Smoke-free park

In my frequent visits to the Botanic Gardens, I have approached foreigners and locals alike to ask them to put out their cigarettes.

While I did not see any "No Smoking" signs, it is common sense to not smoke in a garden where it is easy for plants to catch fire.

With more visitors expected to visit the Botanic Gardens, I urge the National Parks Board to put up clear signs in gathering areas and have enforcement teams or volunteers ensure that smoking is strictly not allowed in the gardens and our other national parks .

Rene Yap Bin Ping (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2015, with the headline 'Smoke-free park'. Print Edition | Subscribe