Director of Strix Wildlife
is a stalwart member of local natural history circles
in Singapore and Malaysia for the past 2 decades. It is
very much a lifestyle for him, as part of his profession,
as a volunteer and even during his free time.
He has spent more than 30 years in the field, observing
and studying animals. During this time, he has been
part of various nature organizations & groups, has
sat on several committees, written articles, reports,
papers and booklets and been involved in research
and study of wildlife to collect much needed data.
He is currently still involved in all this.
(better known as Raj or Sub) has more than 20 years
of experience professionally guiding birders, visiting
this region from around the world. He is Singapore's
1st Professional Tourist Guide specializing exclusively
in eco-tourism. Licensed by the Singapore Tourism
Board since 1990, over the past 20 plus years he
has designed and run over 50 tours around Singapore
Over the years, he has mounted or been part of numerous
field studies & EIAs in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia,
both professionally and voluntarily; provided training
on wildlife observation & study and acted as a wildlife
consultant and at times presenter to various local and
overseas film crews.
to more about Subaraj
Australian and New Zealand Association of Singapore's
full profile on Subaraj (PDF file) His life and passion
for nature with lots of details and photos about him and
his work. The Association says.."Subaraj Rajathurai
has been working in Singapore as a Freelance Natural History
Consultant and Guide for the last 10 years. If there is
a green, unspoilt part of Singapore (yes there are some),
he knows where it is and what lives there, be it animal
or plant life. He has been conducting natural history
walks, hikes and bird watching tours with ANZA approximately
on a monthly basis and has a dedicated band of followers
who enjoy the outdoors. If you would like to refresh the
spirit a little or even if you would just like to know
if that snake that you saw in the Botanic Garden was poisonous,
his tours are a must."
to Watch Among Us: Bird Man on the Northeast Community
Development Council Website: "Given the chance, Subaraj
Rajathurai, could go on and on about the conservation
of natural habitats in Singapore, especially his pet topic
of birds. He is especially in his elements walking through
mangrove swamps, mud flats, or the rainforest in Singapore
and the region. "It's important to educate people about
nature that surrounds us. That's what I do on my tours.
I hope that by having been in nature, they'll grow to
appreciate it, and would therefore want it to remain that
Lives: people passionate about wild places in Singapore
A profile of Subaraj, his work and how he has touched
nature volunteers and the nature community in Singapore.