Be considerate when sharing common spaces

We thank Mr Seet Choon Hong for his feedback ("Get tough on illegal fishing"; Forum Online, Dec 28).

We agree with Mr Seet that fishing poses a danger to park users when fishing lines are cast, due to the narrow width of the Punggol Park Connector.

Fishing is not allowed at the Punggol Reservoir and signs have been erected on both banks of Punggol Reservoir to inform the public that fishing is not allowed.

National water agency PUB's reservoir staff carry out regular surveillance and will take enforcement action when they come across illegal fishing.

There are designated fishing areas at 10 reservoirs (Bedok, Jurong Lake, Kranji, Lower Peirce, Lower Seletar, MacRitchie, Marina, Pandan, Serangoon, Upper Seletar), where the public can fish safely and without endangering others.

Mr Seet has also rightly pointed out that the use of motorised personal mobility devices like electric bicycles in parks and park connectors may compromise the safety of park users.

Signs have been put up in parks and along park connectors to prohibit the use of such devices. Exceptions are made for the disabled or elderly in electric wheelchairs.

PUB and the National Parks Board (NParks) hope that the public will be considerate in sharing common spaces. We encourage the public to continue partnering us in making our reservoirs and park spaces safe for everyone to enjoy.

Members of the public can contact PUB on 1800-Call PUB (1800-2255-782) and NParks on 1800-4717-300.

Ridzuan Ismail

Director

Catchment and Waterways Department

PUB

Chuah Hock Seong

Director, Parks

National Parks Board