Toddycats at “Chained to Our Roots” – reroute the Cross Island Line to protect our oldest forests!

“Chained to Our Roots” is an art protest event by Teresa Teo Guttensohn to present an appeal LTA to re-route the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) which would otherwise damage some of our oldest forests in Singapore.

Teresa, Vilma D’Rozario and Andrew Tay, all stalwarts of nature education in Singapore, spent 24-hours chained to a tree in Hong Lim Park, from Sat 22 Jun 2013 to Sun 23 Jun 2013.

Teresa also performed a poetry recital, several times and organised a petition, which you can contribute to here: “Save Singapore’s Forest Reserves; Our Natural Heritage“.


Raffles Museum Toddycats went down to support the tireless crew who had spent the weekend making an important statement. When I joined them midday of Sunday, they were cheerful and chatty, although it was hot. I was getting soaked in my perspiration!

The Toddycats who I managed to catch on camera and who came later are pictured here, with the banners designed by Teresa in support of the petition to divert the MRT line to prevent damage to our Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

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Toddycats stand up and be counted

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Xu Weiting aka Civetgirl

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Meryl Theng aka Ottergirl

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Germaine Leng

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Joys Tan

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Gladys Chua

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Fung Tze Kwan

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Adrian Loo

David Tan

Kelvin Lim

Henrietta Woo

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N. Sivasothi aka Otterman


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