Singapore is not even the Top 10 cleanest cities

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Singapore is not even the Top 10 cleanest cities

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:36 pm

takes a long time to catch up i guess

worse if we do not have the foreign workers to keep on sweeping

perhaps we could be ranked 28 from the bottom...


http://epi.yale.edu/Countries

http://news.omy.sg/News/Local%2BNews/St ... 23676.html
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Postby bigsnoopy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:46 pm

Very surprise to see Sinagapore is ahead of Australia????

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Postby schweppes » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:47 pm

This irks me no end. There are some Sporeans who have no sense of civic-mindedness. The HDB void decks are one good example of how people leave their trash around. I don't understand why they can't dispose their rubbish into the bins which are like 5 steps away?!! :x or dispose the junk mail into the bins provided. They'll just throw/litter everything on the floor. :!:

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:49 pm

YKVT wrote:Very surprise to see Sinagapore is ahead of Australia????


OZ is even SAME score as Philippines !
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Postby snowman.697 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:32 pm

And others who have NO INITIATIVE at all to pick up others' litter. Whenever I pick up bus tickets that have fallen on the bus floor (I collect tickets) people give me strange looks. So what if I am not a cleaner? I am not a cleaner means I cannot pick up rubbish or what? zzzzz

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Postby tankee » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:11 pm

i know an old man that would go around picking up litters and throw them into the bins. His son was said to be very ashame of his action. :?

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Re: Singapore is not even the Top 10 cleanest cities

Postby tankee » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:13 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:....

worse if we do not have the foreign workers to keep on sweeping

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some says it is because of the foreign workers that result in the increase in littering.

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Re: Singapore is not even the Top 10 cleanest cities

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:23 pm

tankee wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:....

worse if we do not have the foreign workers to keep on sweeping

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some says it is because of the foreign workers that result in the increase in littering.
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: so we employ foreign workers to pick up their own litters ?? ...... lol
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Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:31 pm

This is the difference between a economic vs a community approach to solving a civic problem. Economic approach - everything cost money. You got money then you go ahead and litter and we will fine you. No money then better not play play. Since most of us no money so most of us don't litter... but only if we know we can be caught. If we think we are not being monitored and sanctions cannot be enforced, then we do the exact opposite to the law, just to get the thrill of getting away with it, like we love it when we get a discount on our purchases. Sales on littering! 100% off. Community approach - it's not the money or sanctions - it's basic human decency of doing something to benefit everybody, not just to oneself. Since we all embrace the concept of the country as Singapore Inc, it is easy to see why we always choose the economic approach to solving problems. That makes us a really fine country.

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Postby sall » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:08 am

A lot of the dog-owners in my housing estate are guilty of the unsightly dog poo and dog urine, it is so unhygienic to have puddles of dog urine at all those pillars, dog poo are all over the place. There is even dog poo in the lift. We should not expect cleaners to clear all these, it is the responsibility of these dog-owners. I have also seen those grandparents and parents from China who threw tissue, sweet-wrappers and a lot more at the playground. Most people here are too selfish. So how can S'pore be the cleanest if we have so many such people here? I pity the cleaners.

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