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Composting in the Tropics – Singapore Style


Watch Composting in Singapore

With the sound of cicadas in the background, Esme shows us how she composts at home in Singapore and avoids attracting venomous snake such as King Cobras and vipers, and non-venomous pythons (adults grow to a maximum of more than 32 feet).

And for more about nature in Singapore, read the following article:

Wildlife’s revenge – Even in urban Singapore, it can sometimes be a jungle

Two to three times a week, Singapore police receive a call from a resident reporting a visit by one of Singapore’s many snakes.

Black spitting cobras (naja naja sputatrix) are endemic to Singapore, though fortunately rare. Much more common is the reticulated python.

While most animals that tour Singapore’s human settlements do so via the island’s extensive tree cover, the pythons have turned the island’s vast sewer system, which is vital for preventing torrential tropical storms from flooding the city, into their own subway network. When they tire of the usual forest fare of monkeys and birds, they venture downtown in search of rats, cats and dogs.

See the complete Herald Tribune article here.

2 comments

1 Dominic Siau { 02.10.11 at 2:46 am }

Thank you. It was good information

2 vijayan { 10.12.12 at 8:26 pm }

Sir, i have a composting pot with insitu composting& plant growing
too.it can create more plants from wastes, eradicate garbages from
cities in all nations Singapore too.Instead of cost for garbage collection, we
have garbage gardens in these pots.proved in IC2,University of Texas,
USA too.can you support us to eliminate garbage cost & grow more
plants for moreO2 release &carbon trapping. Cost 8$/12 liter pot with 7 liter compost& plant 5 liters volume. .thank You.Vijayan