Monday, February 20, 2006

Singapore's dirty little secret

Singapore is a very clean city, mostly I suppose because the fine for littering exists. This fine is overlooked one day of the week, and that is Sunday.

I think I've mentioned before that Sunday is the day when Indian men from all over Singapore migrate to Little India for a day off filled with standing around, talking, and producing litter. Monday morning reveals a wasteland of rubbish. I drove through it this morning at around 7:30 and the ground looked the county fair on any given day. It really was an eyesore.

Within a short time, the government will have sent some of its people to clean up the mess and everything will be back to normal. And now you know - Singapore isn't always clean.

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