Pulau Ubin Stories was started partly as an effort to archive the stories of Ubin as a future resource for students and researchers, or simply as a good read for the interested public and maybe even to create more awareness for some of the hidden treasures on the island.
With this project and two others (Pedal Ubin! and hopea sangal education program), I proposed as part of my application to the Bayer Young Environmental Envoy. There was fierce competition from other excellent brown-issues related proposals, thus it came as a pleasant surprise when I was rewarded with being named one of the envoys this year.
Yesterday was the award presentation and Pulau Ubin Stories was put on the limelight for the day.
Read these news articles online:
1) Channel News Asia "4 youths win trip to Germany to learn more about the environment," by Hasnita A. Majid.
2) Straits Times "Student gets green award for bid to preserve P. Ubin" by Radha Basu.
3) TODAY "From Ubin to Germany" by Eveline Gan
4) Lianhe Zaobao (not available online at the moment)