03 May 2016

Coastal works at rich Changi shore (1 May to 31 Oct 2016)

A part of Changi beach with lush seagrass meadows is going to be affected by seawall repairs over the next six months.
This shore teems with colourful sea cucumbers and other creatures. And is one of the few places where we have found several specimens of a sea anemone new to science and named after Singapore.

This new genus and new species of sea anemone is described from Singapore. Two specimens of this sea anemone was found at this Changi shore. It is proudly named Synpeachia temasek. More about the sea anemone in this post.
On our last trip here in Apr 2015, we saw lots of Sea Apple sea cucumbers!
There was mention of that "tidal pool units will be placed on a portion of the seawall at Changi Beach Park, Car Park 5 (CBP CP5) and will be ready by the end of the year. A total of 15 tidal pool units, with 3 different designs, will be installed at the area. Placement of the tidal pool units on CBP CP5 seawall". But nothing was recently mentioned about this.
Figure 1: Placement of the tidal pool units on CBP CP5 seawall.

Here's posts about our surveys of this shore.

Let's hope the works there do not permanently damage the shores.

PORT MARINE NOTICE NO. 41 OF 2016 dated 26 Apr 2016


Applicable to: Mariners operating in the vicinity of SAF Changi Ferry Terminal and CAFHI Jetty

Date : With effect from 01 May 2016 to 31 Oct 2016.

Location : Off Changi Beach, within the working areas “A” and “B” bounded by thefollowing co-ordinates (see attached chartlet):
click on image for larger view.

24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.

The revetment and seawall repair works include the removal of existing revetment by excavator on flat top barges and the laying of geotextile panels and rocks. The works will be carried out by excavators and the materials for the restoration work will be provided by the work barges. Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

Further enquires relating to the project can be directed to Mr. Lo Ming Rui, Project Manager at Tel: 8518 0316 (email: mingrui@oung.com.sg).

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