Thursday, May 13, 2021
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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|
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Monday, September 30, 2019
The heat is on for another powerboat race in Singapore. It has been 15 years since the last one held at Marina Bay.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The East Coast Beach that was created in the 1970s by National Parks
Boat owners are expected to berth their crafts at any of the 5 Marinas or 2 Yacht Clubs in Singapore. Namely; Raffles Marina, RSYC, Marina at Keppel Bay, OneDeg15, Marina Country Club (formerly Ponggol Marina), SAF Yacht Club and Changi Sailing Club. Owning a boat is no longer cheap. My first boat was a $188 wooden 18 footer sampan. The 4hp Outboard was borrowed. Berthing was just over S100 a year paid directly to the MPA at the One Stop Documentation Centre at Tg Pagar.
I hope that with the growth of the new Greater Southern Water Front region, simple boating will make a come back to these waters.