Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Pulau Senang

Description

Pulau Senang is located in the south of Singapore. Its Malay name 'Senang' means ease. The island is currently being used for military live-firing exercises and a permit from the Ministry of Defence is needed to land on the island.

The island is surrounded by natural coastal vegetation, a large stand of mangrove, and a wide reef. Pulau Senang has been recorded as having one of the highest cover of live corals and is one of the most robust sources of coral larvae seeding the rest of the Southern Islands. The critically endangered Bonduc Nut plant (Caesalpinia bonduc) has also been recorded on this island but it is uncertain if the plant is still there.


Getting there

Access to the island is restricted; it is not accessible to the public.
 

Other Resources

National Library Board Singapore. 2005. Pulau Senang http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_728_2005-01-19.html. (Accessed October 2012).

Tan, R. 2003. Wild Singapore. http://www.wildsingapore.com/. (Accessed October 2012).
 

References

Chou, L. M., 2011. Coastal Ecosystems. Pp. 64–72. In: Ng, P. K. L., R. T. Corlett & H. T. W. Tan (editors), Singapore Biodiversity. An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development, Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 552 pp.

Chou, L. M., 2011. Southern Islands. Pp. 86–87. In: Ng, P. K. L., R. T. Corlett & H. T. W. Tan (editors), Singapore Biodiversity. An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development, Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 552 pp.

Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, K. Y. Chong, P. X. Ng, S. Teo, T. K. Yee, C. K. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. The status of Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. In Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 4: 43-48.

Tay, Y. C., P. A. Todd, P. S. Rosshaug & L. M. Chou, 2012. Simulating the transport of broadcast coral larvae among the Southern Islands of Singapore. Aquatic Biology, 15(3): 283-297.

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