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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rubbish Made Beautiful, the Singapore way.

Continuation from yesterday's post...

Ash from mainland Singapore is shipped here into this building on Semakau Landfill.

They are then loaded into trucks that will then fill up the cells you saw yesterday. All these yukky stuff are our rubbish!

But the rubbish island can be made into a recreation area!
Our tour guide, who is the NEA staff giving us educational tours.

Some of the people who joined in the education tour. You would not believe that this is a landfill right?

This is what the NEA staff told us, is the golden chain of Semakau. It's used to prevent boats going into this area.

What was interesting here is that it was low tide, and the water from this man made lagoon is draining out. At the same time, waves are coming in. But current from the water draining is stronger.

If you are interested to visit this place, you can contact these interest groups:
- Sport Fishing Association of Singapore (sport fishing) at
- Nature Society of Singapore (bird watching) at htts://
- Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at


Jazzy said...

hi tech!
who would have thought this kind of subject can be interesting, you did a fine job with photos and explanations!

ro_pumpkin said...

great post ! that's something you don't have access at , as a tourist or even an average citizen . i always love to find out new things about singapore .
thanks .
and great stuff with the writers festival talks about food blogging . good luck !

• Eliane • said...

Wow! You know, we have an installation a little bit like this on a pier in Manhattan. Last year, I was volunteering at Open House New York, an architectural event that lets you visit all kinds of places that are usually closed to the public any other day of the year. That pier was such a hit! They had demonstration on how the trash is recycled with a barge bringing it to the building and what happens next. I want to visit that next year!!

Neva said...

I would call this being "green"! way to go!

Unknown said...



actually, the public can have access to it! Just join the interest groups :-)

I think NYC is very advance. I am so impressed that you have so much time, that you volunteer for so many things. Very good!

Got to do it, think we produce too much waste everyday.