The United Nations has designated 22 March each year as World Water Day. In Singapore, the day serves as a reminder about of the importance of conserving water and protecting our water resources.
Here are some ways to observe World Water Day in Singapore.
World Water Day in Singapore
Pay a Visit to a “Water Museum”
The Sustainable Singapore Gallery and NEWater Visitors Centre provide a glimpse into the importance of water to Singapore. Paying a visit to either of these galleries is an opportunity to learn about this precious resource.
Marina Barrage’s Sustainable Singapore Gallery lays out Singapore’s water journey over the years while the NEWater Visitors Centre in Bedok has interactive elements that are fun for visitors.
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Mark World Water Day in Singapore by learning more about water conservation at these “water museums”.
GoBlue4SG Night Carnival
On the evening of 22 March 2019, head down to Marina Barrage for the GoBlue4SG Night Carnival. Taking place from 6 pm to 10 pm, this evening carnival which is being held in conjunction with World Water Day 2019 in Singapore includes music, an outdoor movie screening of Aquaman (what else…), Water Wally parade and a fireworks display. Turn up in blue to get free gifts at the carnival. Learn more here.
Go Blue and Be Rewarded
GoBlue4SG is having some deals this March in celebration of World Water Day 2019 in Singapore. On 22 March, shop at White Sands in a blue top to redeem a “Koufu by Cookhouse Breakfast Set Voucher”. Show up in blue at Swensen’s between 18 to 24 March 2019 and enjoy 15% off its Outrageous Sundaes. What’s more, Deliveroo is having a promo where the code “GOBLUESG” gets you a discount until 30 April 2019. Get the full details and information on other deals here.
Let the Kids Attend Water-conservation-themed Storytelling Sessions
Up till 26 March, the public libraries are holding water-conservation-themed storytelling session for children, complete with activities such as colouring sheets and puzzles. Upcoming sessions will be held at Jurong West Public Library (19 March), Marine Parade Library (20 March), Sengkang Public Library (21 March, Sembawang and Toa Payoh Public Libraries (23 March) and Bukit Batok Library (26 March). Get more information here.
Make a Pledge
We can all play a part in making sure that every drop counts. Some practical ways including washing the clothes only when there is a full load, using the half-flush where possible, turning off the shower when soaping, turning off the tap when brushing teeth and rising vegetables in a container instead of under running water.
One other way is to make an online pledge to save water. Do so here and commit to helping conserve water this World Water Day 2019 in Singapore.
Enjoy Singapore’s Water Bodies
Singapore has many bodies of water that we can enjoy and appreciate. One way to observe World Water Day in Singapore is to simply get out there and appreciate what we have.
There are plenty of ways to come into appreciate the water bodies and the precious water resources we have in Singapore.