Into The Blue

TAKING THE PLUNGE INTO OUR LOCAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Deep Into The Blue

The experience of blogging over the past 12 weeks have been nothing short of an eye-opener. The first half of my blog focused on the various threats and their impacts on our marine environment. This was followed with my take on how different stakeholders (Individual, volunteers, student and the government) contribute to local marine conservation….

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A Way Forward

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to dive at Pulau Hantu with the NUS Dive Club. This reef is a popular dive site around Singapore and is home to many species of marine animals. The visibility of the water wasn’t the clearest, but a large amount of marine life can still be seen.  Moving closer…

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A Wave of Volunteerism – Collective Ability

Volunteerism is an act of service that many Singaporeans are involved in our current day and age. This does not only apply to the social service sector but to the environment as well! In Singapore, there are many volunteer groups and NGOs that offer volunteer opportunities. These groups are the foundation for many initiatives (UN…

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A Tide of Influence – The Power of Education

‘The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.’ – Nathaniel Branden After attending the ENV1101 lecture this week, I was humbled by the collective impact of environmental actions. Watching the documentary made me realise that change indeed starts from within and the ability to garner support is crucial for environmental conservation….

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A Personal Commitment

Have you ever wondered what we could do to make a difference? Many would believe that as individuals, we are unable to make any significant impact on the world. However, let me share a secret with you. There is one method in which you can have an impact in the world we live in. (Especially…

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Refocus – An Hour of Inspiration

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf This post is inspired by Ms Anna Oposa, the Chief Mermaid of the Philippines seas. Earlier today, I had the opportunity to attend a seminar by Ms Anna. She started the project of ‘Save Philippine Seas’ (SPS) and is…

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Port-ing into our home

Looking out along the horizon from the shores of Singapore, many of us will notice the vast number of vessels present in our waters. Since young, I was taught that Singapore is one of the world’s largest shipping hubs. With a large volume of ships in our waters daily, one troubling thought came into my…

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A Trashy Home – Part 2

Let’s take a closer look at our beaches on our island and try to find something that is not natural in the sand. Something that we might not notice by merely glancing at our surroundings. Something that we might not even spot with our naked eyes. However, this small item can pack a powerful punch…

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A Trashy Home – Part 1

‘Pristine white stretches of sand and clear blue waters’. I remember memorising and writing that exact phrase in my primary school essay whenever it comes to describing beaches. That is the ideal state of any beach, but after visiting more beaches around Singapore, the hard truth is that most are not as how we describe…

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Home (not so) Sweet Home

Has anyone seen a living fossil around here? Well, I found two! Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Nature Society of Singapore (NSS) in their Horseshoe Crab Research and Rescue Programme at the Kranji Mudflats. Little did I know that these ‘living fossils’ predate the dinosaurs and are more closely related…

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