Learn about S'pore's biodiversity this weekend

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Can't figure out how ultra-urbanised Singapore and biodiversity fit in the same sentence? 

Let the experts and passionate volunteers at the Festival of Biodiversity tell you all about our natural heritage at VivoCity this weekend. 

Learn to make your own 3D paper wall hangings of the many animals found here - for example, the collared kingfisher, the slow loris and flying frog.

The shy and nocturnal slow loris is an endangered species resident to Singapore. 

Children can have their faces painted.

They can also listen to a story about biodiversity. Written  by six Raffles Institution students, it chronicles the journey of young Lloyd and his grandfather as they discover the wildlife on Pulau Ubin.

The plantain or red-bellied squirrel is the most commonly-seen squirrel here. 

The Festival goes into full swing from 10am to 10pm on July 12 and 13 at the VivoCity's Level 1 Central Court A & B. 

This is the third year the festival is being celebrated. It aims to to create awareness and foster a sense of appreciation for our natural heritage.

All workshops are free but the limited places are given on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day itself. 

A sneak peek of what's more in store can be found on the NParks website and the event's blog

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