Additional screenings: Diminishing Memories I & II: 15 Oct – 1 Nov at The Arts House

Message from Eng Yee Peng, via Singapore Heritage. She goes for all the screenings so its a chance to chat with her about her film after the screenings. I’ll round up some kakis and go next week, now that my flu bout is just about over.  

These are two thought-provoking and intimate documentaries that follow Yee Peng’s personal journey in her attempt to re-capture her lost childhood in Lim Chu Kang, and her struggle in letting her beloved kampong go.

Diminishing Memories I  is a great trip down memory lane and Diminishing Memories II , an exploratory and intimate look of the Lim Chu Kang today, seen through the eyes of the young filmmaker.


The filmmaker, Eng Yee Peng will be present at every screening for Question &  Answer session.


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New additional screenings for Diminishing Memories I & II

15 October, Wednesday,7.30pm

16 October, Thursday, 7.30pm

17 October, Friday, 7.30pm

18 October, Saturday, 4pm

18 October, Saturday, 7.30pm

29 October, Wednesday, 7.30pm

30 October, Thursday, 7.30pm

31 October, Friday, 7.30pm

1 November, Saturday, 4pm

1 November, Saturday, 7.30pm



The Arts House, Screening Room

Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429 (Nearest MRT- Raffles Place)


Ticket Prices

S$8.50 Full

S$6.50 Concession (Students & Senior Citizens)


Tickets are available over the counter at The Arts House Box Office

However, book early to avoid disappointment as there’s no extra charge to do so!


Ticket Bookings

The Arts House Ticketing Hotline: 6332 6919 / 6332 6914 or email

For Bulk Bookings: 6332 6912 or email

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Miss Earth Singapore finalists at Lim Chu Kang mangroves

I’m used to the ladies amongst our volunteers and biology TAs being tough cookies (even to bail me out on occasion), but how would the the Miss Earth Singapore contestants hold out when they joined us at the Lim Chu Kang cleanup?

Well, the mild perfume, panted nails, makeup and sashes were definitely a first at a mangrove cleanup, but they did fine and easily fell into the groove with us.

Late into the session, I pulled Airani away from wrestling some half-buried plastic out of the ground to take photos. She fired off more than 100 shots with the new Fuji Finepix. Certainly that compact is much easier than handling the Lumix in the midst of a cleanup. It produced useable shots – enough for a blog post about the session on the ICCS News blog. Now she is considering video for the actual ICCS day.

Lim Chu Kang mangrove cleanup on 19th July 2008

On a recent mangrove field trip to look for mudskippers, I was dismayed to see the amount of plastic and other trash that has accumulated in this lovely patch of mangroves. Even the mudskippers were resting on plastic and plastic bags were hanging out of trees, having ben deposited there during the high tides.

Although the ICCS hits the beach there annually and sometimes twice, I think the mangroves there need a little more help. So I am heading down with Toddycats and friends on Saturday, 19th July 2008. We’re limiting the number to 50 to avoid impact and are not collecting data since that is what the ICCS is for. We’ll concentrate on hauling stuff out.

If you feel game for this, sign up – need to see if I need to provide transport from NUS or Clementi MRT. Do sign up by 13th July 2008.

Unfortunately the Pasir Panjang Guides can’t join us for this workout. I am skipping our Heritage Fest walk for this. But just had to tackle this now.

Bike ride to Lim Chu Kang and back

I headed out at 6.30am but discovered the bike ride to Lim Chu Kang/Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve was not a pleasant one *cough, choke, splutter* I already added some tags to my bikely Mid Western Loop: Holland Village to Kranji Reservoir and I will edit the route to improve it.

I included “unsafe” and “intermediate”! I will also amend it to head out via the Ulu Pandan park connector. What was I thinking, riding through Clementi and Jurong *shake head*?!

Further on at Lim Chu Kang, the granite reservoir in meant lots of more lorries hurtling up and down that narrow road. The heavy vehicle parking along Sungei Kadut meant we shared plenty of single lanes with heavy vehicles thundering by. But be sure to note I am not complaining about any of the drivers, they were all great. It was simply the poor air quality.

The happiest stretches were along Jalan Bahar and Lim Chu Kang where there was sufficient vegetation to filter out noise, dust and heat. We were hit by heavenly cool, fresh air! From previous experiences, I know the smaller buffer vegetation of the Ulu Pandan park connector will provide similar, scaled down effect. Pity they are stripping away parts near Ghim Moh.

Eventually I remembered that I usually only ride this route at night or on some Sunday bike ride. This was Saturday morning and a very different state of affairs. I was wishing I had Chu Wa’s mask on me. I’ll remember to bring it along when I return next to Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve.

I had a fun break in between the ride – one at Lim Chu Kang mangroves with the young mudskipper lady during which I was up to my knees in anoxic mud (I brought booties) and later on at the reserve where I met up with two of my former faculty-mates/KEVII-ians; their kids are interested in nature and survived route one. And saw otters which was very nice. They already know to call me Otterman!

Meanwhile, I was just reminded that Toddycat Marcus is in a glass room in Bugis Junction!