Pandan Reservoir midge infestation: 'You can say that we’ve given up'

Posted On Mon, 30 Sep 2019

Speaking in Parliament on Monday, MP for West Coast GRC Foo Mee Har said residents who live near Pandan Reservoir have “suffered greatly” from the mass emergence of midges since July this year.

"This year’s outbreak is the most severe we have witnessed yet and also persisted for the longest time, impacting the daily lives of our residents. Some have likened it to being in a horror movie. If you visited it's really scary," she added. 

As for Zai, returning home is not an escape from the midges at work. The 46-year-old lives in a unit in the same block. 

He spends his free time looking on the Internet for solutions that might work against the midges, but has not found any other options yet. “I do not know what to do anymore. Seriously, I do not know what to do anymore,” he said. 

He added that while he, along with other stallowners, used to paint the insect net and columns with oil by hand every night, they have since stopped doing so. 

“You can say that we’ve given up. There are just too many.” 

Source: CNA/hw

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