Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa has been named by Green Destinations as one of the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories.
First launched in 2014, the annual list by the Netherlands-based NPO spotlights destinations around the world that are taking incremental steps and making promising progress towards a more sustainable tourism industry.
Unveiled during the 6th edition of the Global Green Destinations Days, Sentosa island’s innovative and effective sustainability story has been featured alongside that of other notable destinations, including Margaret River in Australia, Kyoto City in Japan, and the Falkland Islands.
In a LinkedIn post, Thien Kwee Eng, CEO, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), highlighted that sustainability is a continuous journey for the organisation. She wrote: “This recognition is a timely affirmation for us to continue working as One Sentosa and a deep reminder that every effort counts in delivering our Sustainable Sentosa.”
Sustainability has been a tenet in the development of Sentosa since the island’s inception as a leisure destination in 1972. Sentosa’s story highlights SDC’s policies, programmes and technology to engage guests and the community in environmental conservation.
Initiatives to achieve the desired outcomes of conserving Sentosa’s natural assets in tandem with leisure development include the identification of ecologically sensitive sites, protection of key areas through multi-pronged approaches, and enhancement of awareness on sustainability issues.
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