Fish farm trash is being dumped BEHIND the security fence onto Pulau Ubin's untouched northern shores.
Chua Li San, who is from Outward Bound Singapore and is a stalwart at International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS), arranged for officers from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) to personally view the situation from the seaward side by arranging a boat trip for them on 28 Sep 2013. Thanks to Li San for sharing these photos on facebook.
meant to keep out illegal immigrants) are clearly falling apart. The Police Coast Guard has been alerted to this but have yet to respond. The PCG were also alerted to the deteriorating security barrier at Sentosa and also have yet to respond.
southern shore of Ubin last month, which is also flanked by many floating fish farms.
two weeks ago by Outward Bound Singapore volunteers organised by Li San as part of ICCS. These hardworking volunteers cleared up these large items. Much were probably dumped on the shore and did not accidentally float up.
at Pasir Ris recently. And I've seen this kind of tank at Punggol too.
$1.4m a year to clean up! Trash of course is found outside recreational beaches too. Large trash damage our mangroves, while all trash adds to environmental blight. Wouldn't it make more sense to prevent as much trash from being tossed into the sea in the first place?
As Li San puts it so succinctly after this episode: "We need to do more beyond cleanups". Salute!
Grateful thanks to Chua Li San not only for organising the clean up two weeks ago, and arranging for AVA and NEA officers to view the ground situation on 28 Sep, but also allowing me to share her photos and story on this blog.
Thanks to Chua Li San and Evelyn Lam, this story was featured in the local media: More than 160 kg of rubbish found on Pulau Ubin shores A recent clean-up found more than 160 kilogrammes of rubbish on the northern shores of Pulau Ubin. Evelyn Lam, Channel NewsAsia, 4 Oct 13;