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Sun 22 Apr 2007

Earth Day celebrations at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

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22 Apr 2007 - Blue Water Volunteers got the biodiversity community down for Earth Day at the Singapore Botanic Gardens today. There were talks, a film, a book launch, exhibitions and children's games, and it was a time to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Raffles Museum Toddycats were there and the specimens kept Lim Chen Kee and Airani busy once they appeared, even if it was only the dugong, horseshoe crab and knobbly sea star. I was chatting with friends throughout but after we dismantled the exhibits, finally did some explanations for a family waiting for their ride.

Not everyone could come of course, as it had been a night of very good low tides. For those who were there, it was nice to have a peaceful agenda for once!

Lim Cheng Puay has put up an album of photos online. Thanks to Blue Water Volunteers for the organising the event and to National Parks Board for the lovely venue!

At the core of the celebrations was story-telling!

Chua Ee Kiam weaved his magic in the flesh on his latest pride and joy,
"Singapore Splendour - Life on the edge",
and then donated proceeds the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.

The screening of Remember Chek Jawa by Eric Lim was well enjoyed by the
audience that packed the Botany Room. Sometimes though,
they were laughing when they weren't supposed to!
We're still scratching our heads over that one!

Posted at 4:28PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news