22 September 2010

Been to Cyrene: "Unlike any other reef I've seen in Singapore"

I had the most awesome time visiting Cyrene reef in the early morning hours of 13 July 2010, says Oliver. It was an unforgettable experience!

Cyrene was not like any other reef I have ever seen in Singapore!

It was teeming with wildlife and its shores were covered with knobbly sea stars! Despite being in the middle of heavy shipping lanes, Cyrene had more flora and fauna compared to many shores found away from busy lanes.

Regardless of how fast our country is developing, I do hope to be able to bring my children and grandchildren in the future to visit this awe inspiring place. I do hope that the Singapore government would mark Cyrene Reef as a national conservation area so that all would have the chance to enjoy the wonders of nature right here in Singapore without having to cross the border.

Oliver, 21, is currently studying at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He passion for nature and the environment has motivated him to pursue a degree in Geography. In his free time, Oliver volunteers with the Scouts, both at home and abroad. He is also affiliated to the World Wide Fund for Nature, an conservation organization he firmly believes in and supports.

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