Vol 9 No 3 Jul-Sep 01
Sea grass bed interspersed with
anemones at Chek Jawa
Photo by Leong Kwok Peng
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Chek Jawa: A Treasure to Behold A unique ecosystem, found
nowhere else in Singapore, thrives along the south-east coast of Pulau Ubin.
Alas, this rich pocket of biodiversity is being threatened with extinction
because of impending plans for land reclamation. Chua
Sek Chuan and Shawn Lum make an impassioned
plea to save this areaan important part of our natural and cultural
heritagefor future generations to enjoy.
Chek Jawa DaysA Father's Letter Joseph Lai's letter to his son depicts very movingly the beauty and poetry of nature and her place in our personal memories and shared heritage.
Nature Day 2001 The annual Nature Day, organised by the Nature Society (Singapore), invariably attracts large crowds. This year was no exception as Nature Day pulled in nature lovers and those wanting to know more about the environment and our natural heritage and how they can help to conserve it as Trixie Tan observes.
Get Close with Geckoes They are commonly viewed as household nuisances but geckoes are actually very interesting creatures with unique characteristics. They also play a vital role in Nature's food chain. Leong Tzi Ming takes takes you on a close and personal encounter with geckoes.
NatureFree for All to Enjoy Nature thrives even in so-called wastelands. Left untouched, they regenerate and become pockets of rich flora and fauna which deserve to be preserved. Trixie Tan reports.
On the Tiger Trail India is acknowledged as one of the best places to go tiger watching and Corbett National Park, with its high population of tigers and an active conservation programme, is a well known sanctuary for this big cat. Tan Chung Lee goes on the tiger trail.
Tigers of Ranthambhore Another tiger habitat in India is Ranthambhore National Park. It may not be as well visited as Corbett, but, says Wee Yeow Chin, the chances of sighting tigers are greater, and he was not disappointed.
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