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  • Fort Canning Park

    Fort Canning Park

    People and PlacesLifestyle

    Given Singapore's renowned status for being an urban jungle, Fort Canning Park is a welcome respite from the concrete surroundings within the central area of the business district.

  • Exploring the Southern Ridges

    Exploring the Southern Ridges

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    Joining the National Parks Board has broadened my appreciation for greenery overnight. Now I look forward to every working trip to visit our parks and nature reserves, just to experience a world beyond the concrete jungle. That's why I jumped at the chance to explore the Southern Ridges with two friends, on the pretext of writing this article for you, my dear readers.

  • A Tireless Supporter Of Nature

    A Tireless Supporter Of Nature

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    Find out how Mrs Kirtida Mekani was inspired to start the Plant-A-Tree programme and why she decided to encourage others to care for our natural heritage.

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension

    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension

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    Wondering whether to visit the newly opened extension of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve? Watch this short video and learn what’s in store for visitors.

  • Otterly Fascinating

    Otterly Fascinating

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    Did you visit the 2014 Festival of Biodiversity? If so, we hope you visited a booth labelled 'Otterly Fascinating'. Last July, a group of us students from Nanyang Girls’ High put up a booth at the Festival with the aim of raising awareness about otters in Singapore.

  • Storybooks With A Twist

    Storybooks With A Twist

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    As a member of the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme (RELP) team, I had the opportunity to attend field trips to nature areas throughout Singapore as well as author children’s books on local flora and fauna.

  • Staff In Travail

    Staff In Travail

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    Two years after becoming the Garden's first superintendent, in September 1877, Murton became embroiled in a staff dispute that nearly cost him his life. Dr Taylor’s telling of this incident comes from an account published in The Straits Times then.

  • T(h)ree Passions

    T(h)ree Passions

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    A nature lover, trail runner and photography enthusiast, Christopher Koh finds that volunteering for the Nature Cares programme not only allows him to do his part for the community, but also provides him with the opportunity to indulge in some of his favourite pastimes.

  • A Competition That Builds Bonds

    A Competition That Builds Bonds

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    The Gardeners’ Cup may be a competition, but for the teams participating, it’s a wonderful way to meet like-minded people, exchange gardening tips and have lots of fun.

  • A Design For Life

    A Design For Life

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    Visitors to the 2010 Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) may find that one of the Landscape & Fantasy Gardens is reminiscent of the alien world depicted in a blockbuster 3D sci-fi movie that thrilled audiences last year.

  • Labrador: Where History and Beauty Meet

    Labrador: Where History and Beauty Meet

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    I turned off into Labrador Villa Road - a rather deserted lane - and was immediately drawn to the calm quiet of an early, cool Saturday morning. With the help of NParks' DIY Guide to Labrador Nature Reserve Walking Trail, I navigated myself back in time to the late 19th century. At Fort Pasir Panjang, I stumbled upon a ‘treasure chest’, an area filled with precious maritime and historical relics.

  • A Nature Park in Your Neighbourhood

    A Nature Park in Your Neighbourhood

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    When I first learnt of the new Dairy Farm Nature Park, I had been expecting a small neighbourhood park with an exercise corner. After all, as a former resident of Bukit Panjang, I was familiar enough...

  • The A to Z of Plants and Greenery

    The A to Z of Plants and Greenery

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    In this two-part series, we bring you interesting snippets of information on common plants found in our gardens and parks, unique plant structures and other interesting botany-related facts. Learning about botany is not as easy as A, B, C, but hopefully this gives you a good start!

  • What’s Your Favourite Tree?

    What’s Your Favourite Tree?

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    Trees are not just part of the visual furniture of our city, but living things around which special feelings and memories can be created. Read on for stories by NParks staff and park-goers, about trees that are special to them.

  • Bringing You the Year’s Biggest Garden and Floral Show

    Bringing You the Year’s Biggest Garden and Floral Show

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    You will admire the pretty flowers, pick up some tips from the talks and workshops, and generally be wowed by the spectacular displays. But what goes into the organisation of the Singapore Garden Festival? Tan Zhijian takes us behind the scenes.

  • Satisfying Every Craving

    Satisfying Every Craving

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    With an extensive menu of nearly 100 dishes, you will be spoilt for choice at Fusion Spoon, the newest eatery located at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

  • Going Green With Blue Jeans

    Going Green With Blue Jeans

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    You've owned your favourite pair of jeans for the better part of this decade, and loved them since Day 1.But the time has come to part ways - the jeans are getting worn out from old age, and your waist size isn't exactly what it used to be. And it is always with some sadness that you say goodbye to the faithful denims that accompanied you all the way from campus days to casual Fridays at the office.

  • A Chugging Good Time

    A Chugging Good Time

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    I spent a considerable part of my childhood in Tiong Bahru as my family used to live in the vicinity. I remember accompanying my mum to the wet market in the mornings and having breakfast at the food centre after that. For years, even after we moved away from Tiong Bahru, my dad would make a trip down at least once a month to get his hair cut by his regular barber. Till today, my mum still goes to the Tiong Bahru market on weekends, because she claims the produce there is fresher.

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