27 January 2007 (Saturday)
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library
"Our Priceless Southern Shores"
Uniquely Singapore, our city reefs are just minutes from the central business district but teem with clownfishes (Nemos), seahorses, octopuses and of course lots of brilliant living corals. Some of the islands are still cloaked in forests that harbour rare plants and cling to magnificent natural cliffs and rock features. The Southern Islands are also rich in history, with a role in Singapore's founding, mysterious temples and shrines and intriguing sea legends. These islands are a peaceful haven for those who still want to see the stars, breathe the sea air and enjoy serenity away from the urban rush.
Ria Tan shares 600 photos and lots of stories of our Southern Islands. Come find out more about these magical islands, that belong to all of us and our children. And what you can do for them. For a sneak preview, see City Reefs
28 January 2007 (Sunday)
Time: 9am to 12noon
The two venues are:
1) Gek Poh Ville CC
2) Hong Kah North CC (main event)
"Hong Kah North Recycling Day"
There will be an exhibition and recycling demonstrations among other activities.
Most importantly, this recycling day is part of the Southwest CDC's Ecocommunity initiative which allows residents of Southwest CDC to bring in their recyclables in exchange for food coupons! (See image above).
This sunday, you can bring in your recyclables to any of the community centers listed here and collect a coupon which you can then proceed to redeem at the Hong Kah North CC near Bukit Gombak MRT.
The NUS Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research Toddycats has been invited down to set up a booth to introduce biodiversity/ marine litter issue to the heartlanders. Monkey will be there to do a song and dance while pedalling the wares. Buttons, magnets, tshirts, bukit timah nature reserve guidesheets, etc will be on sale.
If you live in the area, do come down and check out the event. You might even learn something or find some activities you can get involved with :)
RMBR News, 15 Jan 07
"Can 'food for trash' project be extended?" Straits Times forum, 24 Jan 07
"Residents in Hong Kah take part in RecycleXchange programme", CNA, 21 Jan 07