Marine biologist soaks up info on natural sea sponges from Singapore's waters

From as early as 1939, people here have already started using bath sponges, some of them sourced from Singapore’s waters. Now, a marine biologist wants people to come forward with their stories to trace the evolution of Singapore’s sponge industry.
Marine biologist Lim Swee Cheng wants people to come forward with their stories of collecting or using sea sponges here, as part of his research into the economic, historical and cultural aspect of sea sponges in this region, for a book chapter.
Marine biologist Lim Swee Cheng wants people to come forward with their stories of collecting or using sea sponges here, as part of his research into the economic, historical and cultural aspect of sea sponges in this region, for a book chapter.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Mr Lim Swee Cheng wants to speak to people about their bathing habits - their use of bathing sponges, to be precise.

And it would be good if grandma or grandpa are the ones responding, as he is interested in the use of natural sponges sourced from Singapore's waters.

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