Cikgu Muhammad

“Ada tak pelarian Melayu di Malaysia ini?” (Are there Malay refugees in Malaysia?) Cikgu Muhammad quizzed us. Of course he knew the answer but that was not the point. He had a story to tell and he wanted us to hear it. You could hear the eagerness in his frail slurred voice as he stood in front of his home, a neat two storey dwelling that stood proudly despite its age just as Cikgu Muhammad stood in his sarong and songkok in front of us.

Gardens by the Bay

I visited one of Singapore’s latest attraction recently and I must say that it is quite impressive. Singapore’s Garden’s by the Bay boasts two large greenhouse domes that simulate high altitude and temperate climates, something most of us in humid tropical Singapore will most probably never experience. The carnivorous plants at the Cloud Forest dome […]

Pasir Ris Park (Again)

You can never really get bored of this place. Over and over again it surprises you. This time round though, I wasn’t really well equipped, just had my Lumix Lx-5 with its 4 times optical zoom, pretty surprised that these critters allowed me to get this close to them. What was cool about this particular […]

Trash

No pretty pictures this time. I was at the beach the other day and the amount of trash in the sand was quite disappointing. We should be taking better care of our beaches, not only for ourselves but also for all of the creatures that share it with us. We should be ashamed.  After all, […]

Pasir Ris Park

Another gem in our concrete jungle, Pasir Ris Park is full of flora and fauna to take your mind off the concrete jungle that is Singapore – and that is exactly what it did for me. Just a short walk away from Pasir Ris MRT station, I began my walkabout at 7.45 am in the morning. […]

Tampines Eco Park

Sometimes, there are little treasures in your neighborhood that are really well hidden. Tampines Eco Park is one such place. Hidden behind Sun Plaza park, it is indeed a treasure filled with wildlife. We could do with more of such places in Singapore; an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. We Singaporeans […]