Singapore

Singapore

Posted: March 23, 2011

In the clip below, a passing park worker explains some of the birds we are hearing (as a plane passes overhead). Besides the bulbul, you can hear a hill mynah, a tailor bird and a flower-petal bird. One day I took a tour of several farms that are run in the only agricultural section of […]

Singapore

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In the Singapore Botanical Gardens, something (I’m positive it was an insect, probably another type of cicada) was making a spine-chingling high frequency screeeench. It actually made the back of my throat hurt to hear it. I call the plants above the ‘banana flower’ and the ‘eyeball tree’. An excellent day trip in Singapore is […]

Singapore

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Singapore was designed by an employee of the East India Trading Company, Sir Stamford Raffles, in the 1800’s, and the section is still fairly divided by the cultural differences it originally had. In the area more populated by Malay Singaporeans, we found a shop that sold a few gamelan instruments. My interest was piqued thanks […]

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One of the most visibly recognizable birds is the flamingo. But would you recognize it’s sound? This is one example where I don’t feel the animal’s sound matches its looks. The clip below is at a ‘hawker’ center, one of the many permanent food vendor areas in Singapore. This one is just outside the Esplanade […]

Lorrie

Singapore

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Here is an unidentified but interesting sounding bird, and passing above it is the monorail train that fuzzed it’s way throughout the whole park every 20 minutes. The enclosure for the lories held over 1,000 lories. I bought a cup of nectar water and had several of the large, striking birds feeding and calling at […]