Celebrate the Sea

Story by mnsmarine

The Celebrate the Sea Marine Imagery Festival and the World Eco-Tourism event was held at the National Science Centre (July 29 – August 1, 2004). The festival included photographic competitions, seminars, workshops, static exhibitions, and the screening of marine documentaries.

Some of the speakers included Dr Gerry Allen (The Heartland of Biodiversity), Neville Coleman (Nudibranchs – Butterflies of the Sea), Dr Liau Tai Leong & Mr Kaliyannan Karupiah (REACH – The Missing Link?), and Tony White (Sardine Run).

The opening ceremony started later than as advertised, hence one of the talks, on reef conservation, got pushed to the second day. A forum about “How should divers and diving operators contribute to preservation of the ocean environment?” led by a panel of notable speakers which included Dr Ho Sinn Chye, Neville Coleman, Dr Walter Stark, Dr Gerry Allen, Michael Aw, and Abdul Azeez Abdul Hakim, ended Day 2.  

The MNS Marine Group had a booth on Level 2, and we managed to get two of our three new T-shirt designs printed in time for this event. We also had the company of Ms Phang who was representing MNS HQ Shop and the Membership department to help in the promotion of the society’s educational and ongoing conservation projects.