Thursday, 3 January 2019

Happy New Year from the Marine Park!

Great news for the New Year! Now open again: Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre at the St John's Island National Marine Laboratory. It was closed due to asbestos being found on St John's Island. More about how to get there, and what you can see and do at the Centre here.
Marine Park Visitor Centre at St John's Island National Marine Laboratory
As the year ended, volunteers conducted more awesome intertidal walks, divers explored the reefs, a massive artificial reef structure was deployed at the Marine Park and the Friends of the Marine Park met on the islands.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Sea turtle overload and other Marine Park happenings

The sea turtle hatchery was launched at the Marine Park in September! Intertidal walks resumed in October, and lots of other interesting sightings and happenings too!
Photos by Lisa Lim, Richard Kuah and Victor Toh.
Here's a glimpse of some of the recent happenings at the Marine Park.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

"Birth of a Marine Park" and Victor Tang: 25 Aug (Sat) and 1 Sep (Sat)

Two opportunities: FREE screening of "Birth of a Marine Park" and meet Victor Tang, the cinematographer and director behind this amazing film.
On 25 Aug (Sat), Victor will be on the panel for the "Lepak with the Marine Community", an informal opportunity to speak with people working on marine issues. On 1 Sep (Sat): Come for a day of marine films including Birth of a Marine Park, Chasing Coral, Remember Chek Jawa! A great opportunity to meet a broad range of marine folk: advocates, artists, scientists, agencies and social enterprises. And learn more about marine and sustainability issues in Singapore.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Big Sisters Island: intertidal walks suspended, some beaches closed

From the NParks website: The monthly Intertidal Guided Walk is temporarily suspended as marine debris washed ashore containing asbestos have been found at four isolated areas along the beaches in the lagoons on Big Sister’s Island.
Public walk at Sisters Island Marine Park (15 Aug 2014)
As a safety precaution, we have cordoned off the affected beaches. We aim to complete the removal works by end June 2018 and will resume the guided walks thereafter. In the meantime, the affected beaches are closed to the public. We seek your understanding for the inconvenience caused.