Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Marina Barrage - Reservoir in the city

Visit Marina Barrge Website to find out details. (Photo & Text Below above taken from Website)

The Marina Barrage is a dam built across the 350-metre wide Marina Channel to keep out seawater, forming Singapore’s first reservoir in the city and 15th reservoir. Marina Reservoir combines with the future Punggol and Serangoon reservoirs will increase Singapore’s water catchment areas from half to two-thirds of Singapore’s land areas.

With the barrage in place, the Marina Basin will turn into a body of freshwater through natural flushing in one two to years. The freshwater will then be treated using advanced membrane technology before consumption.

Visited the Marina Barrage today..not too bad an experience..especially for e kids. This photo above is the dam that keeps out the seawater. You can see evidently from the colours of the water. We had some time to spend in the cafe and the cafe offers a good view of the dam minus the heat from the sun : ). Other areas includes the huge grass turf, that will be great for a picnic, if not for the overpowering sun. All in all, the kid had the best experience at this place.. the water feature doubles up well as a place for kids to run around and get wet...something the adults wish to do too : ) I will probably return again to this place in the evening to catch the Singapore skyline at its best. The following are some of the photos taken.


webdesign in singapore said...

Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank uWeb Design in Singapore

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