Low emission joss burners launched in Nee Soon

Burning joss paper at the void deck of Block 54 Telok Blangah Drive. Residents in Nee Soon will breathe more easily in the coming seventh Lunar Month, with the introduction of a new type of joss paper burner throughout their estate. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Burning joss paper at the void deck of Block 54 Telok Blangah Drive. Residents in Nee Soon will breathe more easily in the coming seventh Lunar Month, with the introduction of a new type of joss paper burner throughout their estate. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Residents in Nee Soon will breathe more easily in the coming seventh Lunar Month, with the introduction of a new type of joss paper burner throughout their estate.

The 300 silver burners are touted to produce half the smoke and just three per cent of the ash compared to the traditional red burners, by encouraging better air circulation within the bin and a more complete combustion process. 

These were unveiled by Chairman of Nee Soon Town Council Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Saturday morning near Chong Pang Market, as he launched a two-year gracious living campaign.

Two other items were also launched alongside the burner: boxes to be placed on every door to collect flyers, and feedback boxes at every void deck to receive input from less tech savvy older residents.