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Sat 02 Oct 2004

Visitors from LIPI Oceanography managing Pari Island

Category : visitors

Yeti Daramayati and colleagues from the Oecanography branch of the Indonesia's Institute of Sciences visited the Raffles Museum on 27-28 Sep 2004. They engaged in discussions with staff and students and studied the manner in which the collections are maintained, exhibitions are setup and public education programmes are conducted and managed. In the next two days, they also visited a few other places in Singapore including Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve.

Pari Island is part of the Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu) off Jakarta Bay in Indonesia. It is host to mangrove, coral reef, rocky shore, sandy beaches, coral rubble and coral reefs. Local communities have turned to seaweed farming in part of the islands, as a means of livelihood. Yeti and colleagues intend to setup a visitor education centre including exhibits, and strengthen the public education programmes and volunteer training at Pari Island, where they already have a marine centre.

We wish them every success in their efforts!

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