1) DOGS NEED HELP…..
There are 2 ladies who look after stray dogs around Pasir Ris. They urgently need volunteers to help them with the dogs. If you can help, please contact Adrian Tan directly (mobile 92368614).
2) TRANSPORT CONTRACTOR NEEDED
As you all know I am in Ramesh Travel Service and intend to increase my trips to Malaysia (by road). I am looking for a reliable transport contractor for 12, 25 and 40 seater vans and buses.
All vehicles have to be Malaysian registered and insured. What I am looking for is a competitive and reliable contractor. No need for free weekly lunches, Christmas hampers or kick-backs, just honest, reliable and efficient service – contact me for future discussions.
3) NEXT FORT CANNING WALK
10th July (Saturday) at 4.00 pm. Email to book place/s.
4) KAMPUNG KUNING PRIMARY SCHOOL, BINTAN (KKPS)
The Green Volunteers have “adopted” KKPS and need the following supplies:
• Children’s t-shirts, shorts
• School supplies, simple English books
• Board games, soft toys
• Socks, shoes, slippers etc and
• Vitamin tablets, eyedrops, soap and shampoo
I am hoping that some schools will choose KKPS as their “sister” school so that regular visits can be arranged. We have many teachers amongst our volunteers so hope someone will take up this suggestion. I can help with the arrangements and planning of these visits.
5) SCHOOL/COMPANY TALKS
We have decided to resume our school and company environmental talks. There will be a nominal charge of $50 for schools and $100 for companies to defray expenses. Call or email me if you need more information.
6) UPCOMING TRIP
a) 3D/2N Endau Rompin National Park, Johor, Malaysia. Selai campsite 25th June (Friday) to 27th (Sunday). Accommodation: Wooden chalet 2 to a room, bring our own sleeping bag. Price: $295 per person, minimum 8 to go (visa if needed not included) with insurance.
b) JOGJAKARTA (Indonesia) 5D/4N during September school holidays, minimum 8 to go, price being worked out. Twin sharing. Highlights: Visit the 8th century Buddhist BOROBUDUR TEMPLE (World Heritage site), PRAMBANAN TEMPLE probably the World’s most beautiful and tallest Hindu temple. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Visit active volcano Gunung Merapi, trekking, rafting, farmstay, cook local food, leather industry and some shopping for handicrafts (probably during last day).
c) CHIANGMAI DECEMBER TRIP
I am planning a super trip this late December to Chiangmai (cool season). We’ll visit elephants, hilltribes, go trekking, rafting and anything else we fancy! We will go to hilltribes that no tourists have ever visited and we go during the New Year’s season we can go to an authentic LAHU village to celebrate with them.
I intend to take a maximum of 10 people, prices are being worked out so if you’re interested let me know.
10) OUR BLOG…..
We will be slowly phasing out our email updates. Please refer to the Green Volunteers blog (www.thegreenvolunteers.blogspot.com) for the LATEST updates on our talks/walks/trips and activities.
BLOWING OUR GREEN HORN
TALK @ FORT CANNING PARK
On Saturday, 12th June, our volunteer Mr Ali Ibrahim gave a talk cum presentation called "Singapore Flora" at the Fort Canning. Ali a plant/tree expert and a card carrying "tree hugger" gave a really inspiring talk and gave us insights that we never thought of and provoked us into taking a completely different view of these green giants.
Thank you Ali for such a lively and unusual talk. We are looking into the possibility of arranging guests for a monthly series of talks. Thank you Ali so much for sharing your time and knowledge with us.
Hope to see you soon on one of our walks or trips.
Mobile 968 40 950
“The dogs bark while the true soldiers march on”