Singapore Marine Park


A long time ago, there lived two sisters, Minah and Lina, who shared an inseparable bond. One day, the notorious chief of the Orang Laut met and fell in love with Lina. Despite the sisters' pleas, the chief forcefully took Lina away into a boat. Just then, the sky turned dark and a storm broke out. While Minah made a final attempt to stop the boat from leaving the jetty, she was swallowed by a large wave. On seeing this, Lina freed herself from her captors and jumped into the sea to join Minah.

The storm subsided but neither one of the sisters were found. Instead, two islands emerged at the point where they had drowned. Originally named Subar Laut (3.9 hectares) & Subar Darat (1.7 hectares), these two tiny islands are now known as Sisters' Islands. Legend has it that each year on the very day the islands were formed, there will always be rain and storm.

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Spanning 40 hectares along the western reefs of both St John’s Island and Pulau Tekukor, Sisters’ Islands Marine Park is filled with a bountiful variety of habitats of coral reefs, sandy shores and seagrass areas. More than 250 species of hard corals are present and is a safe refuge for rare, endangered species of seahorses, clams, sponges and other marine life, such as anemone shrimps, black sea cucumber, starfishes etc. 

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