Vol 5 No 3 Jul-Sep 97
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Official Magazine of the Nature Society (Singapore)
Flowers The butterflies of Singapore are alluringly beautiful
and appreciated by many. However, they are not mere ornaments that prettify
gardens. These delicate insects also play a crucial part in Nature's wondrous
web of life, which we are all a part of. Compiled by Betty
L Khoo and Andrew Tay.
Enthusiasm More Important than U Degree Many NSS members are familiar with S. Rajamanikam, the society's best-known trip leader. Betty L Khoo profiles the intrepid nature lover, who became the society's Chairman in 1983. He later decided to devote his energies to leading nature trips in Singapore and all over the world.
Magnificent Taman Negara Imagine walking along the world's oldest canopy walk in one of the world's oldest rainforests. Ong Kiem Sian talks about her visit to Malaysia's national park, with its spruced-up resort facilities and pristine forest surroundings, with colourful pictures too.
Sumatra's Kerinci-Seblat National Park The serene surroundings of this national park has an active volcano peak in its vicinity. Alfred Chia observes that it is one of the few places where one can wander into the dark, cool forest to observe montane birds, then have a bath in icy rainwater, eat home-grown vegetables and watch TV with a choice of 24 satellite channels!
The Rice Terraces of Tana Toraja The eco-system of a padi field is a delicate and vastly complex one, as Ayesha Ercelawn discovers. She tells us about the interconnectedness of all living things (including human-beings) inhabiting the padi fields of Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi.
Ecopsychology: Restoring the EarthAnd Healing the Mind Roszak T, Gomes M, Kanner A (eds.)
Humanity's estrangement from nature can lead us to behaviours and values which are destructive. This is what's propounded by the book, as told to us by reviewer George Jacobs.
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