On 3 Feb, Phillip Lim led a boat survey of the entire Pulau Ubin coastline, so we could get a first hand look at the impact especially on mangroves, and to decide on a long-term monitoring programme. Thanks to Ng Siak Juay for mapping our trip.
We started on the Southern shore of Pulau Ubin (facing Singapore). Here, oil impacted Sungei Puaka and Pulau Ketam. Fortunately, Sungei Jelutong was spared.
|Photo by Ng Siak Juay.|
More about this round-Ubin oil spill survey on the wild shores of singapore blog.
Kayak survey of southern Ubin mangroves
In February, a small team of volunteers also had a look at the oil spill impact on mangroves in Southern Ubin by kayak.
|Photo by Victor Toh.|
With more photos by Mohammad Juhari.
And more photos by Victor Toh.
Rachel Quek who is leading a National Geographic film about Pulau Ubin and R.U.M. called Ubin, Sayang, also shared her gorgeous images and story about the oil spill that impacted the people and mangroves of Pulau Ubin.
Celebrating World Wetlands Day at our February RUM walk
World Wetlands Day on 2 Feb celebrates wetlands such as mangroves. We grabbed this opportunity to share about the awesome mangroves at Pulau Ubin and the work of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative there. We had a great time with fabulous people who joined the free monthly mangrove walk! Lively students from the College of Alice and Peter Tan spelled out R.U.M. Cool!
Uncle Lim at no. 42 Pulau Ubin for letting us gather at his shop before and after the walk.
|Photo by Mohammad Juhari.|
More about this walk on the wild shores of singapore blog.
Check up the R.U.M. facebook page for updates on the R.U.M. free monthly mangrove walks.
R.U.M. volunteers also help out with mangrove cleanups, mangrove surveys, mangrove outreach and lots more!
Here's more details on volunteer opportunities with RUM, requirements and how to register.