Survey allows public to give suggestions on future of Pulau Ubin

Survey allows public to give suggestions on future of Pulau Ubin

SINGAPORE - What would you like to see on Pulau Ubin in the future?

A Ministry of National Development (MND) survey seeks to find out what the public would like to see for the future of the island, reported The Straits Times.

Through the survey, the government hopes to collect suggestions on the best ways to "preserve the rustic charm and heritage of Pulau Ubin so that the island remains an enjoyable destination for all Singaporeans".

The survey asks users what sort of activities they do on the island, and also to rate their satisfaction levels on various aspects, such as the ease of getting to and around Ubin as well as the provision of facilities and amenities.

It then asks users to specify which suggestions they would like to see implemented on the island.

The suggestions include installing more boardwalks, cycling and hiking trails, minimizing visitors at designated biodiversity-sensitive zones, and providing more research facilities for researchers and students.

Users can also rate whether they would like to see the provision of more campsites, more public amenities and the opening up of Ubin's farms for visits.

The survey is part of The Ubin Project, which was launched in March for members of the public and relevant stakeholders to discuss how to improve Pulau Ubin's unique characteristics.

The 10.2 sq km island has just 38 residents today, but receives more than 300,000 visitors annually.

A ministry spokesperson told The Straits Times that the survey would enable the government to "collect more suggestions on how we can preserve the rustic charm and heritage of Pulau Ubin, so that it will continue to be a special place for our future generations".

The survey form can be accessed here.

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