Extension of nature area at Singapore Botanic Gardens and community tree-planting

Curious about what resides in the swamp? The Singapore Botanic Gardens Learning Forest will feature a freshwater swamp forest habitat where you will be able to spot native species like the Malayan Box Terrapin and Red-legged Crake. At the first of three tree-planting events in the Gardens today, MOS Desmond Lee announced the expansion of the Nature Area in the Gardens. With an additional 14 hectares comprising the Learning Forest and the surrounding forest areas, we now have a 20-hectare Nature Area within our Gardens!

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At the same event, Advisers to Holland-Bukit Timah constituency – Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (Minister for Environment and Water Resources), Ms Sim Ann (Minister of State for Education & Communications and Information), and Mr Christopher De Souza – along with their residents, planted rare or endangered forest trees to help reforest the freshwater swamp which is in the new Nature Area. like emoticon

Later that morning, MOS Lee gave out the prizes to the winners of the first two themes of the Singpapore Garden Photographer of the Year photo competition – “Singapore Botanic Gardens – Celebrating Our Heritage” and “Trees, Forests and Parks”. The winning photos will be on display at the Gardens’ Visitor Centre (Nassim Gate) until 30 June.


Source: National Parks Board (NParks), CNA
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