WasteLands - Aliran Tagore

Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore

Bus stop number 56209

This adventure is: #for a good cause, #free

Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore: WasteLands - Aliran Tagore

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“Hi, it's u­­­s, Georg­i­n­a, Bri­tt­a, and ­Lee­ Lin­g­”

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Highlights

Tropical forests harbor the majority of terrestrial life on earth, yet they are being destroyed or degraded at unprecedented rates by fragmentation, exploitation, and the introduction of non-native species. Excluding Malaysia, deforestation analysis for Singapore revealed a great loss in our biodiversity. For the last 183 years, deforestation caused 4,866 plants, 627 butterflies, 234 fish, 111 reptiles, and 91 mammals to be extirpation off the island's original biota of the flora and fauna. 73 percent (or 61 of the 91) known forest bird species have died out since 1923 alone. According to Nature Society (Singapore), about 3% of tropical rain-forests and 1% of mangroves remains in Singapore.


WasteLands - Aliran Tagore starting at Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore


One of the many deforestations that took place today is a secondary forest which will make way for a new neighborhood in the Teacher's Estate area, off Yio Chu Kang Road.

This forest, historically known as “Bukit Sembawang Estate” is home to the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin, critically endangered Banded Leaf Monkey and the Sunda Slow Loris (assumed extinct but now regarded as rare by mammal experts). 

“Wastelands” is a team-building project by Urban Explorers of Singapore (UESG) and 3PlayGrounds that invite you to join in this exploration. We will venture through the forest from point A to point B.  This event was initially assigned to venture through the forest towards Lentor stream however we had to change the location.

WasteLands - Aliran Tagore starting at Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore


On 6th June 2016, Straits Times reported “two rare freshwater streams run through” the forest. Our affiliates traced Lentor steam’s source to a drain at Tung Po Ave, and the second half of Tagore stream, also drain water, wash down at end of Munshi Abdullah Walk.


WasteLands - Aliran Tagore starting at Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore


WasteLands - Aliran Tagore starting at Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore


Currently, the only stream that can be considered as “natural”, as reported by Urban Explorers of Singapore (http://goo.gl/uOmpOk), is the first half of Tagore stream which came from Upper Peirce Reservoir. And that is where we’re going because the idea is to have everyone experience and enjoy nature in its original state.


WasteLands - Aliran Tagore starting at Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore

WasteLands - Aliran Tagore starting at Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore


Terms of Engagement

For safety reason, everyone required come with covered shoes and long pants (also long sleeves) to stay cut free and minimize insects bites. Strictly no slippers, sandals or any footwear that is not covered. We will try to take care of one another during this event, however, please do acknowledge that 3playgrounds or Urban Explorers of Singapore will not be held reliable for any unforeseen injury or accidents that you might experience.


Meetup Location

WasteLands - Aliran Tagore starting at Yio Chu Kang Rd Singapore


We will be meeting at bus stop id 56209. You can get here by taking bus No. 138 from Ang Mo Kio bus interchange. If you feel that you might lose your way, search "Bef Thomson Hills Dr" on your Google Map.

Reviews

  • I had a amazing trip with a group of friendly and warm tour mates. Carly was such an assuring tour leader. Excellent and safe Vietnamese driver, Jerry. well spoken English Vietnamese guide Tommy. I enjoyed myself very much and look forward for another trip!

  • Excellent short trip with beautiful verdant countryside and charming local tribal people not corrupted by tourism yet . Be prepared for long drive on narrow winding mountain roads.

  • Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with... Read more Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with so many minority races living together . Their costumes are so colourful and the ladies' headgears are so lovely to gawk at . If I could , I would love to go again . Highly recommended for gungho people with "throw everything to the wind" attitude . Fantastic local guide and driver (Tom & Jerry) and pats on the back for Carly (Singapore guide) too . Thanks .........rosse and raymond . Read less

  • Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. ... Read more Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. Late evening slot was a good idea as we got to see the night installations at The PathFinder portion, but food stalls already closed upon exit. There are toilets inside the exhibit in Fort Canning Center itself. Cleaner than the mobile toilets outside. Thank you for helping to get us tickets when it is so difficult to do so. Read less

  • My wife, son and I never regret of signing up this trip. My 8 year old son enjoyed the walk on the rocky beach. Best moment of the walk was that we came closed to the corals, crabs ???? and ???? shrimps. Thank you threeplaygrounds!