Dear blinkBL_NKers, Here's a reminder for blinkBL-NK #19, coming your way this Wednesday Night at Blu Jaz. See below for all the details. We expect t


Dear blinkBL_NKers,

Here's a reminder for blinkBL-NK #19, coming your way this Wednesday Night at Blu Jaz. See below for all the details. We expect to have a very full house, so do come early if you want a good seat.

Look forward to seeing many of you there!

-The blinkBL_NK Team


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd
Time: Doors at 7:00 PM, first speaker at 7:30 PM
Place: Blu Jaz, 11 Bali Lane (entrance via Ophir Road)
Cost: Free to enter, $5 suggested donation


Talk 1: Bukit Brown: The Hidden Treasure of Southeast Asia

by SOS Bukit Brown

Description: Bukit Brown is both a 200-hectare green lung which is home to diverse wildlife and a 180-year-old cemetery which is the final resting place of 100,000 of our forefathers and foremothers. In this talk, members of SOS Bukit Brown discuss various aspects of this hidden treasure with a focus on reasons why we should not destroy Bukit Brown to build a highway.

Speakers: SOS Bukit Brown is a diverse group of concerned Singaporeans who firmly believe that Bukit Brown should not be developed and should be kept intact.


Talk 2: Chronicles of The Green Corridor: The Community, The Minister, and The Last Train

by Eugene Tay

Description: The Green Corridor campaign was launched to support the Nature Society's proposal to keep the KTM railway lands as a continuous green corridor for nature, heritage, recreation and transport benefits. In this talk, Eugene Tay provides a behind the scenes look at the campaign, including tracing of key events, and the sharing of practical lessons on community building and social media campaigning.

Speaker: Eugene Tay manages the "We Support The Green Corridor in Singapore" Facebook page, and "The Green Corridor" website. Eugene is also the Founder of Green Future Solutions, a Singapore-based business that promotes environmental awareness and action for our green future, through sustainability consulting and a network of green websites.


Talk 3: Discover the Dragon: Cultural History and Current Practice at a Singaporean Wood-Fired Ceramic Kiln

by John Stewart Jackson

Description: Once a staple of Singapore's ceramics industry, wood fired "dragon kilns" have now become all but extinct. In this talk, John Stewart Jackson traces the history of one particular dragon kiln, from its role in commercial ceramic production to its current status as a center for a thriving artistic community. The talk includes images of dragon kiln firing, examples of current work produced at the kiln and thoughts about how this important Singapore cultural treasure can be preserved for the future.

Speaker: John Stewart is an experienced sculptor, known for his interactive and collaborative approach to space, movement and sound. A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama, he has won numerous awards and commissions for his work in the United States and Singapore. Jackson currently serves as a curriculum specialist, teacher and global arts ambassador for School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore.

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