First and foremost, I would like to dedicate this website to my parents for getting me interested in the natural world from an early age. Most of our family holidays were to places off the beaten track to see the natural wonders, not your regular Singapore family type holidays. Even now my trips are centered around visiting the great outdoors, and with good reason, natural environments are being destroyed at an alarming rate, and they are not going to be around much longer.

Next, I would like to thank my university lecturers/ ex-supervisors/ bosses who have been integral in imparting knowledge about the natural world, and these include Peter Ng Kee Lin, Hugh Tan Tiang Wah and Chou Loke Ming. I would also like to thank my TAs, Tan Heok Hui, Darren Yeo, Tan Swee Hee, Joelle Lai Chiu Yun Kelvin Lim Kok Peng and the late Ng Ngan kee.

I would also like to thank my friends and field “kakis” who I have accompanied me on the many field trips I have been on for both work and leisure and these include, Ang Wee Foong, Giam Xingli, Chong Kwek Yan, Alex Yee, Yeo Chow Khoon, Tan Kaixin, Daniel Scheipermier, Mok Yuen Fai, Nicky Bay, Vin PSK, Ah Xing, Cham Tud Yinn, Ying Seawei, Lance Tan, Tan KS, Roger New, Amber Khim, John Paul Foenander, Christian Bassett, Dusan Brinkhuizen, Byron Lara, Raj Bharathi, Jaap J. Vermeulen, Shavez Cheema and Chun Xing Wong.

I would also like to thank the following individuals who have in some way helped to identify the many subjects I have photographed,

Lepidoptera: David Fischer, Naomi Kim, André Poremski, Dominik Hofer, Eerika Schulz, James Adams, Roger Kendrick, John S. Christensen, Chan Chew Lun, Doreen Foo, Hein Satt…

Fulgoridae: Kawin Jiaranaisakul

Araneae: Joseph Koh, Rick C. West, Paul Ng, Nashi Nopkrit, Nicky Bay…

Herps: Parinya Pawangkhanant, Andriamihaja, Rupert Grassby-Lewis, David Frohlich, Eric Osterman, John Paul Foenander

Orthoptera and Phasmatodea: Jonah Voo, Francis Seow Choen, Chun Xing Wong, Albert Kang

Birds: Jordan Franco Lara, Dusan Brinkhuizen, Byron Lara, Subaraj Rajathurai (late), Yong Dingli

Coleoptera: Chan Chew Lun, Joshua Wong…

Fungi: Serena Lee…

Plants: Jaap J. Vermeulen, Peter O’bryne (late), Ang Wee Foong, Chan Chew Lun

I would also like to dedicate this site to my fallen friends and mentors who I have learnt so much from while on field trips and while doing consultancies with. This site is dedicated to the late Prof. Navjot S. Sodhi, Prof. Benito Tan, Dr Ng Ngan Kee, Peter O’bryne and Subaraj Rajathurai.

Lastly and most importantly, I would like to thank my loving wife for being my favourite travel companion and most of my field trips, and for being so supportive for my recent trips in 2023, when I took the year off to travel the world for wildlife photography, leaving her at home to hold down the “fort”. Though I enjoyed these trips, it is somehow never the same without her by my side, sharing the moments, when we find something interesting, or getting our vehicle stuck in mud or sand, something that seems to be a staple on many of our trips.