about us

Sea Our Shores - Our Mangroovy Mangroves with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Mangrove Restoration Workshop on Pulau Ubin!
One of the activities by the marine community for IYOR 2018.

What is Celebrating Singapore Shores?

It is a community platform that brings together the Singapore marine community. This community-driven initiative brings together partners such as government agencies, NGOs, interest groups, academics, private organisations, and civil society. Started as we joined in the celebrations of International Year of the Reef 2018, Celebrating Singapore Shores goes on after 2018!

This platform is to celebrate all our shores: from mangroves to seagrasses, rocky shores to reefs, even our living artificial shores!

All are welcome to join in!

Through articles on this blog and related channels, we hope to inspire everyone to CONNECT, RESPECT and PROTECT Singapore's shores!

What are some of the key activities?

One key activity is the Singapore Blue Plan 2018, drawn up by science and expert contributors, as well as stakeholders, for submission to government in the third quarter of 2018.

As part of International Year of the Reef 2018, internships were also offered from Aug 2017 to Mar 2019, to provide a unique opportunity for the Singapore marine community to mentor those passionate about marine advocacy and who want to make a real difference. For more experienced community members to share their knowledge, skills and experience. About 100 people applied for the internship and about 40 were placed with the marine community. Here's some of the work done by some of the interns.

The community will also offer lots of events to celebrate our shores!

There will be fun activities for everyone to appreciate Singapore's shores.

As well as activities to start conversations about and take action for our shores.

Want to write a story about Singapore shores?

Yes, please! Here's some high res photos for your free download to use.

Our growing community (in alphabetical order)
Thank you for your support!
  1. ADEX
  2. AQUA Talks by Aquatica AsiaAquamundo Singapore, and Wala Wala Cafe Bar
  3. Asian School of the Environment, NTU
  4. Azri Alwi
  5. BBC Earth
  6. Cicada Tree Eco-Place
  7. Conservation International Singapore
  8. Craft Lagoon
  9. The Dorsal Effect
  10. Earth Observatory Singapore
  11. Eco-SIM
  12. EMEL Research Group, National University of Singapore
  13. Entomologist Lounge
  14. Friends of Marine Park
  15. The Hantu Bloggers
  16. Herpetological Society of Singapore
  17. International Seagrass Biology Workshop
  18. International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
  19. The Leafmonkey Workshop
  20. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
  21. Lepak In SG
  22. Little Day Out
  23. Little Green Men
  24. Marina at Keppel Bay
  25. Marine Stewardship Council, Singapore
  26. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) 
  27. Naked Hermit Crabs
  28. National Parks Board (NParks)
  29. National Youth Council
  30. National Research Foundation
  31. Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  32. NUS Bachelors of Environmental Studies (BES)
  33. Our Seas, Our Legacy
  34. Our Singapore Reefs
  35. PA Water-Venture
  36. Pint of Science Singapore
  37. PM Haze
  38. Project Blue Wave
  39. Public Utilities Board (PUB)
  40. The National University of Singapore
  41. Rachel Quek
  42. Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme
  43. Republic Polytechnic
  44. Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
  45. SIBiol - The Singapore Institute of Biology
  46. The Singapore Blue Plan 2018
  47. Singapore Eco Film Festival
  48. Singapore Maritime Heritage Interest Group
  49. Singapore Maritime Gallery
  50. Singapore Sustainability Academy
  51. St John's Island National Marine Laboratory
  52. St. Joseph's Institution
  53. TeamSeaGrass
  54. Toddycats
  55. United World College, Southeast Asia
  56. Wild Drawings - Check out their Seas & Shores Gallery for local marine wildlife!
  57. wildsingapore
  58. Wu Yanrong
  59. WWF Singapore
  60. Yarn Bombing SG
  61. Young Nautilus