Sunday, September 27, 2009

Welcome To Singapore: Welcome to Cleanliness!

by: Mhe-anne L. Ojeda

Welcome to Singapore. This is what I thought when we landed in Singapore the night of September 27, 2009 and passed through the display of cleanliness, calm, and orderliness as we travel to the border to go to KL, Malaysia. As part of my birthday trip, my friends and I planned on traveling directly to KL from Singapore and spend three days in KL while the last three days will be spent in Singapore.You really cannot separate Singapore and Cleanliness!

This is my second visit to Singapore, one was in 2001. In both visits I can’t help but get amazed with the fast paced, urban, clean and orderly living in this island country. There are signs, rules, and instructions everywhere. I got a shirt that has all the “bawal” written on it to remind me that one secret to a progressive, litter-free, clean and unpolluted environment is discipline and the will of its citizens to obey the rules – whether it is inconvenient sometimes.

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