The structure has been an affront to religions since 2010.
This is done to preserve the sanctity of the day and a reminder that Singapore is still a conservative and highly religious society with many competing beliefs.
One Singaporean, Qu Jiao Tang, said he looks forward to this concealment: “I hope MBS can be covered with a black cloth more often.”
“It is necessary as it has been a stain on Singapore’s conscience.”
Other Singaporeans said MBS’s existence has always been a reminder of Singapore’s reversal in policy and a show of the country’s vulnerability as it strives to maintain its economic superiority.
Another local, Kan Bu Dao, said: “Maybe it is better to cover it once a week.”
“Or even better, leave it on for one week in a month so the helicopter no need fly here, fly there.”