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    Default Re: Singapore a clean and green city?

    Not clean anymore.

    Just visit the hawker centres.








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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Not clean anymore.

    Just visit the hawker centres.







    If we ever aspire to be first world nation, first we have to learn to eat only sandwiches to eradicate food waste and eliminate cleaning up the mess completely.

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    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex
    Not clean anymore.

    Just visit the hawker centres.
    A classic example of the "it's OK lah, got cleaning Auntie" mentality
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Not clean anymore.

    Just visit the hawker centres.







    I have great hope that with the teachings of Confucianism one day we will attain first world status in progress and in spirit in our eating habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I have great hope that with the teachings of Confucianism one day we will attain first world status in progress and in spirit in our eating habits.
    And with the help of a Foreign Talent from Sweden. Two training facilities are already in operation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    And with the help of a Foreign Talent from Sweden. Two training facilities are already in operation.
    Didn't know that they could get Confucianism experts from Sweden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Didn't know that they could get Confucianism experts from Sweden.

    It is spelled as Cnfsn over there.
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Didn't know that they could get Confucianism experts from Sweden.
    No need for Confucius in Sweden, the Swedish forests have their own creatures to tell people what to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    No need for Confucius in Sweden, the Swedish forests have their own creatures to tell people what to do
    Let's import more of these Swedish forest creatures to Singapore:


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    I would love to see some of these Scandinavian imported talent:

    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    Let's import more of these Swedish forest creatures to Singapore:
    I prefer other swedish import




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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    I prefer other swedish import



    made by this gentleman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    The cleaning costs would be close to zero with proper attitude and behaviour. Always puzzled when I see a toilet completely wet. Did somebody mistake it for a shower..? And no, it's not the squat type..
    Come across this just now

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    As of now, my answer is NO, NO, NO......Why? Its part of our culture and up bridging. No matter how many Green and Clean Campaigns that we have, there will be those who choose to dirty the place, its a predicament that we are in and it will take an immense culture and mind set change to get out of. We need to learn from the Koreans how to keep clean and green, its in their blood. My 2 cents worth.

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    Everything has gone forward the last few decades in sg except civic minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Chan View Post
    We need to learn from the Koreans how to keep clean and green, its in their blood. My 2 cents worth.
    No, it's not in their blood... It's in their upbringing.
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    It's been said many times Singapore is clean only because there are strict laws about being fined for littering, and also because there are cleaners to quickly clear whatever mess is being created anywhere. Minus off these 2, we're in for trouble. For example, with the ban on chewing gums, how can this tiny red dot not be clean? Bring back chewing gums, and we shall see.

    So the question I feel is not so much about "Is Singapore clean?" but rather "Do people in Singapore practice good habits to KEEP Singapore clean?" We all know the answer is a firm No.

    I guess the writer of this post just wanted to highlight that even a 3rd world country like Thailand is actually GENUINELY cleaner than Singapore. To that, I agree. So my own opinion is that it's been over-hyped that Singapore is clean. I get some goosebumps whenever I'm overseas and tell people I'm from Singapore, and the foreigners go like: Oh wow... I've heard Singapore is very clean. Usually I give them a half smile and quickly compliment their own country in other areas which Singapore lacks.

    And I don't think it's right to "blame the parents" entirely as some fella or fellas say here. That's only part of the picture. I think it's more correct to say it's the general culture here. It's been like that for decades. Moreover, blaming the parents won't solve the problem. From 1980's till now, I've seen plates and half-eaten dishes strewn all over the table after the customers of a hawker center or restaurant leave the table.

    You know it when it's crowded at a hawker center. You wait for the cleaner to come while you stare at the table filled with spilled soya sauce/gravy, prawn shells, noodles spilling out of the plates, and the one that I cannot understand and totally feel squeamish about is: Tissue paper with possibly mucus in it floating in a bowl of soup!!! Some jokingly say they look like dumplings. Why can't these inconsiderate people just take their freakin' soiled tissue paper and throw it away at the nearest bin?

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    Default Re: Singapore a clean and green city?

    We are clean. But to be green we have to become:


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