Earth Observatory Blog

Submitted on 01 Sep 2017 by:

As the jagged array of lush mountains loomed into view, pure contentment pervaded my senses. This was an elusive sensation back in Singapore but a ubiquitous one in this foreign land. Perplexed, I sought to discern the contrast between these two countries.

Bhutan was silently tucked away until it opened its borders merely 50 years ago, enthralling the world with novel ideas of happiness and sustainable living. By contrast, in just 50 years Singapore blossomed into a bustling metropolis, but still falters in terms of prioritising nature over economic progress.

Taste: Agriculture

A traditional Bhutanese saying goes: “It is better to have milk and cheese many times, than beef just once.” Bhutan upholds this belief with its no-killing policy. With no...

Submitted on 29 Jun 2017 by:

After filming for StarHub in October last year, the TV series titled Young Travellers’ Survival Handbook finally aired this month. 

Episode 4, which Assistant Professor Wei Shengji had made his appearance in, was screened on 25 June 2017 (Sun) at 12pm on StarHub’s E City Channel 111.

In the video below, Asst. Prof Wei shares what it was like being part of the production process, and how he felt catching himself in action on TV.