GOH CHOK TONG: WITHOUT CLEANERS, SINGAPORE IS A GARBAGE CITY

On Wednesday (29 Jan 2015), Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong parroted Prime Minister’s Lee Hsien Loong’s reprimand of Singaporeans and visitors for their improper disposable of garbage after the Laneway Music Festival.

Goh remarked:

Our reputation as one of the world’s cleanest cities is going down the rubbish chute. It looks like a case of “monkeys see, monkeys do”.

Tokyo has no rubbish bins in public places. Yet there is no rubbish there. The Japanese take their snack wrappers, empty bottles and ponchos home to dispose.

That is why Tokyo is a fine city without “fine” signs. That is why it is a clean city with no foreign workers.

Without foreign workers, Singapore is likely to become a “garbage city”.

Cleanliness is a character thing. It shows who you really are.

Do you think Goh Chok Tong is overreacting to the incident? Or do you agree that Singapore will become a garbage city if we have no foreign cleaners cleaning up after us?

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