ONE commits $1 million to NParks’ Garden City Fund in support of enhancement works at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park
Singapore, 20 June 2023 – At the opening of the 5th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and supported by National Parks Board (NParks), NParks announced a new series of partnerships and projects to support marine conservation in Singapore.
A new 230-metre-long Ocean Network Express Coastal Forest Trail will be built, supported by a donation of $1 million from Ocean Network Express (ONE), through NParks’ registered charity and IPC, Garden City Fund. The trail will bring visitors through coastal habitats on Big Sister’s Island, one of the islands within Sisters’ Islands Marine Park in Singapore.
Habitat enhancement will also be carried out in the area surrounding the trail through the planting of critically endangered coastal species such as Putat Laut (Barringtonia asiatica) and Penaga Laut (Calophyllum inophyllum), which provide shelter for bird species such as the critically endangered Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana) and Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo). The trail will culminate in a hilltop view deck, which will offer visitors scenic views of the neighbouring offshore islands and a vantage point for birdwatching. This will help enhance visitors’ experience of the island and create greater awareness of the importance of the various coastal and marine habitats in Singapore. In addition, it will help highlight the important ecosystem services like shoreline protection these habitats provide.
The trail will be opened to the public when the enhancement works to Sisters’ Islands Marine Park are completed in early 2024.
About Ocean Network Express (ONE)
Ocean Network Express (ONE) was incepted on July 7, 2017 following the liner service integrations of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The new entity functions from its global headquarter in Singapore, supported by regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States and Brazil. Operating more than 200 vessels, it offers an expeditious and a reliable international network of over 170 services to 120 countries and beyond. ONE is the world’s seventh largest container carrier with a fleet size of approximately 1.52 million TEU. ONE is a member of THE Alliance (THEA), a global ocean carrier consortium.
For more information, please visit www.one-line.com
About Garden City Fund (花园城市基金)
The Garden City Fund is a registered charity (T02CC1634C) and Institution of Public Character (IPC000104) established by the National Parks Board in 2002. The Fund works with corporations, organisations and individuals to better engage members of the public through conservation efforts, research, outreach and education. In doing so, we hope to cultivate a love for the environment, promote a sense of ownership, and encourage the community to play its part in preserving Singapore’s legacy as a lush and vibrant City in Nature. For more information, please visit www.gardencityfund.gov.sg