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Orchard Road smoking ban to improve suburban malls’ attractiveness

Orchard Road smoking ban to improve suburban malls’ attractiveness

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City Hall also the place to go for smokers.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know how to get around things easily because circumventing is what they do, are lighting up cigarettes and puffing away in the heartlands.

This after a smoking ban will be imposed on Orchard Road from July 1, 2018.

One Singaporean, Lao Bai Xing, said while puffing away outside a suburban mall: “Here’s to another reason not to go to Orchard Road anymore.”

“Why go to an expensive place and have your liberties curb?”

“It is better to shop and hang out in a cheaper place and to have more freedoms.”

“Not only do suburban malls have everything Orchard Road has, we can smoke here some more.”

Other locals who are more well-to-do said they will undertake the necessary measures to get around any problems.

Another local, Jin Wu Lui, said: “Skipping Orchard will not be tough.”

“Smokers will just congregate at City Hall to smoke more freely, no problem.”

“Stone’s throw away only.”

 

 





313@Somerset fire a fresh omen something major about to happen in S’pore

[email protected] fire a fresh omen something major about to happen in S’pore

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Singaporeans, take heed.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know an omen when they see one as they are very tuned in to the other side, are convinced the recent fire that broke out at [email protected] shopping mall had been ordained by Lee Kuan Yew to serve as a fresh warning that something major is going to happen in Singapore soon.

Omens of this sort in Orchard Road have become an annual occurrence, after various warnings were sounded last year-end involving a collapsed roof at Hilton Singapore hotel, decorations and a Christmas tree catching fire, a falling tree and a power outage.

Just a few weeks ago, Singtel Internet went down island-wide, as their building is located at Somerset.

One Singaporean, Jian Gui, said these signs are definitely by Lee Kuan Yew as a way to tell Singaporeans he still has their interests at heart: “Lee Kuan Yew’s house is just at Oxley Road. The nearest place he can send out mass warnings is definitely Orchard Road.”

“He wants to tell Singaporeans to ready themselves.”

Other Singaporeans said these warnings could be in response to unresolved issues in Singapore that Lee Kuan Yew would like to attend to and he is trying to force the hand of the authorities.

One other local, Shao Tiao Ta, said: “These warnings will carry on unabated until Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road house is demolished just as he had wished.”

“If his will is to be defied anymore, be prepared for the whole of Orchard Road to be razed to the ground.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





Orchard Road shopping centres to be renamed Orchard Road Shopping Centre 1, 2, 3 until 43

Orchard Road shopping centres to be renamed Orchard Road Shopping Centre 1, 2, 3 until 43

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This is in line with national initiative to get creative.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to exercise their thinking and expand their imagination, are applauding the latest effort to rename shopping centres in Singapore by giving them ultra creative names.

This after it was revealed that in the wake of Compass Point being successfully renamed as 1 Sengkang Mall, shopping centres in Orchard Road will also undergo name changes as well.

Starting from the entrance of Orchard Road, Far East Plaza will be remained as Orchard Road Shopping Centre 1 and followed by the next mall which will be called Orchard Road Shopping Centre 2, and all remaining malls will be renamed in numerical order.

Mai Tong Xi, a Singaporean who believes in innovation, said this initiative reflects the creative and imaginative nature of Singapore: “Calling ION Orchard as Shopping Centre 14 bodes well for Singapore’s image as a hub for lateral thinking and fills this island republic with excitement.”

“There is nothing that screams ‘Creativity’ then numerical order.”

Other Singaporeans, however, felt more creativity could be injected into the proceedings of renaming the malls.

Seow Lang, another local, said: “The government should hold a competition to see who can rename the malls in a more creative manner and offer cash prizes while setting up a marketing campaign blitz for it.”

“So, instead of calling the malls Orchard Road Shopping Centre 1, 2, 3 and so on, they should be called 1 Orchard Road Shopping Centre, 2 Orchard Shopping Centre and 3 Orchard Road Shopping Centre and so on.”

“Also, they can try to use Roman numerals for a nicer flourish, such as I Orchard Road Shopping Centre, II Orchard Road Shopping Centre and III Orchard Road Shopping Centre and so on until XLIII Orchard Road Shopping Centre.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans appeal for mandatory death penalty for couple who starved maid as deterrent sentence

S’poreans appeal for mandatory death penalty for couple who starved maid as deterrent sentence

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It will deter them from harming a future maid.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are typically pro-life and meek most of the time, have come out to appeal for the mandatory death penalty to be applied in a rare show of bloodlust.

This after they read that a Singaporean couple living in an Orchard Road condominium had starved their 40-year-old Filipino domestic helper for a year and three months starting in January 2013, by feeding her only bread and instant noodles and causing her to weigh 29kg at the time of he escape.

One Singaporean, Wai Lao, said the only way to prevent future incidents like this is to act authoritatively: “The authorities need to hand out a deterrent sentence to make sure the couple will not offend again in such a similar fashion.”

“Passing the mandatory death sentence would be appropriate as a form of deterrence.”

However, not all Singaporeans are comfortable with such a morbid antediluvian form of punishment.

Another local, Bian Tai, said: “Killing people for their wrongs is not the way a civilised society should carry out its affairs in the name of justice.”

“Singapore should focus on rehabilitation, which is why I suggest the Singaporean couple must be forced fed with bread and instant noodles through their anus for one year.”

“That would be a more civilised and gentle alternative to hanging by their necks until they die.”

 

 

 

 

 











Spate of Orchard Road disasters are omens by Lee Kuan Yew warning something major is about to happen

Spate of Orchard Road disasters are omens by Lee Kuan Yew warning something major is about to happen

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Singaporeans, take heed.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know an omen when they see one as they are very tuned in to the other side, are convinced the recent spate of calamities at Orchard Road had been ordained by Lee Kuan Yew to serve as warnings that something major might be happening to Singapore soon.

This after part of the roof over the driveway of Hilton Singapore hotel collapsed on Sunday, Dec. 13, which was the latest disaster to hit Orchard Road.

On Thursday, Dec. 10, decorations tied to a street lamp outside Peranakan Place spontaneously caught fire at about 9.10pm. A week earlier, on Dec. 2, a Christmas tree outside the Abercrombie & Fitch outlet at Knightsbridge mall had caught fire.

On Friday, Dec. 11, a tree came crashing down on the road in front of Orchard Central mall after being battered by heavy rain, as parts of Orchard Road became flooded.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, a power outage hit Orchard Central at 2pm, forcing some shops to close early for the day.

One Singaporean, Jian Gui, said these signs are definitely by Lee Kuan Yew as a way to tell Singaporeans he still has their interests at heart: “Lee Kuan Yew’s house is just at Oxley Road. The nearest place he can send out mass warnings is definitely Orchard Road.”

“He wants to tell Singaporeans to ready themselves.”

Other Singaporeans said these warnings could be in response to unresolved issues in Singapore that Lee Kuan Yew would like to attend to and he is trying to force the hand of the authorities.

One other local, Shao Tiao Ta, said: “These warnings will carry on unabated until Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road house is demolished just as he had wished.”

“If his will is to be defied anymore, be prepared for the whole of Orchard Road to be razed to the ground.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to Christmas tree catching fire along Orchard Road

S’poreans react to Christmas tree catching fire along Orchard Road

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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A Christmas tree outside the Abercrombie & Fitch outlet at Knightsbridge mall at Orchard Road caught fire on Wednesday night at around 9pm.

Security guards in the area managed to put out the flames before the Singapore Civil Defence Force personnel arrived at the scene.

No one was hurt.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “No doubt some will blame homosexuality for this.”
Tong Xing Lian, 44-year-old stockings seller

 

sian-half-uncle “ISIS can claim responsibility.”
Shao Jiao, 63-year-old BBQ equipment maker

 

happy-bird-girl “There is nothing that screams Burning Bush than a Christmas tree completely on fire with billowing smoke.”
Xing Ye Shu, 17-year-old part-time missionary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











M’sia to celebrate their independence day at Orchard Road too

M’sia to celebrate their independence day at Orchard Road too

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China, Indonesia, Pakistan and India also planning on doing so.

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After news broke that the Philippines will be allowed to celebrate their independence day at Orchard Road in June this year, Malaysia has also indicated its interest in doing likewise.

One Malaysian spokesperson, Mah Lai Ren, said: “I think Singapore would be an ideal place for celebrating Malaysia’s national day on Aug. 31, since Singapore is quite near and we no need to clean up after ourselves as its not our own country.”

“Plus, the Singapore authorities seem very open-minded and friendly to this concept of other countries’ national day, so we will just hold it at Plaza Singapura outside the Istana.”

After Malaysia expressed its interest, China, Indonesia, Pakistan and India, including several other countries, have also said they are contemplating holding their independence day celebrations in Singapore.

China said they would want to hold it at Marina Bay Sands.

Indonesia are planning on holding it outside Plaza Singapura as well, but closer to MacDonald House side.

Pakistan and India said they are thinking of holding it surrounding the Little India area where there are lesser restrictions on movement and alcohol.

Currently, up to 137 other countries are on the waiting list seeking approval to celebrate their respective national days in Singapore.

Anyone who opposes or indicates any unwillingness to let these countries celebrate here in Singapore are bigots.

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