It is a disgrace to see the area around the Singapore Flyer and Marina Barrage littered with rubbish, says STOMPer Winter.
Apart from the image it projects, the STOMPer is also worried that not enough is being done to prevent the swine flu or other diseases from spreading.
In an email dated May 9, Winter says:
"The river bank separating Singapore Flyer and Marina Barrage was seen filled with rubbish along the coast.
"Empty drink bottles, paper cups and plastic bags were seen along the river bank.
"Singapore Flyer is a tourist attraction and this will reflect badly on Singapore's image.
"Also, in times of the swine flu, it is best that not only the shopping centres or public toilets be kept clean, the river banks should be kept clean to prevent the spread of disease and also to keep our water clean."
I'm not sure what the dead bird in the last photo has to do with littering.
I really wonder if it's going to be cost-effective to attempt to treat the water from the Marina Reservoir to meet potable water standards. After all, given that the river was all but dead until the 1980s, and I doubt people are ever going to wake up and stop tossing trash into their water supply, maybe it would be better to use the Marina Reservoir just for our non-potable water needs. Unless of course, we take littering as a problem more seriously, and clamp down even harder on idiotic litterbugs.