|Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan was there to kickstart the dragon boat race as well.|
According to the World Resources Institute Aqueduct project, Singapore faces a high overall water risk. Thanks to an efficient government, the regulatory and reputation risk is the lowest.
Here are the festival highlights:
One of the more interesting activity is the raft race. Most of the rafts were made from scrap materials, while I was more concerned about the adhesive tapes used and whether these materials were to be recycled after the event. The rafts were really innovative though! I didn’t get to see if they managed to float, but it was obvious that the students put in a lot of efforts. Here are some other noteworthy rafts:
|Supermario in the raft race!|
|Jiajia and Kaikai with a really strong smell of acryllic paint|
|An actual-looking boat|
|My favourite raft: A menacing-looking mosquito that reminds us not to allow such pests breed on water|
will look forward to bouncer castles
easy to be Katniss from Hunger Games
Boat Race is opened to Secondary Schools, ITEs, Polytechnics and SP staff.
There were a lot of students cladded in singlet and shorts. All dragon boats, paddles, rudders, drums and life-vests used by competitors were provided. It was interesting to see the 20-crew or 10-crew dragon boat race against each other. The race was flagged off by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. It was a great display that showed the relationship between man and water: the adrenaline and rush that the dragon-boaters had when riding on the waves and currents of the life-giving water.
6. Visit the Sustainable Singapore gallery if you haven’t yet
The Sustainable Singapore gallery in Marina Barrage focuses on the water challenges all over the world and in Singapore. It also explains why the Marina Barrage was built. I am so glad that our visionary leader was able to think for the future generations. We should do our part too to conserve water by using less and reducing wastage.
7. Snap a picture with Water Wally
8. Make a pledge for a common water cause
“Not just water issues, I pledge to increase awareness on all environmental issues before the effects of climate change is irreversible.
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