Ecotourism in Singapore is there such a thing? There are national parks (NParks) and forest. But ecotourism? A modem tiny island metropolis of 5 million people - it is associated with shopping centres and shipping commerce. More 'manufactured-tourism' than ecotourism!
However ecotourism (or sustainable tourism) has a champion. Despite that there are hardly any environmentally 'pristine' areas left in Singapore. The Megazip Adventure Park (Megazip) sits on the pristine forest hilltop of Imbiah hill, a NParks protected oasis in the middle of Sentosa.
Sentosa Island is a designated tourism and prestige residential property development crowded with commercial mass tourism options, like a casino, Universal Studios and Underwater World. The Megazip stands out with its iconic forest appeal. No high impact development, just outdoor thrill activities surround by NParks protected forest, magnificent views and a giant zipline down to Siloso beach.
qualifies as a 'ecotourism' attraction in Singapore due to:
Low Environmental Impact - there are no permanent structures or buildings within the NParks protected Imbiah Hill forest area.
creation of Environmental Awareness - the attraction showcases a rare strip of coastal rainforest Singapore to over 100, 000 tourist every year making it the most popular NParks site on Sentosa.
Financial benefits- as a popular attraction, it generates local employment,
promotes NParks and contributes a commercial income stream.
So eco-conscientious travellers looking for an ecotourism adventure in Singapore? Look no further than Megazip Adventure Park.
Date posted: 2012-10-29 | posted by: megaz
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