Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens now OPEN

On 31st March 2017, the Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He commemorated the event by planting a tree, Kopsia singaporensis, together with Minister of National Development - Mr Lawrence Wong. 

The Learning Forest is a new 9.8 hectare extension to the existing Singapore Botanic Gardens, designed by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design. The Learning Forest has a different theme and atmosphere to much of the existing Botanic Gardens, as it is more natural, and has a less manicured ambience.

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"A River Runs Through It" Exhibition - Bishan to City Feasiblity Study

It's a busy week for us all at Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design. Today ( Wednesday 29 March 2017) our Bishan to City Feasibility Study project, to create seamless connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists along the Kallang River, featured prominently in a new exhibition at the URA Centre with the title 'A River Runs Through It'. The exhibition was launched by Minister for National Development - MR Lawrence Wong.

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Countdown to opening of The Learning Forest SBG

On Friday (31st March) the Prime Minister will be opening our Learning Forest project at Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The final preparations and general cleaning up are underway to prepare this 10 hectare extension to Singapore Botanic Gardens for the grand opening.

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Cassia Phuket Thailand

Cassia Phuket - Thailand 
The Cassia Phuket in Thailand recently opened also and represents the latest brand from the Banyan Tree Hotels group. The brand concept is very much art, music, and most importantly fun.
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design were commissioned to design all the external areas. Pleased to see the children's sand pool adjacent to the main pool has worked out well. 
Still working on getting some photos of the project but in the meantime check out these cool videos of the project: 

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SCLD appointed as Landscape Consultant for Round Island Route - Coastal Adventure Corridor

Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design (SCLD) are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Consultancy for the first phase of the Round Island Route (RIR), a 150Km recreational trail for pedestrians and cyclists around Singapore.
 

Round Island Route (RIR), Singapore

The Round Island Route is a proposed 150Km long recreational walking and cycling route that circumnavigates Singapore. The RIR will connect existing rural, industrial, civic, residential, recreational, urban, natural, cultural, and historic locations with exciting new features, facilities and elements.

 

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Bird spotting at the Construction Tender briefing - Kranji Marshes

Looking forward to getting the Contractor on board and starting the construction work on the Nature Reserve.

Some of the birds of interest we spotted on our visit:

Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinesis)
A flock of Red-wattled Lapwings (Vanellus indicus atronuchalis)
Several Long-tailed Parakeets (Psittacula longicauda) - our native Parakeet
1 Kingfisher - just a glimpse, probably a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

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