status: Does not appear on the URA
Master Plan 2008 or the Parks
and Waterbodies Plan.
conservation activities: Since
1986, Western Semakau is one of the survey sites of underwater
coral reef surveys by ReefFriends
and the Blue Water
The intertidal area of Terumbu Bemban is also regularly surveyed
the name: Terumbu=A reef or rock at
low tide but submerged at high water; Bemban=A
type of plant whose stem is used for making baskets, possibly
referring to fish traps.