Lower Seletar Reservoir Park declared smoke-free
'Health ambassadors' will inform public of new rules
Anyone caught puffing at Lower Seletar Reservoir Park can now be fined up to $2,000 after it was declared smoke-free.
Yesterday, the park along Yishun Avenue 1 joined seven other parks islandwide to be designated as non-smoking zones, as part of a broader initiative towards smoke-free living in the community.
The others include the Singapore Botanic Gardens, HortPark, Bedok Reservoir Park and Yishun Neighbourhood 8 Park. Signs have already been put up around Lower Seletar Reservoir Park to inform visitors of the new rules.
Some 20 Nee Soon South residents have been trained as volunteer "health ambassadors". Their task is to inform park users, including smokers, of the park's smoke-free status, said Nee Soon South MP Lee Bee Wah, who launched the initiative yesterday.