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Unsightly 'tea bag tree' spotted at Bukit Merah View

Dear tea bag litterbug of Block 129 Bukit Merah View, consider yourself warned. MP Indranee Rajah is on to you.

Ms Indranee put up a lengthy post on her Facebook page on Monday (May 4) about a "tea bag tree" she had found in the estate the day before.

She wrote: "Was dismayed to see this palm tree adorned with tea bags, obviously thrown from a higher floor and which had snagged on the leaves and branches.

"It was like a Christmas tree except that instead of pretty ornaments, this poor tree was festooned with used Dilmah tea bags!"

She added: "To this person, I would like to say: please stop throwing tea bags out of your home."


PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDRANEE RAJAH

 

Ms Indranee said the litterbug made the work of cleaners even more difficult.

"This means a cleaner has to climb up a ladder and untangle or cut the strings by hand in order to remove them, one by one.

"For safety reasons, another cleaner, who could have been deployed elsewhere, will have to be around to keep the ladder steady and assist with the removal," she said.

The MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC said she will be asking the agencies to look into the matter, but that it would be an uphill task to identify the perpetrator.

 

 

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