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Subaraj Rajathurai

Director of Strix Wildlife Consultancy

Subaraj 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.


Subaraj (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 alone.

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.


photo by Nick Lowton

Contact details

Subaraj Rajathurai / Shamla
Blk 127, Tampines St 11
#09-444, Singapore 521127
mobile: (65)-9-9617-4312
email: wildlifeconsultant@subaraj.com

links to more about Subaraj

The 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."

People 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 way."

Wild 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.

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