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  • Birdwatching In The Midst Of Giants

    Birdwatching In The Midst Of Giants

    Recreation and ActivitiesLifestyle

    On a sunny morning in December, the team from HortPark and Southern Ridges, with the help of the volunteers from ST-Microelectronics, conducted a Bird Watching Tour for the public through its Connecting with Nature programme in the Southern Ridges.

  • Breezing Through Ulu Pandan Park Connector

    Breezing Through Ulu Pandan Park Connector

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    Riding along the Ulu Pandan Park Connector is a breeze and a great way to spend your weekends with friends and family. Check out the video for a short introduction to a great ride.

  • Sharing His Passion For Gardening

    Sharing His Passion For Gardening

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    Hamzah Bin Osman works full-time as a technician in an architecture firm, and yet he manages to find the time and energy to tend the garden of Teck Ghee Primary School (TGPS), where his daughter attends class.

  • E.J.H. Corner And The Japanese Occupation Of Singapore Botanic Gardens

    E.J.H. Corner And The Japanese Occupation Of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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    Eldred John Henry (E.J.H.) Corner was the Assistant Director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1929 to 1945. He spent much of his time in this position exploring the Malaysian Peninsula extensively and studying its tree flora, leading to the publication of his well-known two-volume work Wayside Trees of Malaya in 1940. At the same time, Corner was considered controversial for his perceived collaboration with the Japanese during World War II.

  • A Secret Hideout In Pasir Ris Park

    A Secret Hideout In Pasir Ris Park

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    Set along the eastern coast of Singapore, Pasir Ris Park’s scenic view and tranquility attracts many visitors who participate in recreational activities such as jogging, cycling as well as its beachfront dining. The Five Rabbits is just the perfect place for a secret getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • For the Love of Photography

    For the Love of Photography

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    For Ponnappan Narayanan, his love for taking pictures of parks started when he bought a DSLR camera eight years ago. With his trusty camera, he would visit parks around Singapore and take pictures of them in the early morning or evening, especially where there are waterways as he liked how much the light reflects off the water to brighten the plants and other objects on it.

  • Chek Jawa: Where Children Become Eco-warriors

    Chek Jawa: Where Children Become  Eco-warriors

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    Paradise has a home in Singapore. I found it at the top of the seven-storey Jejawi Tower, which rises above the forest canopy of Chek Jawa. With my four-year-old daughter, we marvelled at the egrets and herons feeding along the shoreline. Parakeets soared beneath us, monitor lizards ambled through the mangroves and the hundreds of fiddler crabs made the sandy beach appear as a moving red and white carpet.

  • Cool, Fun Edutainment for the Family

    Cool, Fun Edutainment for the Family

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    Wondering where to take your children to the weekend? You may have heard or read about Gardens by the Bay, which opened on 29 June this year. Its main attractions, two cooled conservatories, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, offer all-weather edutainment for the young and old.

  • Celebrating National Day along the PCN

    Celebrating National Day along the PCN

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    What better way to celebrate Singapore's 47th birthday then by spending time helping the environment or exercising along the Park Connector Network? Two groups of people did just that.

  • The Flight of the Dragonfly: Creating a Dragonfly Habitat at Ulu Pandan Park Connector

    The Flight  of the Dragonfly: Creating a Dragonfly Habitat at Ulu Pandan Park Connector

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    A dragonfly habitat along a park connector is not something many expect to see. But it is now a surprising reality at Ulu Pandan Park Connector.

  • Walking with Giants

    Walking with Giants

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    'Primary Rainforest'. How nostalgic to hear the term being mentioned by our guide, Paul. He was explaining that we were standing in what was the last main area of primary rainforest left in Singapore - the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

  • Two Ladies and the Printing Press

    Two Ladies and the Printing Press

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    Near the exit of the Marketplace at last November's 20th World Orchid Conference, surrounded by booths selling orchid plants from Peru, Taiwan and elsewhere in the world, was a booth decorated with bags, notebooks and other paper products for sale. Next to the youthful looks of the lady manning the booth, the floral and nature prints on the products looked oddly old-fashioned, almost 19th century, with their inked designs and letterpress feel.

  • Two Bikes and A PCN: An Unexpected Marriage Proposal

    Two Bikes and A PCN: An Unexpected Marriage Proposal

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    When should a cycling enthusiast propose to the girl he loves? During a cycling trip, of course! And that was precisely what Toh Han Boon did back in October 2011.

  • A Garden of Healing

    A Garden of Healing

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    Betel nut, Thai ginger, nutmeg. What would your reply be if you were asked what they are commonly used for? If you reply that they are good for eating or for flavouring food, you are right. But did you know they have healing properties, too?

  • Seeing Green By Playing In Parks

    Seeing Green By Playing In Parks

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    Have you ever heard the old wives’ tale that looking at green objects can improve your eyesight? For today’s children, who are practically born with iPhones or Playstation Portables in their hands, there may be a grain of truth to this adage.

  • City Green: Family Fun At A Unique Eco-Park

    City Green: Family Fun At A Unique Eco-Park

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    It’s a sunny Sunday, and you have two options: head outdoors for a day out in the park, or retreat to the air-conditioned comfort of a mall? This is a familiar dilemma to many, especially those with young children. Fortunately, City Green combines the best of both worlds.

  • Tampines Eco Green: An Ecological Jewel

    Tampines Eco Green: An Ecological Jewel

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    Colourful dragonflies greeted me with a fluttering dance as I stepped into Tampines Eco Green, the newly-opened ecologically-themed park in the east.

  • Baubles With A Green Message

    Baubles With A Green Message

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    If you thought that fine jewellery stands only for luxury and excess, think again. Local jewellery designer Choo Yilin uses jewellery design as a vehicle to spread environmental messages. The latest collection from her label,Choo Yilin Artisan Jewellery, is called the Tree Series. Each necklace, bracelet and ring features motifs derived from the forest: leaves, roots, vines and buds. In some pieces, the bronze lustre and rugged texture even imitate the colour and feel of tree bark.

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