Visit to Semakau Landfill â€“ Singaporeâ€™s â€śTrash Islandâ€ť FULLY BOOKED
Date(s) - 11 March 2017
9:15 am - 12:30 pm
Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal
On 11 March 2017 you will have the opportunity to visit Singaporeâ€™s unique offshore Landfill on Pulau Semakau and learn more about how Singapore meets its waste disposal needs.
Semakau Landfill is located about 8km south of Singapore. A 7km perimeter rock bund was built to enclose a part of the sea off Pulau Semakau and Pulau Sakeng to create the space required for the landfill. Semakau Landfill is filled primarily with ashÂ produced by Singapore’s four incineration plants. Contrary to popular belief that Semakau Landfill would be another dirty and smelly landfill, thanks to the care put into the design and operational work at the landfill has ensured that the site is clean, free of smell and scenic.
Donâ€™t miss the opportunity SAS is offering you to visit the unique landfill coexisting with vibrant marine eco-system, mangroves, grassland and shoreline habitats. During our visit we will learn more about the landfilling process at Semakau Landfill:
- Be aware of the problems and constraints which Singapore faces in the management of its solid waste.
- Learn and understand the importance of a well-managed waste disposal system in maintaining a clean city-state in the development of an efficient waste disposal system, and the measures needed to meet future challenges.
- Experience the entire waste management process first hand though a comprehensive guided tour.
Date: Saturday, 11 March 2017
Time: 09.15am-12.30pm (Important: please arrive at 09.15am as the ferry leaves at 09.30am!)
Fees: $ 45 for members, $ 55 for non-members
Meeting Point: Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal, 55 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118810 (Meeting point is inside the terminal!)
Transport: We have made arrangements for a private ferry charter which will bring our group from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal to Pulau Semakau where we will have our tour and then back.
Please note: Travel to and from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal has to be arranged individually. Parking lots at the ferry terminal are very limited so we suggest you arrive by taxi or public transport (see map enclosed).
Maximum Participants: 30 pax (The minimum age requirement for visitors is 12 years old and they must be accompanied by adults at all times)
Registration Deadline: Monday, 13 February 2017
Please note: After being registered, all participants will be asked to send an e-mail including their name, organisation and age. This information has to be sent to the National Environment Agency (NEA) who is in charge of the guided tours on Semakau Landfill beforehand. On the day of the visit itself, every participant has to sign an Acknowledgement Form of Risks & Undertaking and bring along their photo identification for verification purpose.
No-shows & cancellations fees:
No-shows will be charged. Free cancellation can be done till 2 days prior to the event by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations made later will be charged the event costs.
Bookings are closed for this event.