Bored? Want to make a difference and have fun at the same time?
Here are some on-going and up-coming activities in our wild forests to
especially nature lovers :-)
Running out of ideas of where
to go with your girlfriend/boyfriend
Here's a chance to get down and dirty in the forest (pun intended)! Plant
a tree together and watch it grow into the canopy!
In support of Romancing Singapore 2004, NParks and MCDS are jointly organising
a "Tree Planting for Couples" activity!
Date: 13 Nov 04 (Sat)
Where: Jering Trail (Central Nature Reserve) (the last track of
boardwalk towards the golf course, parallel to Lornie Road).
Cost: $100 per couple.
Register by 31st Aug and receive a limited edition 'Romancing Singapore'
set of perfume, for both him and her!
Smilax is a tough spiny climber that is not native to our forests.
It grows so aggressively that it smothers existing forests and reforestation
sites. Regular removal is needed to ensure our forests remain healthy.
With the right attitude :-) this can be a fun activity and a good workout
to have with your family or friends. The pictures on the right show people
of all ages and from all walks of life, joining in the Battle to Beat
This fun and meaningful activity usually takes place on a Saturday mornimg,
from 9.00am to noon.
volunteers to help with their reseach project to evaluate the success
of our reforestation programme and to develop better techniques for forest
restoration. This project is done in collaboration with the Centre for
Tropical Forest Science (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the
National Institute of Education).
The work involves, mapping plots, measuring, tagging and identifying planted
saplings. Work will be mostly on weekdays mornings (Wed-Fri), although
saturday mornings can be arranged as well if there are enough interested
volunteers. Work is currently on the plot at Casuarina Road, off the junction
of Thomson Road and Yio Chu Kang Road.
For more information or to register for any of these activities, drop
Genevie an email at Genevie_CHUA@nparks.gov.sg
or call her at 65545127.
For more on what you can do
to make a difference for nature