Home News The mystery of the messy garbage pile at Lorong Ah Soo void...

The mystery of the messy garbage pile at Lorong Ah Soo void deck




- Advertisement -

It’s the beginning of a new year, and most people like to set resolutions or make life changes for the coming year. Engaging in major spring cleaning is a favourite activity of those who want to downsize and start the year with a clean home. But where does the rubbish go? On Thursday, January 10, Singaporean blogger mrbrown posted a shocking photo on Facebook of, well, an unsightly pile of rubbish, which his mother spotted at the Lorong Ah Soo void deck.

The mess of rubbish was a collection of boxes, toys, poles, random items and even a skateboard! The blogger’s mother was dismayed at the disorderly pile of unwanted items scattered all over the void deck rubbish bin at Block 128 in Lorong Ah Soo.

Photo: Mess of rubbish at Lorong Ah Soo rubbish deck/mrbrown Facebook page

Here’s what his post read:

Seen by mom at Blk 128, Lorong Ah Soo: “These people are very irresponsible! They just dump their rubbish downstairs so that they can have a clean house! They have a very poor sense of responsibility. I wish I can put back all this rubbish into their house. I feel sorry for the cleaner.”

Mom is right. Please lah, want to CNY spring-cleaning also not like this, right?

- Advertisement -

You can check out his Facebook post here:


The question is – what happened here? Did overeager spring cleaners lose sight of the bigger picture and succumb to the irony of cleaning their homes but then just dumping the mess elsewhere in with an “out of sight, out of mind” mindset?

Some netizens seemed to think so.

While it can be acknowledged that the things might not fit properly in the rubbish chutes or bins, I think we can all agree that they could have at least been arranged in a more orderly fashion around the bins.

But let’s not blame the spring cleaners too quickly. Could it be the handiwork of scrap hunters and rubbish ransackers?

Other commenters say the ransackers were responsible:

This netizen suggested a common sense way to solve the mystery:

At the end of the day, there is nothing wrong with cleaning house. But if cleaning house means just transferring the rubbish elsewhere, good intentions might have gotten lost along the way.

There are different things one can do with old items. Think about the three R’s – reuse, repurpose or recycle.

To clear up any confusion on what can actually be recycled, we’ve posted a helpful video from another media source below:



Remember, less is more, but to do more for the environment, we should think about purchasing and using less.Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Cap of 5 people for social gatherings and household visits; Lawrence Wong warns of possibility of another circuit breaker

Singapore -- Octets out, quintets in. Social gatherings will be limited to five people, no more groups of eight. New restrictions are coming into place from May 8 to May 30 to curb the Covid-19 spike in Singapore. The new restrictions will take...

MOH asks hospitals to delay non-urgent surgeries to conserve resources for Covid patients

Singapore— With Covid-19 cases rising, the Ministry of Health (MOH) asked hospitals on Monday (May 3) to delay non-urgent surgeries and give priority to the treatment of Covid patients. In a statement, MOH said it is "working closely with all public and...

5 KTPH staff disciplined for ‘error’ that led to unnecessary treatment of breast cancer patients 

Singapore—Five staff members of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) have been disciplined for a laboratory incident that led to inaccurate test results and unnecessary treatment for some breast cancer patients. The staff members were disciplined for "not adequately performing their duties and...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg