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“Another side of Singapore”

The NEWater Visitor Centre
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US$ 113.42*
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Sustainable Singapore Guided Tour
Ranked #236 of 837 things to do in Singapore
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Owner description: Find out why water is the precious lifeblood of our small country and see how Singapore’s waterways interact at the NEWater Visitor Centre.
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Singapore has two major limitations -- land and clean water. The tour at this visitor centre shows how Singaopre is tackling the problem of having enough clean water for a growing population.

The tour is designed for school groups, but as an adult I actually found it quite interesting. You'll learn about the four "taps" of water (rain, water imports from Malaysia, desalination, recycling) and how recycled NEWater is produced.

Rather than trying to encourage citizens to drink recycled water, it is used for industry and for topping-up reservoirs. The tour explains how water is recycled and you'll see some of the equipment being used. There are also interactive displays to keep children attentive.

The visitor centre is located close to the airport and is a fair walk from the closest MTR (train), so a taxi is recommended.

We found the free tour quite worthwhile, as a way of learning more about Singapore's particular situation in the world.

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Reviewed 8 January 2016

The water treatment scheme of Singapore is amazing! A visit to the center lets you learn about it, through an interactive way, in a guided tour. The tour is very professional, and the exhibition is great.
I really enjoyed learning of about the water treatment in Singapore - what was also nice, that it was raining that day, so a great indoor activity.

Thank Roi A
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

IT is a great journey to visit this Visitor centre. Follow their free guided tour and you will learn more about this new water in the more enteresting way. It will surely add new knowledge as well as giving more information about Singapore's future plan towards the water shortage.

Thank TimOey
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We visited the Centre over the as we were bored and heard quite a bit about it.

We didn't expect much as how exciting can recycled water be..right ?

We were so wrong , first and foremost the service of the staff was excellent , despite being crowded , they attended to everyone with a smile and when asked for information even before the tour , they obliged us. Thank you Sylvia and Sheldon .

The tour itself was really interesting , we had a docent / guide ( that's what they call themselves apparently ) who despite having a rather large crowd of kids, adults and both groups being locals and tourist kept us amused and educated at the same time with his humorous presentation . We learnt a lot. My kids loved the Waterwise Arcade as did even the adults. My compliments to PUB and to Sheldon especially , you brought the idea of water alive. Keep up the good work.

My only regret and please take this as constructive feedback. The tour would be so much more fun and educational if the Centre was fully opened. Seems it was still undergoing some improvements and only the Auditorium & Waterwise Arcade were open. Despite that Sheldon was excellent in covering the missing parts in his presentation.

Do keep up the good work and we will return next month with our extended families when the Centre is fully opened. Sylvia & Sheldon, keep up the great service.

3  Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

The centre highlights the achievements of Singapore in its goal towards water self suffciency. The guide was very friendly. Book your visits in advance. The place is accessible from the nearest MRT station Tanah Merah by taxi. There is no entrance fee. Though the tour was informative, I suggest that more technical explanations on the deep underground sewer system running across Singapore, that feeds the newater plants could be provided. It is a must see for school children who will be the future conservators of the World!
As it is very close to Changi airport, visit it on your way in or way out.

1  Thank KarthikBalan
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