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Dear Friends,


Alamak! Year of Public Hygiene, Singapore! But it’s still so dirty!

Another week of busy programmes.  We managed in total to run 6 corporate programmes for (Beam Suntory, Rolls-Royce Solutions, MBS, UOB and SEAS). It was a good week for wws as we completed the loop in covering all local banks with a 110 kg strong foot cleanup last Friday morning from UOB. Saturday morning had 18 of wws members doing beach cleanup with members of SEAS (160 pax) and although the weather was not too kind, they had over 100 participants present.  CEO Eugene was happy to meet his old classmate Teck Fok (Chairman of SEAS). In total, even with less than 30 minutes cleanup, a total of 150 kg was collected. Just imagine the challenge facing Singapore today! Still lots of litter and our Hygiene standards definitely need to show more improvement. At Waterways Watch, we do not only believe in talk but ACTION!

Our very popular Values-In-Action programmes add fun and healthy outdoor exercise while learning to understand the real challenge Singapore is facing in the area of public hygiene. Our weekly report for the past 26 years is proof that we still have a long way to go. Education and awareness are still very much lacking and while we try and do our part at WWS, we hope others (especially the government) can help in rolling out more sustainable and accountable hygiene programmes in schools and in the Community. Talk is cheap, Sustainable Action is hard work!

Waterways Watch would also like to thank the dedicated 11 new members who braved the rain on Sunday and turned up for orientation.  Such is the type of Volunteers we salute to.

Finally, on 01st. July 2024, we welcome Daphne and Casey on board our Admin Management Team.

Summary of activities conducted over this week

In summary, the following activities were done for this week:

  1. We conducted 6 CSR and 1 VIA programmes which were attended by 296 participants and 25 participants respectively, and together they collected a total of 588 kg of litter. 
  2. A total of 65 members were involved in CSR/VIA programmes and talks; another 40 members turned up for patrols, administration, housekeeping duties, gardening, in-house Kayak Training and orientation training of new members.
  3. The total trash collected by patrol groups from members was 116 kg .

○      Boat Patrol. A total of 5 Boat patrols were carried out; 2 at Marina, 2 at Punggol and 1 at Lakeside.

○      Bike Patrol. A total of 2 Bike patrols were carried out; 1 at Marina and 1 at Punggol.

○      Pedal boat Patrol. 1 Pedal Boat patrols were conducted; 1 at Marina.


1. Educational Programmes

2. Volunteer Patrols & Activities

  a. Marina

b. Punggol

  c. Lakeside

d. Pang Sua Pond

    e. Yishun Pond Patrol

No patrol

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