Nature Calls Again!

By Merlynna I didn’t know much about Palms until I had attended Nature Calls Again! – which was not as you’d imagine – a trip to the ladies, but the guidebook launch of Science Centre Singapore’s latest publication –“A Guide to Exotic Palms of Singapore”. 😉 Nature Calls Again! proved to be a highly engaging event…

Nature Calls!

Have you seen this hot-off-the-press poster at the Science Centre Singapore? Yes, in a week’s time, we are going to launch our latest guidebook “A Guide to the Native Palms of Singapore” and “iSpied”, an iPhone nature app that you can use to observe and record sightings of the plants and animals around you. Lots…

Caught Red-handed!

Marine tank in Science Centre’s Snails Mini-Exhibition One by one, our giant clams were ravaged. And no one knew why. I was told it was due to the warm water temperature in our tanks, which was probably true-in part. However, even after the installation of a second-hand chiller, which kept the water temperature low, the…

I spy with my little eye…

I spy with my little eye… something beginning with the letter ‘C’… s0mething green… something that looks like it has folds in its skin, much like a bunched up sock… something that has its wriggly moments – opting at times to inch along animatedly and at other times, lying perfectly still. Can you guess what it is? Why yes,…

Dragonflies of our Parks and Gardens

I found myself grinning when I was handed a copy of Dragonflies of our Parks and Gardens for the express purpose of writing a book review. What was not to like about it? It felt sleek even at 110 pages and the lush green covers exuded a cool, soothing feel. And if that weren’t enough,…

Lock on Target | Homing Instinct of Snails

Many moons ago, when I was just a little rugrat, I accompanied mum and dad to a local shopping centre—Plaza Singapura. Thanks to my kiddie instincts, I soon found myself astray and hopelessly lost. It wasn’t until I cried my way to the information counter, and had the empathetic duty staff announce my name on…