Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 2 Reflections by Kiang Jia Ming Kenneth

Can Gio Biosphere

1. As you were travelling down the river, what were some problems you observed? What are the causes of these problems?

I noticed that the river was huge, and despite being motile, it would still take some time to reach from one point to another as the important locations are far apart.

2. Why do people stay near a river? How can the use of the river be sustainable?

People stay near a river as there is a supply of food within the river. This use of the river can be sustainable if people were to not pollute the river so much by doing things like littering.

3. What does it take for a location/site to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site? Why is it essential for a location like Can Gio to be listed as such a site?

The location/site needs to be able to provide information for education or cultural understanding. It is essential for Can Gio to be listed as a UNESCO site as it is able to provide a lot of scientific information on mangrove forests.

4. If there is a place in Singapore that you can list as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is it? Why?

The River Safari. I chose this as it features many different animals and also the 'famous' endangered pandas which can provide a lot of information for people.

5. What is the difference between the market that you have visited VS that of Singapore’s. Why do you think there are such differences?

The markets in Vietnam may display the dismembering of (live) frogs and some of the things sold are fresh unlike Singapore. I believe it is because the Vietnamese are more free as they have a bigger population and live in a bigger country, which means they do not really care about what they do, like showing people the insides of frogs, and also means that people can grow or farm their own animals which allows them to sell better quality items.

6. Share a photo, from today, that resonates most with you. And why?

I chose this image as it shows us enjoying our time which is what we should be doing in the trip, although we may have some restrictions, but in the end the trip is supposed to let us have a fun time and learn things at the same time and I thought this image was the best one.

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