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Pulau Ubin , the green resort. Done By: Ng Jing Han Dickson Bennett Yong Liu Hsu-Wei Cheong Keng Soon Wang Qi Yu. Contents. Mamam beach Data collected Type of engineering to be used Green technologies Green methods of construction. Mamam Beach. Characteristics of Mamam Beach:
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PulauUbin, the green resort Done By: Ng Jing Han Dickson Bennett Yong Liu Hsu-Wei Cheong Keng Soon Wang Qi Yu
Contents • Mamam beach • Data collected • Type of engineering to be used • Green technologies • Green methods of construction
Mamam Beach • Characteristics of Mamam Beach: • Direction of wind is from east to west • Destructive waves; waves have a weaker swash and a stronger backlash • Mamam Beach was chosen as the location because it: • Receives a lot of sunlight, thus it would a suitable location to amass solar energy. • Is a scenic spot. The beautiful scenery of the area would attract a lot of tourists to the place.
The resort • The resort would be entirely running on solar energy, and because the area receives a lot of sunlight, there would not be a shortage of energy for the resort. Loci • It is 1800 metres away from the jetty. • The nearest hut, which is Beberek Hut, is just next to the resort. Several other huts are also very near to the hut. • Attractions, like the Balai Quarry and ChekJawa are 2000 metres away from the resort. • As it might be noisy if the campsite is too near the NPCC campsite, we have also put the resort at 400 metres away from the NPCC campsite.
Green technologies • Solar panels • Wind Turbines • Hydroelectric
Solar Panels • The roofs of the resort would be made using solar panels. • This acts as a green source of energy, and we would never have a blackout, because PulauUbin is very sunny. • However, it comes at a rather high cost at around $50,000 for a large piece for the roof.
Wind turbines • As the island is covered with sea, there would always be sea breeze. • Thus, it would be very good if we can tap into this never-ceasing source and turn it into a reliable source of green energy. • We plan to locate these turbines near the beach, where there would be minimal blockage from the trees and more wind can be converted into energy.
Hydroelectric energy • As we can see from the previous image, there is a strong stream of water. • We can build a mini-dam there to convert the rapid flow of water into hydroelectric energy. • This can also act as an attraction because dams are not common in Singapore.
Type of engineering • Soft engineering • Beach Nourishment • Hard engineering • Breakwater
Beach nourishment • As the waves at Mamam Beach are considered destructive, the beach area would be washed away sooner or later. • This will cause our wind turbines to collapse because there would no longer be a platform for them to stand. • Thus, we think that reclaiming the lost area with sand is a good option to solve the problem
Engineering to be used Resort Resort Resort Resort
Breakwater • As we can see from the previous image, we can build a larger breakwater to protect the shore. • By building the breakwater, we are killing two birds with one stone, as the area of seawater inside the breakwater can be used for recreational activities like swimming. • We plan to locate these turbines on the breakwater, where there would be minimal blockage from the trees and more wind can be converted into energy.
Transport • Solar paneled vehicles • Bicycles
References • http://www.homesolarandwindinfo.com/solar-panel-cost/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_nourishment • Pictures taken on Ubin