Sunday, January 25, 2009

Jackie Chan launches green initiative in Sentosa

Sentosa is cutting down on the emission of carbon dioxide by encouraging tourists to go green with the newly introduced two-wheel motor personal transporter called Segway. International superstar Jackie Chan was in town to launch the Segway Go Green Initiative, encouraging everyone to do their part for the environment.

"Do you know how much water we waste when each of us visits the washroom twice a day? When I go to the washroom, I will ask who is going after me; we'll flush the toilet bowl when the last person is done. I am doing this for the environment," Chan said.

Chan also planted a tree in gesture of improving the environmental condition of the island.
Sentosa currently has 30 two-wheel mobile devices to cater to tourists' needs. The management plans to increase the number of devices to 50 by the end of this year. At the current phase, tourists can only use the devices around designated areas; the long term plan is to enable tourists to get around the island with the device as one of the island's transportation means.

Construction for integrated resort, Resorts World at Sentosa, is expected to be completed next year. Traffic on the island is expected to be busier; the management is thus working to decrease the emission of carbon dioxide on the island by exploring various means with the two-wheel device as one of which.

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