St. John's Island has some tiny patches of mangroves, including some rare mangrove trees. It is probably the only place where I can take a photo of mangrove trees with the Singapore business district in the background!
Aug 09 and another trip also in the same month.
I finally got to see the Critically Endangered Api-api jambu (Avicennia marina) at St. John's. The last time we were here, the tree wasn't 'fruiting', but this time it was! And Jun has labelled it for the nature walks she coordinates here.
whether burning of trash was still going on at the other side of this tiny mangrove patch.
Bakau pasir (Rhizophora stylosa) on this shore. Some of the propagules had their brown parts chewed up. And some of the trees were full of red ants. There are also some very nice old Tumu (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza) here.
Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia).
Nyireh (Xylocarpus rumphii). I have only seen them here and at Sentosa. On St. John's there is this big old gnarled mother tree and two other younger trees. They all seem to be doing well, although many of the leaves were curled up and deformed.
my previous trip.
I also had a quick look at the rocky shores at St. John's.