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Singapore to develop first marine park

Published on Jul 12, 2014 2:20 PM
 
The tranquil lagoon at Sisters' Island is open for swimming while the beach front huts in theh distance provide good shade. Singapore's southern Sisters Islands, and the waters around them, will be the site of the island-state's first marine park. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

SINGAPORE - Singapore's southern Sisters Islands, and the waters around them, will be the site of the island-state's first marine park.

The 40-hectare park will include the western reefs and intertidal zones of nearby Pulau Tekukor, a former ammunition dump, and St John's Island, which currently houses research and recreational facilities.

Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee made the announcement on Saturday morning at the annual Festival of Biodiversity, a public outreach fair at Vivocity.

Sisters Islands were picked for their rich marine life, such as corals, sponges and giant clams. The islands have been marked out as a marine nature area in the Urban Revelopment Authority's Parks and Waterbodies Plan since this was introduced in 2003.

 
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