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    Default Do you litter?

    I was in a primary school and I saw this..

    "If you do not litter, you don't have to pick them.."

    Yes we litter and we need foreign workers to sweep and clean our estate else they would not have anything to do.

    We create job for them...

    Are you one of them?
    Last edited by Yappy; 22nd March 2013 at 08:25 PM.

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    No
    I throw my garbage to the nearest rubbish bin
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    I don't litter, with or without anyone looking.
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    Seen on a friend's Facebook account, pretty much also describes me quite accurately AT TIMES...

    I Singaporean. I hoard. Used tissues and other small rubbish in my pockets and walk ten thousand miles with my trash until i spot a bin. But i can flick my cigarette butt out so far and fast, you wouldn't even notice i did.

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    I find this very disturbing. Singapore is getting dirtier but I am not sure it is due to Singaporean or FT or visitors. I travel to Bangkok last year and now am in Spain, I witnessed youngster picking up all their stuff after their meal and the place is clean! I see less of this back home now.

    In the excuse of terrorist, we removed many bins. You see them in Spain almost everywhere. (At least where tourists go). Side track a bit, most office buildings in CBD installed the security turnstile, you go to New York, this is not happening there! So we somehow 'copy cat' or do things blindly.

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    we have to learn from Taiwan . i went to their night market. it was crowded. there were only a few bins as rubbish collection and removal is privatised .

    there was no rubbish on the floor despite the scarcity of bins . why? because no one littered!

    Singaporeans rarely have to clean up their own mess. for those who have domestic workers even the cleaning at home is transparent to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    we have to learn from Taiwan . i went to their night market. it was crowded. there were only a few bins as rubbish collection and removal is privatised .

    there was no rubbish on the floor despite the scarcity of bins . why? because no one littered!

    Singaporeans rarely have to clean up their own mess. for those who have domestic workers even the cleaning at home is transparent to them
    agree, Taiwanese attitudes about cleanliness has taken a total positive attitude change over the last 20 years ......

    ditto for Japan too ..... the country (old or modern areas and out of sight back alleys ) is just spotless ..... and no army of cleaners anywhere

    I just wish bicycles are parked properly in Sg ..... they are just an eyesore nowadays randomly chained all over the place
    Last edited by ed9119; 24th March 2013 at 09:41 PM.
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    For ten years(from pri one to sec four), we were told to return the empy tray, plates etc to designated area at the school canteen.

    Just look at our food centre?

    Ten years of education wasted!

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    empty tic-tac box is very good to hold the torn out small circles from parking coupon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    empty tic-tac box is very good to hold the torn out small circles from parking coupon
    Then do you throw the entire tic-tac box when full or emptied it and reuse the box?

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    The population of the proud Singapore is getting bigger and the diversity is getting complex.

    You can see places with collection of complex diversity gets the most rubbish on the floor.

    You couldn't identify which part of diversity who threw those rubbish because either you don't see them or they have the same characteristics, it may be beige, black, white and brown. Unless otherwise when they open their mouth

    I do not litter in Singapore, when I got rubbish/trash I patiently put that into my pocket and wait 'till found a green rubbish/trash bin. But sometime we are forgetting things, especially when we got rubbish that less is than a centimeter or a transparent object with less that centimeter :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    Then do you throw the entire tic-tac box when full or emptied it and reuse the box?
    its a good excuse to start eating from a new tic tac box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoneer View Post
    I do not litter in Singapore, when I got rubbish/trash I patiently put that into my pocket and wait 'till found a green rubbish/trash bin.
    Haw often you empty your pocket? Once a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Haw often you empty your pocket? Once a week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Haw often you empty your pocket? Once a week?
    With all the expensive gears that he have, you know he have deep pocket
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    ....... but contrary to what were posted.. we still see crowded public area clear of litter...

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    Singaporeans too used to being "policed". When there's no one to control us, give us orders, fine us, all the crap starts to emerge again.

    Real problem? Lack of moral & civics education from day one. Both parents & teachers are at fault, because most of both groups don't have any real civics/morals anyway.

    I thought Singapore was fine, until I went to Japan. The world literally turned upside down. We are half a century backwards in some things really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    Haw often you empty your pocket? Once a week?
    Thats a good question.

    I empty it every day in a right place where trash bin are located.

    Why do you asked?

    Don't tell me you don't empty your pocket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post

    With all the expensive gears that he have, you know he have deep pocket
    Heheheheh nice one..

    But i dont have expensive gears.

    I do only have expensive photography skills which i aquired through shooting more often.
    Last edited by nikoneer; 27th March 2013 at 09:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoneer View Post
    Why do you asked?

    Don't tell me you don't empty your pocket?
    My skirts don't have pockets.

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