Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

Wonderful World of Waders Art Exhibition September 5, 2016

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This coming weekend you will get to enjoy not only real waders  which have started  their annual migration to Sungei Buloh but also get a chance to visit an art exhibition of Waders artfully depicted for you to enjoy by the Buloh Dabblers.




Wonderful World of Waders#Puisansart, #wetlands art July 27, 2016


Our next art session will be this Sunday 31 July 2106 from 0830 to 11am at the Wetlands Centre. Our aim is to create artworks for the upcoming exhibition in Sept at Sungei Buloh. All are welcome to contribute the art for this project.


14th Anniversary as a Volunteer in our wetlands February 23, 2016

Today I celebrate my 14 years  as a volunteer at our Sungei Buloh Wetlands.

There is something special about this reserve that kept me interested and to continue to express what I feel should be recorded and shared. The fauna (birds in particular) and the mudflat creatures are my favourites. The changes in the flora environment  captures my attention too.

Here is my painting I did this morning at the Main Hide,  and enjoying yet another beautiful start to my 15th year of volunteering   with the sight and sound of migratory birds flying past me now and then.




Paint along with Pui San January 26, 2016


Our next outdoor art session will be on this coming Sunday, 31Jan 2016 fro 0830 to 11am.
I plan to have a short briefing in the ApiApi Lab, at the New Visitor Centre, and then take a walk to the Musang Hut along the new Kranji Trail for our sketching around there. If you miss us at the ApiApi LAb please walk to the Musang Hut, about 15 mins away. Bring any material you like. Posted here is a water colour sketch I did a while ago for your reference.


A New Look for Sungei Buloh Wetlands Eerie December 12, 2015

I made a long overdue visit to my favourite reserve last week and was pleasantly surprised at the new clean  look of the bund thats leads to the Observation Tower and the freshly trimmed undergrowth. Sighted 10 storks and  hundreds of whimbrels lining the curved bund enjoying the bright sunny morning. Painted this new look for the records.

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WETLANDS Vol 16 No. 1 November 16, 2015

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ART IN THE WETLANDS (by Mendis Tan, Conservation Manager SBWR)
THE WORK OF MR THAM PUI SAN @ SBWR By Mendis Tan, Manager/Conservation (Outreach)
Every month, Mr Tham Pui San, one of SBWR’s most passionate volunteers, conducts a free art lesson for children at SBWR. I first came into contact with him when my three children joined his art class and learnt how to paint pebbles from him. Not only was he gentle and exceptionally patient with children, his ideas in transforming pebbles into artwork make this activity easy and attractive to the young.
Mr Tham has volunteered at SBWR for more than eight years. An accomplished nature guide, he has been helping the Reserve with guided tours, running monthly art lessons and leading other meaning- ful activities for the public. Mr Tham even led a team of artists called Dabblers to decorate all the trash bins located at SBWR, His work is also evident in the Nature Cove, SBWR’s library, where beautifully painted pebble designs are displayed. He produced all the paintings hanging on the walls of the Nature Cove, and always includes a note about his inspiration to paint. Reading about the back- ground behind his pieces, one can tell that Mr Tham’s passion in art is truly inspired by his love for
Head to his blog at, and you would be able to feast your eyes on his beautiful art pieces which include exquisite drawings and paintings.
Mr Tham’s beautiful pebble artwork livens up the Nature Cove. Mr Tham and his team decorated all the NParks dustbins at SBWR.

“I seek out the beauty of the mangrove in its subtle hues, changing light conditions and interesting shapes formed by its inhabitants – trees, mud lobsters, lichen, and moss. Putting them together cohesively to create aesthetic appeal and depicting my personal liking for a spot in the mangrove is my challenge”. – Mr Tham Pui San

 Sungei Buloh Wetlands  in pastel

Sungei Buloh Wetlands in pastel


A short vacation in Melboune October 19, 2015

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water colour sketch from the jetty, with John, Jackie and June

water colour sketch from the jetty, with John, Jackie and June


Paint along with Pui San September 22, 2015

Sungei Buloh painted stork in Pastel.

Sungei Buloh painted stork in Pastel.

THis coming Sunday 27 Sep 2015, we will meet at the new Visitor Centre, ApiApi Lab for our art briefing and then go outdoors to paint. See you there from 0830 to 11am.


Wetlands painting with PASTELS September 7, 2015

 Sungei Buloh Wetlands  in pastel

Sungei Buloh Wetlands in pastel


Purple Herons at Sungei Buloh Wetlands August 28, 2015

Purple Herons

Purple Herons

Look out for this large shoebird at Sungei Buloh. The migratory season has begun.