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Water sport activities at Marina Reservoir to resume; no new ‘crocodile’ sighting

SINGAPORE — Water sport activities can resume at the Marina Reservoir as there have been no new sightings of the “creature resembling a crocodile”, the PUB said on Tuesday (Nov 29).

Water sport activities at Marina Reservoir to resume; no new ‘crocodile’ sighting

PUB said it first received reports of the creature’s sighting on Saturday morning. TODAY file photo

SINGAPORE — Water sport activities can resume at the Marina Reservoir as there have been no new sightings of the “creature resembling a crocodile”, the PUB said on Tuesday (Nov 29).

Following reports of a ‘crocodile’ sighting on Saturday, the PUB contacted researchers from the National University of Singapore to identify the creature. The agency also checked with experts from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, ACRES and the Singapore Zoo, and all share the view that the creature is most likely a monitor lizard.

Nevertheless, the PUB said it will continue to patrol the waters to look out for the creature.

Water sports activities in the vicinity had been suspended for the last three days as the PUB patrolled the waters to search for the creature. The PUB had also warned members of the public to “exercise caution” in the area and not to go near the creature.

Among the groups that were affected included the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA), the Sports Hub and People’s Association.

The public can also report sightings with photos/videos and its location by calling PUB at 1800-2255-782.

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