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Thu 06 Apr 2006

Farewell to Terumbu Bayan

Category : Singapore Naturalist

A little reef southwest of Pulau Ular will fade from our maps as it gets reclaimed. We first heard the news in July 2005, but now its a reality.

We went for a couple of salvage collections last weekend and it was heart wrenching as usual. The very few visits were already enough to develop an intimate feel for the reef and its denizens. It was very difficult to accept they would all be gone so soon.

This morning on Pasir Panjang Ridge, I looked out to sea, and said good-bye again.


Position of islands from Pasir Panjang, looking seaward

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