Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scorching sun turns Singapore from 'green' city into gold

 Scorching sun turns Singapore from 'green' city into gold
How sunny is Singapore exactly? Enough to scorch grass, says STOMPer Andrew. Weeks of hot weather have turned grass patches like this one in the Tampines area from healthy green to dead gold.

Here's what the STOMPer remarked:

"Singapore should no longer be called a 'green city', but a 'gold city' instead.

"Recently the weather has been very hot, and I see many dead grass patches, especially on the east side of the island.

"I work as a taxi driver so I've been all over Singapore.

"Nobody has been watering these grass patches but I suppose that's okay since water is so precious that we should save it for people and not grass.

"Also there seems to be quite a bit of trash littered in the area."

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