Esplanade Presents


Walking Tour with Esmonde Luo: An Introduction to local wild edibles

Esmonde Luo (Singapore)

26 Aug 2023, Sat, 9am

27 Aug 2023, Sun, 9am


(Intermission: None)

Sungei Tengah countryside  (Meeting point: Taxi stand outside Lot One Shoppers' Mall)

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In this walking tour of the Sungei Tengah countryside, nature enthusiast Esmonde Luo will be introducing the edible wild plants in Singapore. From fruit trees lining the road to wildflowers growing by the wayside, participants will discover their various medical and culinary uses, as well as sample prepared food made using the plants they have learnt about. 


This is a companion programme to Albizia by Robert Zhao, running from 31 Aug – 3 Sep 2023 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. The Studios companion programmes are an invitation to deepen engagement with the artistic works and the conversations raised in the season.

  • Participants below the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 and above). Each participant will be required to sign an indemnity form. 

  • Please dress comfortably in long sleeves and trousers and wear walking shoes.    

  • This is a rain or shine programme and will only be cancelled in the event of heavy rain, thunder and lightning.     

  • Conditions may be slippery or muddy during or after rain. You will be required to walk on uneven ground and may encounter some stairs and slopes.   

  • Please note that samples of drink and food made from edible wild plants will be served during this programme. An ingredient list will be provided. 

  • Items we encourage you to bring with you:

    • A raincoat or umbrella in case of rain

    • Insect repellent

    • Drinking water   

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to register, fill in pre-event forms and visit the restroom.

  • Latecomers will not be allowed to join the tour mid-way. 

  • More details about this programme will be sent to ticket holders on the week of the event.

Admission Age:
13 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Esmonde Luo

What began as an interest in the natural world eventually developed into a fascination with the plants that grow in Singapore's wilds and their myriad uses—medicine, utility, and especially food. Discovering these lesser-known fruits and herbs and their potential for food felt like seeing his surroundings in a new light, and Esmonde was eager to share this sense of wonderment with others. 


Since about 2010, Esmonde has been conducting foraging tours informally, bringing friends and small groups on rambles and camping trips. In 2019, he received his license as an Area Tour Guide and has since been sharing his experiences beyond his social circle. 

Date & Time

26 Aug 2023, Sat


Sungei Tengah countryside  (Meeting point: Taxi stand outside Lot One Shoppers' Mall)

27 Aug 2023, Sun


Sungei Tengah countryside  (Meeting point: Taxi stand outside Lot One Shoppers' Mall)
Tickets & Prices
Price $60

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