Singapore Branch visit the Marina Barrage

7 August 2015

As part of the branch efforts to continually broaden the horizons of the health and safety knowledge of our valued members, the IOSH Singapore Branch organised a technical visit to the Marina Barrage on the 31 July 2015.

Marina Barrage group photo

Such tours are open to IOSH members and are graciously extended to non-members. We’re glad that this tour has garnered a delightful response and benefited a total of 18 participants!

The visit started off with an informative corporate briefing presented by Mr Khairil Anwar in relation to Singapore’s water management strategies as well as the threefold benefits of the barrage, including the recreational initiatives which promote healthy lifestyle whilst bringing people closer to the waters. He also shared some of the standard safety procedures that they observe on a daily basis.

Subsequently, we were led by a knowledgeable docent through an educational tour in the highly interactive Sustainable Singapore Gallery, which allows us to appreciate Singapore’s laudable efforts towards sustainability. 

It revealed many fun facts about the challenges in Singapore’s water history. The most enjoyed segment was the demonstrative barrage model. It helped us understand how the barrage works and the tremendous considerations involved during the design stage – optimising the use of energy and intricately design to fail-safe.

Barrage Model photo

The Branch Chairman, Darren Brunton, had presented a crystal plaque to Mr Khairul Anwar as a token of appreciation for shedding great insights on the Marina Barrage. The visit ended with a savoury dinner at Satay by the Bay during which participants bond meaningfully over local delights and beverages.

Do check back on our branch event page as we will be updating it with other exciting events! Looking forward to seeing you.