Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas eve with the Big Sister

What a great way to celebrate Christmas eve, none other exploring the rich marine life of Big Sister's Island! I have not been to Big Sister's for more than a year!

The stretch that is jam-packed with corals and other associates is doing well despite the coral bleaching earlier this year. I'm so glad to know that!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Punggol shore surprises

After the recce trip to Punggol last week on a low neap tide, I finally set foot on the intertidal shore of Punggol shore on a low spring tide. Though the tide is not exactly that low, there were much to be seen, with several surpises!

The first surprise when I reached the foot of the jetty was the very clear waters! I could see end of the jetty with such good visibility. This is something that we don't really expect on our murkier northern shores.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Changi's rocky and seagrass shore

We had a cool evening trip yesterday at Changi's rocky and seagrass shore!

I haven't been to this stretch for more than a year! How has it been?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Punggol shore during low neap tide

Always wanted to visit Punggol end and I finally succumbed this afternoon. I cannot remembered when I last visited this place. It could be during OBS 9 years ago!

I chose the lowest possible level of the neap tide to visit and recce this shore. In this photo shows the jetty that stretches off the road end of Punggol Road. Right at the start of the jetty are construction works for Punggol Promenade.

Plans include turning the jetty and beach at Punggol Point into a park with cycling tracks and eateries, and developing the stretch along Coney Channel into nature trails and fishing spots.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tanah Merah 6 months after oil spill

Six months ago, an oil spill occured off the coast of eastern Singapore on the Singapore Straits. The aftermath of this accident has unavoidably affected the marine life of the nearby coasts and shores.

Till now, the crude oil still exists on the shore, creating a top layer of sheen on the water surface. On the sand are many brown patches of slime.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Back at Ubin's other shores

Exactly one year after my first visit, we are back at this Ubin shore. No, we were not at Chek Jawa. There is more to Ubin's marine life than Chek Jawa. :)

The rocks of Ubin are very special, they have vertical furrows or also known as pseudo-karren that were etched by rain over many decades or so. It is not easy to find such a rural and beautiful environment in mainland Singapore anymore.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cyrene reef with Teamseagrass

It's time to be back at Cyrene Reef, one of my most favourite reefs to monitor the seagrasses.

Despite the dark clouds in the near distance, we continued to land on Cyrene. And along the way, we passed by the North Pandan buoy (Cyrene is actually called Terumbu Pandan).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

First visit to Berlayar shore

On a hot Sunday afternoon, I decided to have a first look at Berlayar shore beside Labrador Park.

This shore lies at the mouth of a river where many mangrove species lie upstream. Quite a fair bit has been exposed in this moderate low tide. At the other side of the bank is Keppel Club and a white colonial house.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

First look at Bidadari Cemetery

After hearing and seeing so many photos from Marcus Chua, Ron and Siyang, I decided I should also have a look at Bidadari Cemetery. In fact, the place is quite near to my house! Thus, I cycled there yesterday morning.

The graves of the cemetery have already been exhumed as the land will be used in the future. What remains as of now are green patches of grass and some trees with path roads across.

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