Child seen pooping openly at Bukit Panjang playground; mum says toddler was 'not feeling well'

PHOTO: Stomp

The sight of a woman letting her child defecate openly at a Bukit Panjang playground raised a stink among residents on Thursday evening (Aug 26).

A Stomp contributor shared a photo of the incident which her friend witnessed at Block 140 Petir Road at around 6.30pm.

The Stomp contributor said: "My friend and her husband brought their son to the playground and saw a lady pulling down her daughter's shorts.

"The woman asked her daughter to squat on the playground's slide platform (where kids sit before they go down the slide).

"Shortly after, the child actually let out POOP ON THE PLATFORM without anything underneath. Straight plopped on the playground where there were other kids who were playing nearby!

"My friend was so baffled by the unorthodox, unhygienic, barbaric and horrifying sight that she just confronted the lady.

"The lady said her child was ‘不舒服’ (meaning unwell or uncomfortable).

"Is this acceptable? Abso-effin-lutely NOT.

"The playground is a shared space. How can the woman let her child poop at an open space and have the audacity to say that her child is unwell? If her child is unwell, why bring her to play to the playground?

"My friend and I hope to share this to:

  1. Spread awareness of not bringing your sick child to the playground

  2. Stop thinking that it is okay to allow your child to pee and poop at open public spaces

  3. Respect your child's privacy (when the lady pulled down her daughter's shorts, her private areas could be seen clearly.

"Again, there are other kids playing and watching both of them."

The Stomp contributor emphasized that her main concern was regarding hygiene, adding: "God knows if the lady cleaned up the poop that was left behind on the slide."

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