Weekend Guide

Celebrate Mother Nature this weekend

By Farhan ShafieEvents - 18 April 2012 12:00 AM

Celebrate Mother Nature this weekend

Be one with nature this weekend and immerse yourself in the beauty of the great outdoors! With ‘Earth Day’ coming up, it’s time to take stock and appreciate our precious Earth. Here’s a list of eco-friendly activities that you can participate in this weekend.

Pay a visit to the Jurong Bird Park on 21 April. From 11.30am to 2pm and join the ‘Bird Feeder Craft Activity’ where you will be able to craft your very own bird feeders from recycled drink cartons. Read more about it here.

Experience the magic of the rainforest at the Singapore Zoo! Learn more about wildlife conservation through ‘Rainforests Fights Back’. This 20-minute presentation will be held at the Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre at 12.30pm and 2.30pm daily so come on down.

If you’re looking for an adventure closer to the sun, sand and sea, then take an uninterrupted stroll through the ‘Changi Point Coastal Walk’! This 2.6km boardwalk offers glorious views of ocean vistas, sandy beaches and nearby islands.

Treat yourself to the earthly splendour of Butterfly Garden, at Hortpark. It houses a cornucopia of tropical plants and different species of native butterflies, and is open to the public free-of-charge on the last Saturday of every month from 6am to 10pm.

You don’t have to go for broke to celebrate ‘Earth Day’. Why not recharge and recuperate on a little camping getaway? Grab only the essentials and enjoy a relaxing day in your own portable house. Here are a few suggestions on where to go in and around the island for your camping “staycations”!

For those of you fitness fanatics that are looking to shed some pounds over the weekend, pick up mountain biking! Trade in those dumbbells and challenge yourself on rugged terrains that only a natural environment can provide. Read up on our mountain biking guide right here.

In other events around town, catch ‘Senior Recitals: Cellos’ as fourth-year students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) perform on Thursday, April 19 as part of their graduation requirements of the Bachelor of Music programme at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar for more ideas on things to do this weekend. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here next week.