Ladybug discovers “Battle of Kruger”


“Oh no baby buffalo!”


“C’mon, c’mon, who win, who win, Lion you can do it!”

“Uh-oh, buffalo come!”

“Rawr, reawr!”

“OH SHOOTS! OOOHHH….Run, run, run, run!”

“It’s injured…”

“It’s so scary”

“Oh no, no. no. no. *high-pitched; knocks table”


Ladybug discovers “Battle at Kruger” (revealed on Youtube in 2007) via a blog post of my former student Pamela Soo whom she just met.

I used this in LSM3251 Ecology in the early days and then LSM1303 Animal Behaviour regularly and sometimes in LSM3261 Form and Function.

Sometimes when there are enough assembled in the lecture theatre early, I decide to entertain the early birds.

I usually throw in a preamble relevant to the module but always, I ask that they listen to the voice of the woman tourist and her South African guide. This is a classic.

What I forgot to wear last Saturday – my 1998 Dutch jersey!

I felt something was missing at the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore site at Lim Chu Kang East mangrove last Saturday, and I just realised, it was this – my Dutch jersey from 1998!

Dutch jersey

I’m not an avid international soccer fan so was initially puzzled when complete strangers hailed me victoriously when I wore this on some bicycle ride – an orange top is prominent during the day, and even in bright sunlight.

A Dutch medical student whom I met at Operasi Bertam in 1998 gave this to me. I used this during coastal cleanups since I’m usually also the safety officer. A promiennt colour made it easy for Site Captains and cleanup participants to spot me easily in an emergency.


Here I am wearing it during ICCS2003 at Buloh-Kranji mangroves. In that op, “350 volunteers counted, collected and weighed 3.75 tonnes of marine trash in about 90 minutes – 82% of this was plastic and 79% originated from shoreline and recreational activities”

And this below from the Kranji-Buloh mangrove cleanup in 1999. This was only the 8th ICCS. We’re in year 20 now!

ICCS 1999

I like the photos page of the ICCS webpage. I documented as much as I could, mainly using iView Media Pro before switching to Flickr in 2007. There is site information nestled away in there, besides photos of me in orange jerseys!