|One of the pontoons removed for maintenance (21 May 2017)|
20 May 2017
Until 17 Sep, expect delays at peak periods at Changi Point Ferry Terminal as the pontoons there are being maintained.
From 17 May until 17 Sep, expect longer waiting time during peak periods due to pontoon works. During normal weekends, peak periods are around 8.30am to 12noon. For long weekends, peak periods may start ealier and last longer.
18 May 2017
Exciting nature activities specially for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Free fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's biodiversity! Come for the Chek Jawa Open House, Festival of Biodiversity. Join night walks or nature camps, kids art workshop. Go kayaking with the kids, come for a kids' book launch.
Come for Pesta Ubin, Pulau Ubin Open House. Once a year only! Many Pesta Ubin activities are free of charge. Some do NOT require registration. Simply come to Pulau Ubin and join the fun! Find a Pesta Ubin activity that suits your schedule and interest! Don't say Bo Jio!
|Families are welcomed to volunteer at Pesta Ubin!|
Here's Judy and her family who answered the call for volunteers!
15 May 2017
For the first time, I survey these Changi shores at low spring tide. They were impacted five months ago by the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait, My last survey of this series of shores was in Mar 2017 two months after the oil spill at a low neap tide which doesn't expose much of the shore..
14 May 2017
We revisit this part of the huge reef for the first time since Jun 2016 when it was suffering from mass coral bleaching.
Today, there was no mass coral bleaching, but many large corals had bleaching patches or dead patches. And the reefy areas appear to have been taken over by various seaweeds. But we did find interesting animals and there are seagrasses in the middle of the reef.
|This reef in Jun 2016 during mass coral bleaching.|
13 May 2017
We return to this submerged reef for the first time since Aug 2016, when it was hit by mass coral bleaching.
Today, it was a relief to see that most of the corals were no longer bleaching, although many corals look like they took a beating with large dead patches. The Giant clam is still alright, and seagrasses seem to be doing very well.
|Mass coral bleaching on Terumbu Pempang Laut in Aug 2016.|
12 May 2017
Natural rock formations on our shores often provoke wonder and questions. Now you can find out more about them from the downloadable "A Field Guide to the Geology of Singapore" by Grahame J. H. Oliver and Avijit Gupta on the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum website.
The Guide takes a travel guide book-like excursion compendium approach and shares fascinating insights into some of our fascinating rocks.
|Rocky shores at Pulau Tekukor overlooking |
at the Central Business District.