about wildsingapore.com

Is wildsingapore an organisation?
No. wildsingapore.com is just a series of online resources that I, Ria, run and fund alone as a volunteer. It is not an organisation, it is not a group. I do not have volunteers.

Does wildsingapore provide guided walks?
I do not provide guiding services via wildsingapore.com. Please see the factsheets on our wild places for guided walks, and the many nature events listed on wildsingapore happenings. Here's a list of some professional guides if you would like to organise a tour tailored to your needs.

What is wildsingapore.com's theme?
One person CAN make a difference!

What is wildsingapore.com about?
My hope is that wildsingapore.com can provide useful information for those who want to learn about our wild places; and do more for them.

I first started wildsingapore.com in 2003 as a companion website to the Chek Jawa guidebook. To contain the photos and information that couldn't be squeezed into the guidebook. Years later, it has grown tremendously, to accommodate the wild places, wild activities and wild people I have encountered.

I didn't reply to your email?
The hello@wildsingapore.com email address gets a lot of spam. I use an aggressive filter so that I don't spend my entire life going through spam.

To make sure your email gets to me, please put "wildsingapore attention ria tan" in the subject line. Emails will be treated as spam if you use "Hi" or "Hello" or leave the subject line blank.

I usually reply to all legitimate emails within 24 hours. If you don't hear from me by then, either I'm dead or your email got trashed with the spam. Pls send again with a proper title in the subject line.

If your email is about any of common matters I've listed below, please read through the issues I've outlined before you email me. It will save you and me a lot of wasted time. Thanks!

How to feature your blog/nature activity on the wild happenings blog?
Wild events are now hosted on the wildsingapore happenings blog.
Here's more details on how to post your event on this blog.

Using wildsingapore photos

More here.

Requests for interviews/information for student projects
Please fill in this form for requests for interviews or information for student projects.

Requests for public talks
I do give public talks and enjoy reaching out to as many people as possible. Please include the following in your request
(a) your organisation and details about its mission
(b) theme of the talk or event
(c) target audience: number of people, age, general background
(d) other speakers at your event
Here are some of the constraints I face. Please try to bear them in mind in your request
(a) I am committed to low tide documentation from March-October and can only give talks from November-February.
(b) Preparing for a talk takes up a fair bit of my resources and it is more worthwhile for me to make this investment for talks to a large audience of at least 50 persons.
When you email me at hello@wildsingapore.com please put "wildsingapore attention ria tan" in the subject line, I get a lot of spam in at this address.

What are the key features of wildsingapore.com?

Wild news, daily updates of news for Singaporeans: local and global.

Wild happenings
, updated weekly.
Nature events in Singapore: talks, walks, volunteer opportunities and more. Many of them free, suitable for kids and the family.

Wild places: fact sheets on what to see and do, how to get there, tips on preparing for an enjoyable visit.

Wild shores of Singapore

I realised we nearly lost Chek Jawa simply because we didn't know it was there. Since 2001, I've made it my personal mission to visit and document Singapore's intertidal shores every low spring tide. Together with a small team of hard core volunteers, I now do about 100 surveys a year covering 50 Singapore seashore locations. The results of these surveys are shared through these resources:

Survey field notes are shared on the wild shores of singapore blog.

The wild facts sheets are a layman's introduction to hundreds of common intertidal marine flora and fauna of Singapore. It also hopes to help volunteers with a special section for shore guides.

More than 50,000 Singapore seashore photos are available for free download at wildsingapore flickr.

Here's some of the other wild projects that I have gotten involved in.

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