Lim Chu Kang mangrove is a precious patch of forest west of Sungei Buloh along the western Johor Straits. I got to know the mangrove there intimately as I worked alone there on many nights as an honours student 25 years ago. One nights, I followed a gap in the canopy to see that the inland patch of Lim Chu Kang mangrove had been cleared to make way for a fish farm – it was heart wrenching! Eventually, the remaining patch I had watched over nervously for so many years was integrated into NParks’ Sungei Buloh Master Plan.
We still keep an eye on the site, and the sheer amount of rubbish washing ashore onto the beach and mangrove demanded action – so for almost a decade, I descend on the site with friends and the group of about 50 of us usually manage to clear some three-quarters of a ton of trash from the site. See Germaine Leng’s report from 2014 – it is a lovely way to celebrate National Day!
We hit the beach this year on Friday 7th August 2015 and will end by 10.30am. It will be a lovely way to kick off the Jubilee Weekend, so join us for a morning of camaraderie in celebration of National Day!