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The Silver Lining: A Celebration of Nature in the Time of Pandemic

The Silver Lining: A Celebration of Nature in the Time of Pandemic

From 5 Feb to 31 March, view an inspiring exhibition of stunning images by members of the Nature Photographic Society, Singapore at the Colonnade at Gardens by the Bay.


Entitled “The Silver Lining: A Celebration of Nature in the Time of Pandemic”, the exhibition showcases Singapore’s incredible biodiversity. Join us as we launch the exhibition on 5 Feb with an array of family-friendly activities. 


Even though the pandemic has been difficult for many reasons, one positive outcome is that our green spaces have enjoyed more footfall and appreciation than ever before. People have increasingly sought refuge in the great outdoors. Nature, as it has since the beginning of Creation, continues to bring humanity a sense of calm and give us models of resilience. Perhaps most importantly, being in nature humbles us to realise that we are part of something much bigger than ourselves - and that’s ok. By showcasing the splendour of Singapore’s biodiversity, this photo exhibition hopes to bring viewers a sense of optimism for the year ahead. Come what may, LIFE goes on. 

We are grateful to our partners - Canon Singapore, Gardens by the Bay, Otah and Friends and Liliewoods - for their sponsorship and support.

Admission to the exhibition is FREE. 

The first 100 participants to complete a treasure hunt based on the photos from 5-14 Feb will win a discount code for 10% off group tickets for Otah and Friends! Simply show the results page to the friendly ambassador at Otah and Friends at Gardens by the Bay to redeem the discount code.


  • 5 February 2022, Saturday
  • Otah and Friends: Blast Off! at the Cannonball Room

Admission to launch activities is $1 per ticket, with proceeds going to the Nature Photographic Society, Singapore. All participants, including accompanying parents, require a ticket, which can be purchased through the event website. There will also be a pop-up store by Liliewoods featuring wildlife books and merchandise at the launch venue. 


Plant stamping workshop with artist Emily Seck

  • 10 AM – 11AM
  • Suitable for ages 2 and above.

Emily ( enjoys painting nature, especially plants inspired by her mother’s garden. Her greatest passion is to help people connect with God, others, and themselves through art. Emily will share about how amazing plants are, and how we can appreciate their variety of shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Participants will stamp a selection of their favourite plants and take home a print of their very own masterpiece. 

Storytelling and wildlife quiz with author and exhibition organizer Maureen Yeo

  • 11AM - 12PM
  • Suitable for ages 5 and above.

Maureen ( has written two books featuring local wildlife. These have been nominated for the Singapore Book Awards’ Best Middle Grade / Young Adult Title and the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. She also has a YouTube channel ( sharing useful information for parents. Join Maureen as she tells you the all killer, no filler version of her 2 books. Then, learn amazing animal facts and win prizes during a fun quiz!

Shrink Art workshop with Elizabeth Goh

  • 1PM - 2PM
  • Suitable for ages 5 and above.

Elizabeth has always loved animals. A hybrid content creative with a passion for writing and illustration, her strength lies in using her unique brand of humour to share observations about society through social media, especially on Instagram at @moppyart. Shrink Art is created using Type 6 plastic which shrinks when microwaved. You can draw quirky designs and bring home your very own Shrink Art souvenir. 

Photography workshop with Daryl Yeo, President of the Nature Photographic Society, Singapore

  • 2PM – 3PM
  • Suitable for ages 10 and above.

From a young age, Daryl was intrigued by animals, so it was natural that he got hooked on wildlife photography. Daryl does not simply document, but hopes to convey the story of an organism's behaviour and the ecosystem it lives in. Join Daryl as he shares some of his favourite images and discusses the rise of nature photography as a hobby during the pandemic.

Upcycling workshop with artist Denise Eng

  • 3PM – 4PM
  • Suitable for ages 2 and above.

Denise is a freelance digital illustrator who has designed stickers, logos, greeting cards and more. Denise also enjoys crocheting, chilling with her dogs, and urban gardening. Denise will show participants how to upcycle magazines and toilet rolls to create colourful fish streamers or a pair of explorer's binoculars. Participants can choose which item they wish to make.


Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay



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