Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Interesting mangrove locations
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Topographical map of a
Mud lobster (Thalassina anomala) mound system in Lim Chu Kang,
site LK1, 1990. This system has mature mounds up to 2 m high. Young mounds appear further inward, gradually invading the platform. Streams interleaving the mounds form pools which trap leaves, and Mud lobsters feed on the decomposing matter.

Sketch map of Lim Chu Kang system, 1990, with site codes
Having been isoltaed from human disturbances, this system is famous for its mature Mud lobster mounds. Located offshore are several fish farms which transfer caged culture fish to lorries on the mainland via the jetty at the end of Lim Chu Kang Road. The freshwater pond behind LK 3 is now open to the sea and thus tidal.


What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre