Category Archives: Fact

What is a forest?

It’s such a simple question, everyone knows what a forest is. Or do they? I thought I knew, until I started my masters project. It is on deforestation hotspots, using a global satellite-derived dataset available from Google Earth. Unsurprisingly, I came across … Continue reading

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Celebrating forests

It’s the #InternationalDayofForests today, 21 March! Given that my research project is on deforestation, I thought I should perhaps commemorate this day with a quick and somewhat random post. The word forest holds different meanings, brings to mind different things. … Continue reading

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So much (unseen) destruction.

My project this term is on coral reef fisheries, and involves conducting rather extensive literature searches for data. I have also been reading The Unnatural History of the Sea: The past and future of humanity and fishing by Professor Callum Roberts, … Continue reading

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Tales from rocks.

Note: this is an edited version of a piece I wrote for a writing competition earlier. Comments/critiques welcome! One of the earliest known writing is the Sumerian cuneiform, dated about 3000 BC. The ancient Sumer civilisation was possibly the first … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 6: Looking back on a month in Malaysia

How fast time flies – the one month I’ve spent in Malaysia (Gerik and a little bit of Kenyir) with Rimba has passed, and I am back in sunny Singapore. (Not that Malaysia is any less sunny. It’s just an … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 5: Give them (us) a break

Note: This post is rather jumbled and rambly, I think. Just that I’ve been hearing so much about so many different things that my mind is all kind of jumbled up and difficult to organise. And it’s not happy things … Continue reading

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Tales from Rimba 4: Who’s there?

[Update 9 Jul: Corrected ID of the animals and status in Sg, in green font.] The previous post wasn’t exactly the most optimistic, I know. So here’s some happier stuff! Warning though: There are photos that may cause you to … Continue reading

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