Saturday, 3 January 2009

Poles Apart

I'm having a little rant about littering in Singapore - premeditated littering I mean.

Surprisingly for a country that has stringent laws, Singapore is not clamping down on the proliferation of tear-tab notices that seem to be sprouting up on every available lamp post.

This fungal manifestation is not only an eyesore that detracts from the beautification efforts of the local councils, the paper also drops off during the rains and lies in pulpy heaps on the pavement.

These two examples were at the Dawson's bus stop this afternoon. I would think this practice would stop fairly rapidly if the litter enforcement officers simply made a note of the numbers on the advertisements and prosecuted the miscreants.

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