A STOMPer feels that the chilli trees along this Teck Whye footpath should be removed, as he has seen kids biting the chillies out of curiosity.
The contributor says:
"These chilli trees are planted at Block 26, Teck Whye Lane, outside the bird shop at #01-196.
"I wonder if it is suitable to plant chilli trees at common areas, especially just beside the footpath.
"I have seen some kids pluck the chilli from the tree and bite it.
"You can imagine how the kids suffer by doing that.
"Can the authority or Town Council move these trees to somewhere else!"
Considering that many of the ornamental plants grown in Singapore are toxic and poisonous to varying degrees, chilli really is quite mild in comparison.
And isn't it the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their child doesn't put random objects into his or her mouth?