An InTREEguing Walk

Keen to stretch your legs and explore nature for a change? Want to take a look at some critters up close? Then check out Science Centre’s Intreeguing Walk occurring this Saturday, 5 May 2018! Perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy a guided stroll through nature while learning about the surrounding life. Registration closes on 28 Apr…

Another plant-related mystery

This photo was taken along the fence of one of the many construction sites in Jurong East. On the way to lunch, I’d noticed something sitting on top of the edge of that corrugated fence, and on closer inspection that turned out to be a conifer cone. And it wasn’t alone – there were at least…

Honolulu creeper or bougainvillea?

I had gone down to the Science Centre Ecogarden to check out the pigeon orchid plant again one day in May but realised that all the flowers were gone. Well, I told myself that I would have a chance again to smell the fragrance of the flowers, as Mrs Chee, one of our ex-colleagues have…

Plant of the Day

The current plant of the day in the Ecogarden has to be the Wild Cockscomb (Celosia argentea). Not only because of the beauty of its radiant pink blooms and its sweet scent that permeates the ‘Healing Plants” section of our garden; and not only because”virtually every part of this plant is useful to man,” as…

“Let’s Grow Veggie!” 102

It has been a full 6 months since I first took home from the inaugural Singapore Mini Maker Faire the baby lettuce in the little paper cups. See my previous blog about the baby lettuce plant. After 5 months and 3 rounds of harvests, I observed little buds indicating signs of blossoms just one day…

“Let’s Grow Veggie!” 101

About a month ago, on 6 Aug (Monday), I brought home three mini paper cups of baby lettuce from the inaugural Singapore Mini Maker Faire held at Science Centre Singapore. The lettuce were bought from Evon Tay, one of the Makers at the Faire, and two of them were meant for two friends whom I…

Exploration of the Science Centre Singapore Ecogarden (Part 1)

It started off with a meeting outside the Ecolab, pleasantly complemented by the harmonious chirping of the birds (or so I imagined) and the sight of hummingbirds hovering over the flowers. Gone with December were the rain and the cold breeze. Hence, my mini exploration took place under the bright cheery morning sun. In fact,…