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Breaking Records One by One

5 April 2018

Breaking Records One by One

Into its 11th year, the Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) event continues to break records and scale new heights, both locally and on international shores. 

(i)  Singapore has one of the largest World Water Day celebrations in the world

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Singapore holds the record for one of the largest-scale WWD celebrations, running for the entire month of March. 

(ii) Record number of schools and students conducting Water Rationing Exercises

This year, 97 Pre-School, Primary, Secondary and tertiary schools, with a total of 43,000 students participated in the Water Rationing Exercise (WRE). For the first time, a university hostel – NUS Ridge View Residential College – conducted a 10-hour long water rationing exercise for NUS students and staff residents. 

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(iii) Record number of volunteers helping out 

SWWD Finale

For the first time, more than 460 volunteers from 18 organisations helped out at the SWWD roadshows or performed door-to-door home visits to spread the water message, with more than a third of the volunteers were from Team Nila. 

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(iv) Innovative partner-led initiatives 

Also a first, familiar international brands like McDonald’s partnered PUB to distribute 70,000 copies of “A Water Wally Adventure: The Surprise Visitor” book to customers purchasing their Happy Meals during weekends.

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(v) Record number of landmarks lighting up in blue on WWD

From one location (Singapore Flyer) to a new record of 12 locations this year, new landmark includes the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, light up in blue on 22 March to demonstrate strong commitment from the community towards water sustainability.

SWWD Finale
 

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