The “Phua Chu Kang” effect [People at the ICCS]

A clean and cheerful Stephane Bayen from NUS just before the Pandan mangrove cleanup trying for the “Phua Chu Kang” effect. He had rushed out to get yellow booties the previous night to ensue he could work effectively and his wife had suggested adding the mole and curly hair. Wigs were in short supply so he gamefully went for the squatting effect for the camera.


Photo by Lee Bee Yan

Stephane is an environmental toxicologist working on bio-amplification of toxins in the mangrove food chain. This day he decided to take a macroscopic perspective by contributing to the cleanup. He’s not stranger to volunteering at the mangroves, having guided with us for the Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk in 2002.

“Mainly the mangrove” – the results so far from 11th Sep 2010

Final collations and summaries from 11th September will be out soon, meanwhile here are the links to he photos and results:


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South Zone
Pandan Mangrove

  • Toddycats Album 1 (link),
  • Toddycats Album 2 (link),
  • Toddycats Album 3 (link),
  • Toddycats Album 4 (link)
North West Zone
Lim Chu Kang

North East Zone
Pasir Ris 6

  • Tampines District Cuon Scouts & Independents (link)

Chek Jawa Zone

  • Toddycats Album 1 (link)
  • Toddycats Album 2 (link)


Northwest Zone
Kranji mangrove (KR)

  • KR1 – Emaar International School – link
  • KR1 – Singapore American High School / Singapore American Middle School – link
  • KR2 – National University of Singapore – link
  • KR2 – NUS High School of Math & Science Green Ambassadors – link

Lim Chu Kang (LCK)

  • LCK1 – Raffles Girls’ Secondary School Staff – link
  • LCK1 – Republic Polytechnic – link

Northeast Zone
Paris Ris Beach (PR)

  • PR3 & Pasir Ris Sungei Api Api – Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association – link
  • PR6 – Tampines District Cuon Scout Group – link
  • PR6 – Independents – link

Ubin West Zone

  • Noordin Beach: NUS USP – link

Chek Jawa

  • Chek Jawa North 1: National Police Cadet Corps – link
  • Chek Jawa North 2: Land Transport Authority – link
  • Chek Jawa Central 1: Oscar & Friends – link
  • Chek Jawa Central 2: CHIJ St. Nicholas Girl’s School – link
  • Chek Jawa Central 3: St. Joseph’s Institution International Elementary School, Sixth Grade – link
  • Chek Jawa Central 4: School of Humanities, Ngee Ann Polytechnic – link
  • Chek Jawa South 1-4: Sukyo Mahikari Singapore – link
  • Chek Jawa South 5-8: CHIJ Katong Convent – link
  • Chek Jawa South 9-10: Dow Chemical – link

East Coast Zone
Tanah Merah 3-5

  • Brown University Alumni – link
  • Hougang Secondary Uniform Units – link

South Zone
Berlayar Creek mangrove

  • NParks Nature Parks Branch, NYGH PE Staff – link

Sungei Pandan mangrove

  • Wildlife Reserves Singapore – link
  • Raffles Museum Toddycats & NUS Biodiversity Crew – link
  • Oil Spill Response – link
  • Black & Veatch (SEA) Pte Ltd – link

A workout at Pasir Ris 6

LCK - Pasir Ris 6
North-East Dy Zone Captain Lim Chen Kee hauling counted and categorised marine debris off Pasir Ris Beach 6. Photo by Ng Kai Scene

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Photo Albums

  • Raffles Museum Toddycats – link
  • Tampines District Cuon Scouts – link


  • Independents – link
  • Tampines District Cuon Scout Group – link