29 September 2014

Please speak up for Pulau Ubin!

Want more toilets, lighting, footpaths on Ubin? Want more boardwalks and trails? Or do you prefer Ubin to remain more wild and untamed?
URA has a survey listing some suggestions they have received for Ubin, and they would like to know what you think about them. Vote for your favourite activities, give comments on activities and suggestions you feel are not right for Ubin.


Get your mudskippers identified!

Saw a mudskipper and want to find out more about it? Share it on this new Facebook Group: Mudskipper ID!
Set up by Dr Zeehan Jaafar, she says: "Welcome! Seeking an ID for your mudskipper? We are here to help. We are a group of mudskipper enthusiasts who share photos and information on these cute critters!"


28 September 2014

18 Oct (Sat): Pulau Ubin Symposium by URA

As part of the on-going The Ubin Project and in celebration of the different facets of Pulau Ubin, URA is organising a Pulau Ubin Symposium – “Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future”.
It is a FREE event but requires registration at UbinSymposium.eventbrite.sg.


27 September 2014

Chek Jawa Mangrove Boardwalk closed 29 Sep 2014 to 31 Jan 2015

The Chek Jawa Mangrove Boardwalk and Jejawi Tower will be closed from 29 Sep 2014 to 31 Jan 2015 for "upgrading works". Other facilities such as the Coastal Boardwalk, Visitor Centre and Viewing Jetty will remain open.
The Naked Hermit Crabs were so lucky to bring families to see the Mangrove Boardwalk before it was closed!

Draft Campaign Strategy on Marine Trash in Singapore by Green Future Solutions

Today, during the Naked Hermit Crab walk for families on the Chek Jawa boardwalk, I saw large trash on the high shore at Chek Jawa.
I am so glad Eugene Tay of Green Future Solutions has drawn up a Draft Campaign Strategy on Marine Trash in Singapore.
The Campaign Goal is to "Convince the government to appoint a lead agency (NEA or the new Municipal Services Office) to study the problem of marine trash and work with the relevant agencies to implement effective policies, programmes and infrastructure to reduce marine trash".


25 September 2014

Sofa not good: Fish farms and trash on Pulau Ubin

Two sofas were dumped on Pulau Ubin just opposite nearby fish farms.
As well as lots of other trash that probably came from nearby fish farms.

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