SINGAPORE - The newly opened Sisters' Islands Marine Park Public Gallery on St John's Island will include a seminar room and teaching lab to facilitate talks and activities for schools visitors.
According to a media release by the National Parks Board (NParks), the public will be able to observe marine organisms on display in viewing pools and a mangrove ecosystem.
There will also be guided public walks at the various habitats on St John's Island.
President Tony Tan who officiated the opening of the gallery said: "The new Gallery and Centre will offer more opportunities for the public to gain a deeper appreciation of Singapore's marine biodiversity. As Singapore continues to develop and urbanise, it is important to involve the various segments of our society in conserving Singapore's natural heritage for future generations of Singaporeans."
Meanwhile, come end September, dive enthusiasts will be able to explore the new dive trails off Big Sister's Island by registering with approved dive operators.
The gallery is open daily from 10am to 2.30pm on weekdays, 10am to 3.30pm on Saturdays and 10am to 5.30pm on Sundays and Public Holidays to coincide with the timings of the regular ferry services.
It is a 10-minute walk from the jetty and regular ferry services to St John's Island from Marina South Pier are available twice on weekdays and up to five times on weekends and public holidays.