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Clean, green Singapore? These photographs of dirtiest places may make you think twice

Litter on a ledge at an HDB block in Punggol. -- PHOTO: ANG BOON SENG
Litter on a ledge at an HDB block in Punggol. -- PHOTO: ANG BOON SENG
Rubbish overflowing and indiscriminately placed in trash and recycling bins near Marina Bay Sands. -- PHOTO: CHEN JIAHUI
Rubbish overflowing and indiscriminately placed in trash and recycling bins near Marina Bay Sands. -- PHOTO: CHEN JIAHUI
More litter along the shore at Pasir Ris Beach. -- PHOTO: DYLAN TAN
More litter along the shore at Pasir Ris Beach. -- PHOTO: DYLAN TAN
Citizen volunteers pointing at three full plastic bags of litter collected over a distance of just 100 metres along Yishun Ave 7. -- PHOTO: AYSEL ONG 
Citizen volunteers pointing at three full plastic bags of litter collected over a distance of just 100 metres along Yishun Ave 7. -- PHOTO: AYSEL ONG 
A pile of rubbish left alongside Toh Tuck Road. -- PHOTO: VICKY CHONG
A pile of rubbish left alongside Toh Tuck Road. -- PHOTO: VICKY CHONG
A park in Woodlands left sullied by irresponsible picnickers. -- PHOTO: DAVID HONG
A park in Woodlands left sullied by irresponsible picnickers. -- PHOTO: DAVID HONG
Hundreds of cigarette butts tossed by the roadside accumulate in between tiles. -- PHOTO: ALVINI CHANA
Hundreds of cigarette butts tossed by the roadside accumulate in between tiles. -- PHOTO: ALVINI CHANA
Litter strewn on the ground near Bugis. -- PHOTO: KEN JIN TAN
Litter strewn on the ground near Bugis. -- PHOTO: KEN JIN TAN
Trash left behind after a picnic at Pasir Ris Park. -- PHOTO: YONG YOKE KENG
Trash left behind after a picnic at Pasir Ris Park. -- PHOTO: YONG YOKE KENG
A road divider along Prinsep Street was piled with so much rubbish it resembled an open dumping ground. -- PHOTO: ALICE KHO
A road divider along Prinsep Street was piled with so much rubbish it resembled an open dumping ground. -- PHOTO: ALICE KHO
A sea of litter floating in Marina Reservoir, near Marina Bay Sands. -- PHOTO: WITONO HALIM
A sea of litter floating in Marina Reservoir, near Marina Bay Sands. -- PHOTO: WITONO HALIM

Clean, green Singapore? These photographs of Singapore's dirtiest places may make you think twice.

An anti-littering volunteer group, the Waterways Watch Society, recently organised what to many might have sounded like an odd contest for a country with a worldwide reputation for being spotless. It asked Singaporeans to send in photographs of some of the dirtiest places here between February and April this year. It picked 10 winners in May from about 60 submissions.

The dozens of photographs sent in showed void decks, parks and roadsides from Toa Payoh to the Central Business District strewn with rubbish. 

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