“The former Bidadari Cemetery at Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore, is not a very large piece of land. Yet, I have had many a pleasurable moment while there, seeing both local and migratory birds. There are many large and tall trees there as well LINK.
“Of late, the Asian Drongo Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris) (above), Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia), Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca), Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), among many others, were spotted and photographed by the legions of bird watchers and photographers.
“But this green haven will by next year be turned over for development and these birds of passage will soon lose yet another green pit stop.
“What’s wonderful about this place is it is showing signs of returning to its lush natural state. It is not manicured and landscaped. Not just the birds and insects that are there that would lose a habitat, we humans would also be deprived.”
Khng Eu Meng
23rd October 2012