Bus passenger says commuters who put their feet up should be fined like those who don’t return trays in food centres

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SINGAPORE: Unhappy at seeing yet another commuter putting up his feet on the seats opposite him on a bus, one woman wrote that people who do so should be fined in the same way that table litterers or people who don’t clear their crockery and utensils at food centres are made to pay if they are repeat offenders.

Ms Tan Shek Lee posted a photo on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE Facebook page on Saturday (April 13) of a man sitting on a bus with his bare feet on the seats across from him. Ironically, his legs were right under a sign that putting up one’s feet this way is prohibited.

She added that this occurred on Bus 328 at past 10:00 pm.

“There should be a fine imposed like the clearing of trays in hawker center. Otherwise people just don’t bother and do as they like. Very unhygienic,” Ms Tan added.

The Independent Singapore has reached out to Ms Tan for further comment.

In May last year, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced that there would be stricter rules for individuals who don’t return their food trays and crockery.

The agencies said that starting from June 1, 2023, at food courts, the following would apply for individuals who fail to return their used trays and crockery: First-time offenders will be issued a written warning, while repeat offenders will be issued fines or charged in court.

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