Save the future by healing the present


With multiple reforestation projects that will absorb more than 111 million kg of CO2 in their lifetimes across the region, we can build a better world when we do our part – For now and beyond. Since 2017, OCBC have been involved in OCBC Arboretum, OCBC Mangrove Park and various tree planting programme as part of our efforts to fight climate change. The only way to save the future, is to heal the present.

OCBC’s reforestation projects

The best way to save the future is to heal the present. That’s why we focus on reforestation projects in Singapore like OCBC Mangrove Park at Pulau Ubin, Habitat Enhancement Programme at Coney Island, OCBC Arboretum at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and regional tree-planting projects like the mangrove project at Tebuk Mendeleng (Malaysia), and Dongtan Wetland Park on Chongming Island (China). These trees will absorb more than 111 million kg of CO₂ in their lifetimes across the region.

We can build a better world when we do our part – for now and beyond.

OCBC Mangrove Park

In partnership with National Parks Board (NParks), OCBC Mangrove Park at Pulau Ubin will be Singapore's first large-scale project to adopt the Ecological Mangrove Restoration method to help enhance the long-term resilience of mangrove habitats and increase Singapore’s capacity for carbon storage.

A second mangrove project in Malaysia, is located at Tebuk Mendeleng, Selangor. We will help grow 18,000 mangrove trees in these two sites. These trees can absorb more than 30 million kg of CO₂ in their lifetimes and will protect our shorelines against erosion and storm surges.

OCBC Arboretum

OCBC Arboretum is a first-of-its-kind high-tech arboretum in Southeast Asia that houses more than 2,000 specimens of over 200 species of Dipterocarps. For the first time in the region, an Internet of Things (IoT) system will be deployed in an arboretum to remotely and continuously monitor the trees and their environment as they grow.

This project helps arborists and ecologists understand the conditions required for the healthy growth of Dipterocarp trees, further strengthening the Gardens’ role as a world-class botanical garden and a premier research, conservation and botanical institution. It will also enhance our capabilities in restoring our tropical forests both in Singapore and the region.

Habitat Enhancement Programme at Coney Island

As part of this project, over 50 species of native coastal plants were introduced using the Maximum Diversity Restoration method. At its launch in 2017, it is the most diverse habitat enhancement project planned for Coney Island Park since its opening in 2015.

The plants introduced will act as seed sources for the subsequent regeneration of the natural ecosystem, building up the overall plant diversity in this area. The enhanced habitat in turn provides more food and shelter for fauna, including the Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, the Spotted Wood Owl and dragonflies like the Sultan and Lined Forest-Skimmer.