Monday 28 November 2016

11 Dec (Sun): Merry Mangrove Mapping with R.U.M. at Pulau Ubin

Specially for December only! Our free monthly walk includes a chance to try out mangrove mapping.
A slow walk through Pulau Ubin, Singapore's last kampung.
Join the R.U.M. volunteers on a leisurely walk from Ubin Town to learn about nearby mangroves and Ubin people and kampung culture.

Stop at a mangrove area to try your hand at mangrove mapping! Learn more about the science behind mangrove restoration.
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative practicing mapping mangroves
This is what mangrove mapping looks like!
All are welcomed! The event is free but registration is required as there are limited slots.

Monday 14 November 2016

Crabbing up the City: RUMblers bring Ubin mangroves to Shenton Way

RUMblers had fun at the Singapore Eco Film Festival! Sharing with city folk in Ubin style!
R.U.M. was also at the Clean and Green Singapore event. Here's more about our outreach in the city.

Sunday 30 October 2016

R.U.M. takes Ubin mangroves to the city!

R.U.M. is heading out into the city in November, to bring Pulau Ubin mangroves to everyone.
Photo by Lee Yee Ting.
Tell your friends! Come visit us, bring your family and friends! Or give us a hand as a R.U.M. volunteer!

Friday 21 October 2016

Awesome October RUMbles

Another busy month for the RUMblers! Earlier in the month, R.U.M. volunteers conducted the first flora surveys.
Photo by Ria Tan
Meanwhile, R.U.M. Researchers have been furiously mapping the restoration sites. While volunteers have been helping out with mapping and sharing with the public about R.U.M.

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Mangrove flora surveys with R.U.M. volunteers

Come volunteer with R.U.M.! Help us with surveys, coastal clean ups, fun walks and more! Register online.
RUMblers surveying the mangroves.
Photo by Mohammad Juhari.
Last weekend, awesome RUMblers (as R.U.M. volunteers are called) completed our first mangrove flora surveys!

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Super September RUMbles

It has been a very busy month for R.U.M.! In addition to daily mapping surveys, the Researchers did an exhaustive (and exhausting) GPS survey.
The awesome volunteers at the Mangrove Flora ID workshop.
Photo by Mohammad Juhari
We also had our very first mangrove workshop with enthusiastic volunteers to learn about mangrove flora ID. And Rachel Quek has started filming R.U.M. for the Singapore Eco Film Festival, where the RUMblers hope to have a booth as well! Thanks to Phillip Lim and Ah Yong, the R.U.M. posters in three languages are now up at Pulau Ubin Town.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

RUMbles with students, science and lanterns!

Lots of RUM happenings as scientific mapping work begins in earnest!
Dan and his students at an RUM site
learning about Ecological Mangrove Restoration.
Photo by Stephen Beng.
Outreach for mangroves continues with Prof Dan Friess bringing another class to Ubin to learn about Ecological Mangrove Restoration and the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative. We also had a special edition of the monthly FREE mangrove walk, with lanterns at sunset!

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Sep 2016: Learn mangrove ID so you can help out in RUM surveys!

Want to learn about mangroves and how to identify common mangroves in Singapore? Love to learn new Latin words? Then use your newfound knowledge to help the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative to survey Pulau Ubin's mangroves?
Singapore's mangrove plants are beautiful and easy to ID
once you get the hang of it!
Then this FREE Mangrove flora training workshop is for you! Warning: this training programme will be rather technical and Latin Words will be used! Places are limited to 20 hardcore plant-loving persons. Registration now open via this form.

This workshop is a collaboration with the Leafmonkey Workshop.

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Celebrating National Day with RUM

During National Day week, a fabulous group of visitors explored Ubin mangroves with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative!
This is the second free mangrove walk by the RUMblers, and we hope to do this monthly. Other exciting developments: we did our first mangrove mapping, and pamphlets explaining RUM in three languages have been created!

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Join RUM events in July!

Want to learn about mangroves at Pulau Ubin? Want to make a difference for them?
In July, you can join a RUM mangrove walk or help in a mangrove clean up! More on how to get to Ubin.

Monday 13 June 2016

RUMblers at Pesta Ubin!

The RUMblers had lots of fun sharing during Pesta Ubin.
Mangrove photo booth at Learn about the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative at Pesta Ubin 2016
We're delighted to have the Ministers
at the Mangrove photo booth!
At the RUM booth, we shared how through the Ecological Mangrove Restoration method, we hope to naturally restore mangroves at abandoned aquaculture ponds on Pulau Ubin.

Tuesday 31 May 2016

4 Jun (Sat): Visit RUM at Pulau Ubin for Pesta Ubin!

FREE boat tour of Ubin's mangroves! FREE mangrove walking tour. Come visit the RUMblers at our RUMbling booth at Pesta Ubin.  Learn about our exciting ground-up community effort to give Mother Nature a hand in restoring mangroves at abandoned aquaculture ponds on Pulau Ubin.
Sungei Jelutong mangroves at Pulau Ubin
Get a closer look at Ubin mangroves on a FREE boat tour
See awesome mangrove specimens, cool mangrove field gear, learn about studies of the fishes in Ubin mangroves, and MORE!

Wednesday 20 April 2016

RUMbles in Jan-Apr 2016

The RUM project proposal received formal approval in Jan 2016! Thanks to support from many friends at Ubin NParks.
A great excuse to meet up on 16 Jan to plan our next steps.  We can't wait to start!