About Butterfly & Insect Group

The Butterfly & Insect Group ( B I G ) conducts regular butterfly walks at Parks and Nature Reserves. In addition, we observe, study, photograph and document the butterflies of Singapore and the surrounding regions.

Our activities are published in the Nature Society (Singapore)'s newsletter and in our website. BIG website is set up to extend our reach and to interact with butterflies enthusiasts, especially those who are unable to participate in our outings.

Through this site, we will bring you the latest on our activities, share with you facts and figures about Singapore butterflies, entice you with the colourful photos of butterflies and report our findings from our butterfly walks.

If you are interested in butterflies, would like to join our activities, or even our group, just drop us a line or come to one of our walks!

B I G Committee Member:

  1. Chairman - Dr. Ng Kang Min
  2. Vice Chairman - Gan Cheong Weei


Year :

Nov 08, 2019
Butterflies of Upper Seletar Reservoir – Unfazed by Haze

Read about the amazing resilience of butterflies at Upper Seletar Reservoir.

Aug 16, 2019
Singapore's 1st Swallowtail & Birdwing Butterfly Race - A Participant's Perspective

Read more about Simon's exciting experience at Singapore's 1st butterfly race here.

Aug 15, 2019
Activity Report: 1st Swallowtail & Birdwing Butterfly Race in Singapore

The first Swallowtail & Birdwing Butterfly Race in Singapore was held on 9 Jun '19 at Singapore Zoo. Read more about what started the initiative and the results of the event.

Aug 14, 2019
Uncovering Butterfly Life in Alexandra Woodlands

Simon's Butterfly Walk at Alexandra Woodlands turned up a number of butterflies and other critters. Read about their experience here.

Jul 02, 2019
Enjoying Butterflies & More at Singapore's Greenest Hospital

Amy & Simon led a butterfly walk at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Click here to read more about their encounters.


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