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  • QX179R's Avatar
    67,571 posts since Feb '08
    • SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) has found signs of rat activity at some food outlets in the 313@somerset shopping mall along Orchard Road.

      Food sellers whom Channel NewsAsia spoke to said they have seen rats in the toilet, kitchen and even the ceiling in some areas.

      A tenant at the mall said a glue board could trap about four rats in one night.

      Following recent inspections, NEA said it will take action against eight food outlets in the mall.

      NEA has requested the mall's management and food outlets to undertake a thorough clean-up, including false ceilings, and seal off all access points which could potentially allow rats in.

      The management will also monitor the situation, to identify rat hotspots and take prompt action.

      NEA has also inspected common areas of the nearby Somerset MRT station and underpass.

      Checks were also done at the construction site of the proposed 20-storey hotel development next to the mall.

      To date, no rat infestation has been detected.

      - CNA/xq

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  • Boyboyb's Avatar
    108 posts since Jun '10
    • got rat no rat, people STILL EAT ! unless kena people DIE ! then 313 no business lor...

  • troublemaker2005's Avatar
    8,443 posts since Dec '05
    • with mrt breakdown so often - we are like rats already (tunnel rats) so lets welcum them like brotehrs and sisters

  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,790 posts since Feb '01
    • there are plenty of rats in parliament.. but then, political rats are infesting all parliaments on the planet

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  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,790 posts since Feb '01
    • Originally posted by charlize:

      Times are bad. icon_lol.gif

      who say?

      rats are moving up from the sewers into classier places like 313 leh

      teeth.png

  • charlize's Avatar
    30,267 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by the Bear:

      who say?

      rats are moving up from the sewers into classier places like 313 leh

      teeth.png

      Are you saying they have their own HDB asset enhancement program? icon_lol.gif

  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,790 posts since Feb '01
    • Originally posted by charlize:

      Are you saying they have their own HDB asset enhancement program? icon_lol.gif

      poor rats will be in debt for the rest of their lives teeth.png

  • troublemaker2005's Avatar
    8,443 posts since Dec '05
    • country's infested with cheap aliens - no wonder even rats don;t fear us see up no up invade our territory

  • QX179R's Avatar
    67,571 posts since Feb '08
    • Orchard Rd shopping mall steps up measures to tackle rat problems

      SINGAPORE: The management of 313 Somerset Shopping Mall said it has taken more measures to tackle the problem of rodents.

      It said more mouse traps have been set up in the shopping mall since the National Environment Agency found signs of rat activity in its premises.

      Lend Lease Retail, the mall's management, said it has been sealing up all potential access points to prevent the rodents from getting into the building.

      It is also working with tenants on how to manage their waste properly and improve their housekeeping skills.

      Ms Amy Lim, General Manager of Lend Lease Retail, said: "We have sent them a circular and in that circular, we have advised them on how they should keep their food when they leave the premises, how they should dispose their waste regularly, and how they should tie up any loose food that's visible. And also remove any food stains that would encourage any rats, any rodents to come."

      It has also asked retailers to submit weekly pest control reports.

      "On NEA's recommendations after the inspections, we've written to the retailers to seek their cooperation to submit weekly pest control reports to us. That's submitted by the pest control contractors. A copy of it is given to us, so that it helps us to monitor and ensure compliance by the retailers. They would usually report on what's been trapped in the premises," she said.

      - CNA/de

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