SCLD appointed as Landscape Consultant for Round Island Route - Coastal Adventure Corridor

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.


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Rice paddies recently replanted at Sala Lodges resort in Siem Reap

The rice paddies at Sala Lodges have just been planted again!
Some friends have just visited Siem Reap and stayed in the resort and took some photos while there.

The Resort just turned 1 year old and we must have had at least 3 rice harvests so far. All the rice (as well as the vegetables, herbs and spices) from the gardens is used in the fantastic dishes prepared for guests. 

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Jim & Andy arriving in Singapore soon

The other Directors of our proposed Garden Design Asia (Jim Fogarty and Andy Sturgeon) are arriving in Singapore and will be presenting / participating at the SingaPlural 2014 World Class Design Forumon the subject of 'Where Landscape Craft meets Gaming Fantasy'.

Jim Fogarty will be presenting - "Using BIM and 3D Technology to Communicate Design for Show Gardens" while Andy Sturgeon is "Living in a Dream(which is what we've been telling him for years!).

Jim and Andy were recently both in NZ to Judge at Ellerslie International Flower Show and have since been featured in the first ever 3D printed miNiATURE Garden Show at the Strand Gallery London.
has also just won 3 awards for a tropical garden at the Philadelphia Flower Show in the USA. Congratulations !

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Bird spotting at the Construction Tender briefing - Kranji Marshes

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:

Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
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)

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