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QR Codes in use at nature reserve in Singapore
July 28th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I had breakfast over at the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve in Singapore during my last visit. The reserve is a nice place to take a rest and recharge one’s batteries. I went for a walk around parts of the reserve, took some photographs, and observed that the reserve is making use of QR Codes. I have blogged about QR Codes previously here and there.

The staff have established a wireless learning trail at the reserve. Devices are made available to students so that they can access location specific multimedia data while walking the mangrove boardwalk. The portable reading device is rented to the students at $3.00SGD per student. I wonder if mobile phones equipped with QR Code reading software can also access the content?

3 Responses to “QR Codes in use at nature reserve in Singapore”

  1. Richard Millwood Says:

    I used my Nokia N95 on your photograph and it told me:,php

    I guess this is an opportunity missed, since this sub-net url can’t be followed up after a visit – which it could if it had been a URL to an internet address. On the other hand, for all I know the page it takes you to may simply say ‘take care of the crocodiles’ or something locally relevant only… :)

  2. John Larkin Says:

    Thanks for trying Richard. I wonder if the resolution or compression artefacts had a bearing on the code itself. Anyway, that was an interesting experiment. Cheers, John.

  3. Edison Says:

    Anyone can generate their own QR code at