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.

The wet weather on one of the walk dates did not deter enthusiastic families from visiting the Park!
Photo shared by Victor Toh
Thanks to Vincent Choo who went Facebook Live at the walk, here's an armchair view of the Park and some of the sightings during the public walks.

The Visitor Centre of the Marine Park is located at St John's Island National Marine Laboratory. The Deputy Prime Minister visited to launch the Laboratory as a National Lab. This was a great opportunity for NParks to share about the Sisters Islands Marine Park with him. More about the St John's Island Marine Lab and the work they do for marine life in Singapore and beyond.
Photo shared by Rene Ong.

The award-winning "Birth of a Marine Park" about Singapore's first marine park at the Sisters Islands by Victor Tang was screened during the Singapore Eco Film Festival.
After the screening of marine-themed films, there was a discussion by a panel which included Victor Tang and Ria Tan. They highlighted the work that led to the establishment of the Marine Park (see Unsung Heroes behind new park by Grace Chua). As well as the wonderful marine life that can be found there. Including creatures like the Neptune's Cup sponge, which was once thought to be extinct.
Photo by Rene Ong.
MORE about the Marine Park

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. Photos in this blog post are from those who shared on this facebook page. Thank you!

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.

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