Why are Singapore streets so clean

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Not everything is clean in Singapore either

The Southeast Asian metropolis Singapore is known worldwide for its clean and well-groomed cityscape. Singapore is known as "The Fine City": The name is a play on the English term "fine", which can mean both "beautiful" and "fine". The restrictive regulatory law in Singapore is by no means limited to just littering offenses. Vandalism is punished just as severely as spitting, smoking or urinating in public or willfully damaging plants. Signs everywhere indicate that littering is a highly punishable offense.

At least in the city, the name "The Fine City" is correct. You won't find any leftover food, paper or cigarette butts on the streets or sidewalks. However, Singapore is only clean where the bans are controlled. The suburbs of the metropolis have little in common with the "clean image". There are also the famous warning and prohibition signs with the threat of fines, but due to the lack of controls, they are hardly taken into account. You can find a lot of rubbish on the streets here.

In 2008, the Singapore Environment Ministry admitted that the city's littering problems had not been resolved. High fines alone could not guarantee cleanliness. Environmental education is necessary, the behavior of the "litter bugs" can only be changed with a long-term approach. That is why Singapore is also campaigning for a clean city. The city clears up. Discussions are held and exhibitions are organized in schools and districts. Increased clean-up campaigns should remove the waste so that the inhibition threshold decreases to throw in new ones.

No question - Singapore is a relatively clean city city, but the image of the clinically pure metropolis is exaggerated.


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