Showing posts from October, 2005

Beautiful St John's

Ahhhh...the joys of diving in 3.5m vis.....No need to struggle with the buoy, no need to 'touch and feel' our way along the reef crest, no fear of hitting my face on an angle iron/anemone/bunch of hydroids/poky mussid.... If only everyday could be like this ;) Check out the blue water! Allied cowrie!! Wow! An Alveopora colony! They're not easy to find, normally we only see Goniopora. Check out the tentacles- 12 instead of 24! Nice fishies like the Copperbanded Butterflyfish The carpet eel blenny made an appearance too Cute flatworm! Another flatworm Ginormous swimming flatworm Tiny little phyllid nudibranch Drupella snails happily munching away on the Oxypora coral (The skeleton had holes- Hah!) And saving the best for last, guess what we came across on the nubbins tray while cleaning? Guess who's hiding among the nubbins? A closer look at the Tiger Tailed Seahorse So, think Singapore's marine life deserves some legal protection? You can read

Ladies!!! Take your calcium pills!!!!!

Was walking through Ann Siang Hill towards Neil Road with Frank, Zee and Jani on Saturday when I saw a line of cars stuck behind a stationary car at the road junction. Could just make out a foot on the other side of the car, and some blood?!'s an accident.... An old lady was sitting on the road while the distraught driver leaned over her repeatedly asking why she was walking on the road and not the pavement. As I stooped to check on the old lady, I noticed that her left shin bone was snapped completely, and the exposed bone was jutting out of her lower leg. The foot was just a bloody mess. How much force was involved? The car couldn't have been driving that fast, since the area just has small lanes and typically slow traffic. Thank goodness the paramedics came (called by a helpful passerby) in 15min and bundled her off to hospital. Hope she's okay and can walk again. The next day, my sister informed me that my brother-in-law's grandmother broke her hip

Pulau Hantu Reef Friends survey dives

Spent more than 3 1/2 hours underwater and all I got to photograph was this nudibranch... Wanna know more about Reef Friends? Go to