Grow A Reef Garden Initiative
Conserving our coral reefs
Did you know that coral reefs are an integral part of Singapore’s natural heritage? Known as “rainforests of the ocean”, they are one of the most biologically diverse type of ecosystem! Healthy coral reefs provide habitats for a large multitude of marine organisms which rely on them for food and shelter.
Unfortunately, coral reefs are under increasing threats from both natural and man-made stressors.
What is this Initiative About?
A collaboration between JTC and the National Parks Board (NParks), the “Grow-a-Reef Garden” Initiative aims to support the installation of purpose-built artificial reef units to enhance marine biodiversity at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park.
This is the country’s largest reef garden project to date. The large 3-story artificial reef structures were pre-fabricated off-site and sunk in the waters off Small Sister’s Island, within the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park.
This project is expected to contribute some 1,000m2 of additional reef area to the Marine Park by 2030, and will give us the opportunity to undertake much needed research on coral reef resilience and nurture the development of new coral communities.
Watch the video below to learn see what JTC and NParks are doing to make Singapore’s waters a renewed paradise for marine life.
A unique and rewarding experience to conserve the marine heritage for our future generations
There are many reasons why you should get involved in this rare opportunity! Here are some of them:
- Support the development of newly created reef habitats to enhance marine biodiversity at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park
- Nurture the development of new coral communities
- Safeguard our precious coral reef resources
Join Our Contributors
To date, the following companies have contributed to the Initiative:
- Chang Chun Dairen
- Denka Singapore
- Keppel Group
- Mitsui Chemicals
- Oiltanking Asia
- Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore
- Sumimoto Chemicals
- Vopak Terminals
- NIPSEA (a subsidiary of Nippon Paint Holdings)
- Southern Ridges Capital
How Do I Contribute?
It just takes 2 simple steps:
- Step 1: Complete this form (Grow a Reef Garden Sponsorship Annex A)
- Step 2: Mail your cheque, payable to Garden City Fund, with your full name written at the back of the cheque, to:
Garden City Fund
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Attn: Jacqueline Teo/Jancy Yeo
With a minimum donation of $20,000, all proceeds will go towards the construction of several reef structures, as well as programmes such as monitoring, research, education and public outreach activities. If you are donating as an organisations, your company will be entitled to a 2.5 time tax deduction.
In acknowledgment of your contribution, your name or company’s logo join the contributors’ list on the Garden City Fund’s website and the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park Public Gallery.
More questions for us?
If you would like to know more about the project and/ or have questions on the sponsorship initiative, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.