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Green Singapore

Our City in a Garden

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You can also email us here.

In this edition we focus on our small island's extraordinary natural beauty.

Our greenery benefits from our location right on the equator, a tropical climate perfect for the rapid growth & good health of our trees, bushes, plants & flowers.

Come with us to see the beautiful birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, our adorable river otters, and the many other animals which call Singapore home.

Step back in time with a visit to Pulau Ubin, admire the beauty & learn the heritage of our world famous Botanic Gardens (our first UNESCO Heritage site) and the extraordinary Gardens by the Bay with their domes and supertrees. 

And discover history in many of our parks – the fortress of Labrador Park,  the former quarantine island of St John’s and of course our own Coney Island where the Tiger Balm kings once spent their weekends.

We run nature (with history) walks at least once a month - read on....

 

 

A recent walk: the Singapore Quarry where nature (& history) abound!

By Jane Iyer; first published in the FOM (Friends of the Museums) magazine, Passages.

"Quarries may not be the first attractions that spring to mind when you think of the many on offer in Singapore, but we have abundant granite - Pulau Ubin (Granite Island) being the most obvious example. 

The hilly areas around the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve were home to several active granite quarry sites & there were 3 quarries at the base of the Bukit Timah Hill: Dairy Farm, Singapore Granite and Hindhede.

The Singapore Quarry, after a period of rehabilitation allowing vegetation and wildlife to return, recovered enough to reopen in 2009 as a freshwater wetland park, complete with a viewing platform.

And thence we ventured in early June with our intrepid Nature guide, Ed Lim." 

Read the rest of the article here.

 

 

Our Upcoming Green Singapore Walking Tours....

 

Pulau Ubin

Sensory Garden: Saturday 16 September 8 AM - 1 PM
Wild West: Saturday 3 October 8 AM -1PM

Come explore delightful Pulau Ubin, arguably Singapore's last real kampong.

With its swaying coconut palms, shady trails in overgrown rubber plantations, rustic roads, secluded beaches and flourishing mangroves it feels like you've stepped back into the Singapore of the1960s; in fact the slow lane starts as soon as you join the queue for the bumboat at Changi!

Our very experienced and knowledgeable guide (an NParks guide as well as STB guide) will point out areas of particular interest, especially wildlife. We will also look at the historical significance of the area.

September 16th: the Sensory Garden which allows the visually handicapped a chance to experience Ubin using their senses of touch and smell.  This is an easy walk which introduces us to life "kampong style" including a variety of garden crops such as a host of fruit trees.
More info & book your ticket Here.

October 3rd:  "Wild West" : delve below the natural attractions to see some of Ubin's little known history & culture such as the extraordinary German Girl's Shrine plus maybe the most eclectic temple in Singapore with its Thai & Tibetan sections, Hindu deities & more!
More info & book your ticket Here.

 

Calling all twitchers! ......to our Migratory Bird walks at Sungei Buloh 

Saturday 14 October 8 AM - 12 PM
Thursday 2 November 8 AM - 12 PM

Join us for the very first of our dedicated Migratory Bird Watching tours. Spot the variety of birds such as the Redshank, Whimbrel, the Mongolian Plover and many more in the company of one of our own - and very knowledgeable - twitchers!

More info & book your ticket for 14th October Here.
More info & book your ticket for 2nd November Here.

 

St John's & Lazarus Islands

Friday 17 November 8 AM - 12 PM

A few kilometres south of Singapore lies a little slice of paradise in the shape of these 2 islands, just some of our country's many beautiful offshore getaway places.

With their white sandy & clear water beaches, it's hard to imagine that St John's was once a screening & quarantine centre for immigrants coming into Singapore, and later used to house political prisoners, a refuge for Vietnamese boat people & for drug rehabilitation.

Join us to discover their natural beauty nature and historical significance !

More info & book your ticket Here.

 

Pulau Semakau (the landfill island)

Saturday 2 December 9 AM - 1 PM

Trash Island ...or more correctly, the Semakau Landfill is, despite its name & function, an absolutely beautiful place with fantastic wildlife to be seen.

We'll take the ferry over (a treat in itself !) and on landing in Semakau, will learn all about Singapore's approach to waste management before heading off on a tour of its facilities.

More info & book your ticket Here.

 

And Much More this month including:
Sept 19: ART walk & workshop in Wessex Estate
Sat Sept 23: Flying up to Seletar
Sept 27: the story of Sikhism in Singapore
Sat Sept 30: Duxton neighbourhood walk
AND our regular Tuesday discovery walks 
AND our regular Saturday Food Tours
PLUS for all Korean speakers, check out our new regular Korean tours

for more details about these, plus our October & beyond tours & events, visit our website.

 

 

Send us your best photos of Singapore for a chance to win a free tour! More info here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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