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Wed 27 Oct 2004

The Hopea sangal story

Category : Singapore Naturalist

Raffles Msueum's Toddycats have taken over management of the Hopea sangal Education Project and the original working group members from Sculpture Society, Nature Society (SIngapore), National Parks Board and NUS' Raffles Museum now have the luxury of simply being told when to go down and do their thing,

I was invited (told) to appear at Nanyang Girl's today at 2pm to relate the events surrounding the sculptures, from the URA Rustic Coast Concept Plan to the public walks, the felling, the sculpture symposium, search for a host, the appeal through the media, the zoo's adoption, a seedling, and the education programme. I was amazed myself that we had persevered from discovery to this education programme; its been some 2 years already.

Juicy enough a story to give a public talk about and write an article.

Anwyay, there I was, the third of a series of instructors who had addressed the girls. The previous instructor told the girls they were a "tough crowd" because they were not very expressive. However, years of attempting to teach university students had presented me with tougher scenarios, some in which not even a flicker of life can be detected. So unfazed, I even managed to eke out a laugh or two out of the girls (maybe a titter) and detected a faint glimmer of interest. Or perhaps it was just their spectacles reflecting the projector's light.

I left when I felt I was still ahead on points and as I walked out of the school, I thought of the answer I gave one student, "it was the tree that drew us together." I could feel good about this one. Kudos to the Toddycats project managers who are keeping this alive.

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