While the newly recreated Pang Sua Pond was opened to much fanfare on last Saturday, some netizens are up in arms over the irony of launching chemical infused fireworks into the air on Earth Day. Earth Day is a symbolic show of support for environmental protection where Singaporeans participate in an initiative to turn off their lights for an hour.
At the finale of the event, a large display of fireworks and a dazzling light show were put on by the organizers.
Meanwhile, at around 8.30PM, other iconic landmarks around Singapore such as the Esplanade, Gardens by the Bay, the Singapore Flyer and the ArtScience Museum turned off their lights.
Ironically, firework smoke is rich in environmentally damaging metallic particles such as aluminium and barium, which linger in the air as air pollution.