01 June 2009

Chek Jawa Wetlands designation: an old notice

This is a very old notice about the official designation of Chek Jawa Wetlands as an area off limits to boaters, water recreational activities including fishing and swimming. The Chek Jawa Wetlands includes Pulau Sekudu.
I thought I should include this notice on the blog for easy search and retrieval.

CHEK JAWA WETLANDS
from an NParks Notice dated 24 Sep 2007 (doc on the NParks website)

With effect from 1 Oct 2007, the area bounded by the following coordinates (demarcated in attached plan, “CJW.pdf”) and known as “Chek Jawa Wetlands”, is managed by the National Parks Board (NParks), under the Parks and Trees Act 2005 and the Parks and Trees Regulations 2005:

WGS 84 Datum

Point Latitude (N) Longitude (E)

1 01 25.109 103 59.316
2 01 24.700 104 00.000
3 01 24.102 103 59.338
4 01 24.420 103 58.600

2 NParks seeks the co-operation of the community in observing the provisions of the Parks and Trees Act 2005 and the Parks and Trees Regulations 2005 when they are in this area. In particular, except where a permit has been obtained from NParks, the following are to be observed:

i. No vessel or craft shall enter or remain in Chek Jawa Wetlands.

ii. No vessel or craft shall berth or moor at the jetty or floating pontoon or any other structure within Chek Jawa Wetlands.

iii. No vessel or craft shall land at Pulau Sekudu or anywhere within Chek Jawa Wetlands.

iv. There shall be no collection of any organism (including remains of an organism) or use of rods, lines, hooks, nets and traps within Chek Jawa Wetlands.

v. No person shall swim, bathe, snorkel or scuba dive within Chek Jawa Wetlands.

3 The permit application form is attached (“CJW_Permit.doc”) and should be sent to the following address:

National Parks Board
Headquarters (Raffles Building)
Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569
Attn: Pulau Ubin Branch

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