14 February 2018

Heart our mangroves!

On Valentine's Day,  featuring lovely hearts and flowers of the mangroves!
Sea hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)
Such as the Sea hibiscus with heart shaped leaves and golden yellow flowers. Mangrove flowers are also serious business. If we love durians, we must love mangrove flowers!

13 February 2018

Invasive mussels on Singapore's northern shores

Lim Jiayi has written an great paper about the invasion of mussels that I've been seeing at Kranji in Jan 2018 and Mar 2017.
Unidentified clams (Family Mytilidae) at Kranji
What are these clams? Are they causing harm? Where did they come from? Here are some details from the abstract of this important paper.

12 February 2018

The most adorable snake in our mangroves!

Featuring the endearing Dog-faced water snake, as we celebrate the start of the Lunar Year of Dog!
Dog-faced water snake, Schneider's Bockadam (Cerberus schneiderii)
And some other fascinating snakes in our mangroves!

It's fun and easy to guide on Singapore shores!

I had lots of fun with experienced guides and nature lovers at the Lepak in SG workshop this weekend.
Sea Our Shores Workshop on Nature Guiding by Lepak in SG, Feb 2018 at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk with the Naked Hermit Crabs
Mama Crab Wong Ley Kun suggests this lovely group photo.
After an enthusiastic classroom session earlier, we headed out to Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk to practise with real visitors. We saw an otter, a shore pit-viper, lots of birds, mudskippers, crabs, fishes and more!

07 February 2018

Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk - 24/7 fun for the family

Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk is open 24/7 and just 10 minutes from Pasir Ris MRT, next to DownTown East.
Families at Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk
It's great for a night trip with the family, which can be quite amazing.

05 February 2018

Reclamation in Singapore - glimpses of plans ahead

Recent comments shed some light reclamation in Singapore in the future. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong and Urban Redevelopment Authority Chief Planner Hwang Yu-Ning spoke to the Straits Times on upcoming infrastructure plans that will take Singapore into the next phase of its urban development.
Corals on the doomed shore
Living reefs at Sentosa, buried in reclamation
for Resorts World Sentosa, Jan 2000.
Key points that impact our shores include comments on reclamation plans and approaches for the future, ecological impact of our reclamation on sand source countries, and possibility of floating cities on the sea.


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