On March 21st 2018 staff from Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design gave a technical tour of the Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens to a school group from the College les Aigrettes, Reunion island (La Réunion) who are visiting Singapore on an educational and cultural tour. The group of 17 students aged from 11- 16 years have worked wonders to transform their own School environment as part of their ‘Vague Verte’ (Green Wave) project under the guidance of their teacher, Sophie Auzeine.Read More
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design wins the Outstanding Award of Excellence at the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards for Kranji Marshes.
The Kranji Marshes improvement project was intended to reinstate the marsh as a haven for freshwater birds and provide access and facilities for visitors.
Kranji Marshes is now home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies, all of which can be observed and studied by visitors without disturbance.
It seems a shame not to share our photos and videos of some of our Singapore Otters with their pups taken in March this year (2017). This is just one of the families of Smooth-coated Otters (Lutrogale perspicallata) to be found in Singapore. This particular group of otters are long gone from their former holt location at Changi now.Read More
It's nice to compare the latest photos we took of the Eco-Link@BKE recently with our early photos, taken just after the planting works were completed, back in 2013.
The wildlife bridge has been monitored by NParks with camera traps, bat detectors (which is a device that detects the echlocation calls made by different species of bats and not a gadget used by Bruce Wayne), and bird ringing programs.
The Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design (SCLD).
As Landscape Architects and Lead Consultants for the project, Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design created new wetlands, visitor facilities, replacement parking, and themed walks encompassing a wide variety of forest, bamboo and wetland plant collections whilst also conserving and improving the existing southern forest.
On 31st March 2017, the Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He commemorated the event by planting a tree, Kopsia singaporensis, together with Minister of National Development - Mr Lawrence Wong.
The Learning Forest is a new 9.8 hectare extension to the existing Singapore Botanic Gardens, designed by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design. The Learning Forest has a different theme and atmosphere to much of the existing Botanic Gardens, as it is more natural, and has a less manicured ambience.Read More
It's a busy week for us all at Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design. Today ( Wednesday 29 March 2017) our Bishan to City Feasibility Study project, to create seamless connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists along the Kallang River, featured prominently in a new exhibition at the URA Centre with the title 'A River Runs Through It'. The exhibition was launched by Minister for National Development - MR Lawrence Wong.Read More
On Friday (31st March) the Prime Minister will be opening our Learning Forest project at Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The final preparations and general cleaning up are underway to prepare this 10 hectare extension to Singapore Botanic Gardens for the grand opening.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, planted a tree on 9th July 2016 at Sengkang Riverside Park to launch the first 63km of the Round Island Route project, which will tender for Construction soon.Read More
Cassia Phuket - Thailand
The Cassia Phuket in Thailand recently opened also and represents the latest brand from the Banyan Tree Hotels group. The brand concept is very much art, music, and most importantly fun.
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design were commissioned to design all the external areas. Pleased to see the children's sand pool adjacent to the main pool has worked out well.
Still working on getting some photos of the project but in the meantime check out these cool videos of the project:
Official opening of Kranji Marshes today 1st February 2016Read More
Countdown to the Opening of Kranji MarshesRead More
SCLD were recently awarded the consultancy for the design of the LTA (Land Transport Authority) Cycling Path Network in Singapore.Read More
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design (SCLD) are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Consultancy for the first phase of the Round Island Route (RIR), a 150Km recreational trail for pedestrians and cyclists around Singapore.
Round Island Route (RIR), Singapore
The Round Island Route is a proposed 150Km long recreational walking and cycling route that circumnavigates Singapore. The RIR will connect existing rural, industrial, civic, residential, recreational, urban, natural, cultural, and historic locations with exciting new features, facilities and elements.
Went over to VivoCity to see the Festival of Biodiversity held over the weekend from 12th July to 13th July 2014.
Lots going on there with workshops for kids, lots of exhibits from groups such as NParks, Nature Society, NUS, and the Nature Photography group.
Kranji Marshes construction about to startRead More
So I'm told that Palm Civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) have been pooing on the Wildlife Bridge!
National Parks (NParks) Officers have spotted Palm Civet droppings on the bridge so it seems animals are already using the bridge - even if it's only as a toilet.
Looking forward to getting the Contractor on board and starting the construction work on the Nature Reserve.
Some of the birds of interest we spotted on our visit:
3 Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio)
1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
1 Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinesis)
A flock of Red-wattled Lapwings (Vanellus indicus atronuchalis)
Several Long-tailed Parakeets (Psittacula longicauda) - our native Parakeet
1 Kingfisher - just a glimpse, probably a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)