Who needs a participatory culture and healthy debate on public policy when you have flea?
This after hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans visited Artbox and then complained it is very crowded even when they knew it would be.
One Singaporean, Jin Zuay Lang, said she is heartened by this show of support and solidarity by Singaporeans: “This shows that Singaporeans are united as one for a common cause, putting our money where our mouth is.”
“Who needs a mature democracy when you have flea?”
“A participatory culture can take a back seat as long as flea is around.”
However, other Singaporeans said choosing flea above democracy, or anything else for that matter, is a matter of choice and a sign that democracy is alive and well.
Another local, Mai Dong Xi, said: “We shouldn’t shortchange ourselves by taking the route to maturing our democracy at more costs as it is clear Singaporeans would rather prefer buying useless things from a flea market.”
“A democracy where people are involved in politics all the time is quite dull. We need more useless things and pointless things.”