Published 28 February 2016 ● Last Updated on 1 October 2020
It was not
just another Saturday morning.
I got up before the kids, left home without a shower, and traveled to a beachspot in a remote part of Singapore that I wasn’t expecting to gush over. I know – doesn’t sound like a promising start to the weekend – and yet, I can tell you it was one the most satisfying mornings I have had in a long, long time! The reason is … trash.
That’s right – trash. Almost a tonne of it [982.5 kgs, to be precise] – was collected by me and my fellow early-waker-uppers in 2 hours across less than 500m of coastline.
I’ve put together this photo feature to give you a glimpse of what our beaches and seafronts suffer, and in the hope you will join the cleanup effort on the beaches and in your lifestyles!
This particular beach cleanup drive was held at Lim Chu Kang yesterday Feb 27, at a spot overlooking Johor a stone’s throw away. The waterfront was a Mangrove beach, sadly infested with sea waste such as plastic, fishing nets and Styrofoam. I had seen International Coastal Cleanup Singapore‘s call for volunteers, and that’s how I ended up here.
Work in progress – stacking up all the rubbish we collected
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To see this photo album in better resolution, see the album here.