Saving our Reefs in Singapore is certainly a worthwhile effort for the benefit of our children. One way is to anchor mooring buoys in and around thriving reefs fringing the offshore Islands. Namely Pulau Hantu, Jong, Lazarus & St John's, Salu & Semakau. One project that has done this already is the Sister's Island Marine Park project that was 15 year in the making. Fishing and certainly anchoring is no longer allowed around Sister's to protect the delicate fringing reef. Pleasure boats can secure to the yellow mooring buoys already anchored there on a first come first served basis. Diving is allowed, but arrangements must be made prior for the divers to engage in a guided dive.
|Lazarus then during reclamation works|
|Lazarus today - a popular spot for boaters |
|Pulau Jong is rarely visited and maintains a healthy fringing reef|
|St John's Island. Once used to quarantine migrants; today a destination for picnickers |
|The Helical anchor is superior in so many ways to concrete blocks|