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Telok Ayer Street Clean-Up

Dec 10, 2017 | Activities, Environmental Protection

On Oct 15, 2017, more than 70 youth working adults from the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore (SGWMSCOG) participated in the clean-up along Telok Ayer Street. The clean-up was part of a worldwide environmental sustainability movement initiated by the SGWMSCOG.

Telok Ayer—Then and Now

In Malay, Telok means “bay” and Ayer means “water”1). Telok Ayer was once a coastal street and a landing site for Singapore’s early immigrants such as the Chinese Hokkien and the South Indian community2). Today, Telok Ayer Street is located in Singapore’s central business district’s (CBD) and home to a plethora of cafes, restaurants, and bars.

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Volunteers proudly displaying the trash they collected in a span of 2 hours

Clean-Up

Equipped with bags and gloves, the volunteers started the clean-up from the intersection of Telok Ayer Street and Cross Street, heading towards the Singapore River. They worked together to remove loose trash, such as cigarette butts, plastic packaging, broken glass, bottles, metals, and many other waste materials.

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Volunteers working together to collect any trash they find

Among various kinds of urban litter, cigarette butts are the most time-consuming and difficult to clean. An estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide every year. On average, cigarette butts take 1.5 years to break down.

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Youth members removing cigarette butts hidden in the crevices

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Male adult members joyfully cleaning the pathway along Telok Ayer

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Volunteers collecting cigarette butts hidden under bushes

In order to clean cigarette butts hidden in the crevices and beneath the bushes, volunteers rolled up their sleeves without hesitation. They did all this with a heart full of joy and smile on their faces. Many trash bags were filled throughout the duration of the clean-up.

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Volunteers of the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore displaying the trash they collected during the clean-up

Even God did not come to be served but to serve. Remembering this, the Church of God volunteers will continue to serve the community with a loving heart.

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70 volunteers of the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore volunteers collected 50kg of trash in 2 hours

 

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1)  Teng, S. (2002, August 18). Telok Ayer Street. Retrieved December 10, 2017, from http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/INFOPEDIA/articles/SIP_656_2004-12-31.html
2)  Singapore, F. C. (2017, June 22). Home. Retrieved December 10, 2017, from http://www.fraserscentrepoint.com.sg/singapore-then-and-now-series-a-historical-street-for-the-faithful-in-modern-chinatown-telok-ayer/

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28 Comments

  1. Amanda

    I’m impressed that they all look happy. It’s a beautiful group.

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  2. Remington

    Their bright and beautiful appearance is really touching. My heart also seems clean.
    Let’s all join together and make a bright and clean world! Animo!

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  3. noeleden

    I am proud of you!! 🙂

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  4. morris

    They are very nice people in the world. I hope all the world will do together this volunteer.

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  5. Olivier

    All I did something good for others until now was to donate money for helping people in need, however I’ve never taken some time for physically helping people or our community. May be next time, if i have a chance, i ‘d like to do like these church members!

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  6. sara

    World Mission Society Church of God is always doing good deeds all over the world! very impressive!

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  7. Bobby

    Wow ! What a wonderful good deeds. God bless you !

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  8. Cathy

    WMSCOG’s volunteers are so impressed. They love the world and do the good deed for the whole world.

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  9. gfm

    Thanks to Elohim God for giving us hope!

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  10. Nenita

    Great job!! The young adult members of WMSCOG make their neighborhoods and people in need feel happy and joy. All your efforts will be praised at God’s presence in Heaven. Animo!! 😀

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  11. Clementine

    I always feel delightful when every time I see this kind of articles about the good deeds of WMSCOG young members. They always try to practice God’s words by sacrificing their precious time different from the youths of these days. They are very motivating and wake up my soul. Thanks a lot.

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  12. GX

    Wonderful Church of God! You bring so much joy wherever you are, for the efforts from the members, thank you! Hope the youth of WMSCOG can continue to bring more awareness for a cleaner environment and make Singapore a more vibrant community! 🙂

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  13. carey

    Today in which love is disappearing, members of WMSCOG practice sharing love all over the world.
    According to teachings of God the Mother, we learn how to give love and why we need love. Thanks to Elohim God♥

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  14. szaz

    Healthy life starts from clean world, Seeing members of the Church of God’s voluntary service, I feel God is near us.

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  15. Rosy

    You are great. There will be a tremendous blessing of God in your future. God bless you !

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  16. Simon

    I’m touched that youth members of the church of God didn’t hesitate to clean the street by spending their time and strength. They are true “volunteers”. You did a good job and God bless you all.

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  17. Amy

    WMSCOG always takes the lead in the lots of volunteering work. How beautiful they are<3

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  18. hana

    Wmscog members is Best of Best!!

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  19. Bff

    Thank u keep Singapore clean.
    We Love U.. All Angels

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  20. Zhi Ling

    Great job everyone!!! The members of the World Mission Society Church of God spent their time so meaningfully – helping the environment 🖒 moreover they are doing it with joy & wholeheartedly 😗

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  21. Dawn

    Wow ! it’s so familiar place to me… thank you for doing this Cleanup campaign around my place.. haha .. you all look so beautiful and very nice to see you all to practice good deeds continually! 👍 keep up the good job! 😄

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  22. Serena

    We can see the effort the members of WMSCOG put in to shine God’s glory, fulfilling the words of Jesus:
    “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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  23. Pure Joy

    In the love of Heavenly Mother, everyone is so bright and beautiful! World Mission Society Church of God members are the true physical and spiritual light and Salt of the world!

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  24. Leo

    A clean environment improves the work life of workers. Keeping them safe and healthy. Good job World Mission Society Church of God and thank you so much for making Singapore a clean and beautiful place.

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  25. :)

    Wow , that was a great effort cleaning up Singapore! Even though the youth can rest on Sunday but they did not hesitate but went to keep Singapore clean. Great job in walking the way God did, by serving us 🙂

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  26. Erica

    WMSCOG’s members always have effort to follow of God. So that makes us be more good person. Also members of WMSCOG always glory to God. That is awsome. That is based on humble mind.

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  27. CLYQ

    Nowsdays, it is difficult to find youth doing volunteer services. However, there are a group of youth doing this work using their free time.

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  28. Patrick

    A beautiful unity is being seen through in this article! It’s the World Mission Society Church Of God members able to do this amazing work of God to clean up streets where we walked all day! Kudos to the effort done by the volunteers! Your efforts will be greatly rewarded by God!!

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