Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens now OPEN

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.

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Countdown to opening of The Learning Forest SBG

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.

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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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Raawwwr ..... Dinosaurs

Hopped in the time machine (it's bigger on the inside) to check out some of Gizmo's ancestors and got some great photos.

Dinosaurs - Dawn to Extinction at the ArtScience Museum until 27 July 2014
A Journey through 600 million years.
Discover what came before and after the dinosaurs, and learn all about the Dinosaurs themselves, the species, their environment, as well as how they lived and why they became extinct. 
If you like dinosaurs (and who doesn't) then don't miss this great exhibition that walks you through millions of years of evolution focusing on the Dinosaurs.   

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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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Kranji Marshes Nature Reserve out to Construction Tender

SCLD's Kranji Marshes Project is out to Construction Tender.

Kranji Marshes Environmental Improvement Project Tender has just been published on Gebiz the Govt Tender Website, (5 Feb 2014). The environmental improvement project comprises habitat creation & enhancement, native planting, nest boxes programme,  and the construction of facilities for visitors (boardwalks, carpark, toilets, shelters, bird hides & blinds, lookout tower). 

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Completion of the Eco-Link @ BKE

The installation of the signage on the facade of the wildlife bridge (Eco-Link @ BKE) on 7th Jan 2014.

The signage on the other side of the bridge (the northbound lanes) will be completed over the nights of the 8th and 9th Jan. 

The animals represented on the signage are some of those that will be using the bridge.
 From left to right: a monkey, a mouse deer, a leopard cat, two racket-tailed drongo's, and a pangolin.

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