Saturday, 19 May 2018

Big Sisters Island: intertidal walks suspended, some beaches closed

From the NParks website: The monthly Intertidal Guided Walk is temporarily suspended as marine debris washed ashore containing asbestos have been found at four isolated areas along the beaches in the lagoons on Big Sister’s Island.
Public walk at Sisters Island Marine Park (15 Aug 2014)
As a safety precaution, we have cordoned off the affected beaches. We aim to complete the removal works by end June 2018 and will resume the guided walks thereafter. In the meantime, the affected beaches are closed to the public. We seek your understanding for the inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Amazing April at the Marine Park

The Friends of the Marine Park had a great time doing outreach at ADEX 2018.
Photo by Lisa Lim, at the Celebrating Singapore Shores photo booth.
Here's a glimpse of the happenings in April including intertidal walks at Big Sisters' Island and a meeting of The Friends of the Marine Park.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

St John’s Island Trail and Marine Park Centre closed until further notice

From the NParks website: As the access route to Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre and St John’s Island Trail is affected by SLA’s maintenance and repair works, the Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre and St John’s Island Trail are closed until further notice.
Marine Park Visitor Centre at St John's Island National Marine Laboratory

More details behind the closure on wild shores of singapore.

Updated notice on the NParks website: "The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) had closed part of St John's Island from now till the end of the year arising from the asbestos found in the campsite area. As investigations and works to remove the asbestos are ongoing, the St John's Island trail and the Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre and St John’s Island Trail will be closed until further notice. We seek your understanding for the inconvenience caused."

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Marvellous March at the Marine Park

Volunteers of the Marine Park had a blast with outreach efforts at a mall. And on Sentosa island too, including screening of 'Birth of a Marine Park'. There was also a Workshop on reefs at the Marine Park public gallery. All to celebrate International Year of the Reef 2018. Meanwhile, public walks continued with exciting finds for everyone.
Here's a glimpse at some of the happenings...