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Friday, August 17, 2007

Help Protect The Environment By Burning Less



NEA (National Environment Agency) togther with KMSPKS (Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery) have a campaign to urge the public to "Help Protect The Environment By Burning Less". Yearly during the seventh lunar month without fail, many Chinese buy paper-made replicas of 'material' stuff to burn for their beloved deceased ones, thinking that they will be able to 'receive' them in the nether world. As much as it's a token of filial piety or even love for some, we should rethink about carrying on this custom. Or at least, come out with an alternative that won't harm the environment that much.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Observing all the fires on my road alone in Upper Thomson unfortunately highlights the uphill struggle in educating against reducing fires. And the racism if you so much as comment on the fires... (as my house was being smoked out by them all day I had to complain)

I am a caucasion and when I commented to my neighbour about global warming I was met with hostility and "you have to respect our culture".
Which I do.. but what about the future of the world??!!

Why does Singapore have such a blinkered view of the rest of the world.. like it does not exist. Worse, that anything done on these shores does not affect the rest of the world?.

Who will save Singapore?.

Monday, September 10, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to cultural issues, it's always much harder to counter it. How do one dissolve a thousand-year-old practice with just two words (global warming)?

Likewise, it is "hard" for long-time drivers and meat-eaters to give up driving and meat-eating to reduce global warming. (By the way, I don't burn, drive or eat animal products.)

For the burning issue, I guess it takes time, and govt policies and education are the key ways to ensure the younger generations are more aware of global warming, and in return, hopefully, they will convince their elders to cut the burning.

As much as we are pressing for time, we can only have patience.

Monday, September 10, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

Why burn when we can be clean and trendy by carrying our new '5IN1 Pocket Bag'.... No joke it can be FREE when u apply it @ NTUC with only 20 puchases. Need more saving details pls contact us @ 22 Sam Leong Road

Friday, September 21, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this one :)

I don't burn joss stick at temple, i don't burn all these during the Ching Ming and 7th mths. I tot i was a odd one, till i see this, so i know i am weirdo.

Oh yeah, nice blog : ) crystal

Monday, May 26, 2008

 
Blogger zlyrica said...

Thks Crystal... you are certainly not the only 'weird' one, haha :)

Monday, June 02, 2008

 

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