Category Archives: Social Issues

Less Use of Plastic

9 Tips for Living with Less Plastic Bring your own shopping bag Carry a reusable water bottle Bring your own cup Pack you lunch in reusable containers Say no to disposal straws and cutlery Skip the plastic produce bags Slow … Continue reading

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Visit to Semakau Landfill

Semakau Landfill is the only landfill in Singapore. This landfill is off Singapore mainland, situated to the south of Pulau Bukom. It was created combining two small islands called Pulau Semakau and Pulau Sakeng to form 350 hectares of landmass … Continue reading

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Advertisement Flyers – Waste of resources

How often did we collect advertisement flyers from someone who handed them out to passers-by? Is this method of advertisement effective? There are many reasons why I frown on this and refused to take it. Paper comes from trees. With … Continue reading

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Haze

Dry and hot weather and clearing of land and forest by burning are recipes for disaster. The haze blanketing Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in recent days shows how vulnerable we are to such wanton actions by inconsiderate people clearing land … Continue reading

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Increases in electricity and water rates hurt my pocket

I compiled our home usage of electricity and water from January to August 2019 and compared them with 2018 figures. January to August consumption 2018 2019 Change Electricity (kWh) 1459 1386 -5.0% Water (Cu M) 82.1 79.5 -3.2% I was … Continue reading

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Helping elderly poor

Professor Tommy Koh wrote a National Day opinion piece for The Straits Times by invitation on 6 August 2019. He has his wish lists for Singapore. One of which resonated with me, that is, eradicating elderly poverty in Singapore. Very … Continue reading

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Reducing my carbon footprint

To reduce global warming, one can help to reduce one’s carbon footprint on our earth. Buy less, use less and recycle is an approach to take. Let me share some of the ways I am doing to help in climate … Continue reading

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