Thursday 24 September 2020

Expect delays visiting St John's Island during the Kusu Island pilgrimage 17 Oct to 19 Nov 2020

To note if you are planning to visit the Sisters Islands Marine Park public gallery on St John's Island. During the annual pilgrimage, thousands of visitors are expected to visit Kusu Island from 17 Oct to 19 Nov 2020.  Ferry services will continue to St John's Island during the period. But expect delays due to crowd control measures at Marine South Pier. Parking at the Pier is likely to be limited.
Reefs near the temple at Kusu Island
Check out Jerome Lim's awesome blog post for a glimpse into the history behind Kusu Island and the pilgrimage.

Tuesday 22 September 2020

No mass coral bleaching at the Sisters Islands Marine Park

Volunteers checked up on the Marine Park shortly after the 'Circuit Breaker' was lifted. There was some urgency because Dr Jani Tanzil alerted us that mass coral bleaching may have started on our shores since the second week of June.
Living shores of Small Sisters Island, Aug 2020
Healthy leathery soft coral on Small Sisters Island
overlooking Big Sisters Island during the predawn survey.
Dive surveys and intertidal surveys were conducted. Fortunately, during the actual surveys, no mass coral bleaching was seen at both Small Sisters Island and Big Sisters Island, although there were signs that corals had suffered some bleaching recently.

Monday 7 September 2020

12 Sep (Sat): Talk on "Finding Community in Conservation"

Friends of Marine Park is an initiative supporting Sisters’ Islands Marine Park. Our speaker will share how community collaboration and their ‘kampung spirit’ have been key to making waves in marine conservation.

Hear from Ms Sam Shu Qin, on her experience volunteering with Friends of Marine Park on NParks Spotlight – Festival of Biodiversity Edition!

Date: 12 Sep (Sat)
Time: 10.30am

Register to be part of the Zoom session (Limited slots!) 
or stream the talk live on the NParksSG YouTube channel.

Saturday 5 September 2020

6 Sep (Sun): Registration opens for FREE walk at St John's Island on 4 Oct (Sun)

Registration opens on 6 Sep (Sun), 10am for this FREE guided walk at St John's Island on 4 Oct (Sun) at 10am.
This free 90-minute guided tour will be held on the first Sunday of every month. NParks volunteers will introduce you to the key features along the St John’s Island Trail and includes the Sisters' Islands Marine Park Public Gallery.