Pulau Ubin

Love Gone Wild at Pulau Ubin!

Love was in the air last Saturday at Pulau Ubin!

On 14 February 2015, the outreach and education team of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum brought some couples and friends out for an exclusive romance-themed exploration of Pulau Ubin. For this Valentine’s Day special, participants explored the Sensory Trail with our guides, where they had a chance to observe, touch, taste, and smell some of the herbs, spices, and food plants, and learn about some cheeky facts associated with the very same! Some lucky ducks even spotted a hornbill!

Participants enjoyed tasting the coffee berry much. Photo by Marcus Chua.

We are quite passion-ate about puns. Photo by Marcus Chua.

 

Participants learnt about local flora and fauna in the secondary forest and mangrove, where they also took part in a romance-themed scavenger hunt! The winning duo walked away with an exclusive prize. It was a day well spent romancing nature (and each other!) amidst the rustic charms of Pulau Ubin.

Wood you be my Valentine? Photo by Marcus Chua.

Even as we prepare for the new museum’s opening, our programmes are still ongoing. Do keep a lookout for public programmes on the museum blogwebsite and Facebook page!

To find out more about our programmes, please contact us at nhmlearning@nus.edu.sg

Programmes for Corporate Groups

The outreach and education team at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum conducts programmes not just for school groups, but also for public and corporate groups.

Earlier this year, we explored the mangroves at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve with the folks from the General Insurance Association (GIA). The group consisted of the very young and the not so young, but everybody enjoyed immersing themselves in nature and learning about our local flora and fauna just the same. Some lucky participants even managed to spot a crocodile!

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General Insurance Association (GIA) at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Photo courtesy of GIA.

We also organized a special trip for the attendees of the International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF) conference held here in Singapore. We brought our friends from foreign lands to Pulau Ubin, where they got to see, smell and even taste some of our herbs and ‘exotic’ fruits. Away from the hustle and bustle that Singapore is often associated with, they got to experience what much of Singapore was like in the 1970s, the laid-back tranquility of kampong life, and our tropical mangrove and secondary forest.

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Trip to Pulau Ubin for the International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF). Photos by John Wei.

Even as we prepare for the new museum’s opening, our programmes are still ongoing. So come explore nature with us!

To find out more about our programmes, please contact Ms Tammy Lim (nhmlimt@nus.edu.sg).