status: Listed for use as 'Port/Airport' in the URA
Master Plan 2008, i.e., "Areas to be used or intended to
be used for airport/airfield or dock/ port purposes". Status
not indicated in Parks
and Waterbodies Plan.
conservation activities: Raffles
Lighthouse is the site of some ongoing scientific research on aspects
such as coral spawning and giant clams. It is one of the survey
sites of underwater
coral surveys by ReefFriends
and the Blue Water Volunteers.
History: Raffles Lighthouse
was built in 1855. It is the second oldest of Singapore's five lighthouses.
Horsburgh Lighthouse on Pedra Branca is older by four years.
the name: Pulau=Island; Satumu=Unknown,
but Satu=One while Mu=many possible meanings.
One translation is that it means "One Tree Island".