Monday, 30 January 2012

Happy new year everyone!

In December, I brought 23 students from National University Of Singapore (NUS) to Chiangmai, Thailand for 3 weeks to do social work and reforestation projects. We planted more than 1,000 fruit, bamboo and teak trees and built water tanks and a shelter. We also spent 1 week at Elephant Nature Park to learn more about elephant care and conservation, and also brought more than 100 kgs of can tabs for the Prostheses Foundation. These will be converted to artificial limbs that are distributed free of charge to anyone who needs them. We had a couple of free days and went trekking, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping and paragliding. All in all, it was a fruitful trip.

We are planning another trip for NUS this year, and also there will be various other projects in the pipeline. - Grant

The butterfly garden at Siglap Secondary School is also taking shape and blossoming, especially the bat lily, lantana, milkweed, cosmos and butterfly plants. We are seeing more varieties of butterflies and the plain tigers have even laid eggs on the milkweed. Here are some pictures: