This after the broadband Internet service’s sudden demise left a few million inhabitants in Singapore high and dry.
One Singaporean, Dian La Zu, said she would like to remember the quickness of fibre broadband by: “When it was actually functioning properly, it can be quite fast the download speeds.”
“But that’s not all the time. There will be a lag when the whole block of flats is tapping on the same network.”
“However, we’re all here today because it really died young.”
Other locals said they have taken out full-colour obituary pages in the local newspapers to mark Dec. 3 as the day the trajectory of Singapore changed course.
Another local, Huan Fang Xiang, said: “After years of social studies and Total Defence messaging, it did not occur to me when people said the social fabric of Singapore is delicate and can be broken at the seams overnight.”
“Dec. 3, 2016, has made me understand and appreciate what it means for society to fall apart and go under just like that.”
At press time, Singaporeans said they will need another 50 years to rebuild.