end of the jetty on St John's Island. You may purchase your own ferry ticket (round trip) at Marina South Pier and take the 9am public ferry to St John’s Island.
Website: NParks Sisters Islands Marine Park

5 Oct (Sat): NSS Kids' Fun with The Bigfoot Leave No Trace Challenge

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

How does the elusive Bigfoot (and perhaps even the Bukit Timah Monkey Man) leave no trace of his passing through the wild? In this session, we will introduce the seven principles of Leave No Trace for minimum impact practices for the outdoors. Join us to discover that having fun outdoors can go hand in hand with learning responsibility for the environment!

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time : 3.30pm - 6pm
Cost per child - NSS Member: $2, Non-member: $10
Venue: Meet at MacRitchie Reservoir Park, beside Mushroom Café.

5 Oct (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Join us for a FREE guided walk of this unique mangrove wetlands located at the border of freshwater (river) and salt water (sea). Singapore used to have large areas of mangroves, but lost most of them to coastal development. Few mangroves are left in Singapore, one of which is at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: Mangrove boardwalk
Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

More details and registration on the NParks website

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/

5 Oct (Sat): Healing Garden Tour

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.

This walk is conducted every first Saturday of the month. More details on the NParks website.

Time: Two sessions are available (9am and 10am). Mandarin tours are only available at 10am, where English tours are available for all slots.
Venue: Please register 15 minutes before the tour. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Visitor Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Nassim Gate
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23-29 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead


Walks in wild places




More activities next week

These updates will be discontinued

I am planning to discontinue these wildsingapore happenings updates at the end of October.

It's been more than a decade of weekly updates, I would like to have a rest.

It's now easy to build your own news feed, and to gather the info you need from social media.

Besides, I sense that very few people really read the updates...

For a comprehensive list of environmental activities, check out the Lepak in SG blog or facebook page.

Ria
hello@wildsingapore.com

29 Sep (Sun): Croc Talk at Sungei Buloh

Learn all about the Estuarine Crocodiles that bask in the Reserve with Bernard, an SBWR volunteer with a keen interest in our reptilian friend!
Do drop by to have a chat with Bernard and learn fascinating information about the crocodiles – such as their characteristics and behaviour, and observe them as they go about their daily business.

Registration not required.

More details on the NParks website.

Time: 9am - 11am
Place: Main Bridge at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre (Neo Tiew Entrance)

28 Sep (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Join this FREE tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday which features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest.
isitors 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 on the NParks website.

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

28 Sep (Sat): Fun walk along the Southern Ridges

Take your family on this FREE leisurely stroll through 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.
Highlights of the free tour include the Henderson Waves, Sembcorp Forest of Giants, Forest Walk and Singing Forest.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Telok Blangah Hill Park, Multipurpose Plaza
Meeting Point: Entrance of Henderson Waves at the Mount Faber Park side
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

28 Sep (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.
Common greenshanks (Tringa nebularia)
Limited to 20 persons.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

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/

28 Sep (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Windsor Nature Park

Ideally situated at the perimeter of Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the 75-hectare Windsor Nature Park is the gateway to the rich biodiversity of the largest nature reserve in Singapore. The nature park was developed as a green buffer to help reduce visitorship pressures and man-made disturbances currently experienced by the nature reserve
Through this guided walk, you will gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich natural heritage and the need to protect it for future generations. Come join us and discover the importance of Windsor Nature Park as a buffer to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: Meet at Windsor Nature Park Pavilion
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

28 Sep (Sat): Mandarin guided tour at Sungei Buloh

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

More details and registration on the NParks website.

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

16-22 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family

Walks in wild places

More activities next week

These updates will be discontinued

I am planning to discontinue these wildsingapore happenings updates at the end of October.

It's been more than a decade of weekly updates, I would like to have a rest.

It's now easy to build your own news feed, and to gather the info you need from social media.

Besides, I sense that very few people really read the updates...

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21 Sep (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 on the NParks website.

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/`

21 Sep (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 on the NParks website.

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/

21 Sep (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 on the NParks website.

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/

21 Sep (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 and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/

21 Sep (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Join this free Guided Nature Appreciation Walk to find out more about the flora and fauna that can be found in the 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.

More information and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am.
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Visitor Centre)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

21 Sep (Sat): Biodiversity Guided Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Treat your senses to a beautiful morning amidst greenery!
Come join us for a morning stroll in the gardens. Join this free guided walk to appreciate the animals, plants and trees around Jurong Lake Gardens and take in the sights and sounds of the garden.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

Time: 8.30am - 10.30am
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, Leaf Shelter (South Carpark & The Oval)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

21 Sep (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Join us for a FREE guided walk of this unique mangrove wetlands located at the border of freshwater (river) and salt water (sea). Singapore used to have large areas of mangroves, but lost most of them to coastal development. Few mangroves are left in Singapore, one of which is at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: Mangrove boardwalk
Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

More details and registration on the NParks website

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/

21 Sep (Sat): Coco the Colugo

Through the eyes of Coco the Malayan Colugo, children will embark on a nature adventure, learning about Coco (the Malayan Colugo) and his friends, and about the plants that are useful to both Man and animals which can be found in the forest. They will complete a series of embossing stations during the nature walk as well, and see where their discovery takes them.
This programme is opened only to children between 5 to 8 years old (accompanied by a parent/guardian). They will be given a creative and colourful nature journal, crayons and a beautifully decorated sling bag to take back home after the programme is over.

“Coco and Friends” is a new programme by National Parks Board and HSBC Singapore aiming to promote more understanding and awareness of some of our native biodiversity found in our forests.

More details and registration on the NParks website. Confirmation email will be sent around 1 week prior to the event.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm
Cost: $10 per child (includes Nature Journal, crayons, sling bag)
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (the walk will be around the Exhibition Hall and Hindhede Nature Park)
Group Size: Maximum of 15 children (can be accompanied by 1 parent per child)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9-15 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead



For kids and the family


Walks in wild places


For Nature Society (Singapore) members only


School holidays this week! Check out the highlights of exciting nature activities specially for kids!
And MORE fun school holiday activities to discover and enjoy. Why not explore our wild places free-and-easy? Great destinations include Pulau Ubin and a wide range of seashores, mangroves and forest destinations. Download NParks' DIY guides to explore some parks and nature places on your own.

Our wild places and parks can get crowded during school holiday 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