Prayer offerings littered around Choa Chu Kang void deck after wake: 'Be more sensitive to others'

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The leftover prayer offerings littered around a Choa Chu Kang void deck after a wake have since been cleared, said the town council.

Stomper Bahtiar said he stumbled across the rubbish at Block 770 Choa Chu Kang Street 54 on the way to work on Nov 27 morning.

"Why were these 'leftover offerings' being placed at the void deck? There was a wake a few days ago held at the void deck," said the Stomper.

"The family should be more sensitive and more civic-conscious in keeping Singapore clean."

The photos he shared show the area littered with boxes, plastic plates, straw mats, flowers, bags of rubbish and an umbrella.

There were also trays of food that included oranges, roast pork, whole chickens, whole fishes, whole crabs and what appeared to be a cow's head.

"I cannot imagine if the block were near a forested area. Probably these 'meaty offerings' would become the stray dog's meal," said the Stomper.

"As citizens in a multi-racial nation, each and every one of us, regardless of race, language or religion, must be more responsible and be more sensitive to others around us."

In response to a Stomp query, the spokesperson of Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council said: "Residents who book our HDB common space areas will be responsible for ensuring that the area is kept clean and tidy."

The spokesperson pointed out that the items in the void deck were cleared on the same day of receiving the feedback.

"We agree with the point on being sensitive in our multi-racial and multi-cultural society," added the spokesperson.

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