Pycanum rubens. This is a #nymph (meaning it is wingless and has a little growing to do) and I found him a few months ago in Singapore’s most remote and inaccessible area — Sungei Buloh.
That has a certain ring of adventure, doesn’t it? But I’m teasing: While #SungeiBuloh and #Kranje may be remote by Singapore standards, there is perfectly good public transport and plenty of parking. There are bathrooms, a drink machine and absolutely no litter. But its location on the straits at the north west is about as far from Gardens on the Bay and the downtown area as you can get — even if it only takes 40 minutes or so! It is laced with paths, easy to walk and it is possible to see crocodiles (don’t feed them — bad things will happen). You can see kingfishers, woodpeckers and other species and you are likely to run across some of the wonderful birders and nature lovers (like the ever-kind and knowledgeable Fin of @naturally.birds ) who post their photos on IG. For some reason the vending machine was broken when I last visited and the nice man who was fixing it gave me a free can of iced coffee which made it an especially memorable walk. Crocodiles, #bugs , birds and free coffee. Doesn’t get any better than that!⠀