Sunrise @ My Kebun Baru: Birdsinging with Robin Chua

About the programme

Explore this iconic birdsinging club nestled in our heartlands with Mr Robin Chua! From the merbok to the Chinese thrush, find out more about the different singing birds and hear the stories from the band of bird hobbyists who have kept this tradition of birdsinging going!

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Details

Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

$10 (excluding eventbrite service fee)

Where

Beside the Umbrella Mural at Character Montessori Singapore (161 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 Singapore 560161)

Instructions

Dress comfortably. Masks are mandatory.  Bring an umbrella in case it rains.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet Mr Robin Chua!

I may not be a bird keeper but I have definitely picked up a thing or two from the Kebun Baru members and their winged companions. I have volunteered at the club for the past 13 years because I firmly believe that this club embodies the notion of a community.

Here, the hobbyists are so passionate about their feathered friends. Out of 365 days in a year, you can see them in action for 363 days (the two days of absence being Lunar New Year)! Every day, they will hoist their cages up the poles, sit in the shade and share care tips with one another. To me, this community has developed organically and I am proud to play a part in keeping this going.

More about Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club

Meaning ‘new garden’ in Malay, the Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club started as an informal community in Ang Mo Kio back in the 1980s. Over time, the club’s membership grew and the club was later formalised and registered in 2008. Birdsinging begins as early as 6am in the morning and extends into the late afternoon every day. From Pasir Ris to Jurong, hobbyists come from all over Singapore to train their birds at this special place. The club’s growing membership base includes individuals from all walks of life including taxi drivers, CEOs, doctors and engineers.