Battle of Pasir Panjang Commemorative Walk with NUS Toddycats, Sat 11th and Sun 12th February 2023

NUS Toddycats are pleased to invite you to the Battle of Pasir Panjang Commemorative Walk! 

The account of the heroic defence of the ridge by the Malay Regiment in World War 2 by Dol Ramli left such a strong impression on us that we decide to share the story in 2002. Annually since, we commemorate the Battle of Pasir Panjang which took place from the western end of NUS to hill 226 where the Reflections at Bukit Chandu now stands. Read this account by Kenneth Pinto from 2011.

BPP Walk Route

It is a shorter walk that we conduct this year, as we did last year, which begins at The Gap which you can access from Kent Ridge MRT station. The walk still ends at Reflections at Bukit Chandu which has Pasir Panjang MRT nearby at the bottom of the hill.

The guides, Kok Oi Yee, Stella Wee, Kenneth Pinto, Airani S and Otterman will also introduce aspects of the geography, history, flora and fauna of the area which drew every natural history student in NUS to explore the ridge over the decades.

All are welcome, just register for these time slots (15 pax/slot):

  • Sat, 11 February 2023, 08:00 – 11:00 [link
  • Sat, 11 February 2023, 08:15 – 11:15 [link]
  • Sun, 12 February 2023, 08:00 – 11:00 [link]
  • Sun, 12 February 2023, 08:15 – 11:15 [link]

Kok Oi Yee at BPP 2019

We look forward to your company!


Express your love in February with habitat enhancement at KCNP

We took a break in January but the NUS Toddycats will be back to continue with our forest afforestation and habitat enhancement works at the Kranji Coastal Nature Park in February 2023.

Join us on either or both Saturdays (4th Feb, 18th Feb; 4-6pm), where we will be tending to the newly-planted saplings to help give them a higher chance of survival and speed up the afforestation process. This will include topping up soil and mulch at the stem bases, uprighting saplings that are leaning or have fallen over, and removing competiting vegetation.

Click on the image below to read more and to register. Choose “General Admission” tickets when registering.

On 18th Feb, we will also undertake soil preparations and tree planting. Click on the image to register.

Join us on a Saturday morning, at our final three habitat enrichment sessions in celebration of SBWR’s 29th Anniversary!

In collaboration with NParks’ Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve management, NUS Toddycats and friends have helped to grow a coastal forest at Kranji Coastal Nature Park. The habitat enrichment programme which involves soil preparation, planting and sapling protection (SPA) has been conducted over these past two years, and now is in a fortnightly cycle. 

Before our upcoming break in Jan 2023 for Chinese New Year, we are conducting three more sessions this year, in celebration of SBWR’s 29th Anniversary, and everyone is invited to join us at these sessions:

  • Sat 26th Nov 2022: 8.00am – 10.00am: Sapling Protection Action [Link]
  • Sat 3rd Dec 2022: 8.00am – 10.00am: Soil Prep and Tree Planting [Link]
  • Sat 17th Dec 2022: 8.00am – 10.00am: Soil Prep and Tree Planting [Link]

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email, and instructions about preparation.

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We’ll be SPA-ing in November!

Our November sessions for Sapling Protection Action at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (KCNP) is now open for registration. Come, join us on an environmentally therapeutic session to tend to the newly planted saplings at KCNP to help accelerate the afforestation efforts there.

Register below!

We’ll be planting trees in October!

We continue our efforts to help establish a coastal forest at the Kranji Coastal Nature Park (KCNP) with soil prep and tree planting this October. Come, join us!

Do read the event description before you sign up, and do come prepared.

Event description and registration