Preparing Venus Flytrap For Dormancy (Tropical Climate)

I live in a tropical climate, so there’s no way snow is ever going to fall here. The only way to stimulate winter is by putting my Venus Flytrap into the fridge. My Venus Flytrap was growing rapidly under full sunlight everyday but I decided that it’s time for it to hibernate so that it…

How to Make a Desert Terrarium (Desertarium)

Firstly, what is a terrarium? Terrariums are usually sealable glass containers containing soil and plants, and can be opened for maintenance to access the plants inside. There are many different kinds of terrariums- rainforest, air, moss, ferns, etc. But, today, we are going to make a desert terrarium. For a desert terrarium, it is very important…

How to Propagate Succulents From Leaves and Cuttings (with growth updates!)

So you may be thinking: how can a plant grow from a leaf/cutting? Well, it’s different for a succulent, propagating from its own leaves might be just how the plant reproduces. For me, I started propagating my own succulents, with a ghost plant (graptopetalum paraguayense). A ghost plant is actually one of the easiest succulents…

Visiting Cambodia 2016 (Day 1)

With water make rivers, with rice make armies. (Cambodian Proverb) From Singapore to Phnom Penh The above three photographs are shot at Changi Airport Cactus Garden. With my travel companion and also mission buddy, Jolene, we headed to check-in at the Jetstar counters. Then, we received prayers of safety and wisdom from our dear friend…

Exploring Old Braddell-Westlake School

In Braddell, Singapore, lies a dark abandoned school. It’s not just one school, but three schools in one area (3 in 1, kinda like Milo): Braddell Secondary School, Westlake Secondary School and Westlake Primary School. Following the blue shelter, we made our way to the three schools. Eerily, the gate was wide open and on it,…

Coney Island

The Singapore version, of course. It’s definitely not a theme park (Luna Park) like the one in New York. Coney Island, also known as Pulau Serangoon, has re-opened its doors to Singaporeans early October last year. It’s great for nature photography. There’s so many different creatures living in this island- wild otters, a free-roaming Brahman cow…

The Lone Tree

The famous Punggol Lone Tree (#instagramtree) that I always wanted to take photos of, has unfortunately been struck by lightning and is dead. Only half of its branches are left. It was still full of leaves and branches a few months ago. Thinking deeply about it, I realised that life is actually really easily taken away….