17 Oct 2020

25 Oct (Sun): "Fun with Otters" for kids

Aside from finding them irresistible, how well do you know your otters? Join Bernard ‘OtterGrapher’ Seah at this FREE Zoom session for kids (4 to 12 years old), hosted by Nature Society (Singapore).
Photo by Bernard Seah from his facebook album
Otter Talk - If they could speak, what would they be saying?

Wildlife photographer and otter-watcher extraordinaire Bernard Seah will open your eyes to their colourful lifestyle: from their hunting behaviour to mating, parenting, exploring, sheltering, territorial disputes, and interactions with other species including humans. He will also share about the threats they face and dish out tips on where and how to watch them.

The talk will be followed by an AMA (ask me anything) segment.

16 Oct 2020

23 Oct (Fri): Seringat Trail kayaking with Kayakasia

Suitable for beginners & families...and doggies! "The best deserted beach in Singapore, by a mile!"
Paddle from the beaches of Sentosa to Seringat Island, to laze on a white sand deserted beach. This is one of the most fun southern island trips with lots of kayaking, swimming, paddling, and enjoying tranquility. Also called the Pink Lagoon & Secret River trail...come find out why!

15 Oct 2020

28 Oct (Wed): Sungei Simpang Trail with Kayakasia

A leisurely paddle into Khatib Bongsu, one of the last riverine mangrove on our shores. Suitable for kids and families, if you have never paddled before, this trip would be a good introduction.
Photo by Say Chong

Participants will learn about the Giant Fig, snails, rubik cubes, lobsters, and why there are plenty of babies in the mangrove. Be inspired by the "beauty and brains" of this riverine system.

12 Oct 2020

13 Dec (Sun): Khatib Bongsu River Trail with Kayakasia

Suitable for beginners and families with kids. Explore this almost forgotten natural river. Paddling underneath the hanging roots of an immense Fig, or the canopied creeks, this is one of the most beautiful river trails in Singapore.
Highlights (depends on time):
Mangrove Tunnel
Rhizophora Flooded Forest
Mixed Flooded Forest
Avicenna Flooded Forest

4 Nov (Wed): Kayak Punggol to Ubin with Kayakasia

Suitable for families and beginners. This is a special and easy trail that links together Punggol, Pulau Serangoon (Coney Island), and Pulau Ubin!

Could be called the trail of mystery as we attempt to locate a crumbling villa, the German Girl Shrine, and one of the best look-out point on Pulau Ubin. This trail might also take you into the mangroves of the lesser known Sungai Teris.

25 Oct (Sun): Paddling Sungei Simpang with Kayakasia

A leisurely paddle into Khatib Bongsu, one of the last riverine mangrove on our shores. Suitable for kids and families, if you have never paddled before, this trip would be a good introduction.
Photo by Say Chong

Participants will learn about the Giant Fig, snails, rubik cubes, lobsters, and why there are plenty of babies in the mangrove. Be inspired by the "beauty and brains" of this riverine system.


9 Oct 2020

Virtual tour of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

In this virtual tour of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, explore the Migratory Bird Trail from the Main Bridge to the Main Hide, Platform 2, Hide 1C and finally the Aerie Tower! See the various wildlife that you can spot.


8 Oct 2020

8 Oct (Thu): Happy International Octopus Day!

October 8th is International Octopus Day! It's no secret why this date has been chosen to celebrate the octopuses - one of the best known marine animal for its intelligence. To celebrate this day, we like to share an article penned by Megan Ng, a budding marine enthusiast who loves to illustrate!

About the author: Megan is currently a third year Life Sciences major with a minor in Aquatic Biology and Forensic Science at the National University of Singapore. Her passion for the ocean started when she was a young girl, as she was always very curious about nature especially marine life. Megan is a strong believer about conservation and tries to find ways to help our planet. She is writing for Celebrating Singapore Shores to spread the word about our marine life and conservation to the public through popular science writing!

So let's dive in and meet the Curvy, Cool Octopuses of Singapore!


An illustration of the octopus by Megan Ng. Photo credits: Beak of octopus to Mark Conlin, Royal Society of Chemistry and chromatophore to Wikipedia Commons.

21 Oct (Wed): Sentosa Trail with Kayakasia

Suitable for those without kayaking experience, families, and children. This is an easy coastal trail specially designed for those who would like to try out kayaking for the first time.

Whether with your little one or your dog, this short morning paddle introduces the basics of sea kayaking. Visit a WW2 fort and a couple of islands, all on the clear waters off Pulau Belakang Mati (Sentosa).

7 Oct 2020

30 Oct (Fri): Ubin 3Rivers Trail with Kayakasia

Pulau Ubin is crisscrossed by many waterways. This trip explore 3 waterways of this intricate river systems, linking them in a closed loop within the island.
At some sections, the river narrows and the trees close overhead, creating a natural canopy of arching branches and leaves. Numerous species of birds are easily spotted among this mazy waterways.

27 Oct (Tue): Khatib Bongsu River Trail with Kayakasia

Suitable for beginners and families with kids. Explore this almost forgotten natural river. Paddling underneath the hanging roots of an immense Fig, or the canopied creeks, this is one of the most beautiful river trails in Singapore.

Highlights (depends on time):
Mangrove Tunnel
Rhizophora Flooded Forest
Mixed Flooded Forest
Avicenna Flooded Forest

3 Oct 2020

4 Oct (Sun): Registration opens for FREE walk at St John's Island on 1 Nov (Sun)

Registration opens on 4 Oct (Sun), 10am for this FREE guided walk at St John's Island on 1 Nov (Sun) at 10am.
This free 90-minute guided tour will be held on the first Sunday of every month. NParks volunteers will introduce you to the key features along the St John’s Island Trail and includes the Sisters' Islands Marine Park Public Gallery.