16 Mar (Sat): Celebrating Singapore Shores at Berlayar Creek

More than 20 marine community groups are offering an evening of fun. FREE, no registration required. Specially for kids and the family with games and prizes, nature walks and films.
16 Mar (Sat): Celebrating Singapore Shores at Berlayar Creek
As International Year of the Reef 2018 comes to a close, the community launches Celebrating Singapore Shores forever!

The event starts at Berlayar Creek boardwalk, next to Labrador MRT station. And takes you from the mangroves there to the corals at Marina at Keppel Bay!
Berlayar Creek Boardwalk with Bukit Cermin
Fishing at Berlayar Creek
Mangroves at Berlayar Creek
Living pontoons at Marina at Keppel Bay
Corals growing on the pontoons at Marina at Keppel Bay
Berlayar Creek Boardwalk
The boardwalk is accessible to all!
From otters to corals, here's a glimpse of what we might encounter at Berlayar Creek to Marina at Keppel Bay
Berlayar Creek to Marina at Keppel Bay

Date: 16 March 2019 (Saturday) First day of March school holidays.
Venue: Berlayar Creek Boardwalk (next to Labrador Park MRT Station) to Marina at Keppel Bay
Time: 4pm – 8pm

What to expect!

FREE mangrove walks every hour. Specially for kids and the family. Walks start next to Labrador MRT station Exit A at 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. No registration required. Just turn up at the start time to join in.  You can also register to chope a space..

Here's a glimpse of what you might see during the walk.

Prizes, FREE gifts

Get these hand-made gifts by sharing your support for the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 at Berlayar Shade (no. 10 on the map below). As well as colouring sheets.
Plushie sea creatures
Cuddly hand-made marine plushies
Special marine prints from hand-crafted stamps
Win prizes of children's books about Singapore's native wildlife, written by the students of the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme!
Books from the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme

Lots of exciting booths!
Meet more than 20 marine community groups who will share about our mangroves, seagrasses, reefs, fascinating wildlife and more! Find out more about their work and how you can be a part of it.

16 Mar (Sat): Celebrating Singapore Shores at Berlayar Creek
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Number is location of the booth on the map

(2) At the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore booth, learn about Singapore’s marine biodiversity, the impact of marine debris and what we can do to help combat the problem. Take a closer look at animal specimens and samples of actual trash collected from Singapore’s shores! For the young ones, don’t miss out on some simple interactive activities at their booth as well!

(3) Curious to know more about mangroves? Here’s your chance! Come on down to meet the incredibly passionate volunteers from the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative ! At their booth, you can learn more about mangroves, and also understand how mangroves at Pulau Ubin can be restored without planting (it’s possible, really!)

(5) At the Herpetological Society Singapore booth, learn more about wonderful reptiles that can be found in our marine and mangrove habitats. If we’re lucky, you could even see some reptiles in the wild nearby.

(6) Come visit the students from School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Find out whether our coastal waters are meeting water quality standards. Discover survey results from students who have conducted beach-cleaning at East Coast Park and surveyed the litter in various categories. Try your hand at using water sampling devices to determine water quality at their booth, located on the Bukit Cermin Boardwalk!

(7) Visit the Lepak in SG booth to learn about animals we can find around Singapore's shores using WildSingapore's guidesheets!

(8) At the Hydrophone Project, National University of Singapore booth, learn about the natural sounds of our seas, their causes and uses! Find out more about basic bioacoustics, the instrumentation and smartphone applications used. Hear the chorus of snapping shrimps, the sounds of waves, as well as the loud noises emitted by passing ships.

(10) Not many people have the chance to dive in Singapore’s waters to witness our life below water. However, joining us for the event will be Our Singapore Reefs - established by a community of divers that love Singapore’s coral reefs. The team at OSR go above and beyond to play their part in protecting our shores, organising regular marine clean-ups that are available for the public to participate in! They have many exciting activities lined up for us at their booth at the Berlayer Shade where you will get a chance to find out about what lies under Singapore’s water and the threats they face. Kids also get the chance to enjoy 2 storytelling sessions by the team! Yarn Bombing Singapore will also play a part in this booth by bringing in their super cool crochet coral reef structure - an integration of art and science!

(10) Many are unaware of the vitality that seagrasses bring to our shores. Monitoring the health of Singapore’s key meadows is TeamSeaGrass - a volunteer-led citizen science group. They will be sharing about Singapore's seagrass and the important role they play in our marine ecosystem through fun interactive games. In addition to the invaluable knowledge you will gain, you will also have a chance to win plenty of great prizes!

(10) Have you ever seen a taxidermied sea turtle? Or felt a shark's egg and a seahorse? Have you heard of how seahorses are sold as dried medicines even though they have not been proven to be medically beneficial for our health? Play a little game at Young Nautilus' interactive booth to touch and learn more about these amazing animals, and find out the dangers that they are facing due to our actions!

(10) St. John's Island National Marine Laboratory focuses on marine science and research, and also run programmes and activities for a wide variety of audiences. Curious to find out what marine research they are doing in Singapore and around the world? Want to know about what it takes to be a marine scientist? You'll get a chance to take a look at corals and other specimens up close under a microscope! Interested in participating in their activities and programmes? If you're lucky, you may even get to meet a marine scientist!

(10) We’re all a little guilty of taking water for granted at times. PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency will share some tips on how to save water at home, and will also have an online pledging for you to do your part in saving water. You can find out more about the W-A-T-E-R tips at MakeEveryDropCount.sg

At Marina at Keppel Bay: The Experimental Marine Ecology Lab in NUS has been working on topics related to marine urbanisation for the past decade. The team will be sharing their work on seawall eco-engineering, and how they develop strategies for enhancing biodiversity and re-establishing ecosystem services on our heavily modified shorelines! Too complicated, or want to know more? There will be information panels, researchers you can speak to, and a show and tell display where you will get the chance to see the real enhancement materials that have been designed for use on seawalls! Hop on over to Marina at Keppel bay to meet them!
  1. Cicada Tree Eco Place
  2. Herpetological Society Singapore 
  3. International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
  4. Naked Hermit Crabs
  5. School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  6. EMEL Research Group, National University of Singapore
  7. Friends of the Marine Park
  8. Hydrophone Project, National University of Singapore 
  9. Our Seas, Our Legacy
  10. Our Singapore Reefs
  11. The Public Utilities Board
  12. Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme
  13. Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
  14. St John's Island National Marine Laboratory
  15. Singapore Blue Plan 2018
  16. TeamSeaGrass
  17. Toddycats
  18. Yarn Bombing Singapore
  19. Young Nautilus
  20. wildsingapore

Celebrating Singapore Shores at Berlayar Creek was organised by Lepak in SG, the National Parks Board and Celebrating Singapore Shores, with the support of Marina at Keppel Bay.

The new Celebrating Singapore Shores Forever logo will be unveiled during this event! Find out more about the logo here.
Celebrating Singapore Shores forever logo

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