Saturday, February 26, 2011

Surprises from reclaimed Seringat-Kias

We were amazed at what we saw at the reclaimed island of Seringat-Kias.

Originally existed as Pulau Seringat and Kias submerged reef, these two shores and Lazarus Island has been reclaimed together with plans to make it as a premium resort for the rich. More about the developments at Ria's wildshores blog.

Who would imagine seeing a large pink sea fan on this reclaimed land?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Finally set foot on Lazarus natural shore

My previous few trips at Lazarus Island were only at the artificial sandy lagoon connecting Lazarus and Seringat. Many times while travelling to Kusu Island, I would be looking at the natural shore portion of Lazarus which is just a channel across.

Finally, I set foot at the natural shores of Lazarus during this trip. The first stretch of the shore is rather rocky.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rainbow over Semakau

We are back at Semakau for seagrass monitoring. Despite the worrying signs of heavy rain and dark clouds in the vicinity, we proceeded to the sites as usual. It was drizzling at the beginning, which might either signal the end of rain or the beginning of a storm.

But thank God, the rain cloud went away and we were treated with a clear sky and a beautiful rainbow!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lunar New Year Day 3: Chestnut Avenue

After a failed attempt last Saturday night due to the torrential rain, finally we made it back to our planned trip to the forest. It's my first time at Chestnut Ave! According to James, this is a site where there are lots of beetles.

My most favourite beetle find of the day will be this yellow ladybug! It is so tiny and cute, like those we saw in cartoon or drawings.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lunar New Year Day 2: Little Sister's Island

It's the second day of Chinese New Year. And we are back on our southern islands, this time at Little Sister's.

Despite the rain at the beginning and the unusually higher low tide, we were blessed with a wonderful find of a sea snake!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lunar New Year Day 1: St John's Island

Happy Lunar New Year to everyone!

It is also the period when tides also gets low, since the tides are largely affected by the gravitational pull between the earth and the moon. I can clearly remember my first offshore low tide trip to Big Sisters, which was during Chinese New Year 4 years ago. It was an eye-opening trip, which made me continue visiting our pretty shores till now.

Our destination of the day was St John's Island. On the background is the cityscape. The boat was fast and we reached the island in less than 15 minutes!

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