19 June 2009

Reclamation at Tuas, extended until Dec 09

A bit of shore that escape reclamation at Tuas has amazing marinelife.
A4 Poster: Tuas, Merawang Beacon
What other shores are near the reclamation work?

Reclamation of Jurong Island Phase 4 and Tuas View Extension
from Port Marine Notice No. 72 of 2009 dated 18 Jun 09;
This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 168 of 2008. The working period has been extended. With effect from 20 Jun 09 to 19 Dec 09, off Tuas View (see attached chartlet) , 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.
The approved craft will be involved in the construction of a seawall. The craft will also be deployed to carry out piling, dredging and reclamation works in the working area. For general enquiries, please contact Mr Cedric De Silva, project coordinator at Tel: 9757 7858, (email: cedric@hdec.com.sg).
Location of the reclamation work area on Google Earth...
a wider view ...

What natural shores are nearby?

The beautiful shores of Tuas are up the Johor Straits. This is one of the sites monitored by TeamSeagrass. More photos of marinelife at Tuas are on wildsingapore flickr.

Across the Johor Straits are the Sungai Pulai estuary "possibly the richest marine bio-diversity spot in Malaysia" and gazetted a Wetland of International Importance in 2003. The area is already going to be impacted by plans to develop a massive petrochemical installation there.

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Save our Seahorses is a non-profit organization committed to saving the seahorse and the Pulai River Estuary in Malaysia. SOS comprises a group of young scientists, students, public volunteers and local fishing communities.


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