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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!


Getting to Know Our Wild Neighbours

15 December 2023 at 12:00:00 pm

Have you ever chanced upon a troop of macaques in your estate or heard the iconic "uwu!" calls of the koel? Get yourself acquainted with Our Wild Neighbours and learn the dos and don'ts during an encounter. Get practical tips on how you can coexist with the animals that share our island home and what role each animal plays in keeping our city in nature green and healthy.

𝗝𝗮𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝘆𝗲
Jasvic's journey in wildlife conservation and education started when she embarked on an art project documenting wild animals that have died from human activities in Singapore. While working on the project, entitled Death by Man, she actively involved herself in volunteering and working with ACRES as a means to better understand the interactions between people and animals, and how we can build a better relationship with our wildlife. From wildlife rescue to monkey guarding and wildlife management, her experiences have led her to become the Campaign Manager of the Our Wild Neighbours (OWN) initiative - an islandwide, multi-stakeholder campaign that promotes human-wildlife coexistence.

𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗚𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗡𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟱 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 𝟴𝗽𝗺 - 𝟵𝗽𝗺
𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗟 (𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗝𝗹𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗵𝗼𝗿, 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝟮𝟵𝟵𝟭𝟳𝟳)
𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲-𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺: 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲’𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹

This is a pay-as-you-wish event, and registration is not required. However, we would appreciate it if you could indicate your interest and/or make a contribution. Proceeds from the event will go to EQUAL, the venue provider and a charity that empowers vulnerable persons and transforms lives through animal-assisted services. You may also leave questions for the speaker through this form.

100 Jalan Mashhor, EQUAL, Singapore


Wild Wetlands

16 December 2023 at 1:00:00 am

A station-based “amazing race” with puzzles and riddles to solve along the way, Wild Wetlands encourages self-directed learning. It is designed to help you and your children explore the largest mangrove wetland in Singapore, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, and to appreciate the flora and fauna found within its ecosystem in a fun and engaging manner. This activity aims to bring out the Wild Ranger in the child through independent thinking, problem-solving, keen observation and most importantly, teamwork!

The activity is designed for kids between 5-12 years old, but younger and older children are welcome too. All children have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗦𝘂𝗻, 𝟯 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 / 𝗦𝗮𝘁, 𝟭𝟲 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
𝗦𝘂𝗻, 𝟮𝟰 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 𝟵𝗮𝗺 - 𝟭𝟭𝗮𝗺
𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗶 𝗕𝘂𝗹𝗼𝗵 𝗪𝗲𝘁𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲
𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲: $𝟰𝟱 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘅 (𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘀)

As part of Wild Space's conservation efforts, 10% of the proceeds of this event will go to the Global Mangrove Trust and Yayasan Gajah Sumatera (YAGASU) to help protect and restore 2,305 hectares of native mangrove forest in North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is also the inaugural blue carbon project (001-OxC) under the OxCarbon Standard, paving the way for a science-based approach to scalable blue carbon management in Southeast Asia.

Wild Space will send you a confirmation email upon receiving your registration and payment. All personal information collected will be used strictly for the purposes of the event only.

The reserve is generally well-paved and wheelchair friendly. However, parts of our activity require a certain level of mobility. If you have any physical constraints, do let the organising group know in advance and they will do their best to accommodate you.

If you would like Wild Space to conduct this activity for a private group, please contact them directly. Price will vary depending on group size.

Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore


ACRES OUTDOORS - Animals of the Mangroves

20 December 2023 at 1:00:00 am

ACRES Outdoors aims to bring children outdoors to learn how to behave in a safe way in a natural environment which includes plants, wild animals and the terrain.

Through having fun and an immersive experience in a beautiful nature area, guided by our outdoor education staff, we hope children will:

(a) learn how to behave safely and responsibly when outdoors in nature areas, and when encountering wild animals.

(b) appreciate nature's beauty and value, connect with nature, and become its protectors.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a good place for children to see and learn about the animals of the mangrove swamps, a type of habitat that was once common all over Singapore.



( 1 ) Date & Venue: Wed 20 Dec 2023 (9:00am-12:30pm): Meet at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. 60 Kranji Way, Singapore 739453

( 2 ) Fee: $50 per person

( 3 ) Age group: Aimed at children 9 to 12 years old. Younger children may come if they are able to walk the distance (around 5.7km). Adults such as parents or helpers can also accompany children to learn about nature together. Tickets to be bought by adults only.

( 4 ) Group size: maximum 20 people



9 .00am: Gather at meeting point - sheltered area at visitor centre at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Briefing on walk. Sharing on what to do and what not to do when encountering wildlife such as snakes and crocodiles or bees, how to avoid snakebite, first aid for venomous snakebite. Plan route on map. Caring for nature.

9.30am: Start nature and wildlife discovery walk. Play a nature bingo game during the walk. Learn about animals and plants. No guarantees but animals that might be seen include crabs, mudskippers and other fish, many types of snails, birds, snakes, bats, squirrels, and maybe crocodiles. Plants include mangroves, nipah or attap palms, and other coastal trees and plants.

11.00am: Snack break and walk back towards start point.

12.15pm: End of walk. Fun quiz session.

12.30pm: End of programme at same location as meeting point.

Wet Weather Plan: If there is rain but no lightning alert, we will walk in the rain wearing raincoats. If there is lightning warning, we will seek shelter and conduct alternate activities under shelter.


Visit the Eventbrite page for more details.

Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore


Wild Ubin

23 December 2023 at 1:00:00 am

Discover Pulau Ubin’s native plants and wildlife, learn about their ecology, habitat and what makes them thrive. Using play in nature, kids will learn about the connectivity of life and the importance of the ecosystem.

Suitable for kids between 5-12 years old

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗦𝗮𝘁, 𝟭𝟴 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 / 𝗙𝗿𝗶, 𝟭 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 / 𝗦𝘂𝗻, 𝟭𝟬 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 / 𝗦𝗮𝘁, 𝟮𝟯 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 𝟵𝗮𝗺 - 𝟭𝟭.𝟯𝟬𝗮𝗺
𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗣𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘂 𝗨𝗯𝗶𝗻
𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲: $𝟭𝟭𝟬 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁-𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗿, $𝟳𝟱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱, $𝟰𝟬 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁

Cost includes boat fare and activity pack for children

As part of Wild Space's conservation efforts, 10% of the proceeds of this event will go to the Singapore Wildcat Action Group (SWAG) to protect leopard cats in Singapore.

Wild Space will send you a confirmation email upon receiving your registration and payment. All personal information collected will be used strictly for the purposes of the event only.

If you would like Wild Space to conduct this activity for a private group, please contact them directly. Price will vary depending on group size.

Pulau Ubin, 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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