05 Dec '11, 1am

The Annotated Budak: Channel Green by @budak; The Chinese ate sea anemones?

The Annotated Budak: Channel Green by @budak; The Chinese ate sea anemones?

Heteractis magnifica , Pulau Semakau. Terumbu Buran , a sliver of a patch reef to the southeast of Sentosa, has been lucky enough to have escaped the dredges of the harbour and lies in a maelstrom of currents and eddies that drive nutrients and fresh water to a shoal of sponges, seaweed and exuberant corals. Another, far more substantial, islet to the east of the island, Buran Darat, no longer exists, having lost its edge to the aspirations of those who fancy life on a late waterfront . Its seaward counterpart, Buran Laut, was also reclaimed in the 1970s for 15 hectares of land and a footnote in the coastal history of Singapore. The etymology of Buran Darat and its surviving namesake, however, remains a diversion worth the attention of a squirt. H.T. Haughton, a colonial civil servant with dogged curiosity and probable want of duty, has noted that the Malay term Buran refe...

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