Residents in Sentosa Cove have also volunteered to help with the clean-up operations, said SDC. 

When CNA visited Tanjong Beach at midday, workers were seen cleaning up the spill. A long, white oil boom, covered in oil, had been placed along the beach.

A visitor walking her dog earlier in the morning told CNA that the stench was “unbelievable”, a sentiment echoed by another beachgoer in the afternoon.

“The first thing that I noticed was the smell; it smells like a petrol kiosk,” said Mr Nigel Kong, 25.

“On a normal weekend, (one side of the beach) will be filled with volleyball courts and frisbee courts. Usually, when we’re hot, we go down to the waters. But with this oil spill, we can’t really do it.”


At East Coast Park, black residue was visible along the beach. There was a stench of oil in the air.

“It didn’t really hit until we came to the beach area. The smell is a bit disconcerting,” said Mr Sufian Ali, who was not aware of the oil spill before arriving at the park.


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