Reflections: BQLive with a JGIS Volunteer Guide

I probably first encountered Singapore's long-tailed macaques when I was a child, during my family trips to the nature parks and reserves. In secondary school and junior college, I saw the macaques more frequently as my Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) trained regularly at MacRitchie Reservoir. Over the past few years, I came to recognise and appreciate … Continue reading Reflections: BQLive with a JGIS Volunteer Guide

BQLive Volunteer Guide: Mischief Managed? – Minimising Human-Macaque Conflict

A Long-tailed Macaque at Sisters' Islands Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are probably Singapore’s most well-known primate species. Also known as the Crab-eating Macaques, these intelligent animals are known to make tools to help them forage. Being opportunistic and resourceful, it is no wonder they have done well in navigating our urban landscape. Though primarily found … Continue reading BQLive Volunteer Guide: Mischief Managed? – Minimising Human-Macaque Conflict

BQLive Volunteer Guide: The Elusive Raffles’ Banded Langur

Recently, camera traps captured a troop of Raffles’ Banded Langurs nimbly crossing a rope bridge near Thomson Nature Park. One curious individual even stopped for a selfie! The video was shared on Facebook by Second Minister for National Development, Desmond Lee: What are Raffles’ Banded Langurs, and what is so special about them? Here are … Continue reading BQLive Volunteer Guide: The Elusive Raffles’ Banded Langur

BFF Challenge: Burning Questions LIVE w/ a Volunteer Guide

Overview Coming up in our next ‘Burning Questions LIVE’: Meet Joys, a ‘Monkey Walk’ guide with the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS)! She educates the public about Singapore’s most familiar primate, the Long-tailed Macaque, by volunteering to lead guided walks at Hindhede Estate. So fire away any Burning Questions you have about primates, being an … Continue reading BFF Challenge: Burning Questions LIVE w/ a Volunteer Guide