SINGAPORE: Some Town Councils are adding more metal containers and deploying more cleaners to clean up after residents who burn incense papers and joss sticks as offering to their ancestors during the Hungry Ghost month, which is the seventh month on the lunar calendar.
But some are still burning incense papers on pedestrian walkways and grass patches.
A member of the public caught a potentially dangerous act on video in Queenstown where a resident had walked off, even as incense papers were being burnt.
The grounds also needed to be cleared the next day.
The Tanjong Pagar Town Council has installed 1,000 more metal containers in the estate.
But some residents do not use them.
The Town Council has also deployed some 30 per cent more cleaners to clear the burnt offering.
But burnt marks on the ground are often difficult to clean.
Jurong Town Council too, has assigned more cleaners during this period, and stepped up their cleaning efforts by 20 per cent.
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