The second edition of the Habitats In Harmony was launched last week! And it's a gorgeous publication with stunning photos and lots of interesting information!
Marcus Ng and Alica Tan and the Ink on Paper team for this great book!
The book begins with chapters on the history of the Semakau Landfill including aspects such as Pulau Sakeng which was buried in the creation of the landfill. With interesting historical photos of life before the landfill.
first edition, Khew Sin Khoon and the team from Butterfly Circle once again made field trips to check up on the butterflies found on Pulau Semakau and the Landfill. And there sure are a lot of them!
Subaraj first spotted one which led me to sight it on the next trip to Pulau Semakau! It was a delight to watch this wild beast hunt and play on the mangrove mudflats. The book also gave me impetus to finally make a hard search for the fabled hot spring that was supposed to be on Pulau Semakau. And I think I saw signs of it!
TeamSeagrass is also featured in the book, as well as lots of photos and stories about the magnificent seagrass meadows on Pulau Semakau which stretches for kilometers and is home to all kinds of plants and animals.
news that the big lagoon in the landfill will be partitioned and used for depositing the ash from our incinerators. The landfill is fast filling up! Although it is expected to meet Singapore's needs until 2024, if we want to avoid expanding the landfill further after that, which would destroy the seagrasses and other marine life on Pulau Semakau, we need to intensify efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle!
The second edition of Habitats In Harmony is sold at $24.90 at the National Environment Agency's customer service centre on level two of the Environment Building in Scotts Road. I believe you can also buy a copy at the Semakau Landfill if you happen to go there for a tour.
More about the field trips made for the Semakau book and about the first edition.