Pulau Ubin Field Trip Report

Best Essays
Table of Content
Cover …………………………………………………………………………… 1
Table of Content ………………………………………………………………… 2
Executive Summary ……………………………………………………………… 3
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………… 3
1. Environmental impacts ………………………………………………………. 4
2. Site management actions ……………………………………………………… 8
Conclusion and Recommendation ……………………………………………… 11
References ……………………………………………………………………… 12
Appendix A ……………………………………………………………… 14
Appendix B ……………………………………………………………… 15

Tourism Impacts on the Environment in Pulau Ubin

Executive Summary Pulau Ubin as the nature reserve site located in Singapore has been visited by tourists, particularly locals, in which has affected environmental factors due to the tourism activities. This paper will discuss about the environmental factors that has important roles to the tourism development and the social and biophysical impacts of tourism in Pulau Ubin. Lastly, the site management actions of Pulau Ubin will be assessed in relation to this environmental factors.

Introduction
As the famous offshore island and the rustic getaway, located in the north-eastern corner of Singapore, Pulau Ubin has offered its natural side with the original rural value contained into it. Most people are likely to come enjoy the rustic value of life in this island.
In the past, before land of Pulau Ubin was reclaimed in 2001, it was known not only for granite mining and but also original vegetation such as cultivation of rubber, pineapple, coffee, jasmine and coconut and beautiful beaches (National Parks, n.d.). As the tourism industry is proved to contribute big revenue to Singapore, those origin treasures of this island have been rarely found due to the greater tourism activities. The level of practices for tourism purposes, such as hiking, camping and other activities, have exceeded the limit of the natural world in the island and lead impacts on the ecosystems and environment.
Those bad impacts related to the environmental factors



References: Ang, H. S. (2001). Chek Jawa reclamation decided after careful study. In N. Sivasothi (Eds.). Chek Jawa? Lost forever. Checkjawa.nus.sg. Retrieved August 3, 2014 from http://chekjawa.nus.edu.sg/articles/AG/AGart-ref.htm Buckley, R National Georaphic. (n.d.). Air pollution. National Geographic. Retrieved August 3, 2014 from http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/pollution-overview/ National Parks Newsome, D., Moore, S. A., & Dowling, R. K. (2004). Natural area tourism ecology, impacts and management. Australia: Channel View Publications. Otterman. (2011). Pulau Ubin Map [Map]. Retrieved August 3, 2014, from http://otterman.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/new-version-of-nparks-map-of-pulau-ubin-verdict-i-prefer-the-old-map/ The Flower Expert Wild Singapore. (n.d.). Beaches and camping on Ubin. Wild Singapore. Retrieved August 3, 2014, from http://www.wildsingapore.com/ubin/places/beach.htm World Health Organization

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful