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.
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!
EXPLORE EXPRESS ACT!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org email address gets a lot of spam. I
use an aggressive filter so that I don't spend my entire life going
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
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
details on how to post your event on this blog.
Requests for interviews/information
for student projects
Please fill in this
form for requests for interviews or information for student
Requests for public
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 email@example.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
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.
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
Here's some of the other wild
projects that I have gotten involved in.