14 Mar '11, 11am

Singapore's 'clean city' image is just an illusion

With reference to the letter "Litter, litter everywhere" (March 10), just how much of an illusion Singapore the 'clean city' is, was never so apparent to me as one morning when, after dropping my husband off at Changi Airport at 5.30am, I thought I would take my first sunrise walk at East Coast Parkway. I was appalled and baffled by what I saw. Trails of litter were everywhere - as if the people responsible were laying a trail to find their way back home. Drink cans and garbage were left sitting on the picnic tables; the covered shelters looked as if a bar room brawl had taken place. Burger wrappers and bags were left on benches, beer cans at the foot of trees - and the few people who had apparently bothered to walk to a trashcan, simply dropped their garbage right beside it. It made me ashamed that this is how our parks are each and every morning, before the cleaners arri...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110314-0000145/Clean...

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