Monday, 5 June 2017

Reaching out with R.U.M. in May and June!

R.U.M. volunteers had fun celebrating Pesta Ubin, getting into the Kampung Spirit!
And working hard at 3 key activities, to reach out to more than 1,000 people about Ubin mangroves and our efforts to restore them.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

3 June (Sat): R.U.M. at Balik Chek Jawa

FREE, no registration required, just come to Chek Jawa! As part of Pesta Ubin, the Restore Ubin Mangroves Initiative(R.U.M.) volunteers will be at this Chek Jawa Open House to share more about Ubin's Mangroves!
Mangrove madness with RUM!

Volunteer guides will be stationed all over the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing wildlife. Fun for the whole family, there will be free colouring sheets and kids activities too!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

20 May(Sat): FREE Ubin mangrove fun with R.U.M.

Come to Ubin and join in the fun! The R.U.M. volunteers are excited to share about Ubin's mangroves! To celebrate Pesta Ubin and World Biodiversity Day! We will be part of a mini-festival which features FREE Kampung Games and FREE Kampung Photo Booth. Plus, lots of other happenings for Pesta Ubin.
Get our FREE mangrove coloring sheets!

We're excited to share about the mangroves of Ubin and how the Restore Ubin Mangroves Initiative (R.U.M.) hopes to use Ecological Mangrove Restoration to bring mangroves back to abandoned aquaculture ponds.


Date: 20 May (Sat)
Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Assembly Area (map).

No charge, the activity is free!
No registration required! Just drop by the Assembly Area.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Awesome April with R.U.M.

This month, the RUMblers (as R.U.M. volunteers call ourselves), cleaned up R.U.M. sites, checked R.U.M. sites for plant health, did the monthly R.U.M. walk and also contributed to conversations about Ubin. Rachel Quek and her team continue their dedicated work filming R.U.M. and Ubin.
Thank you Chen Xi, intern for the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative. Her ideas, talent and support had made this an awesome April!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

29 April (Sat): FREE Ubin Mangrove tour with R.U.M.!

Want to know more about the amazing mangroves on Pulau Ubin? Interested in learning about kampung culture? Come join the volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative as they share about Ubin's awesome mangroves and culture with you on this free tour!

A fun walk for everyone!

This leisurely walk starting from Ubin Town introduces nearby mangroves and its wildlife, as well as Ubin people and kampung culture.

All are welcome! The event is free, but registration is required as there are limited slots. Register online now!

Date: 29 April (Sat)
Time: 10.30am to about 12.30pm
Meeting point: Gather at No. 42, Uncle Lim's shop at Ubin Town, 3min walk from the Ubin Jetty.
Do support him by getting your supplies at his shop (drinks, repellent, sunblock, etc)!
More about Uncle Lim's shop. How to get to Pulau Ubin

Uncle Lim's shop has many colourful umbrellas in front of it!

Please read on for more details about the walk.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Mangrove madness in March with R.U.M.

Volunteers were hard at work in March at Pulau Ubin. Cleaning up the mangroves, doing mangrove mapping,  filming R.U.M., and sharing about Ubin's awesome mangroves at our free monthly walk.
Here's a glimpse of our mad March in the mangroves at Pulau Ubin!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

25 Mar (Sat) and 22 Apr (Sat): R.U.M. mangrove clean up by Nature Society (Singapore)

Lisa Lim and her team of volunteers from Nature Society (Singapore) Marine Conservation Group lead on mangrove clean up at R.U.M. sites.
Help prepare the mangroves for natural restoration by identifying and removing marine trash such as litter, abandoned nets, large trash.

Registration has just opened and places are limited, so sign up soon! More details from the Nature Society website


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Focused on the oil spill in February

In February, the Restore Ubin Mangrove (R.U.M.) Initiative joined hands with NParks to work on a community effort for long-term monitoring of Ubin mangroves following the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait in January 2017.
The Ubin Community working on long term monitoring after oil spill in East Johor Strait
Phillip Lim organised a boat survey of the entire Pulau Ubin coastline, while Prof Dan Friess shared advice on how we can  monitor the impact on mangroves. Sea Angel volunteers and Rachel continue to document and check on oil spill impacts. The February R.U.M. walk was fabulous!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

4 Mar (Sat): FREE Ubin Mangrove tour with R.U.M.!

Celebrate World Wildlife Day and join the volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative as they share Ubin's awesome mangroves with you on this free tour.
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative monthly walk, Feb 2017
Awesome visitors at our last R.U.M. walk!
This leisurely walk starting from Ubin Town introduces nearby mangroves and its wildlife, as well as Ubin people and kampung culture.

All are welcomed! The event is free but registration is required as there are limited slots. Register online now!

The UN has designated 3 Mar as World Wildlife Day! This year's theme is “Listen to the Young Voices” and young R.U.M. volunteers will be gladly speaking during this walk.

Monday, 30 January 2017

4 Feb (Sat): Celebrating World Wetlands Day with R.U.M.'s free Ubin mangrove walk

World Wetlands Day which falls on 2 Feb and volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative will celebrate by sharing Ubin's awesome mangroves with you on this free tour.
FREE mangrove walk with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
This leisurely walk starting from Ubin Town introduces nearby mangroves and Ubin people and kampung culture.

All are welcomed! The event is free but registration is required as there are limited slots.


Thursday, 26 January 2017

RUMblers and the January oil spill at Ubin mangroves

The Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative volunteers were heartbroken when a 300-tonne oil spill affected the mangroves of Pulau Ubin on 4 Jan 2017.
Led by Phillip Lim, volunteers did many kayak surveys of oil impact on the Heart of Ubin Mangroves. While more volunteers checked on other sites. Following the oil spill, there was a large turnout of volunteers to help with Ubin mangrove outreach! Field orientation was organised for them in January. In the months ahead, volunteers will continue to support NParks' long-term monitoring of the oil spill impact.


Monday, 9 January 2017

21 Jan (Sat): Make a difference for Pulau Ubin's mangroves!

Volunteers are needed to conduct guided walks of Ubin's mangroves by the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative. An outdoor orientation session for volunteers is planned for 21 Jan (Sat) 10.30am - 12.30pm at Pulau Ubin.
Oil impacting Pulau Ketam and Sungei Puaka, Pulau Ubin mangroves,
featured in Channel 8 news thanks to Phillip Lim.
Photo by Channel 8
Pulau Ubin's mangroves are vulnerable to many threats including oil spills. Come join us to learn how to share about Ubin's mangroves and the work planned to restore them.


Friday, 6 January 2017

December RUMbles: kayak surveys, cleanup, walks and more!

The Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative volunteers had a very busy year end.
Record turnout for the R.U.M. walk!
Photo by Tammy Wong.
With a kayak survey of mangrove Mother Trees, a mangrove clean up, a sold-out tour, and sharing about Ubin with the Straits Times too!