A look at Singapore's pilot polder project in Pulau Tekong

The raised polder dike conceals a network of drainage systems that keeps the inland area dry. PHOTO: HDB
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The Dutch term "polder" refers to a low-lying tract of land reclaimed from the sea enclosed by a wall or dike to protect the land from the sea.

As the new man-made land is below sea level, water levels in the polder are controlled by a comprehensive water management system which comprises a network of drains and pumps to keep the land dry.

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