Yellow Bitterns in Singapore

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One bird that is easily encountered in Singapore without venturing too far off the beaten track is the Yellow Bittern. The Yellow Bittern is often overlooked by visitors to many of the parks and gardens in Singapore. Visiting Gardens by the Bay is on most visitors to Singapore itinerary, even if they are only there for a few days. Singapore Botanic Garden is also a good location for Yellow Bittern. The post Yellow Bitterns in Singapore appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Munia in Singapore

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During our three weeks of birding in a variety of habitats around Singapore we encountered three species of Munia. The Munia in Singapore are also seed eaters like our finches and mannikins in Australia. The area is popular with birders and photographers and most tourists will visit the gardens during their visit to Singapore. The final and third of the Munia species that we observed in Singapore were the White-headed Munia. Birding Munia Singapore

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Birding Singapore Sports Hub

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One of the best features about Singapore is the fact that wherever you go there are birds. Admittedly we did not go into the downtown area once during our three week stay, but wherever there are trees there are birds and Singapore is a green city. Another really good feature of Singapore is the excellent public transport system. We were staying close to the Singapore Sports Hub , so we would walk there, but you can easily get there on the MRT. Singapore Otters.

Central Catchment Nature Reserve Singapore

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The Central Catchment Nature Reserve in Singapore is a huge area that covers over 2,000 hectares of forest. As with many of the nature reserves in Singapore they do tend to be busier on Sundays and also close to the car-parks, but beyond that you can walk alone in the forest. You can see the birds that were seen at this location for the first time during our Singapore trip here. This bird species was encountered in the parks and gardens in Singapore as well as the forests.

Pasir Ris Park-Singapore

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Our first destination for observing birds in Singapore during our three week visit in March was Pasir Ris Park. It would be a great location to visit if you only had a few hours in Singapore and wanted to go beyond the airport to go bird watching. We started our Singapore bird list at Pasir Ris and leaving the train station we were delighted to see several Cattle Egrets on the grass and several photographers. The post Pasir Ris Park-Singapore appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Birding Pulau Ubin-Singapore

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Pulau Ubin is a small island off the north-east coast of Singapore that is easily reached by a small boat from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. It is illegal to feed wild animals, take animals, birds and insects and it is also illegal to release animals in Singapore. One bird species that we had hoped for during our visit to Singapore was the White-rumped Shama. The post Birding Pulau Ubin-Singapore appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding Pulau Ubin Singapore

Singapore’s Red Junglefowl

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During our three weeks in Singapore we encountered many a family of Red Junglefowl- Gallus gallus in various locations. Red Junglefowl are under threat in Singapore due to habitat loss and inter-breeding, but we observed them most days on our hiking trips around the island and also on Pulau Ubin. We encountered 172 bird species in Singapore during the three weeks we spent birding there. The post Singapore’s Red Junglefowl appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

White-throated Kingfishers in Singapore

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Singapore is a great location for observing Kingfishers and there are several species to observe. Our first encounter with a White-throated Kingfisher in Singapore in March was at Gardens by the Bay , but it was a brief observation in poor light. We also observed the White-throated Kingfisher at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The post White-throated Kingfishers in Singapore appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding Singapore White-throated Kingfisher

White-crested Laughingthrush in Singapore

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During our three weeks of birding in Singapore in March we were surprised that we did not encounter White-crested Laughingthrush – Garrulax leucolophus more often. If you are heading to Singapore in search of White-crested Laughingthrush it appears that Kent Ridge Park is one of the more reliable places to go looking for them. The post White-crested Laughingthrush in Singapore appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding Singapore White-crested Laughingthrush

Blue-winged Pitta in Singapore

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During our three weeks of birding in Singapore we spent many hours on forest trails. The most reliable place we found for observing Blue-winged Pittas in Singapore was at Windsor Nature Park. It must be one of the most photographed Blue-winged Pittas in Singapore! If you get a chance to go birding in Singapore you need to keep an eye out in the forests for the odd flash of blue among the leaf litter! Birding Blue-winged Pitta Singapore

Sunda Pygmy Woodpeckers in Singapore

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During our three weeks of bird-watching in Singapore we didn’t only encounter large birds like the Asian Openbill and the Oriental Pied Hornbill. The trees are so tall in Singapore that it could be challenging looking high up into the canopy, but the Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker was mostly found on the trunks and branches. We were very fortunate on our visit to Singapore that we were able to observe the Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker almost daily.

Birding the Changi Business Park-Singapore

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When we decided to go to see what bird species there were in the undeveloped areas at Changi Business Park we encountered several species of bird that we did not observe anywhere else in Singapore. Another bird species that we did not encounter anywhere else in Singapore was the Green Imperial Pigeon. This was another bird species that we did not encounter at any other location in Singapore. As with anywhere in Singapore, it is easy to access by public transport.

Nesting Oriental Pied Hornbills in Singapore

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On our recent visit to Singapore we had hoped that we would be able to observe Oriental Pied Hornbills and we were very lucky during our visit. They had been in decline in Singapore and until a few years ago there had been artificial nest boxes installed at various locations. She was sealed in on the day we arrived in Singapore and she was still sealed in on the day we left three weeks later. Birding Oriental Pied Hornbills Singapore

Finding an Asian Openbill in Singapore-second ever record!

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We have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Singapore, where unlike many others who visit the country we spent the whole time in nature parks, forests and gardens observing birds. Most people in Singapore were photographing birds, so we did rather stand out as we walked for hours each day wearing binoculars and carrying a small camera! We travelled to Singapore from Broome overnight on 5th March arriving in the early morning of the 6th March.

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Lower Peirce Reservoir-Singapore

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During our three week visit to Singapore in March we spent a good part of each day walking and birding. No doubt they are often overlooked or mistaken for a small bird if you observe them in the distance flying through the dense canopy in Singapore. We had learnt from signs over the days we had been in Singapore that they have a problem with people dumping unwanted pets and we presume this to be the case in the reservoir.

Layover in Singapore

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Let’s take Singapore’s Changi International Airport as an example; it is a huge hub airport with large numbers of people passing through in transit to Australia, Indonesia and south-east Asia. A taxi from the airport to Singapore Botanic Gardens could cost S$20 – 30 depending on traffic, so bring at least S$60 ( Exchange rate calculator ). Taxi v SMRT – The SMRT is the excellent, clean, safe, reliable, cheap transport system of Singapore.

5 Tips for Mindful Budget Travelling: Singapore.

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Singapore is one of the largest hubs in South East Asia. It is an ideal stop-over to travel onwards with budget airlines to countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia, but spending some time Singapore itself is also worth considering. Adventure Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green budget adventures food mindful travel singapore Yoga

Sungei Buloh – Singapore’s Finest Wetlands

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SINGAPORE, DECEMBER 2012 – Ask any birder where you should go birding in Singapore and the short list will always include Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve , this city-state’s finest wetlands. Since I was in Singapore in winter, Sungei Buloh seemed like the best place to kick off my introduction to Southeast Asian avifauna. This presented the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with Singapore’s common birds. Trips Asia features Singapore sungei bulo

Project Jewel: Moshe Safdie designs a massive indoor bio-dome for Singapore

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Hit the jump to learn more about this interesting airport development in Singapore. Slated for construction at Changi Airport, a major transportation hub that manages some 30 percent of the country’s air traffic, Project Jewel is designed to raise the airport’s profile as a worthwhile destination in itself for tourists either passing through or landing in Singapore. Nearly half a decade after his famous Habitat ’67 , architect Moshe Safdie is still going strong.

Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees: I Want One

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Singapore doesn’t apparently have time to wait for real giant trees to grow, so instead they’ve decided to get all high-tech fancy with what’s being called “Supertrees.” ” The colossal structures, ranging Read More. Entertainment Featured News Pop Culture

Park Royal in Singapore wants to lead the way in green high-rise development

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In the heart of Singapore, a green luxury skyscraper is being built that once completed later this year will accommodate regular office workers, tourists and business travelers among the tower’s vertical gardens, waterfalls and leafy terraces. “It underpins our garden city image and will set Singapore as a world leader on the stage of green high-rise developments”, he said.

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Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund

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Asia Green Travel News Singapore Xtras ban on shark fin soup Hilton LightStay Singapore green hotel World Wildlife Fund and Hilton| Green Travel News | Hilton Worldwide, in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment, has forged an alliance with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). As Hilton’s signature environmental partner, WWF will work with the company to evolve its global business practices.

Singapore Opens Green, but Not Eco-friendly Terminal

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Singapore is known as the garden city of Asia, so its no surprise that when visitors arrive in Changi Airport they’re greeted by towering ferns, bamboo gardens and rows of orchids. The airport’s light rail system has also been expanded to link all three terminals as well as hotels and transport links to the downtown area of Singapore.

Singapore's Strategy to Secure Food

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In January of this year, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported an all-time high in its Food Price Index. In early February, the index rose even higher, causing food related riots and global uneasiness that more dramatic surges were coming. It was an ironic backdrop when Lunar New Year celebrations in many Asian countries focused on family gatherings, platefuls of food, and themes like abundance and prosperity. Could the Year of the Rabbit bring an increase in hunger and insecurity?

10 Principles for Liveable High Density Cities: Lessons from Singapore

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by Robert Krueger New Publication Shows How Urban Density Can Be Managed with Innovative Planning, Development and Governance [link] SINGAPORE (January 24, 2013) – Innovative planning, design and development practices that emphasize a “people-first” focus can help ensure that rapid urbanization does not compromise liveability and sustainability, according to a new publication by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC).

Unethical Photographers Bait Critically Endangered Eagles

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Charlie is an amateur nature photographer from Singapore who has been birdwatching for close to 15 years now. Recently, a group of nature photographers were spotted using live fish to bait a family of Grey-headed Fish Eagles in Singapore, where the species is listed as Critically Endangered, with only about 12-18 breeding individuals left in the wild. Conservation bird photography ethics Singapore10,000 Birds readers love terrific bird photography but hate bird abuse.

Singapore Raises its Sea Defences Against Climate Change

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Singapore has become a powerhouse in the past 30 years, and undergone a carefully planned transformation.It Singapore is the world is often quoted as one of the most liveable of Asian cities. It has even extended the size of the island but now it faces a battle to protect its hard gained territory against the incursion of rising sea levels as a result of climate change. Stone breakwaters are being enlarged on the low-lying island state's man-made east coast and their heights raised.

Pink-necked Green Pigeon

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Singapore is sweltering its way through the monsoon. Birding Birds Pink-necked Green Pigeon SingaporeHeat and rain! Western Palearctic constitutions were not designed for these conditions, but here be Pink-necked Green Pigeons! The forest of theCentral Catchement Area is always a good place to find them, but they are common wherever there are fruiting trees.

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City Hornbills

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Then, on a recent visit to Pulau Ubin in Singapore, I actually managed to get a few shots of a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills checking out a potential nesting hole in a massive tree. The Oriental Pied Hornbills are pretty special, as they represent a recolonization of Singapore of this family. As Singapore continues to green will hornbills continue to spread back through the city? Birds behaviour Borneo breeding hornbills Singapore

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WWF Calls for Zero Burn Laws As Smog Engulfs Malaysia and Singapore

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As Singapore and Malaysia struggle with major smog pollution and public health crises from illegal fires in Indonesia, WWF has renewed calls for zero-burn policies to be enacted and enforced. Satellite hotspot analysis showed the single jurisdiction of Riau Province, Sumatra as the location of over 88% per cent of the fire hotspots that have seen Singapore and parts of Malaysia blanketed with the worst haze and pollution since 1997.

Singapore Tries to Breathe Under Haze from illegal Forest Clearing in Indonesia

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Singapore remains blanketed in thick, smoky haze as pollution from Indonesia settles over the city state that prides itself on its quality of life. Singapore''s prime minister has warned that the haze engulfing the city-state could last for weeks, as air pollution soared to record levels.It peaked at 401 yesterday , which is a long way above hazardous levels. Only very healthy people should venture outside in that degree of pollution.

Nearsightedness and Nature-Deficit Disorder

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Why are 80% of kids in Singapore nearsighted? Singapore has one of the highest rates of nearsightedness or myopia in the world, and parts of China and Taiwan are not far behind. But here’s the Singapore twist. Yet Singapore has a far higher myopia prevalence rate than India or Malaysia and a slightly higher rate than China. hours for the Singapore kids (Rose et al. Myopia, lifestyle, and schooling in students of Chinese ethnicity in Singapore and Sydney.

Singapore polytechnic students build a cool Solar Kiosk that charges up your sense and your gadgets

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If you ever felt limited by the battery supply of your laptop or even your cell phone, then you might as well check the solar kiosk developed by students of Singapore Polytechnic in collaboration with Ascendas. Pratima Kalra: Ever looked out of your window on a beautiful spring day and felt the urge to take your laptop and go out in the in the open to a spot surrounded by greenery, so you could breathe fresh while working?

Urban Jungle Redefined: Singapore to get a fresh new skyscraper thanks to WOHA Architects

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B.Sameer Kumar: Hotel Plaza Property could not have conceived something as spectacular as this when they decided they wanted a top notch new sky scraper in the heart of Singapore. Singapore is already home to some of the best eco friendly and energy conscious skyscrapers on the planet. The designers plan to grow a variety of flora that ranges from shrubs and bushes to tall trees and creepers that will showcase Singapore’s biodiversity.

Heliconia Walk

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In Singapore, there is a small corner of the Botanical Gardens that I love to visit. I visited Singapore recently and passed on my customary visit to the gardens, so today’s post is an indulgence on my part. Birding Olive-backed Sunbird Singapore Sunbirds There is a grassy bank overlooking a lake and beds of vibrant Heliconia flowers.

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A Few Kingfishers

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Ruddy Kingfisher (Singapore, Nov 2015). Stork-billed Kingfisher (Singapore, Nov 2015 and Taman Negara, Malaysia, Nov 2019). White-throated Kingfisher (Delhi and Mumbai, India, Feb and Apr 2019; Nabang, China, Mar 2017; Singapore, Nov 2015). In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas – almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe. Here are some that I have seen in the past few years. African Pygmy Kingfisher (Mkuze, South Africa, Nov 2018).

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White-crested Laughingthrush

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The scene that unfolded in Kent Ridge Park in Singapore was quite gruesome to watch. Birds Singapore White-crested Laughingthrush Apologies to amphibian-lovers everywhere. A pair of Whit e-crested Laughingthrushes , Garrulax leucolophus, had found a frog in the moistness of the shade behind a line of trees.

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Landfill Island? Eco Park? How About Both, Says Singapore

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Photo courtesy of World Cities Summit When we last checked in on Singapore’s island landfill Semaku in 2005, plans were in motion to retool it as a destination for eco-tourism. Singapore recently announced Semaku is on track to become an eco-park ; a testing bed for renewable and clean energy technologies. Semaku was created in 1999, and it’s 8 kilometers off Singapore’s coast. by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York on 11. Science & Technology Buzz up!

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Break Free From Your Fish Bowl. ~ Catherine Beekmans

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Unusual Underground Sancaklar Mosque Recognized at World Architecture Festival 2013

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One of the most prestigious award festivals in the industry, the World Architecture Festival is being held at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Conference center in Singapore, an impressive structure designed by Moshe Safdie. This remarkable urban reclamation project is also located in Singapore. Design Emre Arolat religious design Sancaklar Mosque Singapore World Architecture Festival 2013

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Yellow Bittern

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Yellow Bitterns ( Ixobrychus sinensis ) showed strongly during a recent trip to Singapore and on occasion it would have been impossible to pose them any better than they were already doing themselves. My mistake was corrected by a couple in Singapore’s Botanical Gardens, but not before I had pointed it out to a couple of birdy tourists there. Birds Asia bitterns Singapore Yellow Bittern

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 18

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Singapore pollution hits 16-year high and all signs point to forest fires. Environmental News Food Kids The Green Buzz air pollution autism Bloomberg Bloomberg BusinessWeek composting crayola daily news environmental news Europe forest fires green news Huffington Post Green New York City NY Times pollution recycling program redorbit singapore Treehugger In today’s green news, we learn two more reasons why clean air is so incredibly important.