Juria gave a great presentation yesterday about the marvelous memories of our shores. Some of her thoughts that resonated with me included her idea that the sea is a constant for us, even as our shorelines change. Juria placing photos of memories past on our shores today, it makes me realise that people are a constant too on our shores. How they use our shores, how they remember our shores.
mass fish death incident here last month! Sean Yap pointing out the ridiculously large pufferfishes he photographed during the mass fish deaths.
Tuas Merawang Beacon, Singapore's last natural western reef. There are a group of ladies from the past. But dotted on the horizon, really tiny, is me. Three times! (As pointed out by the others). As well as some of the rest of the regular surveyors. Makes me think of the many many times we visit our shores, to learn and share about them. And hopefully save them when the time comes!
Priscilla the Pig! (and the airplane that every kid on a Chek Jawa boardwalk tour will comment upon).
Today Online (also on wildsingapore news).
May 2014, to Kusu Island. And became a regular on our adventures.
In Jan 2015, Juria rushed over from her work meeting to join us. Thus she now holds the title of the "Worst Dressed for a Field Trip".
Juria will be continuing with her wonderful art and continue to join our trips. Hurray! A book about her work will also be coming out soon! Can't wait!
A few of us also made a quick stop at the Map Exhibition next door to have a look at some of the rare old maps showing the Singapore shorelines before they were changed by reclamation.
The only sliver of this natural shore left is at Tuas Merawang Beacon, the last natural western reef of Singapore. More in our most recent visit there last month (Mar 2015).
These islands in the South were buried to create Jurong Island.
Be inspired too. Go visit these exciting exhibitions at the National Library!