This may have something to do with the serious erosion problems encountered on the East Coast reclaimed lands.
Erosion is quite extensive on some portions and is affecting old trees.
While the reclaimed East Coast may appear to be lifeless, it is very much alive and in fact turned up some new records recently, including a new snail and a new clam.
Restoration of Revetment at East Coast Park
from Port Marine Notice No. 8 of 2009 dated 21 Jan 09;
With effect from 23 Jan 09 to 18 Jul 09, 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays, at East Coast Park (see attached plan):
Here's a closer look at the working area...
The restoration works will entail the removal of existing damaged revetment and topping up of sand/ stone in the revetment. These works will be carried out by excavators from the landward side and the materials for the restoration works will be provided by the work barges. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft to keep clear of the operations. Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Jerry Teo Cheng Lin, the project engineer, at Tel: 9800 1149 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).