Keep Our Country Clean.

by Patrick Liew on November 6, 2019

Keep Our Country Clean.

“Please leave your food tray on the table. I’ll come around and collect it,” the cleaner told me in a, shall I say, less than friendly way.

I had finished taking my lunch – a delicious bowl of Bak Kut Teh.

Like a good Singaporean, I had walked quite a distance to return the food tray.

It was not a requirement in that particular hawker centre but I felt I should do it.

Then, I went to order a bowl of “cheng tng,” one of my favourite desserts.

After eating it, I walked away.

After awhile, I realised I had forgotten to return the dessert bowl and spoon.

Without hesitation, I walked back to do it.

It took some trouble but I was happy I did it.

Cleanliness should be a way of life.

It should be practiced at home or in whatever places you love as well as in all other places.

I believe that if you don’t help to keep the place around you clean, it is unlikely you will be motivated to keep your mind and spirit clean too.

Is it any wonder why they say that cleanliness is next to godliness?

When you keep public places, including food and beverage outlets clean, it’ll not only enhance the ambience but will also help you enjoy your meals.

If leftover foods are not cleared, it will attract houseflies, birds, rodents, and other animals.

The unhygienic condition will cause more diseases and affect your health.

By doing your part, you can also help hawkers improve their productivity and keep running costs low.

In that way, they are in a better position to pay a higher salary to their employees.

On a bigger scale, let’s upkeep Singapore’s image as a clean and green nation because it can attract more tourists and investments.

Your example can also inspire your children and others to do their part for the environment.

Mahatma Gandhi was quoted to have said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

I fully agree.

I also believe you should never walk through a place and leave it worse off than when you first step into it.

Living an educated, gracious and cultured life includes how you clear up the rubbish in your life.

The discipline of cleanliness will help you cultivate a better quality of life.

Cleanliness is definitely the way to go.Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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