Thursday, 22 January 2015

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.

Enthusiastic visitors gather at Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal. There is a safety briefing before we head out in the ferry to the island.
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
Lisa shares more about the amazing Long black sea cucumber.
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
Since it is safe to touch it, we can gently do so. Is it slimy?
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
There's animals everywhere, sometimes near your foot! Richard shows visitors where to find these hidden creatures.
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
Kids are not squeamish and have a great time with marine life deemed safe for handling.
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
While volunteer guides are bringing visitors around, a small team of seeker are hard at work looking for special animals to bring back to higher shores to show to the visitors. In this way, everyone can have a glimpse of interesting marine life without trampling the shore. Among the special finds during the walks was this Moon slug! A Tiger tailed seahorse was also found!
Photo by Richard Kuah Boon Tiong on facebook.
After the walk, a quick wash up at the restroom on the island. The water is not drinkable but safe for washing up.
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
Here's a group photo of the visitors on Day 1.
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
And visitors on Day 2!
Photo by Koh Kwan Siong on facebook.
Here's some of the wonderful volunteers and staff who made the walk possible on the first day. Thank you!
Photo by Johnson Ong on facebook.
Catch up with all the happenings at the Marine Park through the Sisters' Islands Marine Park facebook page. You can share your encounters, ideas and thoughts for the Marine Park here.
Share your finds on the facebook group called 'Things found in Sisters Islands'.

More about guided walks at the Sisters' Islands Marine Park on the NParks website.

More about what to expect at a guided walk.

Why should I visit with an experienced and trained guide? Why are places limited on a public walk? Which other shores are accessible to the public? and more in this wildsingapore page

Posts by others on these trips

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