Monday, 2 March 2020

NParks ceases guided intertidal walks at Big Sisters Island

From the NParks website: "Thank you for your support for the intertidal guided walks over the past 5 years. As part of efforts to review the outreach and educational activities offered on the island, we are ceasing NParks-led guided walks at Big Sister’s Island."
Public walk at Sisters Island Marine Park (15 Aug 2014)
Families at one of the first public intertidal walks in Aug 2014.

NParks also added: "Meanwhile, you can sign up for the free guided walks on St John’s Island held on the first Sunday of every month, or download a copy of the DIY trail guide and explore St John’s Island and the Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre at your leisure. Alternatively, you can check out the guided tours at Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin."

For a look back at the guided walks, check out the Sisters Islands Marine Park facebook page.

For MORE intertidal guided walks and other shore activities, check out Celebrating Singapore Shores.

EIA for Sisters' Islands Marine Park for public viewing 24 Feb-23 Mar 2020

NParks plans to build, among others, a boardwalk and floating pontoon on the Sisters Islands Marine Park. Their Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for these plans is now available for public viewing from 24 Feb to 23 Mar 2020.
Artist impression of proposed floating pontoon.
More details below.

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.