Look out for some decades old trees at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure in Universal Studios Singapore® as they were given a new home after they were relocated when the resort was under construction. A tree conservation exercise was announced in 2007 to save trees that were on RWS' site. Instead of cutting down trees that have taken decades to mature, 200 trees were transplanted to various parts of the resort after its completion. One Ficus tree was among the first to be transplanted to the courtyard of the Corporate Office located at Artillery Avenue when it was built in 2008. This tree has since been given a new home at Equarius Hotel Level 2 driveway. The other trees can be found at Lake of Dreams, along Waterfront and District Cooling Plant near Sentosa Serapong Golf course.
Likewise, we have replanted trees lost due to the construction of Genting Hotel Jurong in 2015. Our effective integration of the landscape and the environment won us a Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Merit award in the Hotel Category and the Outstanding Project-- Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF) Certification.
Another RWS initiative involved the reuse of timber from 300 trees of 10 different species. Trees that could not be saved re-emerged as items ranging from benches and trellises, posts in covered walkways, to wooden carvings and souvenirs in the resort. We hope to lead the way in promoting the responsible use of resources in a development.
At Resorts World Sentosa, we acquire our fishes from sustainable sources. Complying with a regulatory management framework that meets the standards or guidelines set by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), AZA, the Australasian Species Management Programme (ASMP) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), we procure fishes from sustainable sources.
As we work towards an integrated approach to species conservation, we collaborate with other organizations to combine expertise on projects. Our partnerships with existing third parties at the local, regional and international level have allowed us to conduct significant research on protecting biodiversity. Some of our joint efforts include: Sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation in collaboration with Seamarc, coral research in partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, and sustainable aquaculture practices analysis with Temasek Polytechnic (TP). For more details on these projects, please visit S.E.A. Aquarium Blog.