"Rubbish Island" Pulau Semakau by bladedragon

Pulau Semakau Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 30 photos

Semakau Island

Is actually the first and last landfill island in Singapore (last because all other island already has its own purpose).

The island is actually a combination of 2 islands namely: Semakau Island ( the original) on the west and Sakeng Island on the east.
They build baricades that encircle the area in between the 2 islands to create a space for the landfill.
The rubbish were incinerated first and the ashes were used to fill the area.

It is estimated that the whole Semakau Island will be fully filled by the year 2045. And by then we hope that Singapore will generate zero waste by doing 3R - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
By then the island will be approx around 30-45 meter above sea level and will be an eco recreational area.


Educational tours
Contact NEA directly at:
Tel: 1800-2255 632
Email: contact_nea@nea.gov.sg

Intertidal Walk
Contact Ms Wang Luan Keng
Education and Research Officer
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
National University of Singapore
Email: dbswlk@nus.edu.sg

Contact The Nature Society (Singapore)
Email: contact@nss.org.sg

Sport Fishing
Contact Sport Fishing Association (Singapore)
Email: info@sfas.net

  • Last visit to Pulau Semakau: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • May 27, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    hi fizah here.. i am interested in the intertidal walk..pls get back to me how do i go abt it.. Thanks..my email add is fizzio10@yahoo.com

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    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:15 AM

    Rubbish land is not that rubbish afterall :P


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