Fri 02 Sep 2005
Dolphins sighted off St. John's Island
Category : marine
02 Sep 2005 - Once again Jani Thuaibah of The Blue Tempeh spots dolphins in our waters! She starts sending me SMS' at 12.50pm (I can almost hear her screaming, and the first two messages were in all block caps.):
"Argh! I am looking at dolphins breaching the water, jumping, playing, so near the shore, sometimes 5 to 10 metres away but I have no camera! How frustrating is that? Argh!"
From handphone-video footage (x2 zoom) by Loh Tse-Lynn.
Click image to play 16s QuickTime video or ctrl/right-click to download.
Loh Tse-Lynn managed to capture some footage on an overcast day without a camera or video (you can hear her say, "eh, bring your camera leh!") - so its blur and dark but still it gives some impression of what they saw and how happy they must have felt! Jani later said,
"Here's a short video of the dolphins jumping. It's BLUR... and it's DARK....and it's SMALL.. but it's THERE... and they were JUMPING. WARGGHHH!!!
It's best you download the footage and enlarge the playback; then you see the dolphins leap and splash back into the water twice!
This is the third reported sighting in 2005 of dolphins in our southern waters. The first report caught video footage. The best photos are by far Chim Chee Kong's relatively close shots in March 2004! Thank goodness for those - we show both during "Marine Life in Singapore" school talks in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, to the shouts of disbelieving students who go "Photoshop! Photoshop!" Viddeo then usually silences them, but for a second or two only!
Fri 02 Sep 2005
03 Sep 2005 - "Life on the Edge: Living Shores of Singapore" (talk)
Category : talks
"Life on the Edge: Living Shores of Singapore"
A talk by Ria Tan, WildSingapore
Normal admission (adults $1.00) to the reserve applies.
"Don't need to swim! Don't need to dive!
Ria Tan will share her above-water photos and adventures on our rich shores. From Semakau to Chek Jawa, Pulau Hantu to Changi, and beyond. She will also share about how you CAN make a difference for nature in Singapore.
The Blue Water Volunteers will also be at the talk with an exhibition showcasing our marine wildlife and fascinating booth of marine publications AND a great game for children of all ages (yes, that includes those above 21) with prizes (of course)."
See What's on this week.
Fri 02 Sep 2005
3rd & 4th Sep 2005 - Pasir Panjang Heritage Trail
Category : events
The Heritage trail unveils the Battle of Pasir Panjang and the flora and fauna of Kent Ridge Park.
During this trail, the significant points of the Battle of Pasir Panjang will be pointed out to visitors. During this battle, a small force of the Malay Regiment valiantly defended the ridge against the invading Japanese Imperial Army. The Reflections at Bukit Chandu museum provides more pieces to the battle and lets us reflect on Singapore's heritage of heroism.
Visitors will also be introduced to the distinctive plants of the Adinandra belukar including native plants like adinandra, tembusu, tiup-tiup and senduduk, and their practical uses. Enjoy the canopy boardwalk and hope to be surprised by flying dragons, crested green lizards, squirrels and sea eagles. View the south-western islands and see markers of the changing Pasir Panjang shoreline brought alive with the memories of former residents.
For more information about the trail, please visit the Pasir Panjang Heritage Webpage.
See the STB webpage, Singapore commemorates the 60th annniversary of the end of World War II.