Here's Sijie explaining the Star Tracker programme on our way to Cyrene Reef, while Siti was filmed during our TeamSeagrass monitoring at Sentosa, and both Star Trackers and TeamSeagrass were filmed again at Chek Jawa during the seagrass monitoring.
The programme broadcasts next week, and here's the synopsis and details.
Synopsis of City Footprints Episode 11
City Footprints is a social documentary series that tells the heartwarming stories of individuals or communities in our city- stories that mirror and reflect how individuals and community responds and reacts to paradigm shifts as a result of rapid social urbanization.
A green tide is swelling as a new generation of young Singaporeans leads the next wave of environmentalism.
Meet the Star Trackers: 26-year-old Chen Sijie and his partner, Chim Chee Kong, 31, as they brave irregular tide timings and errant weather to track and monitor sea stars on Cyrene Reefs – a mysterious coral colony that only surfaces for a few hours during the low tide period each month. The two are not alone in their roles as guardians of the seas.
As early as 2005 Siti Maryam, 27, has spearheaded a campaign to conserve an overlooked slice of nature through the volunteer group TeamSeagrass. On a little-known side of Sentosa, look at how volunteers survey local sea grass habitats before pollution and pressure overwhelm them.
As the three join hands to nurture the next wave of conservationists, find out how their efforts converge on the shorelines of Chek Jawa.
Time: 9.30pm repeats 11.30pm on Channel U
A review of the episode! Jun has done a super instant review of the episode on her Ashira blog. Thanks Jun!