A STOMPer claims that this plant has been pruned too much, till it has become bald, and says it is now an eyesore. He told STOMP:
"This picture of a botak bush (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) was taken at Bk 287 Bukit Batok East Ave 4. Last month when I passed the block I could see a host of red Hibiscus flowers on this plant which was attractive to all passersby. "Just before the Lunar New Year the Jurong Town Council sent its workers to prune the plants and trees in this estate. After the operation the flowering bushes looked botak as there was excessive pruning. "Yes, pruning needs to be done but why give this bush a botak look which is now an eyesore to the residents during the Lunar New Year."