Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Singapore Marina Barrage

Original words by M Clara Wresti, executive summary by darmansjah

Educational tours of the pump house

Pump house marina barrage, Singapore, not just a pump that regulates the water level in the embankment marina. Pump house is also a museum and educational center in Singapore water treatment, pump house marina barrage is the driver floating. When rain falls on the island of Singapore, the pump is opened so that the river flows into the sea to prevent flooding. When it does not rain, water dammed river water for both raw and tourist center.

Envy, admiration, and finally exasperated upset when he saw the results of the development of Singapore for almost 40 years. State breadth approximately equal to the area Jakarta managed to build his city into a very modern city and the world as the benchmark city livable and sustainable future.

Progress Singapore is already not new. However, the current progress achieved truly awe and respect for the government of that State. Whatever yan does not exist in the country, successfully realized.

According to Helen Clark, administrator of the agency UN Development Programme (UNDP), the key to the success of development in Singapore is a clean government of corruption. All budgets are held is also used to build the city so that the city remains uninhabitable comfortably up at any time.

Starting from the river
 
Development in Singapore originated from tathun 1977, when Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew ordered to clean up rivers in Singapore. At that time, the condition of the river in Singapore is not much different from Ciliwung river (in Java Indonesia) conditions. The color black, full of garbage, and foul-smelling.

Lee Kuan Yew himself intervened, joined Singapore and Kallang rivers clean the basin. In step so that all citizens participate Singapore took part in the event.

"When the construction will be done, you do not know what to do first. Singapore is not only the lack of infrastructure, water supply, electricity supply, but also nationalism. When we met with ethnic china, they would say that their hometowns in china. Then meet with the Indians, they also said village home in India. Meet people wither, their hometown in Malaysia. "Said Liu Thai Ker, the former CEO of Housing and Development Board.

River cleaning project was completed in 10 years.

Housing and waste
 

train railings surrounded by greenery office and residential buildings at kallang

At the same time, the Government of Singapore arrange housing and waste water disposal. Wastewater is not discharged into the river, but to a special channel that flows to the wastewater treatment.

For human waste dumped into the sea. With this waste then there is no pollution in the river.

When the river clean-up program was complete, PM Lee predicts that in 20 years time the rivers in Singapore can be a source of raw water for water supply.

Today, speech PM Lee became a reality. All the water that comes from the two-thirds of the catchment area in Singapore accommodated at the Marina Barrage.

Marina Barrage is located in the new Marina Bay. This area is constructed from reclaimed conducted since the 1980's. In addition to Marina Barrage, in the area located in the southern part of Singapore is also contained Gardens by Bay, Marina Bay Sands hotel, business center, luxury apartments, and so on.

Marina Barrage is actually the pump house. So at the mouth of the Singapore River made sluice that regulates the water level. All the water comes from rain water, because water is not sewage poured into the river, housed in a large lake in the Marina Bay area.

Pump house is set in the dry season the water level is maintained so that it remains beautiful to behold. In the rainy season, the floodgates opened so as to prevent flooding in the city.

Saving every drop of water
Public Utilities Board (PUB), the body that take care of water resistance in Singapore, built Marian Barrage with three goals. First, to keep all the drops of rain falling over Singapore. Second, creating a system that could replace the system which could replace every drop of water used, and the third, reprocess the used water.

The three goals that indicates the primary function of the Marina Barrage. However, on the other hand, Marina Barrage also has a function that is as green open space for the citizens of Singapore. Along the river that resembles a lake made for a Singaporean pedestrian walk, jog, or mingle with the family on the lake. They can enjoy the water Marina lovely cafes located on the edge.


In addition, the Art Science Museum was built as well, taking the stage hydraulic system so that it can be made up to four floors, the Merlion statue, and so forth.

Water Resistance Museum

Marina Barrage
building itself is not just the pump alone. At the Marina Barrage has a museum that tells the story of water resistance. There is also a small replica of the workings of the sluice. Many Singaporean students were invited there to work that how Singaporepreserve its water resistance.

Even more interesting, on the roof of the building Marina Barrage no longer the concrete containing machinery for the purposes of building supplies, but planted with green grass. On top of the building that Singaporeans can take a stroll or a picnic, even flying kites in the building.

The roof of the building that has become a very popular public areas Singaporeans. This place not only meet the needs of the body, but also the citizens of Singapore soul requirement.

Jakarta is far behind

Back to the real world, that is, the city of Jakarta. Not that Jakarta does not want to achieve what has been achieved in Singapore. Jakarta also wants to be a nice city to live up to a hundred or two hundred years. However, the physical and psychological conditions are different, Jakarta has to work hard to catch up.
Dki Jakarta provincial government, at present, is working on a master plan for the manufacture of Giant Sea Wall at bay, working equal to Rotterdam. Giant wall that will be built starting in 2025 it will hold all the river water flowing into the Bay of Jakarta.

Jakarta Governor has said, Jakarta can be as long as Singapore is surrounded by sea. 'If Jakarta is surrounded by sea, such as Singapore, of course my job as governor will be more easily' he said.

Greeting the governor was out considering the high rate of urbanization in Jakarta. With the urbanization, the burden of the city continues to grow.

Beyond the problems of urbanization are dependent on the central government, Jakarta Provincial Government must also continue to fix the fix themselves by committing to the development anti corruption.
 
Corruption not only be jargon, but it should be realized, from the top officials down to the lowest level. Thus, the development budget is collected from public money actually used to fix the city, not used for personal, group, political party under the guise of religion.


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