24 Feb '17, 11am

Five on Friday: 5 unusual natural world sightings in Singapore

Five on Friday: 5 unusual natural world sightings in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Folks on this sunny isle did not know what to make of a swirl of colours emerged from behind some innocuous-looking clouds on Monday (Feb 20). Was it a UFO? A sign from the heavens, perhaps? Most people, however, just marvelled at a unique optical phenomenon known as a circumhorizontal arc, or – to the layman – a “fire rainbow”. Looking suspiciously like a Tycho album cover (it would have been nice had it appeared during Laneway), people gave it all sorts of names from Paddle Pop rainbow to the Southern Lights. Oh, the wit. Speaking of optical phenomena, here are examples of the opposite: Sightings that are becoming familiar mainstays in various parts of the island to the point of boredom. Rats (Bukit Batok), wild boars (Punggol), otters (Bishan, Marina Bay) and monitor lizards (no fixed abode) hardly elicit a second glance these days. With that in mind, we thou...

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