Sister’s Island Marine Park

Sister’s Island Marine Park

Article taken from https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/reef-structure-to-promote-coral-growth-installed-off-sisters-islands

SINGAPORE – The Republic’s largest man-made reef structure to date was installed on Thursday (Nov 8) in the waters off the 3ha Small Sister’s Island. Which is south of Sentosa and about a 45-minute boat ride from Marina South Pier.

It is part of an installation that comprises eight reef structures in total, all fabricated off-site. They will be fully installed by the end of 2018.

When the corals grow, these reef structures are expected to contribute some 1,000 sq m of additional reef substrate to the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park by 2030.

The structures will sit in the 40ha Sisters’ Islands Marine Park, about the size of 50 football fields, which comprises the Big Sister’s Island and the Small Sister’s Island and their surrounding reefs, as well as the western reefs of nearby St John’s Island and Pulau Tekukor.

They are made of materials including concrete, fibreglass pipes, steel and rocks recycled from other JTC projects. Each structure includes nooks and crannies within which various fish species and other forms of sea life may find shelter and thrive.

To date, there has not been a reef installation on a larger scale in Singapore.

Dive trail schedule for Sister’s Island Marine Park 2019 please visit : https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/sisters-islands-marine-park/dive-trails

Schedules for booking and registration for Sister’s Island Marine Park visit : https://www.gs-diving.com/scheduled-dive-trips/

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