Site Visits

Marina Barrage

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:00am to 12:00pm


In 1987, after a massive clean-up of the highly polluted Singapore and Kallang Rivers, then Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew said, “In 20 years, it is possible that there could be breakthroughs in technology, both anti-pollution and filtration. Then, we can dam up or put a barrage at the mouth of the marina, the neck that joins the sea, and we will have a huge freshwater lake.”

The opening of Marina Barrage in 2008 was the fulfilment of this vision. Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage 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, augmenting Singapore’s water supply for generations to come.

Marina Barrage comprises nine crest gates that span the 350-metre wide Marina Channel and regulates water levels in Marina Reservoir. On the grass-covered roof of the visitor centre, visitors can view Singapore’s skyline and enjoy activities such as picnics and kite-flying. Marina Barrage is now a much-loved lifestyle attraction and a symbol of Singapore’s continuing efforts to overcome physical constraints with creative and sustainable solutions that make this island a better home for all Singaporeans.

The Barrage also houses the Sustainable Singapore Gallery, which aims to educate visitors on important environmental and water issues through interactive multi-media displays, exhibits and games.

MB Aerial Shot


NTUC Fairprice

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:00pm to 4:30pm


NTUC Social Enterprises, a collective of social enterprises, have been providing relevant, accessible, affordable and quality services to Singaporeans to meet their needs in the past 46 years. We aim to provide a suite of integrated services to meet the pressing social needs of Singaporeans at every stage of their life cycle in the areas of daily essentials, cooked food, financial services, health and eldercare, childcare, and adult education. Collectively, we serve about 2 million customers annually.

We are also now addressing major new social concerns in Singapore, namely, cost of living, ageing, health and social mobility.

NTUC Fairprice, part of the group, was founded in 1973, with a social mission to moderate the cost of living in Singapore. It is today Singapore’s largest retailer serving over half a million shoppers daily, with a network of over 130 outlets. NTUC FairPrice also owns a Fresh Food Distribution Centre and a centralised warehousing and distribution company.


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