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Cyrene (Terumbu Pandan)

Habitats: Central area sandy with good seagrass meadows, rubbly and rocky on western and eastern tips, rubbly edges sparsely reefy.
1 15.476'N 103 45.402'E
35ha, 1.1km x 300m
(from Google Earth and Earth Point)

GIS map of Cyrene
courtesy of
Dr. D. Kumaran Raju

Conservation status: Does not appear on the URA Master Plan 2008 or the Parks and Waterbodies Plan.

Current conservation activities:

About the name: Terumbu=A reef or rock at low tide but submerged at high water; Pandan probably refers to Sungei Pandan, a river on the mainland that lies north of these reefs. Greek mythology describe Cyrene as an 'extraordinarily beautiful' woman descended from a river god and a nymph.

Landscape views of Cyrene from wildsingapore flickr
Highlights of marine life at Cyrene from wildsingapore flickr
All photos of Cyrene from wildsingapore flickr

Blog posts about Cyrene on wild shores of singapore


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