The kids enjoying the grass, and some newly weds doing the same.


The water fountain area and the exterior of the Pump Room


Ben wading through the water, and the sculpture, What Goes Around, ComesAround,

We visited The Marina Barrage yesterday. I didn't know there was anything there to see until I read some accounts on other Singapore blogs. And it is actually quite an interesting place to visit, with information boards about how the dam pumps water for flood control, and why it was built.

The Marina Barrage is actually the first Singapore project and only the second project outside of the USA in ten years, to win the top award at the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE)’s Excellence in Environmental Engineering Competition.

We picked a breezy, overcast afternoon, so it wasn't too hot, and the kids enjoyed playing on the grassed rooftop area. It's a great view towards the masses of cranes and building sites of the Integrated Resorts and the Singapore Flyer. It's amazing that all this is build on reclaimed land which has changed the landscape of Singapore so dramatically over the past 50 years.

1 comments

Anonymous said... @ July 9, 2010 at 7:58 AM

What do you think they could do to improve Marina Barrage ?

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