In a blink of an eye, two centuries have past.
This after they managed to celebrate 250 years of independence following the coming to pass of five once-in-50-years floods.
One Singaporean, Yan Shui, said: “When the first once-in-50-years flood occurred, I couldn’t believe Singapore had hit a milestone. To be able to make it past 50 years old was such a freak event.”
“Next thing I knew, we are 250 years old.”
“Sure feels good to have a long history on our side.”
However, other locals were more cautious with becoming a two-and-a-half-century old country moving forward.
Another local, Lau Kok Kok, said: “One moment you’re 50, next moment you’re 250. Who knows? Maybe soon Singapore can be 500 years old.”
“So, it is sometimes better to remain a young innocent nation.”
“But from the looks of it, we’ll be celebrating our 300 years of independence soon.”