Wednesday, February 11, 2015

HDB should have more low cost advertisement board to minimize discriminate advert posting

Discriminate advertisement posting on walls, posts (or building columns), homeowners' front doors, windows, foyers, letter boxes, trees, and whatever surface that these advertisers can find - IS STILL NOT a major problem.

Do you know which type of advert posting that can drive you up the walls? For me, it is those adhesive (or sticker) type of adverts informing about plumbing or wiring services (or sometimes about sale of cooking gas tanks). These stickers are difficult to tear and usually will leave a mark on the surface. I find them pasted outside my flat.

For this reason, I would normally ignore such stickers because I wouldn't want to get another one pasted elsewhere, thus leaving many marks. What is funny sometimes would be to see competitors stacking their stickers on the earlier ones, and they do stack on each others' stickers several times, leaving at least three to four layers of stickers on the same spot.

I have seen tuition adverts being pasted in lift lobbies, walk ways, near schools, lamp posts, and even on trees. In addition, there are adverts offering room for rent, buy/sell liquors at attractive prices, and many others. The problem with discriminate pasting of papers is still manageable because early in the morning, there will be HDB cleaning crew who maintain our neighbourhood cleanliness. They will remove these papers pasted on unassigned places.

Sometimes, I wish that HDB could allocate a place for advertisers to paste their adverts in an organized manner. Such adverts will have an allocated duration on the advert/notice board (after which the advert will be removed and replaced with new applicants). That way, we won't see too many papers left stuck around for a long time (or until being eaten by mold).

low cost advertisement at notice boards
Alternatively, in the age of information technology (IT), I guess having a website catering to adverts posting would be great. Instead of receiving a lot of junk mails about property sales by property salesperson (or agent) in our letter boxes (those that can't be locked to prevent junk mails), advertisers can opt for lower cost (environmentally friendly without sacrificing trees) alternative of posting them on the internet.

Just a thought.

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