I love the 'white pants and black jacket' ensemble of the Oriental pied hornbill! This big bird spent a short time eating the ripe papaya before hopping off.
Ubin-only, Sunday-only Lontong!
Tan Sijie spent 5 hours chatting with 3 villagers, and shared on Facebook details of how Ubin villagers are coping with HDB/SLA issue. Thanks to friends, I came across The People of Singapore on Facebook featuring some people who live and work on Ubin including bumboat operators.
the Sensory Trail. It's a great site to learn about the vegetables and plants that we eat. What does a coffee plant look like? How about lady's fingers? The Trail was set up by the American School for the visually handicapped so it highlights all the senses. For those of us who spend too much time in the city, it's a great way to also free up our own senses, sometimes handicapped from lack of use!
exhibition of the Sensory Trail at the Ubin Volunteer Hub. NParks conducts a guided walk at the Sensory Trail every third Saturday. The next one is on 18 May.
|Photo from the NParks FB page|
"Since adopting the trail in 1990, The Singapore American School
students have been regularly bringing participants from
the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped
to walk the trail."
World's most expensive coffee tainted by 'horrific' civet abuse.
Blue-spotted mudskipper. They were huge and abundant here, rudely showing one another the 'fin' as they foraged on the mudflats.
Giant mudskipper in the circular 'swimming pool' that he probably built. Staying quietly out of the way of the more boisterous Blue-spotted mudskippers.
Gedabu and Tumu berau. As we saw on our trip here in Feb 2013, the Gedabu tree is still being strangled by a vine but the Tumu berau tree seems to be holding up despite the trampling and branch breaking due to people using it to clamber up and down the mud bank.
More about Pulau Ubin how to get there and what to see and do on wildsingapore.
Upcoming walks on Pulau Ubin include:
- 4 May (Sat): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
- 18 May (Sat): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin