|Joelle Lai and Becky Lee taking in the monster 4,000 copies|
ordered by N. Sivasothi and Alvin Wong.
I only needed help for 16,000 orders for the print to go ahead, but within less than 24 hours, I exceeded it and finally stopped the orders at 36,000 copies because I wouldn't know how to store more than that! The last time I asked for help in 2012, I only printed 5,000 copies.
|The 'green' Northern shores guidesheet.|
|The 'blue' Southern shores guidesheet|
Many people have ordered hundreds of copies and donated them, taking only a few copies for themselves. Among them is Russel Low who donated 2,000 copies! Mardiah also donated 1,000 copies, taking only a few to give out to her friends. While Robin and Wei Ling donated 1,000 copies even though they are still overseas.
Hantu Bloggers who conduct guided dives at Pulau Hantu every month for 12 years. I was so glad to catch Debby Ng on her home trip to give her 1,000 copies for the Hantu Bloggers.
Naked Hermit Crabs who conduct free guided walks for families at the Chek Jawa boardwalk every month for the last 8 years. They gave out the Northern guidesheet on Ubin Day to the 70 people who came for their walk.
|Photo by Timothy Chua.|
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative. It was so nice to see the kids looking at them. We also took the opportunity to pass the 500 copies that Alan Tan of Ubin NParks ordered. These will go out to the people he meets on Ubin through out his work. Thank you!
KayakAsia store at Chinatown. He did up the floor and everything in the store on his own. I was so busy gawking at the array of booties, and cool outdoor gear, not to mention kayaks that fold up into a backpack. Huey's 1,000 copies will go out to all the people he meets and brings around on his wondrous adventures. Thank you!
Sea Hounds dive shop. He also built the shop on his own. Besides dive gear of all kinds, he also sells books on marine life, and has a little classroom for dive training, a pantry where he makes a killer cup of coffee, and more. His 1,000 copies will go to divers and people on his cool trips. Thank you!
Dunman High School. For four years running, Kok Sheng has also been conducting a programme called EXCEL for his students to learn about nature and nature guiding together with the Naked Hermit Crabs.
Bachelor of Environment Studies (BES) at NUS. I am so touched by his plans to personally share about the guidesheet before giving them away. He also plans to encourage his friends to share the guidesheet with others. Bravo!
Singapore Sports School! She teaches history there and is quietly trying to get the students to appreciate and learn more about nature. Hurray!
Raffles Ecological Literacy programme that among others, produce delightful children's books about Singapore's native plants and animals. Abby donated 700 copies and took only 250 copies to share with her students. She runs the amazing Raffles Open Lab. Thank you!
National Institute of Education (NIE). It was great to catch up with Nick who does awesome work like describing sea anemones new to science from Singapore!
Singapore Reef Watch community on facebook. Mei Lin also affectionately known as Dr Glam Giant Clam will also share 500 copies in science and other circles that I couldn't possibly reach. She is ill and yet came by to fetch the copies from me. In the rush to transfer them, I forgot to take a photo of her! So sorry Mei Lin!
Adventurepaddlers. He and his friends are fixing up on their own, a lovely establishment for a seasports centre at Pasir Ris Park that will allow people to enjoy the sea from Pasir Ris to Pulau Ubin and beyond. He will be sharing the 500 copies with them, and also plans to paste them up on the walls. Wow, thank you!
Drone Commander on our intertidal trips. Check out her blog for more seashore stories.
L'Rez restaurant at the Polytechnic that is run by students. The food is wonderful and I would recommend everyone to support it.
screening of "Birth of a Marine Park" by Victor Tang on Discovery Channel. Mei Lin, who was featured in the film, shares more about her Giant clam work with a neat spread of guidesheets to give away. Some marine guides set up a mat with games and the guidesheets as prizes. We had to weigh down the guidesheets with bananas to stop them from flying away in the breeze.
Sisters' Islands Marine Park public walk where she volunteers as a guide. She also shared them with Richard Kuah who brought visitors to Punggol as a volunteer guide. Thank you!
|Photo by Adriane Lee on facebook.|
|Photo from the Yale-NUS College website.|
More about the guidesheets here.