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Wed 03 Dec 2003

Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk!

Category : mangroves

For the past seven years, friends and I have conducted a walk for NSS members and the public at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve on the Sunday nearest its anniversary. Besides celebrating the existence of the park and honouring NSS members for their elemental support to the society, the walk highlights the flora, fauna and ecology of habitats just around the Visitor's Centre! It is amazing that so much resides so closely and it is a typical Singapore special.

WTC helped out a couple of years until he was posted overseas. Then I faced a class of NSS trainee guides about to begin the mangrove module in 2001. They had completed several modules but still they wore doubtful faces. So I suggested they share the route with me and it worked well. Last year was even better with returning performances, and the debrief lasted all of 30 seconds! So the walk is additionally a launch pad for new guides as well.

This year's team is stocked with the highest proportion of novices so far. Yet, after a mere eight days since the introductory briefing, and with only 6 hours training over two consecutive days, they are on trial this Sunday!

However, they are a very pleasant bunch, and I am sure everyone will be pleased to meet them. We have a couple of 13-year olds and many undergrads, and they all did fine during the trials. If they pull this off, they can feel proud of their first foray into volunteer guiding. Well, we'll find out at the debrief. And next year, they can only get better!

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