Dongrong’s feeling relaxed!

Dongrong, the ICCS Education Captain, is feeling relaxed because the speaker's line up for the Site Buddy Briefing next week is all finalised, everyone's ready and hyped up to give participants a motivational and informative session. Most importantly, she is going away to a tropical island for sun and surf while we hold the fort – yes, we will keep reminding her about this for years!

ICCS Site Buddy's Briefing, 
5th September 2009: 9am – 11am
LT 25, Faculty of Science,
National University of Singapore

0830 – Registration: Teo Kah Ming & Kok Oi Yee; Photography: Kai Scene 
0900 – Welcome and introduction of everyone – Siva
0915 – History of ICCS – Siva
0930 – Marine Life in Singapore – Dinesh
0945 – What happens on the cleanup day – Chen Kee
1000 – Break
1015 – How to be an effective Site Buddy (and not a lame duck) – Siva
1030 – Data collation and submission – Anand
1045 – Photo and blog submission – Airani
1100 – Q&A; All the best for your cleanup!

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Site Buddy and Newbie Briefing Session 2009

We will be conducting briefing session on Saturday 5th September 2009 at NUS.

This is meant for anyone who is unfamiliar with the ICC programme, first timers who want to know more, team leaders and site buddies nominated by organisers, or individual participants.

To register, see:

Hope to see you soon. Closing date for registration (so we can pick the right venue) is 31 Aug 2009.

Photos from the pre-National Day cleanup 2009 @ LCK mangrove

Photos from the Lm Chu Kang pre-National Day cleanup by the ICCS Otters with members of the public, Raffles Museum Toddycats, The Biodiversity Crew and Ms Earth Singapore participants.

Pre-National Day mangrove cleanup @ Lim Chu Kang, 8th August 2009

Celebrate our National Day with a mangrove cleanup!

The Mission:
Lim Chu Kang mangroves is a beautiful and unique patch of unprotected mangrove in Singapore, facing the Western Straits of Johor. It is adjacent to a Police Coast Guard base and offshore, kelongs and fish farms unload their produce at the jetty to send to markets in Singapore. Scientists have worked in this mangrove for decades and though it is but a small patch that remains, it is scientifically interesting and holds many stories about animal and plant life and heritage in Singapore.

The 2008 cleanup.

Trash is regularly deposited on Lim Chu Kang mangrove so various groups tackle this sensitively in small groups during regular coastal cleanups. The ICCS team is organising this pre-National Day cleanup and inviting Raffles Museum Toddycats, The Biodiversity Crew and Ms Earth Singapore participants; you can sign up here:

Itinerary (approximate):

  • 0730 – bus pick-up at Science Drive 1
  • 0745 – bus pick-up from Clementi MRT
  • 0830 – reach LCK, distribute into sub-groups, apply insect repellent, collect gloves and trash bags.
  • 0845 – Briefing, Trash Loading Point (TLP) and bus shelter pointed out, wet weather plan (carry on unless lightning threat)
  • 0900 – cleanup begins.
  • 1000 – Loading teams start moving trash out to TLP
  • 1030 – clean-up ends, weigh trash and discussion; Q&A
  • 1045 – participants clean up – note: no washing point, so bring small amount of water to wipe down.
  • 1100 – Bus returns to Clementi, NUS – Note: help needed to wash gloves in NUS!


  1. Transport to site.
  2. Gloves.
  3. Trash bags.
  4. Weighing scales.

What you should bring:

  1. Covered shoes with hard soles.
  2. Water bottle (at least one litre of water).
  3. Hat and/or sun block.
  4. Raincoat/ponco (we’ll carry on working in rain)
  5. Towel in a bag – to wipe off any sand and mud off you.
  6. Suggestion – dry fit clothes are suitable for this work. If you prefer cotton, a change of t-shirt will come in handy after a sweaty workout.
  7. Light pants will help protect your legs from insect bites (if you tend to get bitten!) as well as from the debris, but bermudas are fine.


Registered participants are to meet us at either

  1. the NUS bus stop outside Science Drive 1 (7.30am; meet Siva) or
  2. the bus stop AFTER Clementi MRT Station heading west (7.45am; meet Dewi and Anand).

See below:

7.30am Pick Up Point – Meet N. Sivasothi

7.45am Pick up Point – Meet Anand Ramchand
& Dewi Anggraini.

Bus route

SBS 95 bus stop from Buona Vista MRT  to Lim Chu Kang Rd - Google Maps

Meet us at Lim Chu Kang Road end
Parking available