Free umbrella-sharing scheme

Free umbrella-sharing scheme

If you are caught in the rain in Sembawang, there is no need to fret - if you are at one of its umbrella-sharing spots.

Sembawang GRC MPs Khaw Boon Wan, Lim Wee Kiak and Ong Ye Kung officially launched the Sharella or "Share an umbrella" initiative on Saturday (Dec 30).

With the free scheme, residents can borrow umbrellas from any of 17 pairs of umbrella deposit spots in Sembawang, according to Dr Lim's Facebook page.

The umbrella deposit spots are situated at both ends of traffic crossings which are not sheltered. Residents who need umbrellas can simply pick up one of the umbrellas on the rack, use it to cross the road, and return it at the rack opposite.

Trials for Sharella were first launched with 20 umbrellas on two umbrella racks in Gambas in July, Lianhe Zaobao reported on Saturday.

The new racks are situated at roads near Sembawang MRT, including Admiralty Drive, Sembawang Way, Canberra Road and Sembawang Drive.

More information at: Free umbrella-sharing scheme rolled out in Sembawang