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In this issue, we are giving away five Singapore Botanic Gardens 2019 calendars.


Contest Issue 39


Do you remember your first visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve?

It seems like almost everyone has at least one vivid memory associated with this place. This could be because many of us visited the Reserve during an excursion when we were in school.

That trip could have been the first time we ventured beyond the comforts of the gleaming downtown malls or our homes to the edge of Singapore. It could also have been the first time we realised that Singapore is home to birds other than the sparrow, myna and crow! 

The Reserve has become so much part of our collective memory that it is almost impossible that there was time when we didn’t have such a sanctuary on our island. As the Reserve turns 25 year old this October, we rewind the clock, to trace the reasons for its set up, the highlights it has celebrated over the years and its important role in the conservation of wildlife.

Also in this issue, we highlight creatures you can find in the wetland habitat, and look at the differences between a crocodile and monitor lizard. You’ll be surprised how many people mistake one for the other! And we send our 19 year-old writer to revisit the Reserve, more than a decade after she went with her school. I wonder how her second visit went…

Venturing beyond, we explore three gardens up north and go behind the scenes of the production of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ 2019 calendar. To complete your brief education of interesting botany-related facts, read the second part of our A to Z of Plants and Greenery article, and then pick up nature photography tips from a pro

With so much new knowledge, it only makes sense to head outdoors. I suggest revisiting Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, to remember past memories and forge new experiences.

Happy (re)discovering! 

Felix Siew


  • Felix Siew

Conservation Consultant

  • Shin Koh

Gardening Consultant

  • Dr Wilson Wong


  • Dion Goh
  • Elizabeth Kamaldin
  • Florence Sim
  • Kwek Ee Chern
  • Lai Simin
  • Lea Wee
  • Lydia Chan
  • Natasha Kong
  • Dr S K Ganesan
  • Tan Yin Qi
  • Wong Yeang Cherng