Friday, November 05, 2010

Morning Walk @ Pulau Ubin And A Passing Of One Of Her Pioneers.....

Woke up early on Deepavali to go for a walk at Pulau Ubin today.

It's good to go early and leave early from Ubin on a long weekend as the crowds get bigger towards the late morning. When I came back on the mainland around noon, the queue for bumboats to Ubin extended all the way to the ground level at the jetty!

When I reached Ubin, I made my breakfast stop at Pak Ali's shop for their Lontong which only available on Sunday and sometimes on public holidays. And then a piece of sad news was told by a van driver to me that the owner of the shop, the friendly Pak Ali, had passed away last week. :( Sigh.....RIP Pak Ali. You will be deeply missed! More about Pak Ali on November's Pulau Ubin Stories.

After breakfast, I proceed with the objective of this trip, to take macro! And here are some shots;

Spiders before and after the heavy downpour.

Some Leafhoppers.

Not sure what this is. It landed on a piece of leaf to "drink" water.

Haha.....not sure what this is either!

A Katydid with a "duh" look. :p

Flower buds that look like tiny pink bow ties!

Along the way, came across some rare mangroves.

Tumu Putih (Bruguiera sexangula).

Gedabu (Sonneratia ovata).

Tengar Merah (Ceriops zippeliana).

These mangrove trees are listed either Endangered or Critically Endangered on our Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.

Crossing path with a little doggie.

And lastly, a shot of an old gate to one of the last few old houses on the island.


Blogger Ivan said...

1st unknown insect is some sort of cranefly.
2nd unknown insect is a net-winged or Lycid beetle.

November 06, 2010 3:49 PM  
Anonymous CH said...

Thanks Ivan for the IDs!

November 06, 2010 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Brandon said...

V. nice macro! :)

November 09, 2010 7:08 PM  

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