Sustainability of Marina Barrage: a Critical Analysis

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SUSTAINABILITY OF MARINA BARRAGE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

DipHTM intake: DipHTM 10
Module: 3-month Project
Lecture: Aji Divakar
Student name: Li Zi Rong
Student Number: DipHTM1022 Submission Deadline: 2nd November 2009
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Abstract
Sustainable tourism acknowledges the fundamental link between long-term planning, concerning the environment,
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(All business, 2009) The Marina Barrage is not only an attraction, but also make big progress in environmental, economical and social project. However, there appears to be some problems in environmental control segment to make the Marina Barrage become a sustainable tourism. The aims and objectives of this report are to improve the environment quality of Marina Barrage and to make it become a sustainable tourism so that it can attract more and more tourists from all over the world to visit the Marina Barrage.

2.0 Background of Marina Barrage
The Marina Barrage is built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, and it creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or one-sixth the size of Singapore, the Marina catchment is the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment. Together with two other new reservoirs, the Marina Reservoir will boost Singapore’s water catchment from half to two-third’s of the country’s land area. The Marina Barrage is the result of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s vision nearly two decades ago when he envisaged damming the mouth of the Marina Channel to create a freshwater reservoir. (PUB, 2009) The Marina Barrage is a dam in Singapore built across the Marina Channel between the reclaimed lands of Marina East and Marina south. It was officially opened on 1 November 2008. The S$226 million project turns Marina Bay and Kallang Basin into a new

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