06 November 2016

12-13 Nov (Sat-Sun): Wild shores at the Singapore Eco Film Festival

FREE, all are welcome. Enjoy the award-winning "Birth of a Marine Park" about Singapore's first marine park at the Sisters Islands by Victor Tang. Watch other thought-provoking short films about plastic pollution in the ocean. Discuss with a panel of ocean advocates. Thanks to the Singapore Eco Film Festival for inviting me to be on the panel.
Support the RUMblers as they share about Pulau Ubin and the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative! Also lots of other activities for families in between films. Tell your friends! Come visit us, bring your family and friends!


The Singapore Eco Film Festival (#SGEFF) is a celebration bringing together all the environmental organisations in Singapore, to ignite a public passion for protecting our environment in Singapore & Beyond!

IT'S FREE and SGEFF welcomes people of all ages, including families and children, elderly and persons of all abilities. However please note all films will be in English.

Full programme and tickets http://sgeff.peatix.com/

13 Nov (Sun) 1pm - 4pm
Films featuring the Ocean: Session #8 - 96.5 Percent
FREE tickets here

One Plastic Beach
Richard Lang and Judith Selby lang collect plastic washing out of the Pacific Ocean. Each item is cleaned, categorised and stored before being selected for use in a work of art!

Birth of a Marine Park
Off the shores, away from the glittering skyline of the city, Singapore maintains one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Yet its waters hide a little-known secret: a rich bio-habitat harbouring diverse marine life! By Victor Tang!

A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean (adventure documentary) brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. An international team of adventurers, researches, and ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean.

DISCUSSIONS

Sharon Kwok, WildAID
Sharon is an artist, actress and conservationist, and a naturalist at heart, As a fine arts artists, she taught arts as well as held her first exhibition at age 17. Today, Sharon completely devotes herself to conservation work. A director of WildAid and Mission Blue, she founded AquaMeridian Conservation and Education Foundation Hong Kong to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in China and other parts of Asia

Ria Tan, wildsingapore.com
Ria is just an ordinary person who is passionate about Singapore's marine life. For the last 15 years, she has regularly surveyed Singapore's shores with a small team of volunteers. She blogs at wild shores of singapore, runs the wildsingapore website, and volunteers with the Naked Hermit Crabs and the Mega Marine Survey of Singapore. She started Team Seagrass and the Restore Ubin Mangroves (an initiative with the Friends of Ubin Network). She is currently working on new marine nature guidebooks for Singapore.

Christy Davis, World Vision
Christy is the head of the new Asia P3 Hub, a cross-sector incubator based in Singapore. Reinforcing the importance World Vision places on partnerships, the launch of the Asia P3 Hub in July 2016 is an exciting innovative venture which brings together business, government, academia and non-profit organizations to collectively generate innovative market-based solutions for development opportunities and problems. The initial focus area of the Asia P3 Hub will be the area of water.

Suru, Surusplanet
Suru is an 8 - year old on a mission to save the world! From 8 to 18, Suru will travel around the world for 10 years covering over 60 nations, and the most important natural wonders of the world. Using current digital technology, social media, school visits and events, Suru’s Planet will reach a global audience through our powerful cross-platform storytelling strategy, inspiring thousands of “Surus” to take action towards solving our global goals.

12 Nov (Sat): R.U.M. at Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) 12noon-6pm FREE, no admission fees, no need to register, all are welcome!

The RUMblers, volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative are bringing Pulau Ubin mangroves to the city at Singapore Eco Film Festival!
Photo by Lee Yee Ting.
The RUMblers will display mangrove favourites, last seen at Pesta Ubin! There will be mangrove mud and mangrove specimens!
Learn about the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative at Pesta Ubin 2016
And the Mangrove Photo Booth!
Photo by Lee Yee Ting.
Also R.U.M. colouring sheets, and lots more fun activities for kids and the young-at-heart!
Learn about the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative at Pesta Ubin 2016
Come visit and meet the amazing and awesome RUMblers!

Want to volunteer for SGEFF?
More about how to volunteer with the Singapore Eco Film Festival.

Want to volunteer for R.U.M.?
More about how to volunteer with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative.

Want updates on RUM happenings?
For alerts on volunteer opportunities and the next FREE monthly mangrove walk, join the RUM facebook group for the latest updates.

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