A man has been fined S$300 for flicking two rubber bands that landed on a public road according to the National Environment Agency (NEA).
Photos of the littering ticket was circulated on social media and quickly became viral. The ticket had the following charge written “You did throw a rubber band in a public place”.
According to the NEA, the man was was “cooperative throughout (the NEA) officers’ engagement with him”
In a recent separate incident, a smoker was fined $200 because he was caught smoking in Orchard Road with one foot outside the smoking box.
In another incident on May 16, two men were fined S$300 each for leaving behind their drink cans on a wooden box outside a unit at Woodlands MRT station.
Such rigorous enforcement by environmental officers are common in Singapore, which has some of the most draconian anti-littering laws in the world.