23 September 2009

Berlayar Creek: soil investigation works until Nov 09

Boreholes will be drilled by a jack up barge at the natural shores infront of the mangroves at Berlayar Creek from Sep-Nov 09.
Sand flats of Berlayar Creek at Bukit Cermin
Other habitats on this shore includes small areas of sand flats, seagrasses, rocky shores and corals.

This investigation is probably part of the proposed project to build a boardwalk through the area.
The mangroves of Berlayar Creek are the last natural mangroves found so close to the city.
Dr John Yong kindly shared that "most importantly, botanically speaking for Singapore, Tanjung Berlayar is the only place on Singapore mainland to have at least 10 trees of Rhizophora stylosa." It lies next to Labrador Nature Reserve.

More about the marine life seen on this shore
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Soil investigation works off Berlayar Canal Mouth, Cruise Bay
from Port Marine Notice No. 131 of 2009 dated 22 Sep 09.
With effect from 25 Sep 09 to 12 Nov 09. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At Berlayar Canal (see chart below).

Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of sinking boreholes. Drilling will be carried out from the Jack-up barge “SIPL 3”. The Jack-up barge, with safety boat in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge. A tugboat will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working areas to warn other craft of the project work. Further enquires relating to the project can be directed to Mr Kyaw Tin Soe, the operation manager at Tel: 9336 4277 (email: kyawtinsoe@soilinvestigatio.com.sg).

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