10 February 2009

Resorts World Sentosa engages Boycott facebook group? Not

A message has been left on the I will boycott Resorts World Sentosa and its Marine Life Park facebook group that Marine Life Park is seeking "views and remain committed to dialogue with special interest groups, supporters and any individual who is keen to learn and act on marine conservation".

The facebook group is objecting to Resorts World Sentosa use of whalesharks and 18 bottlenose dolphins FROM THE WILD for its Marine Life Park in 2010.

[Update: I have just heard that the message left on the facebook group is NOT from Resorts World Sentosa and that the person who posted the comment does not represent Resorts World Sentosa.]

From the I will boycott Resorts World Sentosa and its Marine Life Park facebook group.

Shang Lin (Singapore Management) wrote
at 8:44pm on February 7th, 2009
The Marine Life Park team recognises the issues raised by groups and individuals, and also appreciates the support and well wishes from supporters who have expressed keen anticipation to work and meet some of its magnificent residents. We welcome views and remain committed to dialogue with special interest groups, supporters and any individual who is keen to learn and act on marine conservation.

We welcome any feedback/comments; please feel free to email us at csr@rwsentosa.com

Fire away.


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4 comments:

  1. http://www.rwsentosa.com/en_marinepress.html
    and here's the RWS press release on their Marine Life Park

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  2. I would like to highlight that my message has been completely misconstrued and misinterpreted by the management of this facebook group. The message was meant to inform the members and readers of this group, a channel of which one could direct their concerns and grievances to.

    It baffles me how one can interpret a wall-post on facebook group as a form of engagement and I’m extremely disappointed that I’ve been positioned as the villain in this story despite believing in same cause as everyone.

    To make it absolutely clear, I do not represent RWS nor do I speak on their behalf. I too personally believe in the preservation of our delicate marine ecology and its inhabitants.

    I would expect that campaigns of any form would be steeped in research and constant monitoring of – in this case, RWS’s – activities and I’m appalled that the information I presented from the RWS website was perceived as new data.

    As activists, we cannot continue to pat ourselves on the back by merely indulging in conversation amongst ourselves - the converted - but expand outside to influence the general public and more importantly, actively seek to reach out to the other and broker a resolution.

    On a conciliatory note, I gladly offer my assistance to further this cause should the need arise and as everyone works to seek an end to this issue swiftly.

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  3. Hi Shangz,

    I think that anybody would have misunderstood your message since from your style of writing, the tone of voice, the use of first person narrative ("we welcome...") makes you sound like you are speaking from the perspective or behalf of RWS.

    Thank you for clarifying your position :)

    And thank you Ria for posting this clarification so nobody else gets confused! :)

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