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New Worlds


From the window of my high-rise flat, I can see several green spaces. One of them is a small and lush green island bordered by several roads, and further away, a larger secondary forest. During Singapore's Covid-19 lockdown, I spent a lot of time looking at them.


In December 2020, the secondary forest started being cleared. At around the same time, I spotted a wild boar in the green island building a nest, preparing to give birth. She must have been evicted from the secondary forest, and her journey to her new home would have involved crossing several roads. In the end, this mother pig gave birth to six piglets. The secondary forest is now mostly gone. In the green island, I occasionally see the odd wild boar surfacing from the sides of the greenery.


Images of deforestation outside my window, with a wild boar giving birth in a nearby forest during the same period. View from my window, December 2020.

Archival images of deforestation in Singapore.


Conceived by The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ) between 2014 and 2019, this book features images of cows in Singapore from the 1890s to 2016 from ICZ's archive.

Designed by H55 in Singapore
Published in 2022 by Robert Zhao Renhui
Edition of 500

64 pages, 63 images. Hard Cover.

14.5cm x 18.5cm x 1cm (Thick)

ISBN: 978-981-18-3978-8



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