Monday, May 21, 2007

So many clogged drains. No wonder there's dengue.

From Yew Tee to Bukit Timah, one STOMPer has spotted potential dengue hotspots at clogged drains around Singapore.
Regular STOMP contributor, 51-year-old AG Lee, most recently emailed STOMP about his concerns about the rise in dengue cases in Singapore, and wonders if clogged drains like these might contribute to this worrying trend.
He came across these drains clogged with rubbish near a bus shelter at the Yew Tee industrial estate (main picture).
He also spotted a similar sight near the Anak Bukit flyover along Bukit Timah Road, where rubbish and overgrown grass had been clogging up the drains there (pictured)
He wondered if there could be more done by the authorities to prevent these spots from turning into dengue danger zones.
STOMP has contacted the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the PUB for comment. Watch this space.


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