Sentosa has always worked towards developing itself in a sustainable manner. Despite development works over the years, the original tranquil and green environment still remains.
These are just some of the sustainability initiatives that are implemented by Sentosa and its Island Partners.
Following a sustainability plan to minimize the island’s carbon footprint, conserve its flora and fauna, develop itself as a hub for green projects and adopt responsible environmental standards and business practices, Sentosa and its Island Partners have embarked on several projects and activities.
Read on to find out more about the nature/ eco-initiatives in Sentosa!
Recycle with Smart Reverse Vending Machines
Simple acts will make a big impact! Starting 30 June 2020, Smart Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) under the Recycle N Save initiative will be installed in the State of Fun, which will make recycling easier, with added benefits.
Ride a BlueSG Car
Reduce your carbon footprint when you make your way to Sentosa via BlueSG, Singapore’s first electric carsharing service. There are now three charge ports on the island – Resorts World Sentosa, Beach Station, and Sentosa Cove.
Discover Sentosa’s heritage trees and buildings
You can find of the largest and oldest heritage trees right at the entrance Rasa Sentosa Resort. The Angsana tree is 27m tall and has a girth of 10.2m. To qualify for Heritage Trees status, a tree's girth must be more than 5m; and it’s also judged on its botanical, historical, social and aesthetic values.
Stay in an eco-hotel
There are plenty of hotels to stay in Sentosa but how about staying in one that wears its eco credentials proudly on its sleeves? Siloso Beach Resort is designed to minimize the environmental footprint and maximize energy efficiency. With buildings designed around existing forestation and 72% of the resort exposed to natural weather conditions, the resort has sure gone out its way to preserve the environment through its green initiatives, which includes design, energy, water, waste and landscaping.
Shell-abrate marine wildlife
As part of Sentosa’s commitments to conserve wildlife around the island, various protective measures are put in place whenever a nest is discovered. One of which includes a protective barrier erected around the nest to keep the eggs safe from potential predators such as monitor lizards and crabs. Sentosa also actively works with National Parks Board (NParks) to monitor the eggs daily in order to ensure the safety of the eggs during the incubation period.