Cyrene lies in the middle of the 'Industrial Triangle' made up of petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom, massive heavy industries on Jurong Island and world class container terminals at Pasir Panjang.
|Petrochemical facilities on Pulau Bukom from Cyrene.|
|The Central Business District seen from Cyrene.|
Despite this, Cyrene has amazing marine ecosystems! Often leading many to consider it the "Chek Jawa of the South".
|Lush seagrass meadows off Pasir Panjang Container terminals.|
|Star-studded sandy shores!|
|Stunning living reefs!|
We go when it's low
Well hidden under water most of the time, Cyrene is only exposed for brief periods during super low spring tides at certain times of the year. Then begins the mad dash against the tide, to visit and learn as much as possible about Cyrene.
|As Cyrene vanishes under the rising tide, it's time to leave.|
This blog hopes to provide exposure to the various aspects of Cyrene: the wondrous marine life, the work done by intrepid scientists and volunteers on Cyrene, and activities to raise awareness and protect this marvellous reef.
|Straits Times journalists with Siti of TeamSeagrass on Cyrene.|
Over the last few years, there has been a steady stream of visitors to this submerged reef.
|Ordinary people having a glimpse of Cyrene during the spring low tide.|
From stories about their trips, it seems that Cyrene is indeed Singapore's best-loved submerged reef!