A Labour of Love
Singapore is know for her clean and green image: litter-free streets, environmental sustainability initiatives and lush forested areas across the island. In efforts to contribute to a healthier eco-system, 10 boats participated in a coastal clean-up of Pulau Ketam – a little island south-west of Pulau Ubin. A popular anchorage for Singapore’s yachties, 8 out of the 10 participating boats stayed overnight in the quaint channel, waking up bright and early for the 9am beach sweep.
In a span of just 1 hour, sailors picked up hundreds of kilograms of trash, with a bulk of the rubbish attributed to plastic bottles. Some of the unusual items discovered includes motorcycle helmets and toys. It was certainly both sad and satisfying as participants came to a realization that no matter how much rubbish was picked, there was still more left behind. This activity provides greater awareness through small but consistent efforts to create a more sustainable eco-conscious environment for Members and visitors.
Big thank you to MPA for allowing the Club to conduct this activity despite the short notice. Also big thanks to Richard Howe for providing his Grand Banks as the Trash Transport!
Last but not least, thank you to the following boats for labouring over this weekend to keep our country clean:
- Jaza Too
- Red Rum
- Grand Banks
If you missed out this round, do not fret! We plan to organise similar clean-up activities on a more regular basis – look out for updates on our newsletter.