Excerpts from readers' letters

MISLEADING SIGNBOARD PICTURES

Stall holders should serve customers what they have displayed on their signboards. Often, the portions and appearance of the food items the customers eventually receive are different from what appeared in the signboards' pictures.

For example, a picture of a bowl of fish-ball soup may show six fish-balls, but in reality, the customer gets only two fish-balls.

Customers may grumble but most don't bother to take the stall holders to task as they do not wish to waste time over such matters.

The relevant authorities should step in to stop such false advertising.

PAVITHRAN VIDYADHARAN


MAKE LPA APPLICATION EASIER

Although citizens enjoy a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) application fee waiver till Aug 31 next year, the process of engaging an LPA certificate issuer can be a hassle for many.

Would the authorities consider allowing LPA certificate issuers to be strategically stationed at polyclinics or hospitals, with a nominal fee charged for the service rendered?

LIM LIH MEI (MS)


SUBSIDISE FLU, PNEUMONIA JABS

One cannot miss the posters displayed at clinics advising those aged 65 and above to go for influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations.

At present, the elderly can tap their Medisave accounts for both vaccinations. But there may be others who do not have Medisave savings, or are unable to fork out cash.

I understand that the flu and pneumonia jabs cost around $28 and $150 respectively at private clinics. It would be of great help if both vaccinations could be subsidised at polyclinics.

ANDREW SEOW CHWEE GUAN


IMPROVE SAFETY AT ROAD JUNCTIONS

The green time for turning vehicles and crossing pedestrians should definitely be separated at all road junctions. I fully support the suggestion that split-phase lights should be implemented.

I hope the Land Transport Authority will implement this at all road junctions. This way, turning cars would not have to wait for pedestrians to cross when it is their turn.

GRACE KAM POH LING (MS)


ENSURE PUBLIC TOILETS ARE KEPT DRY

In many public places, toilets are left wet after washing. At the ActiveSG Jurong East complex I visited, for instance, I found that the women's toilet was splashed from top to bottom, leaving all surfaces wet.

Perhaps the Public Hygiene Council should issue a checklist to all cleaning contractors that includes a point stating that they should make sure toilets are wiped dry after washing, like how it is done in hotels and some malls.

VICKY CHONG (MADAM)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2017, with the headline 'Excerpts from readers' letters'. Print Edition | Subscribe