The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, set a vision for the nation to become the "world's leading Smart Nation" - an eco-friendly city with a "zero waste" culture and a flourishing green economy.This special Sustainable Singapore tour looks in depth at the ecological measures put in place thus far, comparing and contrasting the past, present and future of Singapore's position in terms of water and energy conservation and its role in saving the global environment.Guests will enjoy a VIP pick up service at the doorstep of their hotel / residence in Singapore. They will cover the Singapore River, Marina Barrage, and NEWater Plant. The tour ends at theSupertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay.Description
This 3 hour tour gives an insight into the following ecological plans set to make Singapore more environmentally friendly.
Singapore's thriving commerce first began here, where people from all over the world traded many different goods. The banks of the Singapore River were constantly overcrowded with people, squatters and bumboats, eventually becoming severely polluted. In 1977, a major clean up of the Singapore River was initiated that cost the Singapore Government SGD 170 million.
The Marina Barrage is a dam that plays many roles. It helps to alleviate flooding in low lying area of Singapore, supplies 10% of the nation's water, serves as a recreation area for families and tourists and features one of the largest collections of solar panels in Singapore.
NEWater is the brand name given to reclaimed water produced by reverse osmosis by Singapore's Public Utilities Board. It is treated wastewater that is safe for consumption by humans, manufactured with the aim of reducing Singapore's reliance on other countries for fresh water.
Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay
Underlying the concept of Gardens by the Bay are the principles of environmental sustainability. Eleven of the Supertrees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy for lighting up the Supertrees, while others are integrated with the Conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles.Highlights
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Small group ensures personal service
- Instant Confirmation
: Singapore, SingaporeDuration
: 3 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.