Category Archives: Local Wildlife

Bukit Batok Nature Preserve

Recently Claire and I visited the Bukit Batok Nature Preserve. Developed on an abandoned quarry site in 1988, Bukit Batok Nature Park features stunning views and crystal clear waters. Serene and tranquil, it is an ideal place for a peaceful … Continue reading

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Exploring Singapore: Henderson Waves

Notabilia has been telling me for ages that I should go see/walk Henderson Waves.  Ellie read the rules teaching what to do if we encounter a wild monkey. (We didn’t.) From the parking lot, there is a fairly steep hill … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday:Sungei Buloh Mangrove Walk

My friend Claire and I have been talking and we have a new resolution–to explore a new part of Singapore each week (if possible, barring sick kids and job interviews and such).  This week we explored the Mangrove Walk at … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Park with Elanor

One of the sad truths about expat life (or at least expat life with kids) is that eventually, you fall into routines.  We no longer spend every weekend seeking out new life and new civilizations (sorry, obligatory Star Trek reference…I’m … Continue reading

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National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens

On Jim’s last day in Singapore, we made it to the National Orchid Garden at the Singapore Botanic Garden.  I’ve been meaning to go there for the past year, but as it closes at 5, it’s been tough to get … Continue reading

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Singapore Botanic Garden: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

I’d heard about the Children’s Garden before, but had never visited it before yesterday.  Somehow we never really get past the lake with the swans.  There’s tons of beautiful flowers nearby, and E loves the swans/turtles/fish that she can feed. … Continue reading

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Kittens! Our fruitful trip to the SPCA Singapore

People who’ve known us for more than a couple of years will remember that we had a cat named Lady when we lived in Boston.  I adopted her when I was 15 from the Pat Brody Shelter For Cats, a … Continue reading

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