Pulau Satumu, the location of Raffles Lighthouse, has the richest coral reefs in Singapore waters! Nearby Pulau Biola is also a haven for rare plants and animals.
Here's a view of Raffles Lighthouse from Pulau Biola, a tiny island with a large rocky reefy flat.
Mentigi (Pemphis acidula).
The Singapore Blue Plan 2018
Pulau Satumu and Pulau Biola have been recommended by the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 for Immediate Conservation Priority.
The Blue Plan recommends the intertidal and subtidal marine areas of Pulau Satumu and the adjacent Pulau Biola to be designated Marine Reserve.
The Blue Plan highlights that Both sites comprise the highest percentage of coral cover and have a high diversity of corals and marine organisms. Considered source reefs for the region, the sites can contribute to regional genetic diversity. Their protection is urgent as there are signs ship grounding have destroyed portions of these reefs.
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This article is written for Celebrating Singapore Shores as part of International Year of the Reef 2018.