Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November at the Sisters Islands Marine Park

More wonderful intertidal walks at the Marine Park. Led by volunteers and NParks staff, the public had a glimpse of some of the amazing marine life found the Park.
Photo by Richard Kuah
There was also an opportunity to introduce the Park to the Deputy Prime Minister when he visited St John's Island, the location of the Park Visitor Center. And the Park was featured at the Singapore Eco Film Festival through Victor Tang's award winning film.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

13 Nov (Sun): "Birth of a Marine Park" at the Singapore Eco Film Festival

FREE, all are welcome. View the award-winning "Birth of a Marine Park" about Singapore's first marine park at the Sisters Islands by Victor Tang.
And other short films about plastic pollution in the ocean. Discuss the issues afterwards with a panel of ocean advocates. Also lots of other activities for families in between films. Come! Bring your family and friends.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

October happenings at the Sisters Islands Marine Park

We enjoy sunset intertidal tours of Big Sisters Island as low tides have switched to the evening.
Visitors enthralled by intertidal marine life.
Photo by Ng Juat Ying.
The Marine Park gets global attention as Victor Tang's awesome film "Birth of a Marine Park" gets honourable mention at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit in Florida. And a recent update on the mass coral bleaching situation from the scientists.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Happy National Day from the Sisters' Islands Marine Park!

This National Day, enthusiastic visitors, volunteers and NParks staff gathered to celebrate at Singapore's first marine park! Divers at the Marine Park also celebrated with wild dolphins!
Photo by Ian Siah on facebook.
Alas, the Marine Park (and other Singapore reefs) continue to suffer from global mass coral bleaching.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Sisters' Islands Marine Park: walks resume in the midst of mass coral bleaching

In May, NParks unveiled more plans for conservation at the Marine Park. The pontoons are back at the Marine Park allowing volunteer guides to start intertidal guided walks in May and June! And stamps were also issued featuring the Sisters' Island legend.
A Tomato clown anemonefish in a bleaching Bubble-tip anemone.
Photo by Carmen Lam during the June public walk.
Alas, Singapore's reefs were also hit by global mass coral bleaching. The Marine Park was not spared.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Intertidal walks resume, registration opens 1 May!

Intertidal guided walks are back at the Sisters Islands Marine Park! Registration on the NParks website opens 1 May.

Sisters Islands Marine Park land access was closed 16 Dec 2015 - 1 Apr 2016 as the floating pontoons at the jetties of both Sisters’ Islands were removed for inspection and maintenance. So land access was temporarily unavailable.

Friday, 15 April 2016

The Marine Park at ADEX (15 -17 Apr 2016)

Thanks to ADEX for featuring the Sisters Islands Marine Park.
The Marine Park team and volunteers on Day One of ADEX.
Photo by Farrah Hamid.
Called the Singapore Pavilion, it is packed with information, fun activities and manned by our friendly volunteers!
Come visit ADEX this weekend!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

15-17 Apr: The Sisters Islands Marine Park at ADEX 2016

The Sisters Islands Marine Park will be featured at ADEX 2016! Find out more about the milestones that led to the creation of the Marine Park and meet the volunteers and people behind it.
Visit the volunteers at the Singapore Pavilion which highlights the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park. There will be talks, posters, lots of great information too.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Job opening to do outreach about the Marine Park!

Have you always wanted to work on a Singapore island? Doing outreach and education about our marine life and about the Sisters Islands Marine Park?
The Sisters Islands from St Johns' Island at sunset
The Sisters Islands seen from St John's Island.
Here's your chance! There's a job opening to join the cool and fun people at the St John's Island Marine Lab. Closing date 8 Apr 2016.

More details here:

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Happenings at the Marine Park as the year turns

2015 ended with a special whale of a find at the Marine Park! Also, the last intertidal walks for the next three months as the pontoons are being maintained until Apr 2016. While spectacular dives continue underwater!
Photo shared by Koh Kwan Siong.
Meanwhile, it was a relief that the Marine Park was not affected when a freighter sank in the area in December.