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S’poreans organise candlelight vigil for fallen Singtel broadband Internet

S’poreans organise candlelight vigil for fallen Singtel broadband Internet

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Passed away.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believed their First World infrastructure is supposedly superior, have gathered at their favourite free speech corner for a candlelight vigil to mark the passing of the Singtel broadband Internet on Dec. 3.

This after the broadband Internet service’s sudden demise left a few million inhabitants in Singapore high and dry.

One Singaporean, Dian La Zu, said she would like to remember the quickness of fibre broadband by: “When it was actually functioning properly, it can be quite fast the download speeds.”

“But that’s not all the time. There will be a lag when the whole block of flats is tapping on the same network.”

“However, we’re all here today because it really died young.”

Other locals said they have taken out full-colour obituary pages in the local newspapers to mark Dec. 3 as the day the trajectory of Singapore changed course.

Another local, Huan Fang Xiang, said: “After years of social studies and Total Defence messaging, it did not occur to me when people said the social fabric of Singapore is delicate and can be broken at the seams overnight.”

“Dec. 3, 2016, has made me understand and appreciate what it means for society to fall apart and go under just like that.”

At press time, Singaporeans said they will need another 50 years to rebuild.

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans gather for candlelight vigil for fallen Singtel broadband Internet

S’poreans gather for candlelight vigil for fallen Singtel broadband Internet

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Passed away.

hong-lim-park-candlelight-vigil

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believed their First World infrastructure is supposedly superior, have gathered at their favourite free speech corner for a candlelight vigil to mark the passing of the Singtel broadband Internet on Dec. 3.

This after the broadband Internet service’s sudden demise left a few million inhabitants in Singapore high and dry.

One Singaporean, Dian La Zu, said she would like to remember the quickness of fibre broadband by: “When it was actually functioning properly, it can be quite fast the download speeds.”

“But that’s not all the time. There will be a lag when the whole block of flats is tapping on the same network.”

“However, we’re all here today because it really died young.”

Other locals said they have taken out full-colour obituary pages in the local newspapers to mark Dec. 3 as the day the trajectory of Singapore changed course.

Another local, Huan Fang Xiang, said: “After years of social studies and Total Defence messaging, it did not occur to me when people said the social fabric of Singapore is delicate and can be broken at the seams overnight.”

“Dec. 3, 2016, has made me understand and appreciate what it means for society to fall apart and go under just like that.”

At press time, Singaporeans said they will need another 50 years to rebuild.

 

 

 

 

 

 





99% of S’poreans found out about LKY’s passing while checking their phone in bed, dreading work on Monday

99% of S’poreans found out about LKY’s passing while checking their phone in bed, dreading work on Monday

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This is another one of those shared experiences that will allow us to relate to one another as Singaporeans. Thank you, LKY.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life — about 99 percent of all locals — who always wonder where on earth the weekend went, found out about the passing of Lee Kuan Yew while checking their phones and rolling in bed dreading to go to work on Monday.

This after Singapore’s first prime minister passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at the Singapore General Hospital in the wee hours of the morning at 3.18am on March 23, 2015, and news of his demise slowly proceeded to disseminate online as the nation awoke.

Locals interviewed by New Nation said this shared experience of lying in bed feeling distraught about work on Monday and then finding out about the passing of the giant in Singapore politics will go down as one of the most memorable shared experiences among fellow Singaporeans.

One Singaporean, Hen Ai Guo, said: “Lee Kuan Yew is really good at creating collective shared memories for Singaporeans.”

“Growing up, you’d hear about how all Singaporeans have relatively similar experiences: Go to public primary and secondary schools, eat at hawker centres, celebrate National Day, get a job, get married, buy a HDB flat and have kids.”

“In death, he also tried to make shared experiences and communities a thing for locals. In the future, there is no doubt Singaporeans can all look back to this day on March 23, 2015 and tell each other, ‘Oh wow, you mean you too? I also found out about LKY’s passing while lying in bed checking my phone while dreading to go to work on Monday’.”

“It’s these small little things that make us uniquely Singaporean.”

“Thank you, Lee Kuan Yew.”

Other Singaporeans said they admire the forward-thinking nature of the the modern times Machiavelli.

Another local, Hen Xing Shang, said she admires the thoughtfulness of Lee Kuan Yew: “Even in death, Lee Kuan Yew was as clinical, unambiguous and compartmentalise in his ways as in life and putting his high regard for rules and at the forefront.”

“He just had to go on a Monday to make it convenient for everyone in Singapore to schedule the seven-day week-long national period of mourning to run from Monday to Sunday like a proper week.”

“His regimented, no-two-ways-about-it pragmatism will be sorely missed.”

At press time, Singaporeans who heard about Lee Kuan Yew’s passing while eating breakfast are most likely those who have emigrated to Australia.

 

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