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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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From this article, we can see that two races are fighting against each other. Disagreements pulled them apart. I believe that the conflict will be solved if they are willing to forgive one another and let go of their hatred. The government shouldn't show favourism but treat the two races fairly since both of the races live together in Sri Lankan. I wonder if the government will take that step to solve this conflict.

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?

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Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories - Real Business

Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories - Real Business | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it
Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories
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Six women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories. 19 June, 2013 in News by Shane Schutte. Permalink.

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The following is my insight on this article using the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. I see that these six women all have something in common, which is their underprivileged backgrounds. I think that it was only through sheer hard work and perseverance that they could achieve success. They believed in themselves and worked harder than anyone else to get what they desired, to escape out of the vicious cycle of poverty. I wonder what would have happened if these women did not have the fighting spirit and thirst for success.

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Chua Chong Yih's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:26 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see six different women, despite facing obstacles and adversities, became successful all because of their hardwork and never-say-die attitude. I think that these 6 women deserve our admiration and respect as they started off with nothing, but could end up rising to the top. I wonder how they can be so determined, despite such difficult circumstances, can continue to persevere on.

Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:14 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see six different women, despite facing obstacles and adversities, became successful all because of their hardwork and perseverance. I think that these 6 women deserve our admiration and respect as they started off with nothing, but could end up rising to the top. I wonder how they can be so determined, despite such difficult circumstances, can continue to persevere on. And i feel that we can learn a lot from them about moral values and tips to success. 

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:03 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder', I can see six women who became successful through their effort and perseverance. Despite starting from nothing and the hardships they faced they never gave up and finally got to where they deserve to be. I think that these women are incredible because of their attitude towards life. It is often the people with little resources that have the most willpower. I wonder how many people in the world know of these six women and how many have been inspired to be like them.  

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How Tablets Have Changed Publishing

How Tablets Have Changed Publishing | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it

...The company is finding that the most popular content for tablets depends on the title. Golf Digest sees great success with video. Generally speaking, long-form editorial content like actual stories, video and slideshows do well across the board because the tablet is a lean-back device, where consumers aren’t looking for short snippets of content like they are on a mobile phone, for example.

 

“If you look at the time of day with highest tablet usage it’s usually during prime time or on the weekends,” Reynolds said. “That’s why we are developing tablet-specific content to fit that different mindset. We’re not worried about tablet usage cannibalizing Web usage because Web, tablet and mobile, are all part of a complementary ecosystem.”

 

Reynold’s said that the biggest opportunity for Conde Nast in the tablet space is the amount of data is has on subscribers. It gives the publisher a look at the preferences that people have for content and advertising on specific devices and Conde Nast can optimize based on that.


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i can see from this article that technology has changed and rapidly developed and are taking over our daily lives, on the Mass Rapid Transport it is rare to find someone not holding a tablet and constantly glued to their screens be it reading books, playing games, watching movies or etc. i think that tablets will continue to develop and soon enough these tablets so wild that it will be out of our imagination. i wonder if there is even any limit to what the human mind can think of.          

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 23, 2013 9:12 PM

Conde Nast views tablets as the biggest game-changer for the publishing industry. Here's why....

Lee ZongHan's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:38 AM

This is my insight using the see,think,wonder. This article is about a tablet devices like the iPad have been a game-changer for the publishing industry. The challenge with tablets is that they’re so new to the market. I can see that companies like '' Apple '' is trying to bring technology to a whole new level. I think that tablet will do well in this generation as the tablet is a lean-back device, where consumers aren’t looking for short snippets of content like they are on a mobile phone, for example. It is also portable, light and easy to bring around. I wonder that if there is no tablet invented, people can't do their work outside anywhere and have to bring a laptop along which is more troublesome. In my conclusion, tablets have change the world's techonology.

Lim Jun Heng's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:09 AM

This is my insight using see-think-wonder. I can tell from this article that the tablets are rapidly taking over our daily lives. People used to read newspapers can now read them on tablets. This not only saves paper but also money. Companies now have to find interesting ways to communicate to the public through the web. Technology is advancing so fast that I think in a few years time tablets will no longer be the latest craze and be taken over by something else. I wonder what if tablet is no longer this useful and something in the future take over the jobs of the current tablets? Will the companies have to rack their brains for new ideas? 

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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

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I know that many countries in Asia do not have the privilege to be living in a technologically advanced environment like us. They are poor but they never complain. They continued to live their life peacefully. Houses in countries of Asia are in bad condition. We Singaporeans do not know how to appreciate the things we have like food or shelter. Many people died due to the lack of food, water or even shelter. I feel very sad for the poorer income people in some parts of Asia. I wonder, would any richer country go to these poor countries to teach and volunteer to help the less fortunate? Providing them with education and some food by volunteering? I hope that someone generous would really help the poor.

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Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it
For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

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Poverty is affecting our studies and it is going to help us in the future to at least have a degree certificate to find a well paid job, however not many parents have the ability to send their child to schools. The government in these countries should let these people have at least a basic level of education and maybe, this could end the cycle of poverty.And if the person is smart enough, he or she might even bring glory to the conutry. This situation leads to the cycle of poverty

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:35 AM

Education is the brightest hope for breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty. But, kids born to poor, under-educated parents aren't likely to succeed at school without help that targets their family situations, and that help is most needed during their earliest years. Newborn was born poor, and nearly half of those babies went on to spend at least half of their childhood in poverty. Poor children were born into "deep poverty" to parents living on incomes less. Parents' low educational attainment was shown to predict persistent poverty for their children more consistently than any other factor the study investigated including single motherhood, family unemployment, young age of parents or living in inner-city neighborhoods. Earning a high school diploma can help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty, but persistent poverty makes earning that diploma a tough challenge. Children who spend more than half of their childhoods poor are more likely than never-poor children to enter their 20s without completing high school. Poverty strikes its most innocent victims hardest of all. Stresses associated with poverty including malnutrition, lack of mental stimulation, poor health care, frequent moving and general insecurity have their direst effect on newborns and children up to age two. Children who live in poverty in those first years of life are likely to complete high school than children who became poor later in childhood. I think what this report is saying is that early interventions are very important and targeting resources to these kids from birth is vital, because home environment in early years is so important to brain development. So when parents are stable, kids are stable.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:00 AM

Education is important as we live in an era where you can only gain confidence in people and get a job when you have complete education. Many children who are poor, do not get a chance to go to school and learn. When given the chance, I am sure that most of them would wish to go to school and study. Many of these children work to earn money instead of studying as they cannot afford to pay for it. However, I believe that every child deserves a chance to be educated in a school, regardless of how rich or poor they are. Even though education is not something that can be totally free of charge, why not allow all children to go to school and learn the basics of the subjects, so that they would at least have enough knowledge to get a proper job.

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:31 AM

As highlighted in the article, we could achieve our goals by breaking the cycle of poverty by having a good and fundamental education through a college degree. Students from low income group with a college degree could contribute to society and become role models.The article mentioned that from an award winning program(SRA), graduants could easily seek employment embarking on  a career opportunity into the workforce.

In my opinion, a healthy society needs to nurture a good education program which in turn have good return through rewarding investment in education.

Rewarding careers and new emerging generation to tackle workforce issues, often kept me wondering how one day I would blend myselff into this.

 

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Realization of reaching possibilities

Realization of reaching possibilities | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it

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Christine Goodman's insight:

From this chart, i can see that anyone can achieve their goals as long as they believe themselves , with support of their peers and family. They must also have traits like having determination to acheive what they want to ,and they must have a sense of motivation. Being patient as well as being able to take risks is also very important.With all great personalities and support, a person can achieve great talents.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:27 AM

As long as people believe in themselves, they will be able to do better in life, of course,with the support of their family and friends. In order to achieve what they want to, they must have traits like determination , and a sense of motivation.Taking risk and being patient and having self esteem is also very important. I beleive that with a good attitude and personalities, a person can achieve great talents.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:21 AM

I see that there are many factors leading to realization of reaching the possibilities such as specific personality traits and environmental factors. However, the most important factor is to believe in yourself, build up your confidence and have the desire to succeed. I think that women can be just as successful as men in the different faculties as long as they realize their talent. I wonder what will happen if the enviroment is not ideal to realize your talent.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:52 AM

From this flowchart, I can see that there are many factors that may or will lead to the opportunities available. The flowchart also show that rescilience and the desire to excel is also needed to reach the possibilities other than having the skills needed to do so. Another important factor is that we must believe in ourselves in order to achieve the opportunities. Eventhough there are a lot of factors that has not got to do with us we are solely responsible in opening more opportunities.

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OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?

OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better? | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it

Singapore started out as a small fishing village but, rather quickly, turned into a sprawling metropolis. Like many other countries, it has reached a highly developed state. Public agencies such as Singapore's National Environment Agency would like to envision how to rejuvenate our local environments to inspire and enable communities to make our living environments better – and are eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world.


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I can see from this article that the National Environmental agency is trying to inspire citizens and other local communities to build a better environment in Singapore. The National Environmental Agency is also eager to work with global community for better solutions to improve environments across the world. I think with this international cooperation, the Earth can be benefitted and be a more improved biosphere for us to live in. Environmental problems such as pollution can be prevented through measures and solved through solutions. I wonder how Earth will be like without these environmental measures and supporting agencies.

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Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:17 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder' I can see that Singapore is enthusiastic about collaboration with other countries. This is because a country cannot survive on it's own especially a country as small as Singapore. But even though Singapore is a small country it is recognised globally. I think that this is a great opportunity to foster good ties with other countries especially those in Asia as more problems are arising regionally and globally. By working together with other countries, global or regional crisis can be averted, like the recent Haze issue. Working together can prove to be effective and may stop major issues from happening ahead of time. I wonder what other ways can we foster good relationships with other countries and how we can solve the problems we face.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:30 AM

I see that Singapore has reached the status of a developed country and we are still trying to further improve ourselves. I think that collaborating with the global community will allow Singapore to be heard and enable ourselves to reach greater heights with the help of other countries' opinions. I wonder if there are other ways to make our living environments better other than collaborating with the global community.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that Singapore has developed very well and quickly over the years. Singapore started out small but now, it is a bustling city with good economy. Now that the population is growing, we need to have a good environment, connection with neighbouring countries,etc for the future generations. I think that working with the other countries is the best solution since Singapore is such a small country that does not have much natural resources. I wonder what will happen if other countries refuse to work with Singapore?

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UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise

UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it

Annual food survey shows that households are ditching fresh, healthy foods and 'trading down' to counter rising prices

The UK's poorest households are being disproportionately hit by the impact of soaring food prices, according to new government figures that also show the consumption of every major nutrient has fallen in the last four years.

In order to cut costs since 2007, UK households have bought less bread, lamb, beef, fish, fruit, vegetables, potatoes and alcoholic drinks – but more bacon.

The government's annual Family Food survey, which provides the most detailed annual snapshot of food and drink spending and consumption, found that weekly spending per person on all household food in 2011 was £27.99, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year. But because of price rises, that bought less food - 4.2% less in 2011 than in 2007.


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I think that the government should not increase food prices, people of lower income would not be able to buy sufficient and enough food for themselves or their family. The rise of prices in food has led poor families to eat less nutritional food so as they can save up for other necessities that they need. With the rising of nutritional food prices and the rise of promoting unhealthy and cheap food, households in UK changes from eating healthy food to unhealthy food, as so consumption of nutrition falls drastically.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:39 AM

Some countries with poverty benefitted from a tropical climate with lush vegetation and a diverse range of crops that grow all year round. This highlights just how important agriculture is to reducing poverty in some countries. As those who have poverty will have the vegetation and crops that they got and they can eat without searching for any vegetation and crops desperately. So the lesser the vegetation and crops import from other countries, the higher the price it can be.  The country should be part of the biggest exporters of a variety of products, and a much larger proportion of peoples should reap the fruits of this trade. In general, whenever the country experiences periods of economic growth, they match improvements in agriculture. It provides tons of food, jobs, raw material for other sectors (e.g. cattle) and higher income. Even today as the service sector is taking off; agriculture remains an important aspect in the country’s economy. Several studies confirmed what was obvious to everyone: people with larger farm land, those with access to loans or production assets, as well as people closer to local markets all showed much lower poverty rates than the rest. Integrating thousands of households into local markets and teaching more advanced agricultural techniques are also essential aspects to reducing poverty in some countries. In many ways this implies more government intervention, at least to invest in basic infrastructure such as roads and cheap public transportation so that people are given the opportunity to go to town and sell their crops.

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:45 AM

Nutrients are important, especially important for children when they need the nutrients to grow. Without these nutrients, people might have deficiency diseases due to lack of nutrients or obesity due to consuming junk food and sugary drinks. I think that household markets should have an affordable prices for average household families to buy their essential daily needs. If the prices of the products are continuously increasing, I doubt that any of the families will be able to afford it and both the families and the supermarket will suffer. In my opinion, I think that the government should manage the rising prices of products in the supermarket, instead of helping out the families with financial difficulties as a larger number of people will benefit.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:04 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that many people are starting to not consume or buy fruits and vegetables, because they are increasing in price and instead bought quite unhealthy food. I believe this is because if the lack of harvest, thus the markets are selling things at a higher price.

It makes me think of the other countires which have fuits and vegetables of the same pricing as usual, why do people still not want to buy them? They know that fruits and vegetables are healthy for them. This also brings back to the point where the lack of money does not let one eat well and healthily.

I wonder if the country can import more fuirts and vegetables from other countires so that they have more to sell, and that they would not have to increase the price of the things which they are selling.

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

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Christine Goodman's insight:

After reading this article, I know that our mental health would be affected if we lived in poor conditions, poverty. Without food, medical support or even a proper place to live in, it would not be suprising if we were to lose the essence of life or go mad. This article tells us that living in poverty does not only affect one physically, but also mentally. Poverty is indeed a scary thing. I feel very fortunate that i am provided with the basic necessities to survive such as food, water and shelter. I feel that all of us should do our part to help the less fortunate.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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Can Brown Water Hurt You?

Can Brown Water Hurt You? | Poverty(english) | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever turned on the faucet first thing in the morning and been greeted by a steady flow of murky, brown water, you know that it’s a less-than-pleasant experience. It’s also a little confusing.
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In Singapore, we rarely have brown water coming out from the faucet . When brown water comes out from the tap, it is usually caused by rusty pipes. We can fix the problem by changing the pipes. We can still use brown water for everything expect for washing white clothes.

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