21 Mar '12, 10am

Singapore to mark World Water Day this Saturday with islandwide events

A jogger jogging along the boardwalk of Lower Peirce Reservoir at Old Upper Thomson Road. More than 25,000 people are expected to gather at several water sites across Singapore this Saturday to mark World Water Day.-- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW More than 25,000 people across Singapore are expected to gather this Saturday to mark World Water Day. To celebrate the occasion, several community events, with the theme Active, Beautiful and Clean Waters (ABC Waters) for All, will be held at 15 locations around Singapore. They will include the cleaning up of water bodies, water monitoring and guided nature walks. President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be the guest of honour at one such event at the Marina Barrage, the main venue for the celebration. A total of 500 cyclists, kayakers and dragonboaters navigate various routes, bringing them to key ABC Waters sites islandwide. The other venu...

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