NParks monitoring box jellyfish sightings in waters in Singapore

4 confirmed cases since March but no plans to issue no-swimming orders for now, it says

A sign at Sentosa's Siloso Beach warning beachgoers about box jellyfish. The latest sighting was reported in the waters off the beach last Friday. Sentosa Development Corporation, which oversees the resort island, has restricted entry into the waters
A sign at Sentosa's Siloso Beach warning beachgoers about box jellyfish. The latest sighting was reported in the waters off the beach last Friday. Sentosa Development Corporation, which oversees the resort island, has restricted entry into the waters there until further notice. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

The National Parks Board (NParks) has said it will continue to monitor reports of sightings of box jellyfish in Singapore waters.

But it has no plans to issue no-swimming orders for now, although it has put up advisories on the issue on its website and in coastal areas.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2020, with the headline 'NParks monitoring box jellyfish sightings in waters here'. Print Edition | Subscribe