21 Feb '12, 9am

The Annotated Budak: Bockadam by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Bockadam by @budak

The seaward side of the bund that runs along the western fringe of Semakau Landfill is a slope of rocks gentle enough to permit a cautious stride down to a level base. Serving as a buffer between the wall proper and the mangroves of an older isle, this long stretch of uneven ground receives periodic flushings that leave behind a plain of pools and mats of slippery filaments. Hardy snails – nerites, creepers and turban shells – mow these dank meadows by day, while isolated propagules and succulent herbs launch a slower assault on cracks between the boulders and miniature terraces where soil and silt have accumulated. Very different beasts emerge from the crevices and creeks that surround this otherwise barren land when the sun sets. The boxy little crabs that browse on the rhizophores retreat to the safety of low canopies, while mullets, silversides, perchlets and other est...

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