Story | 14 Sep, 2023

The new book "Peace with Nature: 50 Inspiring Essays on Nature and the Environment" was launched in Singapore

The book is published this month by World Scientific Press. It was edited by Professor Tommy Koh, Professor Lin Heng Lye and Shawn Lum.

The launch of Peace with Nature: 50 Inspiring Essays on Nature and the Environment, took place on 4 September 2023 at the POD, National Library in Singapore. The event counted with the presence of the editors (Professor Tommy Koh, Professor Lin Heng Lye and Shawn Lum), as well as Desmond Lee (Singapore's Minister for National Development).

This book is a must-read for all who love nature and the environment. It contains 50 inspiring essays written by Singaporeans and friends who share their perspectives, expertise and experience –as scientists, lawyers, economists, engineers, bankers, government officers, and civil society– all linked by a love for nature, for the environment, and for Singapore.

The essays focus on the protection and preservation of Singapore's rich biodiversity (primates, colugos, otters, butterflies, dragonflies, stick-insects, birds, coral reefs, mangroves and sea grasses); efforts to save special areas (the Lower Peirce Reservoir, Chek Jawa, Sungei Buloh, the Rail Corridor and the first marine nature reserve); the contributions of NGOs (Nature Society, Herpetological Society, Waterways Watch Society); and the efforts of scholars, the government and the private sector to ensure a clean and green City in Nature, amidst the challenges of limited space and climate change.

All royalties from the purchase of the book will be donated to the Nature Society. More details about the book can be found here: