Sustainability trip to Batam, Indonesia

01 Mar 2024

On 28 February 2024, 58 graduating students from the School of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLS) and 20 from the school of Architecture & the Built Environment embarked on a 2-day Overseas Sustainability Immersion Trip to Batam, Indonesia. Guided by CLS lecturers and experts from Batamindo Investment Cakrawala, they explored green energy systems, water treatment, and waste management at the Batamindo Industrial Site. The highlight was their collaboration with Wisata Alam Mangrove Pandang Tak Jemu, where they planted mangroves to support ecosystem conservation. This hands-on experience left a lasting impression, empowering students to champion sustainability and environmental stewardship. Overall, the trip provided invaluable insights into practical applications of eco-friendly practices, preparing students to become agents of change in promoting sustainability.

"We were very thankful to the lecturers who planned this trip! We had a lot of fun learning about Batam's contributions to sustainability. We went to the eco-industrial park, saw the water treatment systems, and travelled to their mangrove planting site to plant propagules! It is amazing to see how people around the world, making effort to protect our planet and living sustainably."

Calista Abella Ang
Diploma in Applied Chemistry

Participating in the recent Batam Overseas Sustainability Trip has provided me with valuable exposure and insights to how companies incorporate sustainability practices into their operations. In addition, I had the rare chance to plant a mangrove during this trip, which really allows me to do a small but yet crucial part for our Mother Earth.

Tan Zhi Leng
Diploma in Perfumery & Cosmetic Science

SP Sustainability Matters