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Indonesia gives S’pore fresh air, November rain as early Christmas present

Posted on 16 November 2015

Thank you for the season’s greetings.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Declaring themselves the bigger person and more magnanimous country, Indonesia has sent uncontaminated fresh air and passing showers Singapore’s way in mid-November after they declared they have temporarily forgiven Singaporeans’ petulant behaviour this past few months.

In a statement distributed to the media, it said: “President Joko Widodo was listening to November Rain by Guns N’ Roses and he decided he should send some along to Singapore as a gift.”

“We are able to look past Singapore’s and Singaporeans’ flaws, such as the lack of gratitude for the 11 months of annual clean air provided free-of-charge courtesy of reliable Indonesian forests.”

“And as we are being relatively good neighbours and since we heard less complaints emanating from there in the whole of last week compared to the weeks before, we shall grant the tiny republic a respite from the haze.”

“Consider this an early Christmas present courtesy of your friendly ASEAN neighbour, Indonesia.”

Singaporeans, in response, thanked Indonesia for the fresh air, showers and agreeable 27°C weather, free of PM2.5, as well as their generosity and ASEAN spirit.

One Singaporean, Shao Xiang, said Singaporeans have taken to openly give thanks to Indonesia in public: “I can already feel the spirit of Christmas in the air.”

“I will burn joss sticks and joss paper in return as thanksgiving.”






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