Saturday, 3 February 2018

World Wetlands' Day and Talk by Mr Ben Brown

Today, the R.U.M. team headed to Sungei Buloh for the public talk by Mr Ben Brown (Co-founder of Blue Forests) and pioneer of Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) in Asia.
Today is also World Wetlands’ Day and Sungei Buloh is hosting a range of fun activities from walks and nymph catching to painting and colouring!


Friday, 2 February 2018

R.U.M. Scientific Workshop Day 2

Today, the first R.U.M. Scientific Workshop continues with lots of discussions among a wide range of experts.
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Thanks to NParks for hosting the Workshop and to the more than 30 participants, some of whom took leave to attend! As well as the R.U.M. team who turned up to support. We also saw otters!


Thursday, 1 February 2018

R.U.M. Scientific Workshop Day 1

Today, a milestone as the first R.U.M. Scientific Workshop was held. Thanks to NParks for hosting the Workshop and to the more than 30 people who participated! As well as the R.U.M. team who turned up to support.
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
We spent Day 1 learning from mangrove experts, and visiting R.U.M. sites. We are excited for Day 2 when we will do restoration design!


Saturday, 27 January 2018

How can we make Ubin's mangroves more appealing?

Everyone’s opinion matters to the R.U.M. team as we want to make mangroves more accessible for all after the restoration work is done. Thus, to find out what people’s current perceptions of mangroves are and how we can help to introduce mangroves to everyone, R.U.M. also conducted a short online survey to aid in designing the restoration work.
Sea Our Shores - Our Mangroovy Mangroves with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Participants of a recent R.U.M. workshop
filling up the online survey. Thank YOU!
As of the time of writing, there were 103 responses, however the survey is still open to all. So please do share your feedback and views https://tinyurl.com/restoremangroves

Here’s what we’ve found out so far:

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

What do the villagers think of Restoring Ubin’s Mangroves?

To the R.U.M. team, it is vital to consider villagers’ views in designing mangrove restoration on Pulau Ubin. The villagers have intimate knowledge of mangroves and know what it was like in the past when mangroves were abundant. We want to gather their thoughts and ideas so these could be incorporated in the restoration project.
Mr Tiong (a fish farm owner on Ubin) who kindly let us interview him.

To find these out, Tessa Liu, R.U.M intern, interviewed Ubin villagers in December with the help of R.U.M volunteer Jared Moore (who is also a Master’s student with NUS Geography). They are grateful to Phillip Lim of Sea Angels and Mr Yong for introductions to villagers, and Sia Wanrong for introductions to the fishermen.


Monday, 22 January 2018

3 Feb (Sat): Talk by Ben Brown, pioneer of Ecological Mangrove Restoration in Asia

Mr Ben Brown (Co-founder of Blue Forests) is the pioneer of Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) in Asia. We are lucky to have him share his experience at this FREE public talk at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
The talk is free but registration required. Limited to 35 people.


Sunday, 21 January 2018

Wild ideas for mangrove restoration at Pulau Ubin

We had an awesome workshop about mangrove restoration! Thanks to enthusiastic participants who came to Pulau Ubin to visit the mangroves and share their ideas.
Sea Our Shores - Our Mangroovy Mangroves with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Missed the workshop but have ideas for mangrove restoration? No worries, just share your ideas on our online survey! https://tinyurl.com/restoremangroves