28 Feb (Wed): Sisters Islands Marine Park intertidal walk

The intertidal area at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park is most suitable for visiting during low tides of 0.4 metres and below. This is when you will be able to see the shore teeming with marine life as the area will be submerged under water at higher tides.
Nature guides will be on hand to bring you on a tour to experience the Marine Park’s amazing biodiversity. These guided walks are conducted free of charge bi-monthly. Each guided walk session is open to a maximum of 45 people.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

28 Feb (Wed): Chek Jawa intertidal walk

Join the NParks volunteers for a tour to discover and learn about Chek Jawa's six ecosystems and the diverse array of animals that inhabits these unique habitats.
Journey through the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre, 1.1km long boardwalk, Jejawi viewing tower and sandbar with experienced guides.

Open to all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance. More details and registration online 'waitlist' will appear once event is fully booked.

Time: 3pm - 5pm
Venue: Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre). More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Cost: $60 per group (for a maximum of 15 people)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Feb (Sun): Birdwatching at Kranji Marshes

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

This walk is offered in collaboration with NParks. Join Wing Chong in exploring Kranji Marshes’ boardwalks, paths and hides, providing excellent views across the freshwater marshes. Birding highlights here include the Red-wattled Lapwing, Purple Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Yellow Bittern, White-browed Crake, Changeable Hawk Eagle and Grey-headed Fish Eagle.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am - 11am
Cost: $10/person.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

24 Feb (Sat): Free Heritage Tree Tour at Sentosa Nature Discovery

Did you know Sentosa is home to more than 25 carefully-conserved heritage trees?
Come and join us for a FREE Nature Heritage Tree Tour happening every last Saturday of the month! Perfect for families who wants to spend quality time together and have fun learning!

Register and find out more by emailing nature@sentosa.com.sg

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Sentosa Nature Discovery, Imbiah Lookout
Website: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/State-Specials/Events/Free-Heritage-Tree-Tour-at-Sentosa-Nature-Discovery

24 Feb (Sat): Race Against Time - Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany and Horticulture, Orchid and Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.
Highlights of this 45-minute tour includes a visit to the Herbarium which stores physical records of reference plant materials, some dating as far back as 1790. In addition, learn about our hybridization programme for orchids, a process introduced back in 1930’s by the then Director, R.E Holttum.

Limited to 25 people, for ages 9 and above.

This tour repeats every fourth Saturday. More details online.

Time: 10am, registration is required at the Service Desk 15-minutes before the scheduled start time.
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (nearest MRT is Orchard station)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Feb (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Join this FREE tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday which features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest.
isitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Feb (Sat): Ubin Rustic Reflections Tour

This tour takes approximately 2 hours. It starts at the Assembly Area before proceeding to the former Bin Kiang School site. You will then head over to the Sensory Trail pond to learn about the habitat restoration efforts before making stops at Pulau Ubin’s former headman’s house and Kampung Melayu.
Tour participants will also visit a rubber plantation that once supplied Singapore, and possibly the region, with latex, and learn more about the different plants that played a major role in shaping this country’s culinary delights at the Ubin Fruit Orchard before ending the tour at Teck Seng’s Place – a restored Chinese kampung house.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 2 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. More details and registration online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Feb (Sat): Kampong Tour at Pulau Ubin

Take a walk with us to experience Ubin's wonderful natural and cultural heritage. The 2.2km trail takes about 2 hours to complete. The tour will start at the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub and take you through the spice trees around Jelutong campsite, Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Sensory Trail Ponds, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Toa Pek Kong Temple and end at the Wayang Stage. You will hear about the use of spices in cooking and the interesting history of the different sites.
Do you know what the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub was in the 1970s? When was the Toa Pek Kong Temple built? If you would like to know, then this is an excellent introduction to the heritage of the island.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 4 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. Register online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Feb (Sat): Ramble from Old Singapore Turf Club to Bukit Timah

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Led by P. Pandian and Sutari Supari, join us to ramble the 10 km stretch from Old Singapore Turf Club to Bukit Timah. Along the way, we will appreciate nature including enjoying the birds, insects, plants and green environs.

Not suitable for children below 12 years old.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 8am
Venue: Meet at 8 am at the exit of Sixth Avenue MRT station (Downtown Line)
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

24 Feb (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh.
Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

17 Feb (Sat): National Orchid Garden guided tour

Spend an hour with our volunteer guides as they introduce how orchids are the largest flowering group of plants in the world. Visit the collection of hybrids and species that in collection of the National Orchid Garden.
Full map at http://www.sbg.org.sg/map_nog.htm

This walk is conducted by the volunteers of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

A tour in Mandarin is also conducted at 4pm.

More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am (English) and 4pm (Mandarin). Register 15 minutes before the tour starts. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Nassim Gate
Cost: While the tour is free, admission charges to the Orchid Garden applies: $5/adult, $1/student, $1/senior citizens (above 60 years), Child below 12 years - Free
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/`

17 Feb (Sat): Istana Nature Guided Walk

Sign up for the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Open House. This guided walk is a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks), which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.
The guided walk starts from 10am to 4pm, and is conducted hourly. Please look out for signs on the Istana grounds to find out where you can register for the guided walk.

More details about the Istana Open House on the NParks website and the Istana website.

Time: 10am to 4pm every hour.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

11 Feb (Sun): Coastal Clean-up at Mandai Mudflats

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Join us in cleaning up Mandai Mudflats to benefit the wildlife that thrives here. Designated an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, this stretch of coastline is a key habitat for horseshoe crabs and an important feeding site for wading birds.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Mandai Mudflats
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

10 Feb (Sat): Rain Forest Tour at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Discover the enchantment of our tropical rain forest with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

Tours in Mandarin are available at 10am and 4pm.

This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NPark's Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every second Saturday of the month. More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am and 4pm; Register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate.
Tour duration: One hour.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

10 Feb (Sat): What's in my sky?

Birdwatchers, join us in this free guided walk and learn to identify many amazing birds of different species that passes through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre
Please meet at Information Counter, Neo Tiew entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

10 Feb (Sat): Fun walk along the Southern Ridges

Take your family on a leisurely stroll through the Southern Ridges, a soothing sanctuary of greenery that is steeped in history and home to some of nature's greatest gifts of flora and fauna.
Highlights of the free tour include the Henderson Waves, Sembcorp Forest of Giants, Forest Walk and Singing Forest.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Telok Blangah Hill Park, Multipurpose Plaza
Meeting Point: Entrance of Henderson Waves at the Mount Faber Park side
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

10 Feb (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Join this FREE tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday which features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest.
isitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

10 Feb (Sat): Forest Clean-Up @ Pulau Ubin

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Pulau Ubin is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area with healthy habitats rich in animals and plants. Make a difference by helping to clean up its forest while learning about conservation issues and how to become a better steward of nature.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

10 Feb (Sat): Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes

Join this free walk for an introduction to the unique nature area and the species which are living in its marsh, woodland and grass habitats.
The walk will also guide participants through the core conservation area, which is not usually opened to the public, as it is ecologically sensitive. Led by NParks volunteers The approximately 3 km guided walk will take visitors on a two-hour journey.

More details and registration online.

Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

4 Feb (Sun): Tour of St John's Island Trail

St John's Island houses the Marine Park Public Gallery, and the western shore of St John's is part of the Marine Park. You can join a free guided tour every first Sunday of every month. Led by volunteers, the 2.8 km St John’s Island Trail has 15 stations highlighting the diversity of flora and fauna as well as the island’s colourful history.

You can also do the trail on your own, download the DIY trail e-guide or grab a copy of the DIY trail guide at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park Public Gallery.

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

4 Feb (Sun): Chek Jawa boardwalk guided tour

Join the NParks volunteers for a tour to discover and learn about Chek Jawa's six ecosystems and the diverse array of animals that inhabits these unique habitats. This event is FREE; in conjunction with World Wetlands Day 2018.
Chek Jawa boardwalk
Journey through the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre, 1.1km long boardwalk, Jejawi viewing tower with experienced guides.

Open to all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance. More details and registration online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre). More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

4 Feb (Sun): Bird Watching at Pekan Quarry, Pulau Ubin

Come celebrate World Wetlands Day with us!
Pekan Quarry, where floating wetlands have been installed, is a habitat for many animals. Other than the resident herons, you will see many other birds, dragonflies and even otters, if you are lucky!

There will also be an activity booth where wetland-themed colouring sheets will be available.

Registration is not required.

Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Venue: Pulau Ubin, Pekan Quarry. Pekan Quarry is a 10 min walk from Ubin Jetty. Turn left, walk straight ahead and pass by the Assembly Area and the public restroom before reaching Pekan Quarry. How to get to Pulau Ubin.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

4 Feb (Sun): World Wetlands Day - Pasir Ris Mangrove Clean Up

During the high tide, manmade waste such as plastics and foam pieces get stuck in our mangrove forest. In celebration of World Wetlands Day 2018, you can help to clean up the mangrove bed and prevent such inedible material from getting ingested by our amazing mangrove animals.
Trash on Pasir Ris shore
Suitable for Upper Secondary students and older.

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am-12noon
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Mangrove Swamp ("Outreach" venue)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

4 Feb (Sun): World Wetlands Day - Pasir Ris guided walks

Free Fauna Guided Walk
Herons nesting at Pasir Ris mangroves
Join us in celebrating World Wetlands Day 2018 with an animal spotting walk at Pasir Ris Park, where mangrove and freshwater habitats support a variety of animals. You may be able to observe grey herons, various kingfishers and with some luck, the mangrove pit viper and smoothcoated otters during this walk.

More details an registration online

Time: 8am - 9.30am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Mangrove Swamp ("Outreach" venue)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/


Free Mangrove Guided Walk
Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
In celebration of World Wetlands Day 2018, get up close and personal with telescope snails, vinegar crabs and mudskippers as you stroll with us along the boardwalk in Pasir Ris Park’s 6 hectare mangrove. You can learn how mangroves not only shelter animals and fish, but also help prevent coastal erosion by breaking the strong force of waves.

More details an registration online

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Mangrove Swamp ("Outreach" venue)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

4 Feb (Sun): “Love MacRitchie” Free Public Walk by Cicada Tree Eco-Place

A free public guided nature walk to Venus Forest at Windsor Nature Park conducted by Cicada Tree Eco-Place. Suitable for children 6 years and older.
Walk along the pristine stream to spot the many amazing creatures which call this rainforest home. Hidden within the stream are many animals like soft-shell turtles, freshwater crabs, terrapins, fishing spiders and amphibians that depend on clear, unpolluted freshwater streams for survival. You might also spot long-tailed macaques, clouded monitor lizards, gliding lizards, treeshrews, emerald doves, racket-tailed drongos and many other birds, butterflies and insects. Various plants and trees that are home and food for our forest fauna can also be seen on this walk. These included huge terentang trees, fig trees, and tall bamboo groves.The wild rainforest is an open science museum and a living house of biodiversity.

Come with us, and learn more about this rainforest. Feel our natural heritage at risk.

More details and registration online.

Time: 8.30am to 11am
Meeting point: Windsor Nature Park. 30 Venus Road
Website: https://www.facebook.com/cicadatreeecoplace/ and http://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/

3-4 Feb (Sun): World Wetlands Day activities by NParks

Wetlands in Our City

Join us as we celebrate World Wetlands Day in early February 2018 (3, 4 and 10 Feb) at different wetlands across Singapore! Learn more about wetlands and enjoy activities catered for all ages.

Participation slots are on a first-come-first-served basis. Prior registration is required for selected programmes.

More details.


FREE Craft with Us (A Hands-on Activity)
What better formula for your child to blossom than a generous dose of fresh air, sunshine and an outlet for creativity? In celebration of World Wetlands Day, join us to create your very own wetland craft! No registration required, simply come to the venue.

Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate, Learning Forest Visitor Services Counter, Tyersall Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

3 Feb (Sat): World Wetlands Day - Sungei Buloh Wetland Family Adventure

Learn about wetlands in this Parent-Child bonding activity which brings you for a guided tour of the wetlands of Sungei Buloh, ending with hands-on activity at our new “Junior Wetland”, designed for young children!
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: mudskipper sculptures

More details and registration online.

There will also be craft activities. No registration required. More details online.

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way Entrance)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

3 Feb (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh.
Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

3 Feb (Sat): Dragons and Damsels in Our Wetlands - a guided tour for kids

Did you know that dragonflies are among one of the most ancient winged insects in the world?
Dragonfly
With body structures that have remain largely unchanged since the Jurassic age, these fighter jets of the insect world help to keep the population of insects in check, and are an indicator for the health of our environment. Join us at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Learning Forest to learn how the plants and animals have adapted to this wetland habitat, discover the differences between dragonflies and damselflies, and challenge yourself to identifying the many species of ‘dragons’ and ‘damsels’ that can be found here!

Suitable for children in K1-P6

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate, Learning Forest, Tyersall Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

3 Feb (Sat): Healing Garden Tour

Launched in October 2011, the Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. It is laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, respiratory and reproductive systems. Spread over 2.5 hectares, this garden is designed as a tranquil retreat with medical plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus.
Please note that the Healing Garden is closed every Tuesday, and opened 5am - 7.30pm daily. Admission is free.

Registration is required 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre. Mandarin tours are only available at 10am. English tours are available for all slots. This tour repeats every First Saturday of the month. More details online.

This walk is conducted every first Saturday of the month.

Time: 9am - 10am, please register 15 minutes before the tour
Venue: Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Visitor Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Nassim Gate
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

3 Feb (Sat): Fauna Guided Walk at Jurong Lake Garden Central

Come spend a morning among birds, butterflies and dragonflies! Join us for a free fauna guided walk to learn more about some of the biodiversity found around Jurong Lake Gardens Central.
If the weather is good, you should be able to spot birds and butterflies such as the resident Collared Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Chocolate Pansy and Common Mormon. For adults and children 7 years old and above.

More details and registration below.

Time:
8am - 10.30am registration
9.30am - 11am registration
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, Entrance nearest to Chinese Garden MRT. Meet at Chinese Garden MRT entrance (a detailed map will be provided to those who register)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

1 Feb (Thu): Sisters Islands Marine Park intertidal walk

The intertidal area at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park is most suitable for visiting during low tides of 0.4 metres and below. This is when you will be able to see the shore teeming with marine life as the area will be submerged under water at higher tides.
Nature guides will be on hand to bring you on a tour to experience the Marine Park’s amazing biodiversity. These guided walks are conducted free of charge bi-monthly. Each guided walk session is open to a maximum of 45 people.

More details and registration on the NParks website.