Sunday, November 2, 2008

Singapore Flyer & Marina Barrage

Yesterday, 3Yi Zhang brought us to Singapore Flyer for a walk. We had Popeyes Chicken and Whipped Potatoes for dinner. Well, we din take the Flyers as I found the price of the ride a bit expensive. Then we saw 2 ladies doing balloon sculptures and we went to queue up. Actually, I love the little bear they twisted for other kids but Shannon insisted on having a flower. Initially, they didn't even want to give one to Elyse as they said it could be dangerous if it burst.

Oh.. Singapore flyer celebrates Halloween!! Actually there is a spooky garden but I din take any photos as Shannon was asleep when we passed by.

We went to Marina Barrage for a walk too. When we reached the place, we saw alot of people queuing up in the car park. Then we realised that Marina Barrage was opened only yesterday!!!

About Marina Barrage

The Marina Barrage is a 350-meter wide dam built across the Marina Channel to keep out seawater, forming Singapore’s first reservoir in the city and 15th reservoir. 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.

The Marina Barrage is part of a comprehensive flood control scheme to alleviate flooding in the low-lying areas in the city such as Chinatown, Boat Quay, Jalan Besar and Geylang. During heavy rain, the series of nine crest gates at the dam will be activated to release excess storm water into the sea when the tide is low.

As the water in the Marina Basin is unaffected by the tides, its water level will be kept constant all year round. This is ideal for all kinds of recreational activities such as boating, windsurfing, kayaking and dragonboating etc.

We ended the day with tabaos from 24h Kopitiam with our parents at home!

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Something About Us said...

thanks for sharing! it's something new to me leh as I didnt know anything about Marina Barrage :P

will bring the kids to see see look look some day

- Ling