This investigation is probably part of the proposed project to build a boardwalk through the area.
The mangroves of Berlayar Creek are the last natural mangroves found so close to the city.
Dr John Yong kindly shared that "most importantly, botanically speaking for Singapore, Tanjung Berlayar is the only place on Singapore mainland to have at least 10 trees of Rhizophora stylosa." It lies next to Labrador Nature Reserve.
More about the marine life seen on this shore
- Back to Berlayar at dawn with hard corals, flatworms, sea anemones.
- Back to Berlayar with rare snails, fiddler crabs, mudskippers and more.
- Mangroves in the city a look at the mangroves in the Creek
- Nature walkway will link Alexandra to Keppel From garden to creek to harbour - all in just 2km Liaw Wy-Cin, Straits Times 15 May 08.
- Singapore expands building conservation to include heritage structures Same old brand new landmarks Ong Dai Lin, Today Online 4 Oct 08;
- Two new bridges: a 9km scenic walk in Singapore Telok Blangah Hill Park now linked with Mount Faber, Kent Ridge Park Teo Cheng Wee, Straits Times 11 May 08;
Soil investigation works off Berlayar Canal Mouth, Cruise Bay
from Port Marine Notice No. 131 of 2009 dated 22 Sep 09.
With effect from 25 Sep 09 to 12 Nov 09. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At Berlayar Canal (see chart below).
Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of sinking boreholes. Drilling will be carried out from the Jack-up barge “SIPL 3”. The Jack-up barge, with safety boat in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge. A tugboat will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working areas to warn other craft of the project work. Further enquires relating to the project can be directed to Mr Kyaw Tin Soe, the operation manager at Tel: 9336 4277 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).