Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tsunami in Singapore

At a news conference in the launch of a report on the impact of climate change on poor people (by the aid and development organisation World Vision) recently, a professor Wong Poh Poh (National University of Singapore geography department) urged the Singapore government to commission a study on the possiblity of tsunamis on Singapore.

He had warned that the people of Singapore should be advised that there are risks of tsunami and should always be prepared for it. A tsunami can hit Singapore's coastal, especially the Changi Airport and the man made Jurong Island. Although tsunamis as high as 10 metres are usually destructive such as the one that hit and killed 168,000 people in Aceh in December 2004, may not strike in Singapore, a low wave that hits Singapore is enough to destruct the many infrastructure on the Singapore coast.

1 comment:

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