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Our Wild Neighbours

Saw a snake in your garden? Want to help our pangolins? Hearing civets at night on your roof? This website is just for you.


Explore to be empowered with tips to coexist with our wild neighbours, and be inspired to protect them!



Our Wild Neighbours (OWN) is an initiative by the Urban Wildlife Working Group (UWG).


Launched in April 2022, the initiative seeks to promote coexistence with wildlife in Singapore, empower members of the public with wildlife etiquette knowledge, and educate the public about ongoing rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts.

Our Wild Neighbours


Click on any of the animals below to learn more about them!


Catch up with us!


Wild Conversations: When Snakes Fly

25 April 2024 at 11:00:00 am

What is HSS? What is a herp? Singapore got snake?

Come find out the answers to these and other popular questions about all things HSS and herps from none other than Kannan, the President of the Herpetological Society of Singapore (HSS) himself! Rumour has it that if you bring photos of some mysterious unidentifiable herp from Singapore, it could also be identified at the event!

𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗦𝗻𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗹𝘆
𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟮𝟱 𝗔𝗽𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 𝟳𝗽𝗺 - 𝟵𝗽𝗺
𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲 (𝟳𝟴𝟳 𝗚𝗲𝘆𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱, 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝟮)
𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺: 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲’𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹

This event is free-to-attend, but we do encourage contributions that will go towards supporting the work of the Herpetological Society of Singapore. Also, if you enjoy Wild Conversations and would like to help us keep this going, we would appreciate any amount of contribution.

𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿:
​Kannan is the president of the Herpetological Society of Singapore (HSS), which leads outreach efforts in the local herpetological scene. Using HSS' various projects and outreach initiatives, such as school talks, guided walks, and booths, Kannan aims to foster understanding and a better appreciation for Singapore's reptiles and amphibians.

787 Geylang Road, Singapore


Death by Man Exhibition
(October 2023 - April 2024)

𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝗕𝘆 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝘆𝗲

𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰

Death by Man is a photographic investigation and documentation of Singapore’s wildlife through a journaled obituary. It showcases the array of animals that we are privileged to share our island home with, the individuals that we have lost, and all that we could possibly be losing. The project uses evocative visuals and narratives to shed light on the plight of wild animals that have perished due to human activities and rapid urbanisation, urging people to recognise the value of each animal’s life and to reflect on our relationship with wildlife in a city.

𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺’𝘀 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁
In collaboration with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore, this project not only unveils captivating photographic documentation but also breathes new ‘life’ into the some of the animals by preserving them as specimens. These carcasses transcend mere display, but also offer researchers rare access to biological,

geographic, and temporal data, and to perhaps discover any possible correlation with both natural and human-induced environmental changes. Moreover, this wealth of knowledge is thoughtfully shared with the broader public, enriching awareness, and understanding of the intricate dance between humanity and wildlife in our urban landscape.

𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁-𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿
Jasvic is a Singaporean lens-based artist whose works are largely influenced by her relationship with nature. Coming from both an arts and science academic background, she sees the two practices as equals and is constantly exploring ways to marry them in her works. Jasvic’s most ambitious visual arts project thus far is ‘Death by Man’—a wildlife obituary photography series that was conceptualised in her final year of studies in Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at Nanyang Technological University, School of Arts, Design and Media. While Jasvic does explore ways to create emotionally driven works for self-expression, she prefers to use her visual language to tell stories of the world around us.

Conservatory Drive, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore

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