'Litter' things that matter to this family of volunteers

Mr Caleb Teo, his wife, Ms Shu Yi Ping, 41, and their sons (from left) Isaiah, Zechariah and Jedidiah went to the Padang area not to catch the NDP but to help keep the place litter-free. PHOTO: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Mr Caleb Teo, his wife, Ms Shu Yi Ping, 41, and their sons (from left) Isaiah, Zechariah and Jedidiah went to the Padang area not to catch the NDP but to help keep the place litter-free. PHOTO: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

While many Singaporeans spent last Friday evening watching the National Day Parade (NDP) on television, the Teo family chose to celebrate the nation's birthday by doing good for the environment.

The family of five was among 200 volunteers from the Lions Club of Singapore Mandarin and the Singapore Scout Association who combed the periphery of the parade area and reminded members of the public to bin their rubbish properly.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2019, with the headline ''Litter' things that matter to this family of volunteers'. Subscribe