In Tiong Seng, we care about the environment and has always strive to strike a balance between development and conservation. Our approach to such balance stems from environmental protection and capacity building.
Environmental protection efforts for both flora & fauna are governed by a rigorous Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan, coupled with a thorough Physical Environmental Monitoring Program. Capacity building involves all staff on-site, ensuring familiarity with the ecological sensitivity of the plot and awareness of the measures, protocols and laws.
outward bound singapore (coney island)
OBS @ Coney Island Project encapsulates Tiong Seng's commitment towards careful planning in construction to minimise our impact on the environment.
The OBS @ Coney Island project is being developed with a carefully conceived design and construction plan to ensure sensitivity to its surrounding biodiversity.
With good connectivity to both Pulau Ubin and mainland Singapore, the expanded OBS will be able to conduct more quality programmes and expeditions around Singapore, utilising our blue and green spaces. In total, nineteen (19) blocks of buildings will be constructed to hold most of the functions such as main gathering, reception, logistic functions, activities, residential facilities etc.
As the primary classroom for OBS, the great outdoors remains a critical environment we must preserve. The following efforts at OBS development demonstrated Tiong Seng’s efforts toward sustainability and conservation
Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan
An Environmental Impact Study (EIS) was conducted in 2017 to assess the nature and extent of environmental impacts arising from the construction and operation of the project and its related activities. An Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) was then formulated from the EIS process that consolidates the measures and monitoring requirements for the development to ensure compliance with the recommendations in the EIS.
Conserving and Enhancing the Habitat
Trees on site are surveyed and tagged based on their species, health, size and conservation status. Trees with conservation interests or suitable for transplanting were also salvaged and relocated to other parts of Singapore. And carefully curated trees and plants will be planted as part of the landscaping to enhance the habitat of the development.
Facilitating Wildlife Connectivity
Various nature groups were consulted at the initial stage of the development. And multiple wildlife crossing zones have been demarcated at the peripheral of the development boundary to facilitate habitat connectivity for local wildlife in the area. One such wildlife crossing provides connectivity for the otters to fish at the reservoir or the open sea.
Sustainable Building Practices
Efficient and sustainable construction methods were adopted, such as light gauge steel hoardings, DfMA initiatives like the PPVC, precast slab, drain & staircase etc., and modular MEP to improve productivity and reduce wastage. Apart from that, some carbon reduction initiatives are the use of MET (carbon avoidance) and innovative technologies to manage and track utility consumption and waste.