In a rather peculiar incident at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on 15 November, a woman’s questionable actions have sparked concern among park-goers.
She was seen behaving suspiciously and dumping expired milk powder into a pond at the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, catching the attention of a passer-by who alerted the park staff, according to Shin Min Daily News.
Pond becomes dumping ground
Hu, a 36-year-old clerk, was enjoying a leisurely stroll with her daughter around 9:25 am when she noticed a woman acting suspiciously near a pond.
Upon closer inspection, Hu was startled to see the woman pouring what appeared to be milk powder into the pond.
Concerned about the impact on the pond’s ecosystem, Hu approached the woman and reminded her that feeding fish in the park was not allowed
However, the woman allegedly refused to heed the warning and continued pouring the rest of the expired milk powder into the pond, as the water turned cloudy and the fishes swam away, before throwing the package into the pond as well.
Hu decided to document the incident with a photograph before walking away and reporting the incident to the park staff, providing them with the photographic evidence she had captured, as the staff then commenced a search for the woman.
Possible risks to the ecosystem
Adding expired milk powder to a pond might seem like a harmless act to some, but the potential risks are significant. The introduction of foreign substances into the water can disrupt the natural habitat, causing harm to aquatic life. Fish, in particular, may face adverse effects, and the water quality could be compromised.