A netizen spotted a strange old woman washing her dirty laundry in the waters of Punggol Waterway. Her actions drew a crowd of curious onlookers, who wondered whether the woman was mentally ill.

According to the netizen, the woman had shown up in the morning with her laundry basket and stool in tow. She sat herself down by the side of the water at Punggol Waterway park, and proceeded to wash her clothes.

Efforts by passersby to dissuade her were ignored. They tried to tell her that she would pollute the water or might fall over and be at risk of drowning, but even these advice fell on deaf ears.

Based on National Environment Agency regulations, washing clothes in protected reservoirs and water points is punishable with a maximum fine of up to $3,000.

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