We started off with an introduction of the Marine Park by Koh Kwan Siong, Biodiversity Manager, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board.
Next, we learnt about the Heritage of the Southern Islands by Marcus Ng, co-curator of 'Balik Pulau Stories from Singapore's Islands' and
by Juria Toramae, creator of 'Point of Departure', visual narratives of coastal and island life in Singapore.
After which, we had a very informative session on the Coral reefs of Singapore by Dr Karenne Tun, Deputy Director, Coastal and Marine, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board.
We ended off the whole session with a lively Q&A and the hands-on session, which was well-received by the participants.
Special thanks to those who came for the talk and to all the speakers and facilitators we came to help!
Want to learn more about our shores? Do join us for the next series of talks on 30 Oct (Fri). All are welcomed and no registration is required! It's free for all!
30 Oct (Fri): Marine Park Public Talks: Series 2
Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens (Tanglin Gate) map
- Flora of the Southern islands: A brief introduction to coastal forests, mangroves and seagrasses of the South by Koh Kwan Siong, Biodiversity Manager, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board
- Singapore got marine life meh? A brief introduction to Singapore’s marine ecosystems and threats to them by Ria Tan, wildsingapore
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