The monsoon season earlier this year brought about the umbrella-sharing initiative, BorrowUseReturn, to Tampines. Organised by Tampines Town Council (TTC), the pilot run that was held on 10th January 2018 was attended by Mr Baey Yam Keng, Chairman of TTC. 40 umbrellas were planted at one of the two selected routes – between Block 401 and 502.
The other route is from N2 Shopping Street to Block 298. Both locations were specifically chosen by residents of Tampines as their preferred venues, through a polling on TTC’s official Facebook page.
Aimed to provide convenience to residents when combatting the unpredictable weather, the project also embraces the community spirit of sharing. Residents were encouraged to donate spare umbrellas atop returning the umbrellas after use for the next person.