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    Forest exploring this Saturday

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    Hi all, am thinking of going exploring the local jungle and streams (hopefully), if any, this Saturday.
    Probably starting at 7am and finish around 2~3pm (if not lost).

    Anyone interested to come along?

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    what are we looking for?
    Buceps?

    I have no idea how to ID those plants, if you are teaching, i would want to join!
    I am balding but i am still young!

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Hi Erctheanda, I ain't teaching anything nor am specifically looking for anything.

    Just exploring. I always have the urge to check out what's swimming in our drain and canals, so this is just checking out what's in the forest streams, if any.

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    I see, then perhaps i will skip this round. i am curious on the plant life though... but not trained in this field of work i guess.
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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Monsoon period, be careful of flash flood if you are playing near drainage area.

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    May i know which area would this field work be taking place and the timing...I may be keen to join you to explore

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Hi Stressed, I have not set which part to explore or the starting point. That's open and can be decided on Friday.

    I stress (no pun intended!) this is purely for fun and not looking for anything specifically. I just hope to encounter some freshwater stream or pool will be great!

    I don't plan to head to any giant concrete canal or big longkang.

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Won't be able to join you guys, but have fun! Hope you manage to find something interesting.


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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by jwuog View Post
    Hi Stressed, I have not set which part to explore or the starting point. That's open and can be decided on Friday.

    I stress (no pun intended!) this is purely for fun and not looking for anything specifically. I just hope to encounter some freshwater stream or pool will be great!

    I don't plan to head to any giant concrete canal or big longkang.
    no problem, good clean fun to explore, i am game. I will PM you my contact and we can link up from there.

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    There are several places in the Mandai-Nee Soon area that you might want to go to explore.
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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Mandai is VERY prone to flash floods and lightning. Do take care. Watch out deadfalls and dead trees too
    It is a fantastic place to wander about though. Beautiful, peaceful and many many streams. Just be aware that many paths and trails can turn into streams during a rain and resist the urge to hang around a stream with high banks...there is a very good reason why the tiny stream have shoulder height banks on the 2 sides.

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    It will be good if you intend to take photo graph and see wild animal .. snake , bird but you need binocular to see those beautiful bird up there.

    open your eye and beware of snakes as they do sometime dont move at all.... especially near little stream ... ever saw a 2m long yellow and black strip snake just 5m aways if too engrose it dangerous. Happy treking and always open your eye.
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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Thanks TS168, Navanod and Stormhawk for the heads up. Didn't go Mandai-Nee Soon, went to somewhere around Pierce. Wanted to revisit this little stream that I had been before and remember it being full of native dwarf shrimps and cryptocryne. It was raining, not too heavy and the ground was soft in some parts. Sank into calf-deep mud and sucked both my shoes off my feet. Had to cut it short and turn back. But it was peaceful and nice with the light sound of rain drops.

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Yeah, this might not be the best time of year to visit, what with the coming monsoons. I was meaning to explore some of these places back in June, but the haze put an end to those plans.

    It might be interesting to check out places that are going to disappear/get developed soon, like the drains (now more like streams) at Bukit Brown Cemetery, Bidadari, and various other forest patches scattered around Singapore.
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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    Yup, dry season around June-July is best to go exploring. And snakes.. must have this app on your phones. Look for SG Snakes if you are on Android. Pays to have a stick with you just in case. Usually enough to make them move away. They are more afraid of you than you of them, but one or two may get aggressive.
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    Wow...sounds like my kind of party^^ used to catch all my fish from longkang and reservoirs^^ but doubt my mother would allow me to go with strangers... HAHAHA by the way there are some white-spot tooth carp in the streams of Bukit batok nature reserve^^ really nice specimens

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    The last time I was there I did not see them, probably due to the heavy rain on that particular day. Maybe time to pay the place a visit again.
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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    @stormhawk they are only found in the stream behind the shell station kiosk. Not near the lake. The streams with those wooden bridges all have them^^

    I saw adults with body length 3inches long worth a visit.

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    Re: Forest exploring this Saturday

    These might turn out to be non-native striped panchax (Aplocheilus lineatus), the wild form of the golden panchax commonly seen in the LFS.
    http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/nis/bulletin2...nis327-332.pdf
    Small is beautiful.

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    Ah yes it is^^ You are very well read Pseudogobiopsis Kudos~~ Thanks for sharing the article with us

    Sigh~ so it is an alien species. But darn it is a beautiful fish

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