Places Digital Programmes

Ferns, Fish, and Trees: A Virtual Tour of Place Names of Singapore

by Nature Society Singapore
7 May • 10:30am

In this virtual tour, Dr Shawn Lum introduces participants to the interesting origins of the names of some places in Singapore and their link to our natural heritage.


Ferns, Fish and Trees: A Virtual Tour of Place Names of Singapore

Date & Time:

Sat, 7 May | 10.30am



What goes into a name? All over the world, many places are named after natural features. plants and animals. To what extent is this true for Singapore, an island once completely covered in forests and mangroves, but which retains less than 1% of that original forest cover. Join Dr. Shawn Lum, President of the Nature Society (Singapore), as he takes us on a virtual tour around the island to visit places that have some link to our natural heritage, be it vegetable, animal or mineral. You might be surprised at the origins of some of our place names.

Nature Society Singapore
Nature Society (Singapore) is an NGO dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region.

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