Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Jalan Besar Town Council & PUB? - Fwd: Clogged drains. Good breeding spots? (Sims Drive/Sims Place)

'May I suggest that perhaps the government can adopt the "Name and Shame" (visit related site to view listing of these culprits) strategy by identifying which areas that have been found to be breeding mosquitoes and under whose responsibilities (eg town councils, PUB, outsourced contractors, developers, individual household residents, etc...) with the corresponding Corrective Work Order (CWO) of "area cleaning" for culprits? '

Reply from NEA:

Subject: Clogged drains. Good breeding spots?

CC: Nordin SULAIMAN , PUB One ,Damian LEE ,
From: Zulkarnain HASSAN BAKTEE

Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 10:58:56 +0800Dear


I refer to your email feedback as appended below

In our recent check on 6 Jun 07 although no mosquito breeding was detected in the drain , potential habitats such as discarded containers found in the vicinity were removed immediately. We had also alerted to PUB to spruce up the road side drains and the Town Council to cleanse the HDB drains.

We are continuing our close surveillance of the estate

We will continue to work with all parties concerned to ensure a safe and clean environment and monitor the site closely.

Please contact our Managerof the area Mr Nordin Sulaiman at Tel 68546443 should you need further assistance.

Thank you for your feedback.

Sincere regards
Zulkarnain H Baktee
Customer Relations, Surveillance & Intelligence
Central Regional Office
National Environment Agency
DID +65 68546408
Fax +65 62739641

Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 22:21:21 -0700 (PDT)

From: Moonbeam <>

Subject: Clogged drains. Good breeding spots?


Attached are fotos taken of the drain in front of Blk 52 Sims Place last Thurs (24 May 07).

Sims Drive/Sims Place has been a dengue cluster for quite a number of weeks and the areas have been expanding. There's a lot of mosquitoes in the area, and from the condition of the drains there, it seems as though the drains are the cause of the presence of mosquitoes.Weird that no one has cleaned up the drains yet.


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