In the old kampong days, villagers used plants for many purposes. They built their house roofs using dried attap leaves, weaved baskets and floor matts, wrap food and even play games using a variety of palm, bamboo and pandanus plants.
This is one of 4 rock murals in the Ethnobotany Garden, within the grounds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Garden showcases how people and cultures integrate plants in their daily lives. Try spotting the popular “Tarik Upih Pinang” game on the mural. Don’t miss the lazy cat too! The Ethnobotany Garden is a walking distance from Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT Station, near the Eco Lake.