Singapore households can now collect up to 500ml of free hand sanitiser from today (Apr 12) onwards. The collection window — Temasek Foundation’s second nationwide distribution of hand sanitiser as part of its #BYOBclean initiative — is on until Apr 25, so you don’t have to chiong down to collect right now.
Here are some things you should know about collecting your free hand sanitiser before you go — so you don’t make a wasted trip down.
#1: It’s a multi-tasker, and it won’t dry your hands.
The hand sanitiser, which can also be used as a surface disinfectant, is alcohol-free, non-toxic, non-flammable, and biodegradable. The icing on the cake: it will not dry or irritate skin, so you can finally bid adieu to dry hands.
The sanitiser is also coloured purple using a non-toxic colour additive. Why? So you don’t mistake it for drinking water lah.
#2: There’s probably a vending machine dispensing it near you.
The hand sanitiser is available at automated vending machines at all 108 Community Centres/Clubs islandwide, as well as the Temasek Shophouse at Dhoby Ghaut (next to Plaza Singapura).
Most locations are open 24 hours, except for the following six CCs which operate from 10am-10pm: Bukit Merah, Joo Chiat, Katong, Siglap South, Toa Payoh East and Toa Payoh South. Can’t figure out which CC is closest to you? Key in your postal code at this website to find out: https://stayprepared.sg/byobclean/.
#3: Do not go down empty-handed.
Bottles will not be provided (it’s all about sustainability, okay?) so be sure to take empty bottles with you. But not just any bottle. Bring up to two clean, reusable bottles that can hold a total of 500ml of hand sanitiser. The bottles must not be more than 23cm in height and 11cm in width.
For verification purposes, you’re also required to bring your March/April SP bill — either paper or electronic bills — to scan the #BYOBclean QR code printed on it, or key in your SP household account number for collection.
More info at https://stayprepared.sg/byobclean/.
Photo: Temasek Foundation