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Safe Water @ Ubin

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2016 19:59 SGT

HSL helps address water issues at Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin, 31 January — In line with its vision of a Greater HSL for a Better World, local engineering and construction group, HSL Constructor, strengthened its focus by helping fellow citizens struck by natural crisis.

In December last year, the National Environment Agency (NEA), together with the national water agency PUB, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and the National Parks Board (NParks), had issued a joint statement on the deteriorating water quality on Pulau Ubin. The statement included an advisory that water drawn from the wells must be boiled continuously for at least a minute before it can be consumed or used to prepare food and drinks for sale.

Following the issued statement, HSL has stepped forward to fully underwrite the costs of four water treatment systems to address the water issue.

Senior Minister ‎of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman, as Adviser of Siglap Constituency, visited the eateries at Pulau Ubin to view the completed water treatment systems that serve the eateries. He was joined by senior representatives of partner organisations from the people, private and public sectors.

“Agencies are looking at bringing water treatment units to Pulau Ubin and for the [residents] to have better access to potable water,” Dr Maliki added. “This is an interim [measure] to restore public confidence in the food prepared at these establishments.” Pulau Ubin hosts 300,000 local and foreign visitors annually.

A ground-up initiative conceptualised and driven by Siglap Constituency Consultative Committee (SCCC) and corporate humanitarian NGO, Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF), the installation of the water treatment systems was carried out in the island with the support from relevant government agencies. The project design and delivery were completed in less than a month.

(left) HSL Executive Director, Mr Wong Chin Sing (in green) during the testing of the newly-installed and fully operational water treatment systems.
(right) Dr Maliki Osman thanks HSL Executive Director, Mr Teng Soo Hai (in green) as HSL stepped forward to address the water issue at Pulau Ubin.

Mr Wong Chin Sing, Executive Director and HSL co-founder, added, “We are thankful to be part of this invaluable collective opportunity to help out our fellow Singaporeans. Along with being a supporter of CCF, this initiative is aligned to our company’s vision of contributing towards a better world.”

Highlighting on the critical water safety issue, Dr Maliki shares on the solution, which was a ground-up initiative involving players from the public, private, and people’s sectors.

Dr Maliki Osman sitting with the partners from HSL Constructor, Siglap Constituency Consultative Committee (SCCC), Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF) and WISE Inc. at one of the eateries which serves the 300,000 visitors annually.


HSL was featured on the The Straits Times, TODAY, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian, and Channel NewsAsia on its efforts to address the water issue at Pulau Ubin. To view the full articles, click here.

Founded in 1994 as a small start-up company and abiding staunchly by its Vision — a Greater HSL for a Better World — HSL has grown rapidly over two decades and is recognised as a frontrunner in the regional foreshore marine civil engineering sector. From a fully integrated engineering and construction company, HSL’s services expanded from marine civil engineering and infrastructure, plant construction, and ground engineering to include public works in Singapore.

Here at HSL, we strive to deliver engineering solutions, while enlivening the spirit of innovation.