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S’pore Parliament is country’s biggest echo chamber: Geography study

S’pore Parliament is country’s biggest echo chamber: Geography study

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Filled with hot air.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who enjoy learning about their urban environment, are in awe of a special physical artifact in Singapore that has been hidden in plain sight all this while.

This after they learnt that the Parliament in Singapore is the country’s biggest echo chamber, owing to the fact that any sounds in there get reverberated all around repeatedly, so that anyone inside keeps hearing the same thing, a recent geography study found.

One Singaporean, Jin Tua Seah, said: “You can really hear the reverb in this place.”

“Really got this very hollow sound even when you speak casually. Can keep hearing the same thing over and over again, bouncing off the roof and the floor and off anyone’s face when they sit in there.”

“It is almost as if everyone agrees with you.”

Other locals said the echo chamber is also very airy.

Another local, Jin Shio, said: “The moment you walk in you can feel the hot air rising.”

“The warm air really keeps the echo reverberating, filling the place with extra molecules and making the atmosphere dense.”

“Due to these factors, it’s like singing in the shower, which makes anyone sound really good.”

“This place is so big yet hollow.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





GE2015 sees Earth-shaking geographical changes hit S’pore

GE2015 sees Earth-shaking geographical changes hit S’pore

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Every few years, Singaporeans find themselves geographically displaced.

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The Singapore Institute of Mapping Information and Seismic Activity Investigation (SIMISAI) has warned Singaporeans to brace themselves for drastic geographical changes, which it predicts will happen sometime before the General Election in 2015.

A scientist from SIMISAI, Professor Gerry Mander, said: “This rare phenomenon only happens every four to six years, and is often marked by the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee. Citizens should stay indoors during this period, as many strange shifts in geography are known to occur.”

“For instance, previous geographical shifts have resulted in Bukit Batok being part of Jurong, Tiong Bahru being part of Tanjong Pagar, Woodlands being part of Sembawang, and Aljunied not being part of Aljunied.”

A previous victim of these changes, Luan Luan Lye, said: “I always thought that I lived in Serangoon Gardens. But one morning before the elections, I suddenly found that I had been in Marine Parade all along.”

“It’s almost as if someone redrew Singapore’s map to suit their own purposes. Who would be powerful enough to do that?”

 

 

 

 

 







Earth-shaking geographical changes due to hit S’pore before GE2015

Earth-shaking geographical changes due to hit S’pore before GE2015

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Singapore experiences shifts in geography every few years.

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The Singapore Institute of Mapping Information and Seismic Activity Investigation (SIMISAI) has warned Singaporeans to brace themselves for drastic geographical changes, which it predicts will happen sometime before the General Election in 2015.

A scientist from SIMISAI, Professor Gerry Mander, said: “This rare phenomenon only happens every four to six years, and is often marked by the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee. Citizens should stay indoors during this period, as many strange shifts in geography are known to occur.”

“For instance, previous geographical shifts have resulted in Bukit Batok being part of Jurong, Tiong Bahru being part of Tanjong Pagar, Woodlands being part of Sembawang, and Aljunied not being part of Aljunied.”

A previous victim of these changes, Luan Luan Lye, said: “I always thought that I lived in Serangoon Gardens. But one morning before the elections, I suddenly found that I had been in Marine Parade all along.”

“It’s almost as if someone redrew Singapore’s map to suit their own purposes. Who would be powerful enough to do that?”

 

 

 

 

 





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