Saturday, May 18, 2024
HomeHome News'Is Singapore a Garden City?' — Woman shocked to see pile of...

'Is Singapore a Garden City?' — Woman shocked to see pile of rubbish, overflowing trash bin inside Changi Terminal 3 – Singapore News

She posted a picture of a fairly large silver garbage bin. On top of the bin appeared to be several white plastic bags and an open plastic container with food inside placed on those bags. There were also plastic water bottles, a plastic takeaway fork and what appeared to be receipts

/* inline tdc_css att */.tdi_30_856{margin-top:0px !important;margin-right:-40px !important;margin-left:-40px !important;padding-top:30px !important;padding-right:40px !important;padding-bottom:42px !important;padding-left:40px !important;position:relative;}/* portrait */@media (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 1018px){.tdi_30_856{margin-right:-30px !important;margin-left:-30px !important;padding-right:30px !important;padding-bottom:20px !important;padding-left:30px !important;}}/* phone */@media (max-width: 767px){.tdi_30_856{margin-right:-24px !important;margin-left:-24px !important;padding-top:25px !important;padding-right:24px !important;padding-bottom:16px !important;padding-left:24px !important;}}/* custom css */.td-pb-span12 .tdi_30_856 img.aligncenter,.td-pb-span12 .tdi_30_856 .aligncenter img{ margin-left: -1px; width: calc(100% + (2 * 1px)); max-width: none !important; }.td-pb-span12 .tdi_30_856 .alignleft{ margin-left: -1px; }.td-pb-span12 .tdi_30_856 .alignright{ margin-right: -1px; }.tdi_30_856, .tdi_30_856 > p{ font-family:”Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important;font-size:17px !important;line-height:1.8 !important;font-weight:400 !important; }.tdi_30_856 h1{ font-family:”Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important;font-style:normal !important;font-weight:700 !important;text-transform:uppercase !important; }.tdi_30_856 h2{ font-family:”Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important;font-style:normal !important;font-weight:700 !important;text-transform:uppercase !important; }.tdi_30_856 h3{ font-family:”Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important; }.tdi_30_856 h4{ font-family:”Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important; }.tdi_30_856 h6{ font-family:”Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important; }.tdi_30_856 blockquote p{ font-family:”Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important;font-style:italic !important;font-weight:500 !important;text-transform:uppercase !important; color: #000000; }.tdi_30_856,.tdi_30_856 p{ color: #444444; }.tdi_30_856 .wp-caption-text{ color: #000000; }.tdi_30_856 [class*=’top_ad’] .td-adspot-title{ color: #dd3333; }.tdi_30_856 [class*=’inline_ad0′] .td-adspot-title{ color: #ffffff; }.tdi_30_856 [class*=’inline_ad1′] .td-adspot-title{ color: #ffffff; }.tdi_30_856 [class*=’inline_ad2′] .td-adspot-title{ color: #ffffff; }.tdi_30_856 [class*=’bottom_ad’] .td-adspot-title{ color: #dd3333; }.tdi_30_856_rand_style{background-color:#ffffff !important;}

SINGAPORE: A woman took to social media after seeing a pile of rubbish beside an already-full garbage bin at the departure area of Terminal 3 of Changi Airport.

“Is Singapore a Garden City?” Ms Jean Teo asked on Saturday (Jul 29) on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE Facebook page.

She posted a picture of a fairly large silver garbage bin. On top of the bin appeared to be several white plastic bags and an open plastic container with food inside placed on those bags. The container’s cover was beside it.

.ucc329a872241f56763c10bcadd94811b { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#eaeaea; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #2980B9!important; text-decoration:none; } .ucc329a872241f56763c10bcadd94811b:active, .ucc329a872241f56763c10bcadd94811b:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .ucc329a872241f56763c10bcadd94811b { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .ucc329a872241f56763c10bcadd94811b .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#464646; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .ucc329a872241f56763c10bcadd94811b .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .ucc329a872241f56763c10bcadd94811b:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } See also Changi T4 a model airport says AirAsia

More shockingly, on the floor next to the bin were even more plastic bags and plastic food containers, a number of which were open, with their covers having come undone or not placed properly.

There were also plastic water bottles, some of which still had liquid inside, a plastic takeaway fork and what appeared to be receipts.

It was all an unsightly mess, and no wonder Ms Teo was shocked.

.u50f764ffc75903ee9ec959889f93fa11 { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#eaeaea; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #2980B9!important; text-decoration:none; } .u50f764ffc75903ee9ec959889f93fa11:active, .u50f764ffc75903ee9ec959889f93fa11:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .u50f764ffc75903ee9ec959889f93fa11 { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .u50f764ffc75903ee9ec959889f93fa11 .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#464646; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .u50f764ffc75903ee9ec959889f93fa11 .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .u50f764ffc75903ee9ec959889f93fa11:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } See also Morning Digest, May 9

Ms Teo’s post has since been shared over a hundred times, and many netizens have commented on the photo.

Some people blamed “visitors” and “tourists” for the mess.

Others, however, said tourists are not to blame.

“At least the trash is accumulated in one area and not strewn about the whole airport. Dustbin full, what u want people to do?” argued one netizen.

“Looks more like not sufficient bin space but those we who needed to throw still tried to keep it at the area,” chimed in another.

.u1186d2309f902c7698e38ad2198dd7a7 { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bottom:1em!important; width:100%; display: block; font-weight:bold; background-color:#eaeaea; border:0!important; border-left:4px solid #2980B9!important; text-decoration:none; } .u1186d2309f902c7698e38ad2198dd7a7:active, .u1186d2309f902c7698e38ad2198dd7a7:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; text-decoration:none; } .u1186d2309f902c7698e38ad2198dd7a7 { transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .u1186d2309f902c7698e38ad2198dd7a7 .ctaText { font-weight:bold; color:#464646; text-decoration:none; font-size: 16px; } .u1186d2309f902c7698e38ad2198dd7a7 .postTitle { color:#000000; text-decoration: underline!important; font-size: 16px; } .u1186d2309f902c7698e38ad2198dd7a7:hover .postTitle { text-decoration: underline!important; } See also Grandma gets red-carpet welcome from family at Changi Airport; one of first flights from China to Singapore

One netizen, however, said she empathized with the cleaners.

And others commented that bigger trash bins are needed.

The Independent Singapore has reached out to Changi Airport, as well as to Ms Teo, for further comment and updates. /TISG


UPDATE: Aug 1, 2023

Changi Airport responded to our request for comment, telling The Independent Singapore via email, “Following up on your query, the housekeepers cleaned up the mess shortly after.”

RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -

Most Popular