Reaffirming its commitment to caring for the environment, Keppel Land has adopted the heritage-rich estate of Tiong Bahru as a new “Bright Spot” under the Public Hygiene Council’s “Keep Singapore Clean Movement”. Keppel Land is the first property developer to do so with a residential area.
The movement encourages communities, organisations, schools, interest groups and individuals to adopt and take ownership of shared spaces by keeping them clean, while educating and encouraging eco-practices among residents.
Keppel Land’s first litter-picking activity took place on 5 June 2015 in conjunction with World Environment Day. Some 80 employees, led by CEO Mr Ang Wee Gee, spruced up the neighbourhood where the Company is developing its latest residential project, Highline Residences.
Joining in the activity were Public Hygiene Council Chairman Mr Edward D’Silva, and representatives from the Public Hygiene Council and Tanjong Pagar Town Council.
Mr Ang said, “We adopt a proactive approach towards environmental management and protection to create a sustainable future. We are committed to caring for the Tiong Bahru estate and making it cleaner and more beautiful for the benefit of communities living in the vicinity and Singaporeans at large.”
Meanwhile, Keppel Land continued to support Ricoh’s Eco-Action Day, a nationwide campaign in Singapore encouraging awareness and action for the environment.
Roadshows were held at Keppel REIT’s properties – Ocean Financial Centre, Bugis Junction Towers and Marina Bay Link Mall (for Marina Bay Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay) – to share energy conservation and other green tips with tenants and visitors. Tenants also pledged to reduce energy consumption at work and at home.
Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd, the master developer of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, organised a quiz on environmental protection along the township’s Commercial Street on 5 June 2015.
The event was part of year-round efforts to raise environmental awareness and encourage the adoption of an eco-friendly lifestyle among residents.