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Employment Opportunities at Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design

Positions Available:

  • Landscape Architect / Senior Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Technician

Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design (SCLD) is a leading Landscape Architectural Consultancy in Singapore with projects throughout the region. The company has a wide portfolio of work ranging from Masterplanning, Environmental Projects, Parks, Hotels, Resorts, as well Residential/Condominium Projects.

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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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Gizmo's 9th Birthday

Gizmo is 9 years old today. Happy Hatchday Gizmo.
It's a normal day at SCLD's office for him and I guess he will have to try to learn to say his new age.

If we ask him how old he is he generally still says "six" or occasionally if I push it he says "I'm five". Time obviously doesn't mean much when you spend all day flying round the office causing trouble.  

So in celebration of his birthday here is a little gallery of the last nine years from his black eyed, clipped winged, messy feeding with a syringe arrival in the office, to his present acrobatic flying, white/yellow iris eyed, fully acrobatic flying, trouble making, talking and whistling self. 
More information about Giz below.

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Raawwwr ..... Dinosaurs

Hopped in the time machine (it's bigger on the inside) to check out some of Gizmo's ancestors and got some great photos.

Dinosaurs - Dawn to Extinction at the ArtScience Museum until 27 July 2014
A Journey through 600 million years.
Discover what came before and after the dinosaurs, and learn all about the Dinosaurs themselves, the species, their environment, as well as how they lived and why they became extinct. 
If you like dinosaurs (and who doesn't) then don't miss this great exhibition that walks you through millions of years of evolution focusing on the Dinosaurs.   

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Rice paddies recently replanted at Sala Lodges resort in Siem Reap

The rice paddies at Sala Lodges have just been planted again!
Some friends have just visited Siem Reap and stayed in the resort and took some photos while there.

The Resort just turned 1 year old and we must have had at least 3 rice harvests so far. All the rice (as well as the vegetables, herbs and spices) from the gardens is used in the fantastic dishes prepared for guests. 

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Jim & Andy arriving in Singapore soon

The other Directors of our proposed Garden Design Asia (Jim Fogarty and Andy Sturgeon) are arriving in Singapore and will be presenting / participating at the SingaPlural 2014 World Class Design Forumon the subject of 'Where Landscape Craft meets Gaming Fantasy'.

Jim Fogarty will be presenting - "Using BIM and 3D Technology to Communicate Design for Show Gardens" while Andy Sturgeon is "Living in a Dream(which is what we've been telling him for years!).

Jim and Andy were recently both in NZ to Judge at Ellerslie International Flower Show and have since been featured in the first ever 3D printed miNiATURE Garden Show at the Strand Gallery London.
Andy 
has also just won 3 awards for a tropical garden at the Philadelphia Flower Show in the USA. Congratulations !

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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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Kranji Marshes Nature Reserve out to Construction Tender

SCLD's Kranji Marshes Project is out to Construction Tender.

Kranji Marshes Environmental Improvement Project Tender has just been published on Gebiz the Govt Tender Website, (5 Feb 2014). The environmental improvement project comprises habitat creation & enhancement, native planting, nest boxes programme,  and the construction of facilities for visitors (boardwalks, carpark, toilets, shelters, bird hides & blinds, lookout tower). 

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Bristol police crocodile hunt fails but the croc answers on twitter

Bristol Police search for a 6 ft (1.8m) long crocodile after a bus driver sees one under a bridge.
The force did not reveal details of the extent of the search - or indicate how seriously they were taking the sighting.

"We were called at 10:28am on Monday, February 3, to reports of a crocodile sighted on Bedminster Bridge," the spokesman said.
"We carried out a search of the area but found no trace of the reptile."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-26021763

However in a new development the Bristol Police are tracking the crocodile on his twitter account  Chris the Croc @TheBristolCroc 

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-brist...