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Dear Friends,

As Christmas and New Year is around the corner, WWS was quite  free from programs. But we still managed to conduct a CSR on boat (16 pax) and on bike (20 pax) for Mitsubishi and one Foot Waterway Clean-up for 6(10)staffs from Colliers. A total of 55kg litter was collected by these two programs.

This week WWS spent more time on team bonding and housekeeping. On Wednesday, WWS organized a guided tour to Marina Barrage for admin staff and regular support members.. The tour for 24 of us help enhance our knowledge about Marina Barrage so that we improve and better deliver to our participants in more creative ways going forward. On Friday, WWS had a staff gathering on Pulau Ubin. This was sharing of a forest bathing session, an off-site meeting about organization chart and our goals for 2020 and a visit to Chek Jawa Wetland. And last but not least, this gathering was also an official welcome to our new staff- Vincent and Shue Ting.

This week, Punggol Office did one weekday patrol on bike, three members attended and two new members did orientation. Unfortunately, on Saturday, Kallang Office was closed and patrol at Punggol was cancelled due to heavy rain. On Sunday morning, 10 members turned up at Marina and did bike patrol. While on the afternoon, four members and three new memebrs also did bike patrol at Jurong Lakeside garden.

On Sunday morning, the area around Marina was drizzling, but members wearing poncho still proceeded for the patrol. Near pavillion 4 (next to Nicoll Highway MRT), empty styrofoam boxes were left on the middle of grass patch, replaced next to dust bin by members (see photos). When approaching to MBS area, a Veolia staff feedback to members that there were many foreigners often picnic under the Esplanade Bridge and Veolia need to clean-up litters left by them (see photo). Members then engaged public under the bridge to take care of their own safety and anti-littering (see photo). On the MBFC side, broken barricade strings were spotted in front of jetty Marina Bay (see photos). Members also spotted many rubbish left behind by the tourist at the SHOPPERS at Marina Bay and they cleaned them up (see photos).

On Sunday afternoon, the Jurong area was also rainy. Jurong leader Louis gave a presentation to three new members before going out for patrol. During patrol, members found litter at platform near Fusion Spoon Restaurant and there was no dustbin nearby (see photo). At the Shelter after Forest Ramble and before Japanese Garden, anti-littering engagement was given to two public there (see photo). Members picked up many litter on the ground after Rasau walk platform and in the bushes at the fishing zone, maybe left by fishermen(see photos). There was also rubbish behind bench of swimming pool. Smokers were found smoking also at the swimming pool area, engaged by members and he complied (see photo).

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