To my untrained eyes, I thought this is a humming bird.  For the bird is so tiny and its long beak is built for drinking nectar from flowers. But it is a Sunbird, which species of sunbird, am not certain.      

Scaly-breasted munia

Spotted this Scaly-breasted munia at Jurong Lake Garden.  A petite bird that can stand on a strand of foxtail grass,  and have an afternoon snack with the foxtail seeds.  

Home visit by a Grasshopper

A very shy grasshopper ended up in our home garden.   Definitely a masculine look with strikingly long and fierce-looking legs. Fun fact:  grasshoppers can jump up to 1 meter long, and 25 centimeter high.  As multiple of body size, the equivalent capability in human would enable us to jump easily 50 meters long, and 15 […]


This is a relative to the very commonly seen rice weevil.  It is much larger, looks more intimidating. Weevil Wiki


Featured above is Spotted rustic or the common leopard.  Scientific name: Phalanta phalantha.


So this is not Dragonfly,  but belongs to the same order Odonata. Damselfly

Polyrhachis dives

Very fierce looking, armored, and showing off biting teeth.   I hereby name this one Tyson. Although on second thought, male dives have wings.  So maybe name her Arya.   Polyrhachis dives AntWiki Polyrhachis Wiki

Leaf Beetle

An up-petal battle against a Beetle.  How’s that as a tongue twister ? This is an yellow orchid leaf beetle.  Or am not sure if it is the same as Cteniopus sulphureu.Or Lema Pectoralis ? It does seem to cause damage to the orchid below…   Cteniopus sulphureu Wiki