Monday, 17 September 2018

23 Sep (Sun): Launch of Ah Mah's Drinkstall among mangroves of Sungei Jelutong

Come join R.U.M. to celebrate the launch of Ah Mah's Drinkstall this Sunday afternoon. FREE no registration required!
Ah Mah's Drinkstall
Volunteers with Ah Mah and Ivy at her new Drinkstall.
R.U.M. will be there to share about the mangroves surrounding her Drinkstall, with special support by Phillip Lim and the Sea Angels. While the Singapore Heritage Society will be there to share about Ah Mah's heritage. And free children's books about Singapore wildlife by Singapore students.


Friday, 10 August 2018

15 Sep (Sat): R.U.M. mangroves and coastal cleanup

Join Lisa Lim and volunteers from R.U.M. and Nature Society Singapore (NSS), Marine Conservation Group to clean up this site before we start restoration.


Date: 15 Sep (Sat)
Time: 8am - 11am

Only registered participants may join us as we have limited capacity for both ferry and van transport.

More details on the NSS website.

Register online http://tinyurl.com/ubinrum15sep2018

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

7 Jul (Sat): R.U.M. mangroves and coastal cleanup

Join Lisa Lim and volunteers from R.U.M. and Nature Society Singapore (NSS), Marine Conservation Group to clean up this site before we start restoration.


Monday, 25 June 2018

Fun with R.U.M. on Ubin Day 2018

The Restore Ubin Mangrove Initiative (R.U.M.) had a real blast at this year's Ubin Day!
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative at Ubin Day, Pesta Ubin 2018
The star of the day was our youngest volunteer, Martell. Thanks to papa Freddy for introducing him to us.


Monday, 4 June 2018

24 Jun (Sun): R.U.M. at Ubin Day, Pesta Ubin!

Come for a FREE mangrove walk, FREE booth and FREE film screening of Restore Ubin Mangrove (R.U.M.)! Get FREE colouring sheets, hear mangrove stories, take photos with our awesome Mangrove Photobooth! Only for Ubin Day, Pesta Ubin.
R.U.M. mangrove photo booth at the Pesta Ubin 2017
Want to volunteer at these R.U.M. activities? Please join us via this form. No previous experience required.


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

24 Jun (Sun): FREE screening of 'Ubin, Sayang' at Pulau Ubin

Specially for Pesta Ubin and Ubin Day. Mark your calendar! The first public screening at Pulau Ubin! 'Ubin, Sayang' is a gorgeous film by Rachel Quek and her team about the people of Ubin and the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative. Come for the screening and chat with Rachel after that.
'Ubin, Sayang' traces the journey of Xiao Ting as she learns from the stories of mangrove restoration and kampong living. In the context of modern Singaporean nostalgia for the kampong, the film brings together different perspectives on what the kampong spirit truly entails, and discusses its implications for us today.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

6 May (Sun): R.U.M. mangroves and coastal cleanup

Join Lisa Lim and volunteers from R.U.M. and Nature Society Singapore, Marine Conservation Group to clean up this site before we start restoration.
Photo by Lisa Lim.
Date: 6 May (Sun)
Time: 8.30am - 11.30am

Only registered participants may join us as we have limited capacity for both ferry and van transport.

Register online http://tinyurl.com/ubinrum06may2018

What happened ...

Here's a glimpse thanks to Lisa Lim

Friday, 9 March 2018

17 Mar (Sat): FREE screening of 'Ubin Sayang' at Sentosa

Come for the first FREE public screening of the 'Ubin, Sayang' at Sentosa on 17 Mar (Sat) 3-4pm (with FREE admission to Sentosa*). This gorgeous film by Rachel Quek and her team features R.U.M. and the people of Ubin.
'Ubin, Sayang' traces the journey of Xiao Ting as she learns from the stories of mangrove restoration and kampong living. In the context of modern Singaporean nostalgia for the kampong, the film brings together different perspectives on what the kampong spirit truly entails, and discusses its implications for us today.


Tuesday, 6 March 2018

24 Mar (Sat): R.U.M. mangroves and coastal cleanup

Join Lisa Lim and volunteers from R.U.M. and Nature Society Singapore, Marine Conservation Group to clean up this site before we start restoration.
Photo by Lisa Lim.
Date: 24 Mar (Sat)
Time: 8.30am - 11.30am

Only registered participants may join us as we have limited capacity for both ferry and van transport.

Register online http://tinyurl.com/ubinrum24mar2018.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Balik Kampung and RUMblings in January and February!

The R.U.M. team started off the new year with a blast! With the Lepak in SG workshop in January, to the scientific workshop at the start of February with mangrove expert Mr Ben Brown, and even Balik Kampung with Minister Desmond Lee last Saturday!
Thanks to NParks, Lepak in SG, the R.U.M. team, Mr Ben Brown and everyone else who supported the workshops and Balik Kampung for the great start to the year!


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