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Laneway Festival Flooded With Rubbish Yet Again Despite Being Called Out By PM Lee Last Year

Among the popular festivals in Singapore – Laneway Festival is probably one of the most popular ones. Every year, an estimated 10,000 – 15,000 people attended the much celebrated festival in Singapore.

As with all festivals in Singapore, cleanliness is a major issue. Last year, the 13,000 Laneway Festival attendees left the Meadow at Gardens by the Bay with unattended rubbish after the event. This prompted both our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as well as Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to call out all the festival attendees on Facebook for not picking up their litter, and asked Singaporeans to make Singapore a clean city rather than a “cleaned” one.

Here are the two posts posted last year after Laneway Festival 2015:

This year, just as we thought things will be better, situation has not improved. Meadows by the Bay was once again covered with used cups, plastic bottles and other garbage. Here’s a look at the photos from the venue of Laneway Festival 2016 which was just concluded:

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Image Credit: Timothy Chua

Will our Prime Minister say anything about this again?

 

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