'Patches' in lake water is algae, Gardens by the Bay taking steps to clear it

Submitted by Stomper Ang

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Gardens by the Bay has clarified that the patches seen in their lake water is algae and are taking steps to clear it.

Stomper Ang spotted these 'patches' in the lake on Thursday (Sep 24) at 5.50pm and informed Stomp about this.

He also sent a video of what he saw.

In the video, the algae can be seen near the surface of the water.

The video then pans out to show the rest of lake, which extends towards Gardens by the Bay's Supertree Grove.

"I was going to catch the Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 Light-up at Gardens by the Bay when I saw some patches in the water," Ang said.

"It was the first time I saw this."

In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman for Gardens by the Bay said: "The patches seen in the water are algae that tend to proliferate in warm water conditions, brought about by the recent weather of heavy rain followed by strong sun.

"We thank the reader for the feedback and assure visitors that we are monitoring the water condition closely and taking steps to clear the algae."