Water is a very precious resource for any nation, especially a land like ours where rainwater is our only supply of freshwater. Besides importing water, recycling waste water and desalinating seawater, reservoirs are important to us.
Marina Barrage is our island’s newest reservoir created by building a dam across a channel. This reservoir not only collects rainwater but serves as part of a flood control scheme to stop flooding in low-lying areas in certain parts of the city. In addition its calm water body is intended for recreational water activities.
Hub and I were at the barrage on Saturday, a day after its official opening.
The mascot, Water Wally.
Many Wallys were smiling to the crowds who were strolling + posing above the dam-bridge.
Water is too precious. It’s a real pity how we dont treat them better, I understand that the rivers or streams in europe are so unpolluted that one can drink from it, unlike ours here. I didnt know about this reservoir. Love the mascot ;p
Beautiful place, I’d like to see one day, yes, water is most precious and Singapore is one nation to be able to understand that. I would say that in Europe not all river water is safe to drink, far, far from that, lol.
Every time I turn on the facet I think what a precious things water is…and how so many in many places don’t have clean drinking water. It is something many of us take for granted sometimes. The need to be mindful of water usage grows though, hopefully. I didn’t know about this reservoir either…what a great design, and great walking/outing possibility! The mascot is pretty darn cute too! ;o) Happy Days, Clara ((HUGS))
We should treasure our environment and resources before they disappear forever!
From Judith Lee
The Marina Barrage is the best project done by our Government. I feel proud. We must be self sustain. Anyway, a great thanks to Malaysia . If they didn’t stop selling water to us, we may not have this dam! Good Job!
you’ve got some very nice shots of the Marina Barrage
visited it only recently during weekday… not so crowded…
by the way not sure if you are aware of it… you “About” link is linked incorrectly to the “Contact” page
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