Media coverage of ICCS and related action
[Article archive link]


  • “Keeping Singapore’s Beaches and Mangroves Clean”, Money FM 89.3F radio interview about marine trash wth Glenn van Zutphen & Neil Humphreys, 11 Jul 2020 [link]
  • “Conservationists concerned by PPE showing up at beaches, nature trails,” by Wong Yang. The New Paper, 27 Jul 2020 [pdf]
  • “Monsoon brings trash to S’pore’s coast,” by Cheryl Tan. The Straits Times, 16 Apr 2020 [link; pdf ] and also “Lockdown sees less litter in public parks, but monsoon sweeps trash onto our northern shores” link; pdf]


  • “No ifs or butts: Cigarette rubbish is littering Singapore’s coastline,” by Nicole Chang. Channel News Asia, 22 Jun 2019 [link]
  • “Working to keep Singapore’s beaches clean,” by John Tan. The New Paper 24 Jun 2019. [link]
    About the daily workers at East Coast Park who spend nine hour days clearing trash and debris.
  • “‘Working with the people’: 4G leadership will partner S’poreans in new ways to shape policies, says DPM Heng,” by Ng Jun Seng. Today online, 15 Jun 2019. [link]


  • “Illegal fish trap found in Marina Reservoir,” by Lydia Lam. The Straits Times, 04 Jan 2018 [link]
  • “A tale of two otters: settling in Singapore, suffering in China,” by Joshua Parfitt., 07 Feb 2018 [link]
  • “Local businesses push eco-friendly options to reduce plastic straw use,” by Low Li Ping. The New Paper, 02 Apr 2018 [link]
  • “Issue of marine pollution getting more urgent.” Letter by Merrick Ho Yong Jin to The Strait Times Forum page, 10 Nov 2018 [link]
  • “Over 1,600kg of trash collected on Pulau Ubin in annual cleanup,” by Ko Yufeng. The New Paper, 24 Sep 2018 [link]
  • “Seabin Project a step in right direction to remove marine litter.” Letter by Sebastian Poh Yi Jie to The Straits Times Forum page, 21 Apr 2018 [link]


  • “888kg of rubbish cleared during mangrove clean-up on 8th day of Chinese New Year,” by Zhaki Abdullah. The Straits Times, 04 Feb 2017. [link]
  • “Almost 900kg of rubbish cleared from Lim Chu Kang mangrove,” by Zhaki Abdullah. The Straits Times, 05 Feb 2017 [link]
  • “1,600 volunteers clear trash at East Coast Park to mark World Environment Day.” Channel News Asia, 05 Jun 2017. [link]
  • “Dead otter found in cage along Marina Promenade, man caught setting traps: PUB,” by Lydia Lam. The Straits Times, 16 Jun 2017 [link]
  • “Man climbs over railing to fish illegally with net in Rochor Canal, PUB investigating,” by Lydia Lam. The Straits Times, 19 Jun 2017. [link]
  • “NEWSMonster Interactive invites commuters to ‘pick up pieces’ of trash from MRT mural.” Mumbrella Asia, 03 Aug 2017 [link]
  • “Two studies launched to monitor marine trash in Singapore ,” by Kelly Ng. Today, 21 Oct 2017. [link]


  • “Tanah Merah beach cleaning drive turns up 500kg of waste,” by Liyana Othman, 18 Sep 2016 [link]


  • Mediacorp Saving Gaia Beach Cleanup video (Jun 2015) [link]
  • Mediacorp Saving Gaia Beach Cleanup video (Sept 2015) [link]


  • “Rising tide of litter on S’pore’s shorelines,” by Feng Zengkun. The Straits Times, 25 Oct 2014. [Straits Times link; AsiaOne link; pdf]
  • “MediaCorp staff take part in International Coastal Cleanup.” TodayOnline, 15 Sep 2014. [link]
  • Mediacorp Saving Gaia Beach Cleanup at Selimang Beach (Sep 2014). [link]
  • “Fish farmers not keen on waste collection services,” by Siau Ming En. Today, 27 Oct 2014 [link]


  • “20,000kg of trash in one day of coast clean-up,” by David Ee. The Sunday Times, 28 Apr 2013. [AsiaOne; link]
  • “Volunteers clear more than a ton trash from Pulau Ubin beaches in pre-dawn clean-up,” by Audrey Tan. The Straits Times, 07 Sep 2013. [link]


  • “Television among items found during Pulau Ubin beach cleanup.” The Straits Times, 01 Aug 2012 [AsiaOne link]


  • “Knee deep in mud cleaning the coasts.” ZBNow Lifestyle, 05 Nov 2011. [pdf]
  • “Styrofoam, the most frequently seen trash on our shores,” by Wang Mi. Lianhe Zaobao 18 Sep 2011. [pdf]
  • “It’s not just us living here N Sivasothi, eco-warrior,” by Tan Weizhen. Today 09 Aug 2011. Conserving our biodiversity for generations to come. [link; pdf]


  • “Sun, sand, sea… and tonnes of debris,” by Melissa Pang. The Sunday Times, 19 Sep 2010. [link]
  • “‘I hope people realise that every little action makes a difference’: Cheong Wei Siong, 21, student and environmental volunteer,” by Ng Hui Wen. TODAY, 09 Aug 2010. [link]


  • “S’pore coastline getting dirtier,” by Shobana Kesava. The Straits Times, 16 Dec 2008.
  • “New cleanup site: Pandan Mangrove,” by Shobana Kesava. The Straits Times, 16 Dec 2008. [link to both articles]


  • “Big pile of litter.” The Straits Times, 20 Sep 2007.
  • “The coast is not clear: tyre and table among trash found,” by Shobana Kesava. The Straits Times, 20 Sep 2007. [link to both articles]
  • “Stepping forward – into the trash,” by Shobana Kesava. The Straits Times, 20 Sep 2007. [link]
  • “Large increase in volunteers for Coastal Cleanup Day” (Lianhe Zaobao, 2007). [link]
  • “The foam on the shore is really styrofoam,” by Shobana Kesava. The Straits Times, 16 Sep 2007. [link]


  • “Here’s the dirt on S’pore’s beaches.” By Radha Basu. The Straits Times, 05 Dec 2005. [link]


  • “Clean, Green S’pore? Not the beaches,” by Radha Basu. The Straits Times, 22 Oct 2004. [link]
  • “Wild programme: International Coastal Cleanup Singapore. Here’s your chance to make a BIG difference! Instantly!” By Ria Tan, WildSingapore, 2004. [link]

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