Open for registration – Love MacRitchie Walk with NUS Toddycats! on 10 Nov 2019 (Sun)

The next Love MacRitchie Walk with the NUS Toddycats! on 10 November 2019, Sunday (8.30-11.30 am) is now open for registration! Join the Toddycats in discovering the forest and its amazing wildlife. Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The forest trail …

Open for registration – Love MacRitchie Walk with NUS Toddycats! on 12 Oct 2019 (Sat)

Common flashwing

The next Love MacRitchie Walk with the NUS Toddycats! on 12 October 2019, Saturday (8.30-11.30 am) is now open for registration! Join the Toddycats in discovering the forest and its amazing wildlife. Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The forest trail …

A Dynamic Equilibrium, But To What Extent? – Love MacRitchie Walk (8 September 2019)

Slender squirrel

It was well into the dry season as we hit the trail – July and August had been sizzling hot with rainy days few and far between. In other places, lawns have been yellowing and ponds receding. But in MacRitchie Forest? Things looked…largely the same. The trees were still green, the undergrowth still lush and …

Open for registration – Love MacRitchie Walk with NUS Toddycats! on 8 Sept 2019 (Sun)

The next Love MacRitchie Walk with the NUS Toddycats! on 8 September 2019, Sunday (8.30-11.30 am) is now open for registration! Join the Toddycats in discovering the forest and its amazing wildlife. Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The forest trail …

MacRitchie Forest Through The Generations – Love MacRitchie Walk (10 August 2019)

Fig and fig wasps

The forest has seen it all – our humble beginnings, colonial awakening, rapid industrialization, today. Through thick and thin, peace and toil, that small swath of forest in the heart of Singapore has stood fast, unchanging in its reticent vitality. Against this backdrop, we paid a visit to the forest, a day after our 54th …

Open for registration – Love MacRitchie Walk with NUS Toddycats! on 10 Aug 2019 (Sat)

Palm king butterfly

The next Love MacRitchie Walk with the NUS Toddycats! on 10 Aug 2019, Saturday (8.30-11.30 am) is now open for registration! Join the Toddycats in discovering the forest and its amazing wildlife. Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The forest trail …

Three insights from the forest – Love MacRitchie x BFF walk (11 May 2019)

LoveMacRitchie walk participants

Sometimes, our tropical Lady Luck just isn’t on our side – what started off as a crisp morning walk turned into a hasty retreat from an oncoming thunderstorm in less than an hour. Nonetheless, the endless wonders that reside within the MacRitchie forest ensured that it was an hour well spent. From “lifers” to ominous …

The Insects That Keep Our Forest Healthy – Love MacRitchie Insect Walk (14 April 2019)

Agrionoptera insignis (Grenadier)

Insects have somewhat a bad reputation in Singapore: Dengue-loaded mosquitoes, pesky cockroaches, ant trails whenever food is left on the table. However, apart from these socially-defined urban troublemakers, many other insects exist only in forested areas and live out most of their secret lives away from the public gaze. Earlier in April, we invited some …

A tiny lifer for us all – HSS x Love MacRitchie Walk (23 March 2019)

Snake gazing

40-odd cm long, barely thicker than noodles and well hidden in the undergrowth – it takes a keen-eyed herpetologist to spot the tiny gem of a snake concealed right under our gazes. Luckily, we were in the company of not one, not two, but five guides from the Herpetological Society of Singapore (HSS). To inject …

A playground within nature – Love MacRitchie Walk (10 March 2019)

What does the forest mean to you? One of our walk participants recalled how the forest was a playground for him in his younger days. Back then, technology wasn't as advanced and instead of phones and tablets, children used to create games from what they could gather from the forest. An example of such games …