Contest Issue 18

We have attractive prizes to give away in this issue! Just take part in these simple contests, and you could be a lucky winner!

Living in a Garden: The Greening of Singapore


We are giving away 3 copies of Living in a Garden: The Greening of Singapore. Simply answer this question:

  1. The article “Planting Trees for a Greener Future” shared that a number of trees will be planted to commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore. What is the exact number of trees to be planted?

Contest closes 5 August 2013. Email your answers to nparks_communications@nparks.gov.sg with the subject title “My Green Space Contest – Living in a Garden”, together with your name, IC/passport number and contact number.

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Singapore


We are giving away 3 copies of A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Singapore. Simply answer this question:

  1. From the book review, it was shared that one of Singapore’s common parkland birds is an omnivore that eats mostly fruits. Name the bird.

Contest closes 5 August 2013. Email your answers to nparks_communications@nparks.gov.sg with the subject title “My Green Space Contest – Birds of Singapore”, together with your name, IC/passport number and contact number.

 

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My Green Space Contest Winners – April – June 2013

Congratulations to the lucky winners of our previous contests! These winners have been notified by email.

NParks Commemorative “Heritage Tree” NETS FlashPay cards and flower magnet set

  • Seow Yen Kiang
  • Low Guowei
  • Ang Yanling

The Tale of the Magical Seeds

  • Davina Koh
  • Khoo Boo Cheong
  • Liau Moy Moy
Total Comments: 3

Li-San 9/20/2013 7:09:00 PM

Magpie Robins are protected throughout Singapore, under the Parks and Trees Act (which covers all areas managed by NParks including nature reserves, parks, and roadside greenery) and the Wild Animals and Birds Act (which covers everywhere else. NParks has had some success in providing nest sites for Magpie Robins, using an empty metal biscuit tin, nailed side-on to a pole (so that the tin opening is at the side, not on top). However, its success depends on Magpie Robins being already present, and the area having suitable vegetation (typically a mixture of lawns, gardens and trees). We are alert to the possibility of poaching, as these are popular songbirds, and anyone seeing trapping in progress should alert AVA (anywhere in Singapore) or NParks (if the site is in a nature reserve or park).

KK Woo 9/16/2013 10:14:00 AM

The magpie robin is a beautiful singing bird. Is there any interest in increasing the numbers here. Maybe an expert on this bird can do a project. I live in the Clementi area since 2009. For the first time this year I could hear Robin Magpies singing . After a couple of months they “disappeared” until last week when a “new” one appeared. Incidentally is this bird protected in Singapore ?

Lee Woon Kwang 7/15/2013 7:49:00 PM

White breasted Waterhen
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