Organised by the Blue-Green Alliance and National Parks Board, the inaugural Singapore Pavilion celebrates the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park, Singapore’s first marine park, and showcases key milestones in Singapore’s marine biodiversity and conservation efforts. Learn more about our rich marine life at our interactive booths and activity stations!
Marine Biodiversity Exhibition
Discover the rich marine biodiversity in our local waters and find out more about the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park and its interactive dive trail! Learn about efforts in marine conservation by various groups and agencies since the 1900s!
Join us at our photo booth where you can don dive gear and appear like you are diving underwater or pose as a seahorse. Stand a chance to win a prize with your most creative pose!
Visitors can look forward to activities from children’s games to DIY badge-making, and view the specimens showcase at booths set up by various partners of the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park!
For more information on ADEX, please visit www.adex.asia.
About Blue-Green Alliance
The Blue Green Alliance (BGA) was launched with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd, Raffles Marina Ltd and Nature Society (Singapore) during the opening ceremony of ADEX 2014 (11 April, 2014). The aim of the Blue-Green Alliance is to promote the wellbeing of Singapore’s land, intertidal and marine natural heritage and ecosystem, particularly in Aseanarean. This is done through consultation, co-operation and corporate social responsibility, as well as by leveraging on each organisation’s attributes, visions and missions, to identify and realise synergies, and pursue projects. These may include supporting the Singapore Blue Plan, planning and executing fresh Aseanarean Expedition Series and new biodiversity conservation and appreciation projects, as may be initiated by each of the partners and to which the other partners are agreeable.
About National Parks Board (NParks)
NParks is dedicated and committed to providing and enhancing the greenery of Singapore. Beginning with the first Tree Planting Campaign in 1963, NParks has come a long way in greening up our island city, with 4 nature reserves and more than 350 parks sprawled across Singapore to date and still growing. Adding to this is the extensive streetscape, or roadside greenery, that forms the backbone of our City in a Garden. An island-wide Park Connector Network is also being developed to link major parks, nature areas and residential estates. Beyond building and rejuvenating green infrastructure, NParks is actively engaging the community to make green spaces an integral part of our lifestyle with initiatives such as the Community in Bloom project and volunteering opportunities at Singapore’s parks and nature reserves.
About Sisters’ Islands Marine Park
The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park, which spans about 40 hectares around Sisters’ Islands and along the western reefs of both St John’s Island and Pulau Tekukor, will be a platform for outreach, educational, conservation and research activities related to our native marine biodiversity. The location was chosen due to its variety of habitats including coral reefs, sandy shores and seagrass areas. This new initiative aims to give Singaporeans a first-hand experience of our rich biodiversity, which is submerged most of the time. The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park will protect Singapore’s coral reefs, which support an ecosystem inhabited by rare and endangered species of seahorses, clams, sponges and other marine life. More than 250 species of hard corals can be found in Singapore’s waters out of over 500 species within the region. Being located in close proximity to one of the world’s busiest ports, the Marine Park will provide a safe refuge for the teeming biodiversity around the Southern Islands and its surrounding waters, as well as safeguard our natural heritage. For more information, please visit www.nparks.gov.sg