Sunday, December 10, 2006

Urban Redevelopment Authority

My partner Ming is a very patriotic Singaporean.

So with whatever spare time I had when I was down in Singapore, he brought me to the Gallery of the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore.


There they displayed all the work that has been done in Singapore in the past decades and what else they plan to do in the near future.
The gallery was filled with miniature models of the city of Singapore that looked like these.

What really caught my eye though was a post-it board that allowed anyone visiting to post their "aspirations for Singapore".

People were free to write whatever they thought about Singapore to share them with all the other people who visit the Gallery (like myself).

I love the comments that the previous visitors left.

First, there were the usual patriotic Singaporean messages like this.

Then there were those left by tourists like this which read

"Singapore is OK. Not as great as India.
It still has a long way to go, especially in the Indian Food Department".

And one probably written by an unsatisfied local or an idealistic tourist

Pay attention to the picture and notice the follow-up comment posted right below that message.

And last but not least... there was this

So I guess I'm not the only Malaysian that likes Singapore...

(Dear Malaysia... please do not be jealous... I cheat on you NOT... I love u long time too!).


17 comments:

ricadoe said...

so, what did you write?

William Leong said...

2nd..!!! (again)

it's undeniable that s'pore is way much better than m'sia in terms of... well, nearly every acpect. public awareness is top notch, the 'gahmen' 'listens' yadda yadda and the list goes on...

but well, in the end, if i WERE to migrate to whichever country (something which i've given a thought on many years back), i'd still be proud to say that Malaysia's where i came from. *Saya Malaysia mari punya*

aL said...

damn cool. but tis can never works in Msia cos our gahmen tak bleh accept criticism.

nanti kena sue. jialat!

Nicholas said...

I've never been to S'pore. Would like to go there some day soon. Been hearing lots of great things about that island nation.

Jackson said...

Roflmao, people even start a flame war post-it board now? :P

Boss Stewie said...

ricadoe: hahaha i was chasing for time so i didn't write anything.. but if i had my way i would've wrote
"Singapore HOOOOoooO!!!"

william: yeah.... but as much as i like singapore... i still love living in malaysia

al: well... that's not entirely true.. our govt has been having a lot of criticism and they have responded to some of them instead of completely ignoring them

nicholas: u won't be disappointed nicholas

jackson: yeah.. jokers!!

suicidalconversationjunkie said...

er singapore isn't exactly known for taking criticism well, just to set the record straight. if i were you, boss, i'd prolly write "Singapore BooOOOOooOOooOOOO" instead. oops :p

suicidalconversationjunkie said...

er singapore isn't exactly known for taking criticism well, just to set the record straight. if i were you, boss, i'd prolly write "Singapore BooOOOOooOOooOOOO" instead. oops :p

p/s sorry for flooding ur previous comments, firefox faulty yeah. haha

Anonymous said...

Wahhh...
It would be so fun to do a Godzilla rampage across that miniature city...
Haha.

On another note:
Notti Timmy! 2 timing on Malaysia!
:P
Who you luff more?? Can only have 1 in your heart lah!

J said...

Wahhh...
It would be so fun to do a Godzilla rampage across that miniature city...
Haha.

On another note:
Notti Timmy! 2 timing on Malaysia!
:P
Who you luff more?? Can only have 1 in your heart lah!

Boss Stewie said...

suicidal: hahaha no i wouldn't write such a thing about singapore.. remember that my partner is a very patriotic singaporean :P

j: "On another note:
Notti Timmy! 2 timing on Malaysia!
:P
Who you luff more?? Can only have 1 in your heart lah!"

AHAHAHAH soo FAHNEY LAR U J

Lance said...

Me luff Australia long time!

Wait, we're talking about Australia rite?

Anonymous said...

tat ming look suspiciously familiar but i just cant recall whom he looks like or where i've seen him before. hmmm..

LinDa said...

tat ming look suspiciously familiar but i just cant recall whom he looks like or where i've seen him before. hmmm..

Boss Stewie said...

lance: lol lance... u always crack me up

linda: deja vuuuu

LinDa said...

no lar, deja vu is when you suddenly realise you've been through the scene before. get that pretty often till it freaks me.

maybe seen yr partner somewhere ba. :)

Frank said...

the model of the city is cool..
i love singapore too.. and ahem, more than malaysia haha...