SINGAPORE: A TikTok video petitioning to include bleach in National Day Parade fun packs has gotten Singaporeans talking. Since it was posted, the video has reached over 152,000 views.
TikTok user @tracedtogether has made a suggestion public after reporting an issue with firework stains at an NDP preview event. “Petition to include bleach in NDP funpack!” her video read. The clip featured alleged firework stains on different peoples’ arms, hands, and clothing.
Got a rude shock when we noticed the fireworks stains on our clothes and bodies. @NDPeeps, perhaps it’ll be nice to include an advisory somewhere MORE PROMINENT – like have an emcee announce during pre-show or ushers to inform audience when sitting us down. Posters (if they are there) along the stairs might not easily capture attention for people are more focused on making their way up safely. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the #NDPpreview yesterday. 🇸🇬🥳 #ndpeeps #sgtiktok #sgfyp #singapore #ndp #fireworks #sg58 #majulahsingapura #padang #nationaldayparade
“Got a rude shock when we noticed the fireworks stains on our clothes and bodies,” she wrote before tagging the official NDP TikTok account. “@NDPeeps, perhaps it’ll be nice to include an advisory somewhere MORE PROMINENT — like have an emcee announce during pre-show or ushers to inform the audience when sitting us down. Posters (if they are there)? along the stairs might not easily capture attention for people are more focused on making their way up safely. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the #NDPpreview yesterday.”
With over 152,000 views, many Singaporeans took to the comments section of the TikTok video to share their thoughts on the matter. A handful agreed with the TikTok user’s suggestion, sharing similar experiences with the fireworks ashes.
While some raised concerns over bleach being given out, others offered alternative suggestions.
“Prepare an extra shirt,” said one. “I don’t think bleach is safe. What if people spill or pour onto someone?”
“They should give out the S$4 stain remover pen,” said another.
“My family all wore white and we had stains on our tops, pants and skin,” shared another. “Those on our clothes can be removed using Vanish. Soak in warm water. But the stains on my hands and feet (because I was not wearing covered shoes) can still be seen–looked a little like henna stains.”
“It burned some parts of my hand and leg siaaa,” said a fourth.
Still, one commenter suggested, “Maybe no need fireworks.”
In response to one comment saying, “Agree, my white clothes not got stains,” the TikTok creator pointed out, “Yah. People still can comment saying I am being too entitled. Wait til their clothes also kenna those stains too.”