Category Archives: Nature

Mount Kinabalu: Summit (4095.2m)


Continue from https://vickychong.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/mount-kinabalu-ascent-to-laban-rata-3273m/ I was lucky. My friend managed to book the only available room with heater and bathroom attached (one of three ‘Buttercup’ rooms) for Mike and me at Laban Rata, while they were booked in a 6 bedder hostel … Continue reading

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Mount Kinabalu: Ascent to Laban Rata (3273m)


We assembled at the HQ at 8am and started the climb from Timpohon Gate, a shorter and more direct climb to the summit than the more scenic Mesilau route.   I was excited and relieved that the day had finally arrived. … Continue reading

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How to make a Terrarium


I’ve always wanted a terrarium but it can be very expensive. Yesterday, I attended a workshop at Hort Park and finally learned to make one of my own. I can’t wait to make a few more out of empty glass … Continue reading

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Table Garden workshop


I had a fun time this morning. After my aloe vera ‘gave birth’ to dozens of kids, I found myself with too many baby aloes. I gave some to Granny and planted the rest haphazardly over empty pots, not really … Continue reading

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Empty nest


Every morning when I feed my ‘chick’, he complains incessantly about the food, unless it’s something with meat in there. My friends crave my home baked bread but he absolutely hates it, telling me it’s too chewy, too thick, the … Continue reading

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My new born Bulbuls – please stay safe


It’s 7am. The sky is not even bright. Like all new borns, the little ones are already crying for food. Their beaks open up to the sky. The parents are out but soon they’ll be back with breakfast, and midmorning snack, … Continue reading

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Nature Walk with PSG


Yesterday was one of the hottest days in weeks. I woke up early at 5.30am to get ready for the CTSS PSG nature walk. Peter Ng, our guide, was taking us to Botanical Gardens and the Singapore Quarry. We were … Continue reading

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