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Reflections

12 Apr • 10:00am

Multiple meanings of reflections drive us to look at our past, present and future. What does natural heritage mean to us today? What can we learn from the past, and what does it bode for the future?

Do Trees Grow On Money?

Do trees grow on money? Well, in fact, they do! Join students from River Valley High School in reading this e-book to find out more about our natural heritage in our currency!

Back to Our Future: 250 Years of Observing and Documenting Nature in Singapore

This photo essay will feature significant animals, plants and places that are signifiers of the natural heritage of Singapore from 250 years ago in the form of visual materials with text to provide context and tie these into the larger natural history of the island.

Digital collection of butterflies of Singapore & Peninsular Malaysia

Explore the diversity of butterflies found in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia through our online digital collection of butterfly specimens from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

An International Flower, For An International City

The orchid is commonly known by Singaporeans as our national flower - Vanda Miss Joaquim. While many countries have national flowers too, the orchid is more than a national flower in Singapore’s case. It is also a tool used in Singapore’s diplomatic relations. This essay explores this little-known aspect of our natural heritage.

Plasticity

Artist and photographer Ernest Goh, as part of his residency with Exactly Foundation, created a photography series which zooms into the epic scale of plastic pollution via extreme close-up images of microplastic fragments, some just 2mm in size.

Travel Journal Bookbinding Workshop

14 May • 10:00am • Enabling Village

14 May • 02:00pm • Enabling Village

Create your own personal hand-bound travel journal at SPD’s craft workshops guided by our experienced artisans with disabilities in an inclusive setting.

Flowers of Asia: Floral Arrangement Workshop

21 - 22 May • 02:00pm • Asian Civilisations Museum

Bring along your favourite vessel from home to craft a unique floral arrangement using a mix of blooms found throughout the Asian continent. Learn about sustainability in floral design and techniques for using a kenzan to hold flower arrangements.

Fun with Chinese Activity Kit: Xiao Qing & Transportation

2 May • 10:00am • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

A bilingual activity kit for parents to engage their little ones at home to learn more about the different modes of transportation in the past.

HistoriaSG – Curating the Environment: The Collection and Display of Natural History in Singapore

12 May • 07:00pm

Associate Professor Timothy Barnard, author of “Nature’s Colony: Empire, Nation and Environment in the Singapore Botanic Gardens”, will speak about the significance of natural history in Singapore. After the talk, participants can look forward to a curator tour of the exhibition “A Voyage of Love and Longing”.