STOMPer Lu Xun was appalled at the state of Little Guilin the morning after Mooncake Festival celebrations were held there (Oct 3).
In an email today the STOMPer wrote:
"These pictures were taken at Little Guilin and the Bukit Batok Town Park at Bukit Batok East Avenue 5.
"There are two condos and some 20 HDB blocks in the vicinity. Last night was the 15th day of the 8th Lunar month and Chinese people here celebrated the Mooncake Festival or zhong qiu jie.
"When I visited the park this morning I was shocked by the aftermath of the celebrations.
"Parents have brought their kids to enjoy the lantern parade in the park but they left behind a big mess and it is a crying shame how our citizens treat their public parks and lakes."
It really is one of life's biggest ironies, the way so many people will go to the trouble of visiting places of scenic beauty, only to ruin the environment with their callous and selfish actions.