|Rachel and her team with R.U.M. members|
Photo by Liz Lim.
In Rachel's speech: "Ubin has become my classroom for the past 8 months; and the teachers it provided me were generous with sharing. I met new friends....who were excited to show me what they love about Ubin; but sometimes it was difficult to hear them talk about the loss of a memory that comes with development. The word love was inadequate to express how they felt about Ubin, and so I borrowed the Malay word ‘sayang’ to describe the love and acceptance of loss that they experienced.
Thanks to Minister Desmond Lee for gracing the occasion and sharing about the importance of Ubin and kampung and mangroves!
Showing love by cleaning up our Ubin mangroves
Lisa Lim and her stalwart team organised another clean up of the R.U.M. site. Lisa says: "The awesome international team of volunteers from Japan, Australia, France, China, Britain and Singapore! Together we cleared and collected a total of 116kg of marine debris of which 13 kg were made up of fish nets washed up or trapped and entangled amongst trees' roots. Most of the trash collected were plastic and loads of styrofoam which are harmful to our marine environment and many marine life.
|Photo by Lisa Lim.|
More photos of the clean up thanks to Liz Lim.
Look out for more exciting R.U.M. happenings in this blog and our facebook group.