Chikungunya in Seletar Camp?

A few of the remaining residents at Seletar Camp appear to be suffering from a mystery illness not unlike chikungunya. Sussex Gardens has been boarded up at one end, and that JTC has organised fogging. Here’s to a speedy recovery for all those impacted by this difficult virus. Advertisements

Nature walks: Sunday July 6th and Saturday July 12th

Tree felling at the former gold course has created a wave of birds migrating to the residential areas, at least for the next 6 months before this area is also flattened to create a longer runway and adjacent hangars. Join one of the guided tours by residents and enjoy these exceptional creatures and their antics. … More Nature walks: Sunday July 6th and Saturday July 12th

Art from recycling

Three more attractions at Seletar Airbase during the long Easter weekend 🙂 Re-Cycle I ! A workshop about giving your old stuff a new twist. Bring along old tins (e.g. Milo tins), CDs and bottle caps (e.g. from jam jars). You can also bring along other small objects such as old screws, buttons… that can … More Art from recycling

Sad loss

In November 2002, property management company DTZ Debenham Tie Leung illegally felled a rare tree reputed to have given Changi its name. The 3.4 meter girth tree was standing in a conservation area, where felling of a tree with a girth above 1 metre is forbidden. Habitatnews has a detailed timeline of events. The courts … More Sad loss

Kingfisher habits

Late last week, the view from our kitchen window was tranquil, until we spotted a kingfisher diving to pick up its lunch – a garden lizard. Unfortunately the videocam was not to hand. This clip is not quite from Seletar, but a familiar hunting sight at our neck of the woods nevertheless… The kingfisher made … More Kingfisher habits

Neighbors gone, sex gone, fruits gone, species gone

This is the ultra-short conclusion of the findings in a study by Dennis Hansen, Heine KiesbĂĽy, and Christine MĂĽller from Zurich University, and Carl Jones from the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, who found that an endangered plant in Mauritius depends on a neighboring plant to provide a safe home for its pollinator, a day-active gecko. The … More Neighbors gone, sex gone, fruits gone, species gone

What does the Kyoto protocol mean to you?

On 12 April 2006, Singapore acceded to the Kyoto protocol. The National Environment Agency has been designated as National Authority to deliver on this commitment. It’s website lists several campaigns to arrest greenhouse gas emissions. For many inhabitants at the camp, working from home is a choice we make, to reduce our individual carbon footprints. … More What does the Kyoto protocol mean to you?

Heritage Trees

Did you know that Singapore’s National Parks Board has listed 7 trees in Seletar Airbase in its Heritage Tree Register? They are all broad leafed mahoganies, entry numbers 143 through 150. When space was cleared for creation of an RAF base, some trees were obviously spared.

Birds of Seletar Camp

Building an authoritative taxonomy of the Camp’s ecology will require many hands. We were fortunate to have the support of The Nature Society (NSS), a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore and the surrounding region. Run by volunteers, the Society depends financially on contributions … More Birds of Seletar Camp