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Land Reclamation In Singapore


Land reclamation is exceptionally important for a highly populated country like Singapore. Land reclamation has helped Singapore to increase the amount of land for us to use.

Singapore: Reclaimed land and uses (click to enlarge)

Land reclamation in Singapore started as early as 1820s, which is during the colonial. However land reclamations carried out during that period are small scaled. It was only in the 1960s that land reclamation was carried out on a large scale.
Singapore has reclaimed about 70 square kilometers of land from 1960 to present day.