|The awesome mangrovers!|
Photo by Mohammad Juhari
30 September 2016
I had lots of fun figuring out mangrove trees and plants last weekend. At a special workshop on mangrove flora ID by the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative and Leafmonkey Workshop.
Thanks to enthusiastic support from an overwhelming response to the workshop!
19 September 2016
In Singapore, the fire authorities (SCDF) do not allow the release of sky lanterns. They do allow lighted sky lanterns but these must be tethered at all times. There must also be safety marshallers on site to prevent "intentional or inadvertent release" of lantern.
How do these rules work out on the ground? Here's some observations of a sky lantern event held last weekend on the Looking deeper into issues blog. The blog suggests such events should be "reconsidered in a densely built-up garden city such as Singapore."
|"People had trouble keeping the lanterns away from trees |
because the field was surrounded by trees and they couldn’t
reel in the lanterns in time because they descended very quickly."
Photo from the Looking deeper into issues blog.
A "sentinel fish cage to monitor the water quality and the impact of plankton on sensitive fish species" will be installed off Seletar Dam for six months until Mar 2017, by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA).
18 September 2016
There is a narrow sliver of natural mangroves at Punggol near Punggol Jetty and Coney Island.
I had a great time yesterday at Pulau Ubin helping out with the Naked Hermit Crabs' free monthly tour of the Chek Jawa boardwalk.
14 September 2016
I had an awesome time with families at a special edition of the FREE monthly mangrove walk for the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative.