The dirt of Singapore

Restrictive signs in metro, Singapore

Restrictive signs in metro, Singapore

 

We're in Singapore. Nice, clean, efficient. A Swiss watch.

 

Now, before I will post my further notes about this city state, I have to confess that most of them have a good chance to become a panegyric.

For the sake of objectiveness, though, the first has a shade of negativity. As it is obvious from the first picture, Singaporean authorities are crazy about cleanliness. Smoking in restricted places could lighten your wallet by around 670 USD. Not surprisingly, the city is clean.

 

But I have revealed a secret. Singapore is very dirty. The trick is, it's dirty for only very short time spans.

Rubbish lying on the grass after fireworks party, Singapore

Rubbish lying on the grass after fireworks party, Singapore

 

We have been to the Singapore fireworks party 2007. It has not yet begun, but the area has already been started being cleaned! The cleaning process continued throughout the whole show, intensified during the time people were leaving, pictured above, and finished when there was nothing more to clean.

 

The trash you see in the second photograph, stayed there for only 10 minutes or so.

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efficient?

I guess that's where the fines goes. If you trash, we pick it up just for some 1000 $ you pay us. :)