About this blog

Cyrene Reef Exposed! is dedicated to exposing this remarkable submerged reef in Singapore!

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.
Emissions over Cyrene
Petrochemical facilities on Pulau Bukom from Cyrene.

Cyrene Reef: Overlooking the city centre
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".
Vast seagrass meadows overlooking container terminals
Lush seagrass meadows off Pasir Panjang Container terminals.

Star strewn shores of Cyrene
Star-studded sandy shores!

Hard and soft corals on Cyrene Reef, Singapore
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.
Visiting Cyrene Reef involves a brave amphibious landing
As Cyrene vanishes under the rising tide, it's time to leave.

Showcasing Cyrene

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.
Seagrass monitoring at Cyrene Reef at daybreak
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.
Exploring Cyrene
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!
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