Seagrass Transect 2006
15 Jul 06 (Saturday)
Time: 0615hrs to 1030hrs
Tides (Tg Pagar): 0600hrs=0.6m,
0700hrs=0.2m, 0800hrs=0.0m, 0900hrs=0.1m, 1000hrs=0.4m (We can stay
on the beach until 0.4m)
0615hrs meet at bus pick up point (including drivers)
LAST TOILET STOP Seah Im foodcourt.
0630hrs depart bus pick up point for Sentosa entrance,
Ria will facilitate ticketing there
0645hrs meet at underwater world (including drivers)
0700hrs start going to transect site. In groups of two teams
at a time, field commanders
will facilitate, team leaders
make sure all team members arrive safely.
0715hrs arrive at transect site and start transect
0900hrs finish transect and look around the shore. Ria will
be at hand to explain things. You can also talk to Prof Teh
who is doing the GIS mapping and has lots of stories about the
fascinating rocky formations on the shore; or Joseph Lai about
the amazing coastal plants there.
1000hrs start to depart from the shore for washing up point
on Siloso beach, field commanders
will facilitate. Team leaders make
sure all team members leave safely. Photographers
meet Siti at Delifrance (at underwater world bus stop) to download
1030hrs All MUST depart shore.
Rest of the day free and easy on Sentosa. Have a swim on
the beach, lunch at Sentosa, explore the rest of Sentosa! Your
ticket to Sentosa allows you free bus rides on Sentosa including
the bus out to Harbour Front. For more about what
you can do at Sentosa and Siloso
Beach (that's the beach right next to the shore we are working
on) and about getting
around on Sentosa (with bus routes and schedules)
How to get there bus pick up point and parking
Preparing for the transect: what should I wear/bring?
What should I prepare?
Contact numbers of key people
Team members: what are my responsibilities?
Team leaders: what are my responsibilities?
Field commanders: what are their responsibilities?
Weather turns bad: what are the procedures?
Medical emergency: what are the procedures?
Need to go to the toilet while on the shore?
Ho Shu Ping (Shoop) 91299597
Albert Mah 90629955
What to bring/wear and
- The night
before, have a good rest. Have a good breakfast before you come,
and be well hydrated.
or COVERED footwear (e.g., sports shoes) with thick soles
and laces. Do NOT wear sandals or japanese slippers on the shores.
No "Puah Chu Kang" boots, no wearing plastic bags over
- Wear long
pants, sandflies may be present, although in the past we have
not encountered any. But keep clothes light and breatheable.
water and energising snack.
- Wet weather
gear: poncho/raincoat; umbrellas for photographers only, useless
for the rest working.
- Hat for the
- Insect repellent,
although there are virtually no mosquitos on the shore (please
apply away from the shore and not on hands--repellents are toxic
to marine animals; and don't spray in enclosed areas such as the
bus or near other people).
- Simple medical
kit in case of injuries to yourself.
- Change of
footwear and clothes.
are team members' responsibilities?
- Look after
yourself. Bring the things you need, be safe on the shore.
- If you don't
feel well, please don't come. Inform your team leader immediately.
- Be punctual.
- At bus assembly,
look for your team leader and get into your group.
- During the
transect and while we are on the shore, inform your team leader
if you are leaving the shore at any time. Inform your team leader
if you are not feeling well or suspect an injury.
are team leaders' responsibilities?
- At bus pick
up, update Field Commanders if any of your team members are not
- At underwater
world, second consolidation with those who drive.
- Gather your
team for entry onto the shore
the programme, make sure your team members are alright.
- Alert Ria
or Field Commanders of problems, issues.
- When we leave
the shore, make sure all your team members have left.
are field commanders' responsibilities?
teams at bus assembly point.
- Second consolidation
at underwater world bus stop.
- At the end
of the programme, ensure all have left the shore safely.
- In case of
weather evacuation, ensure all leave the shore safely.
are the bad weather procedures?
- If it is
just drizzling and there is NO lightning, we continue to work
(so make sure you bring a raincoat/poncho; photographers should
bring an umbrella so you can take photos in the drizzle)
- If there
is lightning (even if there is no rain) and/or if there is heavy
rain. We evacuate in an orderly and safe manner to the underwater
world bus stop.
- Two short
blasts of the whistle will indicate weather evacuation has
are the medical emergency procedures?
- Please avoid
injury: wear proper footwear, don't touch anything, wash your
hands afterwards, walk slowly, watch your step, don't climb rocks.
- Albert and
evacuation team will help move victim to carpark next to Rasa
Sentosa where NParks vehicle will whiz the victim to hospital.
Tan Tock Seng hospital for venom incidents, NUS hospital for any
- One short
blast of whistle: to recall evacuation team to handle the
- For minor
cuts and other minor incidents: see Ria for medication.
- Not feeling
well during the transect? Don't push yourself. Go to the shore,
sit down and call Ria for assistance.
- Please don't
feel embarassed about an injury. Stop work, seek help.
need to go to toilet while we are on the shore, so how?
- The nearest
toilet is at Rasa Sentosa. About 5-min walk.
to get there?
Nearest MRT station: Harbour Front MRT station
Bus pick up at Harbour Front MRT station: Seah
Imm Food Centre exit
NOT carpark D but the Carpark further to the left (as indicated
in map below)
Aim to board the bus at 0615hrs so that we can sort people out.
Bus will leave at 0645hrs sharp.
Be PUNCTUAL or be left behind.
at Harbour Front Centre multi-storey carpark, Sat 1-7am $2 per hour
or part thereoft, 7am-5pm $1 per hour or part thereof.
At Sentosa, free parking along Imbiah Walk, about a 5 minute-walk
from Rasa Sentosa.