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Fri 05 Mar 2004

Discover Ubin's heritage on wheels, Sun 14 Mar 2004

Category : events

Pedal Ubin!, will be held on Sunday 14 March 2004: 8.30am

Sign up by 10 March 2004 (limited places)

Ever wondered how Ubin got its name? The German girl, the monk who walked from Thailand, the only resident family of hornbills, or plantations that speak of time long past? Journey on a bicycle to discover the nature and heritage of Ubin by volunteer Pedal Ubin guides. Ride type: Introductory. Suitable for those who are clueless about Ubin. Biking skill need not be very high.

To signup for Pedal Ubin, send an email by 10th March with 1) Your full name, 2) Handphone number, 3) Email address

You will receive a confirmation of your attendance and details.

See photos of previous rides from 2001 and 2002.

Posted at 1:48PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Fri 05 Mar 2004

Five Days on Arts Central: Ep 8, Sun 7 Mar 2004: 9pm,

Category : tvradio

'In Episode 8, Sue-Lyn takes Magdelene into Singapore's last remaining rainforests, discovering Flying Lemurs and Flying Lizards. The girls also discuss the importance of preserving these green corridors. On the night shift, Felicia takes Magdelene into Singapore's Central Catchment Area, to Check Jawa in Pulau Ubin. Its the only area left in Singapore that has rocky shore, seagrass, sandflats and coastal rainforest all in one area. They find find hermit crabs, wild boar, fighting mudskippers, among other things.

At the end, the girls will have unveiled a Singapore previously unheard of. A land rich in nature, and home to a remarkable variety of wildlife that has been able to adapt in different degrees, to life in an urban environment. Magdelene too, will have come away far more prepared for perhaps the most challenging and demanding FIVE DAYS mission of them all - to come face to face with the elusive and almost extinct Asiatic Lion of India, in a strange land of burning deserts, tribal customs and harsh climatic conditions.' - Source: Arts Central

Posted at 1:45PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news