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. We were very fortunate on our visit to Singapore that we were able to observe the Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker almost daily.

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.

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. trip to our hotel near the Singapore Stadium and they kindly offered a complimentary early check in.

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.

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. But do plan to visit, because Sungei Buloh is unlike any other place in 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.

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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. Design bio dome Changi Airport Green Wall habitat ''67 mixed use development moshe safdie Project Jewel Singapore

Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund

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Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees: I Want One


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

10 Principles for Liveable High Density Cities: Lessons from Singapore

The Green Changemakers

In the foreword to the publication, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Minister for National Development, points to the lasting benefits of building cities for people. Singapore is seen as a high density, high liveability development model.

Singapore Opens Green, but Not Eco-friendly Terminal

Eco Friendly Daily

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.

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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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.

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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Singapore Raises its Sea Defences Against Climate Change


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.

Singapore's Strategy to Secure Food


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?

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


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.

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


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

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


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.

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


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.

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. Birds Asia bitterns Singapore Yellow Bittern

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Nearsightedness and Nature-Deficit Disorder

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. hours for the Singapore kids (Rose et al.

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

The Green Changemakers

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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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020


Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020. In this regard, the Podder will serve as an electric public transport system for the city of Singapore, in the year of 2020. Conceived by industrial designer Zelin Ong, the nature of the conception corresponds to the technological and demographic upheaval of Singapore in 2020. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows.

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.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 18

Conservancy Talk

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.

Saving a White-bellied Sea Eagle

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Though it is a butterfly blog Butterflies of Singapore had a recent post about rescuing a White-bellied Sea Eagle that is worth a look. Check it out! Asides

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Duncan’s 2015 List

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Lesser Whistling Duck ( Dendrocygna javanica ); Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore, 25 February. Red Junglefowl, ( Gallus gallus ); Pasir Ris, Singapore, 26 February. Milky Stork ( Mycteria cinerea ); Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, 27 December. Yellow Bittern ( Ixobrychus sinensis ); Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore, 25 February. Brahminy Kite ( Haliastur indus ); Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore, 25 February.

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This massive retirement home would grow its own food

Green (Living) Review

Singapore is one of the fastest aging countries in the world, and it imports more than 90 percent of its food. If it can be done – I know it is but a concept – then it can be done in every city around the world in the general living areas as well.

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What 7 Sexperts wish you Learned in Sex Ed. {Adult}

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As a sexologist born and bred in Singapore, there are many things I wish I had learned during. Adult Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today abortion consent ejaculation exploring sexuality pleasurable sex pleasure sex ed sex education sex educator sex positivity

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of December 2012?

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I’m typing this from a coffee shop on Singapore’s famed Orchard Road, which is glamorous testament to the fact that the Yule Season is embraced all over the globe. Sunshine on the Straits of Johor between Singapore and Malaysia.

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Wagler’s Pit-viper

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I was lucky enough to find a Wagler’s Pit Viper, Tropidolaemus wagleri in Singapore recently and it fair took my breath away. They prefer warm, humid conditions which pretty much sums up Singapore’s climate.

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New Vegan Burger Joint to Open in San Francisco


San Francisco is getting a new vegan burger restaurant as the Singapore-born VeganBurg chain moves its headquarters to the city. Who we are fits so naturally in this city,” said Read More The post New Vegan Burger Joint to Open in San Francisco appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan

Luscious Coconut and Rice Noodle Soup. {Vegan, Gluten Free Recipe}

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There''s Laksa in Singapore, there''s Tom Kha from Thailand, and they''re all infinitely delicious. But this is my version, a bit in between Laksa and Tom Kha, and completely vegan and gluten free!

Oasia Downtown imposing green tower to stand admist concrete.


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Chrissie Hynde Finds the World’s Best Vegan Burger at VeganBurg


While in Singapore rocker Chrissie Hynde was invited by vegan fast food chain VeganBurg to tour its four locations and try items on the menu. Read More The post Chrissie Hynde Finds the World’s Best Vegan Burger at VeganBurg appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan chrissie hynde

Second Annual India Surf Festival This Month

Wend Magazine

The fair will feature more than 60 surfers from India, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Morocco and Brazil along an expected 2,000 visitors. Click here to view the embedded video.

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