Tuesday 26 December 2017

20 Jan 2018 (Sat): Our Mangroovy Mangroves - R.U.M. Walk and Workshop

For the first time, we are organising a visit to the actual site where R.U.M. hopes to carry out Ecological Mangrove Restoration! After this guided visit, join a workshop to brainstorm YOUR ideas on how we should design the restoration of mangroves at Ubin! Registration now open, places are limited.
This workshop is organised by youths of Lepak In SG for International Year of the Reef 2018 with the support of the National Parks Board and Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative.

Monday 25 December 2017

December RUMbles and beginning the next phase in restoration!

Volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative ended the year with our last free monthly walks, and a good cleanup of Ubin mangroves.
Photo by MJ Photography.
We also launch into the next phase: gathering community feedback and ideas for designing the restoration of Ubin mangroves. Please help by doing and sharing our online survey of what YOU would like to see and do in restored Ubin mangroves. The survey is also available in Chinese.

Thursday 14 December 2017


Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative field trip
RUM (Restore Ubin’s Mangroves) 的会员即将协助大自然在乌敏岛废弃的水产养殖池塘回复红树林。通过调整池塘的深度,各种红树自然会在那些池塘里成长。

在我们回复乌敏岛的红树林之前,RUM 的会员想要问问看你们的意见。这样一来,回复过后的红树林会对你跟你的亲戚朋友有更大的意义。

RUM 是由科学家,非政府组织和乌敏岛村民在国家公园委员会 (NParks) 和李智陞部长支持下的社区志愿者活动。

你们对这项红树林回复活动的意见对 RUM 来说很重要。我们希望能够从整体上(生态,生物,社会和文化方面)回复乌敏岛的红树林。



Help us Restore Ubin's Mangroves by doing this Survey!

Tell us what kind of mangroves YOU would like at Pulau Ubin! By doing and sharing this survey form! https://tinyurl.com/restoremangroves
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Volunteers of R.U.M. (Restore Ubin’s Mangroves) are about to give Mother Nature a hand to replant mangroves in abandoned aquaculture ponds at Pulau Ubin.

To design the restoration, volunteers of R.U.M. would like to ask what YOU would like to see and do in mangroves at Ubin. So that the restored mangroves will be meaningful to you, your family and friends.

It is important to R.U.M. that the community have a say in mangrove restoration. Our hope is to restore Ubin mangroves not just ecologically and biologically, but also socially and culturally.

By clicking on the link you will be redirected to fill in a quick anonymous survey to help R.U.M. better understand what YOU would like to see in the restored mangroves of Ubin: https://tinyurl.com/restoremangroves

Thank you for helping make Ubin a better place for everyone!

Thursday 7 December 2017

17 Dec (Sun): FREE Sea Angel R.U.M. Monthly Ubin Mangrove Walk

"Nature's beauty awaits us, rain or shine"
Come join the community of Sea Angel and the folks at R.U.M. (Restore Ubin Mangrove) for this FREE morning walk along tranquil Kampung Tracks and visit the majestic Mangrove of Pulau Ubin.

Thursday 30 November 2017

Exciting next step for R.U.M.!

Prof Dan Friess formally presented the results of mangrove mapping during the Friends of Ubin Network meeting earlier this month. This culminates months of hard work by the mapping team!
R.U.M. at the FUN meeting (Nov 2017)
R.U.M. now looks forward to the exciting next step of designing the restoration. The design will be based on what the community wants to see and do in the restored mangroves.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

19 Nov (Sun): FREE Sea Angel R.U.M. Monthly Ubin Mangrove Walk

"Nature is not just a place to visit, it is home"
Come join the community of Sea Angel and the folks at R.U.M. (Restore Ubin Mangrove) for this FREE morning walk along tranquil Kampung Tracks and visit the majestic Mangrove of Pulau Ubin.

Monday 30 October 2017

18 Nov (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: 18 Nov (Sat)
Time: 4pm - 7pm

Only registered participants may join us as we have limited capacity for both ferry and van transport.
Register online http://www.tinyurl.com/ubinrum18nov2017

Sunday 29 October 2017

Outreach October with the RUMblers

R.U.M. volunteers had a busy month reaching out about Pulau Ubin's mangroves and cleaning up the mangroves too!
Here's more of what happened!

Tuesday 17 October 2017

22 Oct (Sun): Free R.U.M. Ubin Mangrove Walk

"Let's take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees" ...
The community of Sea Angel and R.U.M. volunteers bring to you a special monthly mangrove introductory walk at Pulau Ubin.

Monday 9 October 2017

15 Oct (Sun): R.U.M. clean up and 28 Oct (Sat): R.U.M. at the Parks Festival

This October, join R.U.M. to help clean up a restoration site or join us for FREE nature booths and other activities at the Parks Festival!
Volunteers cleaning up R.U.M. restoration site.
Photo by Lisa Lim

Sunday 1 October 2017

Loving Ubin mangroves in September

Highlight of the month was the private screening of "Ubin, Sayang", the much-anticipated film by Rachel Quek and her team. This gorgeous film speaks eloquently about Ubin, and the screening was graced by Minister Desmond Lee.
Rachel and her team with R.U.M. members
Photo by Liz Lim.
RUMblers also lovingly cleaned up the mangrove restoration site this month with an 'international' team of volunteers!

Wednesday 30 August 2017

RUMbles in July and August

The RUMblers (as R.U.M. volunteers call themselves) did two clean ups at the R.U.M. site!
They also shared about R.U.M. through kayak tours at Ubin, as well as at Mangrove Speaks at Sungei Buloh.

Monday 24 July 2017

Mangrove fun with R.U.M. at Ubin Day 2017!

The Restore Ubin Mangrove Initiative (R.U.M.) had a real blast at this year's Ubin Day!
Our Ministers love mangroves too!
The enthusiastic RUMblers made their way to Ubin bright and early to share about mangroves with the visitors!
The RUMblers are in!

Friday 7 July 2017

22 Jul (Sat): R.U.M. mangrove clean up and Mangrove Speaks@Sungei Buloh

Two great activities on 22 Jul (Sat) for R.U.M.! A gathering of experts to speak on mangroves plus R.U.M., followed by cleanup at a R.U.M. site.
Please register with the organisers as indicated below.

Tuesday 4 July 2017

16 Jul (Sun): R.U.M. at Ubin Day

All day at Ubin, FREE mangrove walks, FREE mangrove photo booth, FREE kids activities and MORE!
The RUMblers at the R.U.M. mangrove photo booth!
Photo by Lisa Lim.
Simply come to Ubin on 16 Jul (Sun) as R.U.M. joins the fun for the Grand Finale of Pesta Ubin.

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!