MP Louis Ng finds aircon among trash washed up on Seletar Island

MP Louis Ng posing with a ball and aircon unit from a beach cleanup yesterday. Photo: Louis Ng/Facebook
MP Louis Ng posing with a ball and aircon unit from a beach cleanup yesterday. Photo: Louis Ng/Facebook

Plenty of junk washes up on Singapore’s shores, from plastic waste to fishing nets. But and an entire air-conditioning unit?

That’s what Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng found among the close to 400 kilograms of trash he picked up yesterday during a Seletar Island beach cleanup along with fellow Nee Soon constituency MPs K. Shanmugam, Carrie Tan, Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, and Derrick Goh. 

“I don’t know if I can be surprised with what trash we can find on our beaches or mangrove anymore. This morning, Team Nee Soon GRC picked up a whopping 381kg of trash on Seletar Island, including lots and lots of plastic, styrofoam, nets, ropes, toys and YES an air con,” Ng wrote online yesterday. He included a photo of himself on the beach, wearing a life vest and posing with the appliance in front of what looks like bags of trash. 

[ SIGH… Air con on Seletar Island 😢 ]

I don’t know if I can be surprised with what trash we can find on our beaches…

Posted by Louis Ng Kok Kwang on Sunday, 25 April 2021


The five lawmakers and other volunteers also retrieved old toys, plastic bottles, and styrofoam pieces from the beach before enjoying a kayaking adventure around the island off the northern coast of Singapore. 

The cleanup was part of the annual SG Clean Day initiative promoting cleanliness in public places. 

[Picked up 381kg of trash in one hour]

The trash off Khatib Bongsu/Seletar Island.
We went to pick trash today, in Seletar Island, with volunteers.

Picked up 381 kg trash, in one hour.

Posted by K Shanmugam Sc on Sunday, 25 April 2021

Other stories you should check out:

10 migrant workers probed for possible reinfection as COVID-19 reemerges in Westlite Woodlands dorm
Clueless or fearless? Driver runs red light as police watch in Bugis (Video)
Singaporean man documents encounter with racist ‘Hwa Chong’ lady (Video)

Subscribe to The Coconuts Podcast for top trending news and pop culture from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong every Friday!



Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply

BECOME A COCO+ MEMBER

Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

MOST POPULAR