Archive for the tag 'wildlife'

Jun 08 2012

Natural history drawings at the National Museum of Singapore

Published by under Museums

When the British colonised Singapore in the 18th century they sent more than just governors and garrison – they also sent naturalists to document the island’s exotic flora and fauna. One of them was William Farquhar, and a new permanent exhibit at the National Museum Singapore showcases his well-known collection of natural history drawings. William … read the full post

Jan 04 2012

Singapore’s Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Published by under Outdoors

Sungei Buloh is a 160-hectare mangrove swamp along Singapore’s northern coast. The area was doomed for redevelopment with condos boasting Johor Bahru views, but local birdwatchers objected, pointing out the swamp is visited by hundreds of migratory species, some quite rare. Today, Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve survives as one of Singapore’s last wild places and has … read the full post