Wednesday, 24 June 2015

From Teabags to Soiled Diaper & Sanitary Pad to Killer Litter

INDRANEE: MY RESIDENT KEEPS THROWING TEABAGS ONTO PALM TREE
The Tea Bag Tree of Bukit Merah View

After the Cleaner Appreciation event yesterday afternoon (see post below), I took a walk around the common space at blks 128, 129 and 130 Bukit Merah View and checked out the environment.

Was dismayed to see this palm tree adorned with tea bags, obviously thrown from a higher floor and which had snagged on the leaves and branches. It was like a Christmas tree except that instead of pretty ornaments, this poor tree was festooned with used Dilmah tea bags!

Was it really so difficult, one wonders, to lift the tea bag out of the mug or cup, and carry it a few feet to the rubbish container that must surely be in the home?

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BEWARE OF HUMAN FAECES "BOMBS" AT BLOCK 5, TOA PAYOH LORONG 7!

A block of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats at Toa Payoh Lorong 7 has become "infamous" for being the "smelliest HDB block" throughout the island - or so netizens say. Passersby often complain about a pungent and nauseating smell of what seems to be faeces coming from around the lower levels of Block 5, Toa Payoh Lorong 7.

According to the Chinese evening daily, one inconsiderate neighbor appears to be the cause of the persistent stench at the area.

It seems that the neighbor has been throwing packets of human faeces out from their window every day, causing the packets of filth to smash into the walking pavement below or onto the roof shelter above a senior citizens' activity corner under the block.

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MP Baey Yam Keng on an interesting yet unfortunate occurrence in Tampines town


Story of the soiled diaper continues. With GM of Tampines Town Council, we brought the diaper to visit all 11 units of the column where the diaper was found.


Three units have babies. I think we managed to identify which unit was the culprit. Without concrete evidence, I could only warn the maid not to do so. Hope that will born home the message.


Will monitor the situation.


related: Baey Yam Keng picks up soiled diaper, goes door to door in search of litterbug

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Tin Pei Ling goes after resident who threw sanitary pad 20131027-131449.jpg
A case of high-rise littering raised the ire of the ward’s MP – so much so that she decided to hunt the errant resident down

When the MP for Marine Parade GRC Ms Tin Pei-Ling discovered that a resident had been disposing tampons out of the window, she spared no effort to look for the culprit – even though it meant combing through 7 floors worth of households.

Last week, the Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that residents had complained of ‘diapers’ being frequently found at the foot of Blk 444 at Tampines Street 42. The final straw came when their MP, Mr Baey Yam Keng recovered a diaper that was still ‘warm’, prompting him to search over 12 floors to catch the diaper-throwing culprit.

It therefore came as a surprise when Ms Tin Pei-Ling was caught in the same sticky situation – but with tampons this time.

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Tin Pei Ling goes after resident who threw sanitary pad
TIN PEI LING GOES AFTER RESIDENT WHO THROWS SANITARY PAD
ARE PAP MPS PAID TO GO AFTER HDB SANITARY PAD THROWERS?
NEA will be notified if the situation worsens

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Killer litter at Jurong West
It was a mess at the foot of a Housing Board flat on Tuesday morning after an elderly man living on the 11th floor allegedly started dumping things out of his window. There were unzipped bags and pieces of clothing strewn across the floor, together with plastic bags and broken plastic containers

She heard a series of heavy thuds while preparing breakfast for her children on Tuesday morning.

The housewife, who wanted to be known as Madam Lai, was alarmed. But she ignored the noises as she was busy tending to the stove.

What she didn't realise was that someone was throwing killer litter from the 11th storey.

related: Sewerage litter causes flooding in Jurong, AMK flats