Sketching in Jakarta, 19 Oct 2017 October 22, 2017
Fatahillah Square in KOTA TUA, JKT, guided by friends Harris and Johanna. Scenes of this popular urban tourist spot, surrounded by Dutch colonial buildings were sketched from inside CAFE BATAVIA, where we had coffee and snacks.
Bird Race 2017, with NSS at Sungei Buloh Wetlands 8 Oct October 9, 2017
It was my first ever bird race, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and a great learning experience, getting to know the ways of these experienced birders, tracking, identifying, and their impressive in depth knowledge of the avifauna in Singapore. Our team, comprising Adrian, Shufen myself and our team leader Kim Chuah managed to id about 55 over 3 hours of walking and enjoyment of engaging with nature, looking for birds at Sungei Buloh and Kranji Marshes. Kim Chuah was our mentor, teacher and bird expert was a inspiration to us.
Introductory workshop on Tailor shapes for sketching and painting September 28, 2017
First time in Singapore, this workshop will explore this new water colour medium for expressive painting and sketching, at Overjoyed, on 7 Oct 2017, by Tham Pui San.
My guided tour for ACE SENIORs at Sungei Buloh on 18 Feb 2017 February 19, 2017
The weather was perfect, cool and breezy and an enthusiastic small gathering of friends from ACES made the event even more interesting.
We sighted 2 cros, 2 snakes, several orb web spiders, lots of mangrove trees with interesting root systems, some egrets, red shanks, and a few white belly sea eagles.
Their first experience of encountering cros in the wild, watching closeup at green whip snakes and tree climbing crabs, were highlights during the 2 hour tour. A brief intro to the wonderful world of migratory birds that visit us annually opened their eyes to how our living environment owes much to our feathered friends.
Hope more members can join us the next time.
Tham Pui San, Nature guide and volunteer at Sungei Buloh Wetlands
Farewell to the Tembusu Tree at Palm Valley February 15, 2017
While we lament the fall and demise of this grand old tembusu tree at Palm Valley at SBG on 11.2.2017, at 425pm, and also for the 3 injured and 1 dead, we celebrate the good that this tree has provided us all these 270 years, providing oxygen, aesthetics and awe inspiring vision for all who admire its presence along the road at Palm Valley. Its one of the heritage trees that is designated as such in this garden and it will be missed by those who know it, including me.