Author: Evelyn Lee

Towering Above The Treetops

Smack dab in the heart of MacRitchie Reservoir Park stands the famous Jelutong Tower, an iconic landmark of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Here’s a little tidbit: The Tower gets its name from the Jelutong tree (Dyera costulata), a massive towering beauty that spirals up to the canopy of...

Popping Plump Pink Lime-Berries

The Pink Lime-Berry (Clausena excavata) – also known as the “false curry leaf tree” due to its resemblance to the Curry Leaf tree – is a fruit-bearing tree native to Southeast Asia, including Singapore. It’s like the perfect match for our tropical weather, thriving effortlessly under the sun. Its...

The Magic Mulberry Tree

Somewhere in the lush nature reserves of Singapore, you’ll find the White Mulberry (Morus alba) – also known as Silkworm Mulberry – scattered all around. It’s like a fruity buffet for the birds and other critters, because of its juicy, irresistible fruits. Originally from China, this mulberry has made...

Upper Peirce Reservoir Park

Upper Peirce Reservoir Park is like a green oasis right in the middle of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Bordered by one of the oldest reservoirs in Singapore, the park is surrounded by lush greenery as far as the eye can see. One day, we chanced upon a connecting...

Langkawi

After having heard much about Langkawi and its diverse wildlife ranging from waterbirds in the marshlands and mangroves to forest-dwelling species, we decided to make a holiday out of a visit to the island situated 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. Approximately 900 km away from...

Little Terns

The Little Terns (Sternula albifrons) are petite but charming members of the tern family Sternidae. They are widely distributed across coastal and estuarine hotspots all around Eurasia and Australasia. These cuties measure around 22-25 cm in length, with wings that span 41-47 cm. In flight, they display graceful, buoyant...

Grey-rumped Treeswift

The Gray-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis) is a species of small, aerial birds found in parts of Southeast Asia including Singapore. These treeswifts not only inhabit forested habitats, they have adapted to our urban jungle and can often be seen gracefully maneuvering through our local residential neighbourhoods....

Choa Chu Kang Park

Choa Chu Kang Park is a public park situated in the north-western part of Singapore within the residential town of Choa Chu Kang. The park offers various recreational facilities, including walking and jogging paths, fitness corners and children’s playgrounds, open spaces and shelters for picnics and relaxation, a Therapeutic...

Rusty-breasted Cuckoo

The Rusty-breasted Cuckoo (Cacomantis sepulcralis) is a species of cuckoo bird belonging to the family Cuculidae. It is native to Southeast Asia and can be found in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. It typically inhabits forests, woodlands and mangrove swamps, preferring dense vegetation for cover. It is...

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

The Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots (Loriculus galgulus) are a species of parrots that are native to Singapore and other countries in the surrounding region. They can often be found in our urban parks and gardens. These parrots are known for their acrobatic skills and their ability to hang upside down while...