Thu 29 Sep 2005
The Blue Tempeh reports...
Category : marine
Work Dives around the Southern Islands of Singapore
She shares some photos of colourful and interesting marine life. Check The Blue Tempeh post for links to her flickr albums.
Tiger Tail Seahorse
Reef Friends Raffles Lighthouse Survey
"But just barely 4-5m deeper from the reef crest (where the shallow transect was layed), the coral life dropped significantly to just barely 26%, which just barely qualifies for the FAIR category for the abovementioned criteria.
But its not all doom and gloom as the Shallow Transect (3m) revealed 61% hard coral cover is classified as GOOD under international standards and consistent with results from 2003.
Thu 29 Sep 2005
Archaeology on News Radio 93.8FM
Category : tvradio
Lim Chen Sian talked about archaeology on The Living Room on Thu 29 Sep 2005 at 10.40am. The encore broadcast is from 10.40pm to 12 midnight. You can listen in on the computer as I did, by visiting the NewsRadio page - I used the RealPlayer video feed to listen.
Chen Sian has an earnest conversational style that makes the interview interesting. I liked his comment about attic or storeroom archaeology and his affection for beverages like Green Spot that his digs uncovered!
Listen to him talk about the contributions these local digs have made to pre-colonial Singapore and ponder over the fact this land has a much longer history of human settlement than we usually think about - he drops the line that 'the last king of Singapore was the first king of Melaka' to put things in perspective. The good news is MOE will be revising school history textbooks soon. What a relief!
See the Southeast Asian Archaeology webpage for more information.
NewsRadio 93.8 Webpage blurb - "Digging Up The Past: He is a relic hunter. He digs for a living. Lim Chen Sian is a local archaeologist who analyses historical documents, sifts through soil samples and collects broken pottery pieces in hope of shedding light on life from yonder. Currently, Chen Sian together with his team are conducting excavation work at places like Fort Canning, St. Andrew's Cathedral and as recently heard in the news, Fort Tanjong Katong.
Thanks to Chua Ai Lin for the alert via the Singapore Heritage mailing list.