Thursday, 22 January 2015

Sisters Islands Marine Park home for salvaged corals

The Sisters Islands Marine Park is the forever home of corals salvaged from the Semakau Landfill. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources was at Sisters Islands to mark the relocation and nature groups were invited to the event.
Here's Eugene Goh from DHI, which conducted the relocation, briefing the Minister about the marine life being relocated to the Sisters Islands.

January walks at Sisters Islands Marine Park

Enthusiastic visitors enjoyed exploring the Sisters Islands Marine Park during the public walks held over two days in January.
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
As usual, lots of exciting encounters on Singapore's first Marine Park! Bravo to the NParks staff, volunteers and the visitors who make our visits so enjoyable.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Sisters Islands Marine Park plans for diving, walkways

According to Today, "in the coming years, Sisters’ Island Marine Park, which is home to rare species of seahorses, clams and sponges, could feature recreational diving spots and improved walkways and shelters."
Corals in the big lagoon at Big Sisters Islands.
"There are plans to install fixed and floating coral nursery tables off Small Sister’s island, and to incorporate research and conservation elements in landscaping works. Structures could be built in the big lagoon of Big Sister’s island to allow access to intertidal areas, and recreational dive trails could be installed there."

"Dr Karenne Tun, deputy director (coastal and marine) at NParks’ National Biodiversity Centre said the feasibility studies would begin next month and are expected to wrap up at the end of the year."

More in Three marine, coastal sites to be enhanced for recreation by Neo Chai Chin Today Online 9 Jan 15;