This blog post is part of the Random Sampling Singapore project. The Project aims to sample 100 places on the island of Singapore over a one year period in order to gain an unbiased and holistic view of the city state.

This coordinate I was not only visiting once. Almost every week I passed by when I was hiking in Bukit Thima Nature Reserve, from Dairy Farm Nature Park to the Singapore Quarry. It’s a ever changing forest with rubber trees, wild pepper, fig trees, pandan and so on. You could find all your spice ingredients for your Nasi Goreng on the way.

The species diversity is so overwhelming that I took a panaroma picture and pixelated it to find out the color code.

In the last step I matched the colors of miyuki glass beads to the pixelated picture.


I took samples as well, soil and some “civilization residues”.

Cleaned and flattened the civilization residues turned out to be a piece of a green tea can.

The soil sample I looked under microscope, where I could find a microscopic small mushroom glowing under UV light.

More or less as act of revenge I took a third sample. A mosquito was biting me, which I slapped on my body “inflagrante”. Under the microscope it appeared like this:


The hand of the mosquito under the microscope inspired me to this photo montage.

Creazione di A

Another artwork with the beads of the jungle colors is still in process.