ReTRIeVIA

:: trivia retrieved ::

Archive for October 3rd, 2007

Introduction to BT Campus Trees

Our Institute was housed in Bukit TimahCampus for many years, from 1983 to end-2000. Environment-wise, one of the features of Bukit Timah Campus that impressed staff, students, and vistors was the number and variety of trees. Added to it was the fact that the campus was next door to the world-famous Singapore Botanic gardens with its great collection of native and exotic plants.

As with many other blessings in life, there was a tendency to take the greenery and scenery around us for granted.

Me too.

Only in the year 2000 when I turned 60 years of age did I decide to start writing a fairly-regular Retrievia(short for ‘retrieving trivia’)
newsletter about ‘anything and everything”that might be of interest to NIE Colleagues young and old. The NIE moved to JurongCampus in 2001. I continued writing Retrievia in Jurong campus but there was less mention of plant life.

In response to a request from our nature-loving colleagues, here are the few excerpts from Retrievia about ‘Trees on Bukit Timah Campus’.

[NOTE: read the next few posts]

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2000
Tan Wee Kiat

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Written by Ivan Chew

3 October, 2007 at 11:52 pm

Posted in Year 2000