This frightening mountain of bottled drinking water was snapped at my local supermarket on the weekend.

Surely this a sign of a truly spoilt and self-obsessed society?

Singapore provides perfectly safe, high quality, world-class drinking water straight from the tap. And yet we continue to “enjoy” this appalling “choice” of bottle drinking water.

And people BUY this stuff. In large quantities. They grunt and groan to carry these heavy boxes home every week. All because of what? Better taste? “Safer” water? Brand identity?

It is at times like this that I know this planet is doomed.