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Wed 09 Nov 2005

Wed 9 Nov 2005: "Life on the Edge: Living Shores of Singapore"

Category : talks

Ria Tan of will share her photos and adventures on the Southern Shores to Changi and beyond on Wed, 9th November 2005 at the Geylang East Community Library at 7.30pm. (Nearest MRT Station: Aljunied; Buses: SBS 80, 155).

This talk provides a leisurely introduction to our shores, and some 600 photos will bring to life the wonderful marine life on all our marvellous shores that are still very much alive today.

The near loss of Chek Jawa from a lack of awareness about the area prompted Ria to visit and document as many of our shores as possible, during the extreme low-water spring tides when the secrets of the shores are exposed.

For the past three years, she and a tireless team of volunteers have conducted still photography and filming during the unearthly hours of the early morning dictated by the tide.

Take this chance to learn about our islands and inter-tidal habitats and be astounded by the diversity and beauty of our very own shores! Most of these

shores are unprotected, so get a glimpse of them!

The talk is FREE and ALL are welcome.

Hosted by Nature Society (Singapore). To join the NSS, email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

Posted at 4:15AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Wed 09 Nov 2005

The Great Hornbill at Botanic Gardens

Category : nature

Last month, Habitatnews featured previous records of escaped and wild hornbills in Singapore. In response to that, Nick Baker who runs the Ecology Asia contributed this photo and record of the famous Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, feeding on the ripe figs of a Ficus benghalensis tree on 18th July 2005. Isn't it lovely?

Posted at 3:35AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Wed 09 Nov 2005

Some faces from the SGP2012 exhibition

Category : events

SGP 2012 Exhibition, next at the Singapore Science Centre [8 to 19 Nov]

"38 Singaporeans share their views on why we should care about our environment and what they are doing about it.

Find out how Singapore is tackling environmental challenges ahead in the latest review of the Singapore Green Plan (SGP) 2012. Check out what you can do for a better lifestyle and a better environment.

This exhibition is part of the Singapore Green Plan 2012's triennial review from April to December 2005.

SGP2012 focuses on six key areas:

  • Clean Air
  • Clean Water
  • Waste Management
  • Conserving Nature
  • Public Health
  • International Environmental Relations."

The exhibition next moves next to Toa Payoh Town Centre, HDB Hub Mall [21 to 27 Nov] and Jurong Regional Library [29 Nov to 4 Dec].

Posted at 1:19AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news