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Cleaning Up Clarke Quay

Nov 5, 2017 | Activities, Environmental Protection

On Jul 30, 2017, the Korean exchange students from the International University Bible Academy (IUBA) members collaborated with the university students of the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore (SGWMSCOG) to conduct a clean-up campaign at Clarke Quay.


Clarke Quay—Singapore’s landmark

Clarke Quay is located along the Singapore River, one of Singapore’s iconic landmarks. It holds a vast and rich history dating back to the 1800s. Previously, it was a major transshipment zone and a conduit for trade. Now, it has turned into a buzzing tourist attraction, hosting a stretch of restaurants, entertainment outlets, and offices1).

Early on a sunny morning, the church volunteers gathered together around Clarke Quay area. Ready to clean up the vicinity, the volunteers combed the entire street of Clarke Quay (along the Singapore River). Clad in bright yellow vests, they picked up all the trash they could find. Despite the scorching heat, the volunteers cleaned up the streets with a smile, offering a helping hand to one another.

Though Singapore is considered one of the cleanest cities in the world, there were many cigarette butts found hidden between the crevices and under the bushes. Cigarettes are non-biodegradable and are one of the most commonly discarded trash, causing enormous harm to the environment2). The volunteers diligently picked up the cigarette butts accumulated under the bushes and along the streets.

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IUBA Volunteers joyfully cleaning up discarded piece of cigarette waste along Singapore River

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Volunteers cleaning litters along the drain

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IUBA Volunteers actively removing cigarette butts from in between crevices

Fan Mo Wai, 20, a volunteer, expressed her thoughts, “Participating in clean-up campaigns is a very meaningful way to spend my weekend morning. It feels great to do it with our IUBA members who flew all the way here from Korea.”

Although most youths would choose to spend their weekends or holidays to pursue leisure, these volunteers decided to spend it by contributing back to the society they live in. The members are pleased that they can contribute to Singapore, their hometown, keeping it clean and green.

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  1. Serena

    I hope WMSCOG organise more of these events!!!! I love to participate in volunteer services to shine God’s glory☺️

  2. Jia Jia

    Thanks to God that members of the Church of God are doing volunteer services with the heart of and teachings of God the Mother! Brother and Sisters, received many blessings <3

  3. 캉니

    WOW!! such bright smiles and hearty laughter were seen and heard from these volunteers! I have never seen such beautiful scene while carrying out a clean up activity… well done WMSCOG… you are truly walking the talk… your bright smiles and laughter really brighten up the whole street.. thank you!!!

  4. 캉니

    WOW!! such bright smiles and hearty laughter were seen and heard from these volunteers! I have never seen such beautiful scene while carrying out a clean up activity… well done WMSCOG… you are truly walking the talk… your bright smiles and laughter really brighten up the whole street.. thank you!!!

  5. Real food

    I am so moved by environment cleaning activities of Church of God in Singapore. Especially meaningful when it’s done by student volunteers spontaneously.

  6. Amy

    They look very happy! That is a really great volunteer service! Amazing!

  7. Nicole

    Thank you for using your youth and time to clean the earth physically and spiritually ! 😍

  8. Claudia

    The world becomes more beautiful through God Mother’s Love.

  9. erica

    Their volunteer appearance is so beautiful.
    They shows the glory of God all over the world.
    I am truly impressed.

  10. Night flight

    I also used to particpate in clean up movement in my area.
    That makes my heart full as a child of God, and that was a meaningful experience.

  11. Olive tree

    Your active volunteer services show how churches and religious groups should act in this age. Keep up the good work!

  12. linda

    Following Elohim God’s example, Church of God members doing lots of volunteer activities around the world. Their behavior is very beautiful.

  13. Caty

    Helping others is the most beautiful things in this world.
    Make it better place with love!!

  14. Chung

    I want to join them! Their look very bright and happy.

  15. Cathy

    Members of the Church of God are spreading the good influence for the people with warm heart.

  16. Elly

    There are beautiful and kind souls in Church of God at Singapore too. God bless you all:)♡♡♡

  17. Mel B

    This is a good example showing that we can do whatever, no matter how hard it is, specially when we are filled with love. See their faces, their beautiful smiles prove it.

  18. canes

    Their smiles look so happy and beautiful. Because they resemble our heavenly mother.

  19. Lora

    Nice~~~! It makes me smiling~ It’s so good thing!

  20. Margo

    It looks really good that young generation try to clean the places. Nowdays I feel the young care only themselves. But this members not look like them.

  21. 빛사랑이라별

    If you want to meet beautiful people, you can go to the church of God.😄Their face shines because everyone has done the good teachings of God. God bless you!
    “How good and pleasant it is when Godʼs people live together in unity!
    …It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭133:1, 3‬ ‭

  22. Ha younggong

    Just like the light and salt to the World according to prophecy of the Bible. So proud of WMSCOG! 🙂

  23. Rin

    It’s good clean-up activity!!! The members of the WMSCOG share the love of God the Mother through the cleaning-up.

  24. kevin

    I want to join wonderful work of God with WMSCOG!

  25. lovelysongsong

    I proud you who are the members of Church of Gog and IUBA
    no one can do like you~~~may God bless U

  26. Vami

    We love you! We are united with Mother’s love and Her teaching. No matter how it is far from each other.

  27. Claudia

    I think Church of God is playing a great role in today’s society.

  28. Grace lee

    God bless u~ the members of wmscog’s volunteering is so cool and proud.
    I have seen them volunteer where i live. It’s so good~^^

  29. Sarah-Kim

    Wow~ The street looks more bright and clean by volunteer’s smiles and yellow vests! WMSCOG members of Singapore make me feel happy. Thanks~!

  30. Sarah-Kim

    Wow~ The street looks more bright and clean by volunteer’s smiles and yellow vests! May God bless you all!

  31. Nicky

    It is good to see you. Your volunteering works make the country better and healthy than before. If I have a chance to participate, I will love to do it!

  32. Emma

    I’m so proud of SGWMSCOG members and IUBA members! Through the clean-up campaign, Clarke Quay is more beautiful! 😀

  33. Beautiful mind

    Wow! World Mission Society Church of God members are always trying to practice Christ’s love and display God’s glory! Keep up the wonderful work!! 😉

  34. Diane

    I can see how happy you are with your smiling face. You guys are just like angels.
    Thx for your volunteer work.

  35. gfm

    They follow teaching of God the Mother.

  36. Redelson

    Good job!!. Good activity seems to be based on God’s teaching. This member is only a Group to act volunteer services of the all religious groups in Singapore . We have to learn their act and heart.

  37. Dennis

    Our WMSCOG members look bright and happy while they are cleaning! It is really the love of Heavenly Mother:)

  38. Candice

    I am deeply touched by them. It’s not easy to serve on holiday. I respect their God whom they believe

  39. Erica

    Wow. I’m so proud of them. They are following God’s word with true heart. God bless u.

  40. jj

    wow It’s great activity for neighborhood.
    They works for God’s glory~

  41. Steffi

    Cigarette butts does so much harm to the environment & it is the hardest for cleaner to pick up since it’s very time consuming. The university students from the world mission society church of God Singapore have done a great job helping the environment! Great job everyone!!! 👏👏👏

  42. Joice

    It is more meaningful to be active especially for young people.

  43. james

    We love you ~~~ We are so proud of all of you for your work for the betterment of the community.

  44. noeleden

    All of you are the light of Singapore. I am always proud of you, bothers and sisters. Thank you ^.^

  45. stacy

    I am proud of the church of God who is carrying out many social contribution activities to make a beautiful society.

  46. Oy

    It is amazed to see many volunteer service lead by WMSCOG are the youth members. This is a good example our society should have. Hope more youth rise up for a better future by doing volunteer not only to clean and protect the environment also to build a good character.
    Well Done World Mission Society Church Of God.

    • Katie

      The members of WMSCOG lead good recognition about voluntary service.Their motivation a series of activities are from God the Mother’s teaching. Through it, we can make the world better place.

  47. Anonymous

    i am impressed with the amount of energy and effort that World Mission Society Church of God members in Singapore are putting in. !

  48. smallsheep

    Clean ups are a common thing in Singapore but what a difference it makes when done with love and joy!

  49. Heather

    Singapore is a ‘cleaned’ city. Many young people has the mentality that it is the cleaner’s job to clean after us. However, these Church of God members do seem to grasp the fact that we all have the responsibility to keep Singapore clean.
    Kudos to these members for setting the examplary behaviour for the youths in SG.

  50. Serena Song

    Brothers and sisters are shining Mother’s glory through this event! I am so happy and touched 💖


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