Singapore Discovery centre

A total of 310 of Sec 3 students visited the SDC today. 

Pulau Ubin

I have not been to this part of the island for almost 2 decades. So much had changed. My last visit to this part of the island was with the students for the National Geography camp where they came here for settlement studies, mapping out the landuse in the area. Now I see more bicycle rental shops and the only one which is familiar is the stage. 

 Arriving at the jetty by bum boat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal - $3 per pax and they will wait for 12 pax before they set off.

So awed by the rocks near the jetty

A map of the island near the jetty

The main purpose of our visit to look at the micro grid test bed on how solar energy is tapped on the island. This is the learning journey which is part of Geography Symposium 2018

Rows of bicycle rental shops

There is also taxi service

The island has attracted quite a number of tourists

A few restaurants on the island

By using the new energy instead of generator, the owner Ms Koh electricity bill is reduced from $800 plus to $300 plus a month

The familiar stage which I saw decades ago

The noisy generator which is still being used by the residents. Around 100 plus of them on the island.

the solar panels on the roof top slightly tilts downwards towards the east. This maximise the absorption of solar and also allow the water to drain off the roof

The geography teachers' learning journey to Pulau Ubin micro-grid test bed.

The geography teachers also enjoyed a game of "monopoly" with questions or tasks related to energy.

Can you see the solar panel behind the papaya trees?

Love the aerial roots of the mangrove

So picturesque

Passed by the Changi Spit

Many fish farms near the island

As it is so near to the airport, we saw quite a number of planes flew by

Beautiful houses protected by the sea wall

drainage into the sea

Look at the view - captivating right?

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