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Highly religious S’poreans angry Pink Dot venue dick-shaped after govt restrictions

Highly religious S’poreans angry Pink Dot venue dick-shaped after govt restrictions

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This is karma.

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Highly religious Singaporeans from that one particular walk of life, who like to tell other people how to live and what to do or else their deity will get offended, are up in arms.

This after they saw that the Pink Dot 2017 venue is the shape of a dick after new restrictions were imposed by the Singapore government barring the participation of foreigners at this year’s event.

One highly religious Singaporean, Qi Dao, said: “This is not right. We asked our God to make the Singapore government clamp down on Pink Dot and when they did, highly religious Singaporeans rejoiced and claimed an important moral victory.”

“But the next thing we know, the Pink Dot 2017 venue is no longer a dot but has been shaped according to the contours of a penis.”

“Saying the word ‘penis’ alone is already an affront to my religious beliefs because I shower with my clothes on and in blindfold.’

“Imagine now there is a penis-shaped event held in the open and exposed to the sky where my god lives?”

“What an insult by the Singaporean government to allow this to happen under their watch.”

However, other locals said this new dick-shaped Pink Dot venue will help in other ways.

One moderate local, Tong Xing Lian, said: “The dick-shaped venue will light up at night in pink glow, which will be bright and a sign to highly religious Singaporeans to circumvent it.”

“More importantly, this is a message to highly religious Singaporeans that it is not necessary to oppose people unlike you as there are more than one way to get ahead in life.”

*Wink*

 

 





God: ‘I couldn’t smite Pink Dot with rain as one of those who prayed for foul weather had child out of wedlock’

God: ‘I couldn’t smite Pink Dot with rain as one of those who prayed for foul weather had child out of wedlock’

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It would have been hypocritical.

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God, the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth, has come out to clarify why he could not fulfill prayers that had asked for Him to make rain fall on the Pink Dot 2015 event held at Hong Lim Park on June 13, 2015.

This after many highly religious people in Singapore were laughed at as they had prayed to God to smite Pink Dot 2015 with rain, but the Almighty did not respond and even provided clear and cool weather for the day’s festivities to be carried out without incident.

The Alpha and Omega said the decision not to smite Pink Dot 2015 with inclement weather boiled down to one simple consideration: Whether the ones living in glass houses were throwing rocks.

The Way, The Truth And The Life said: “I took the views of My flock seriously, as they had asked me to smite Pink Dot 2015 with rain.”

“Smiting is what I do, it is My forte. So there was no doubt I could have easily razed the place to the ground, like how I am razing JEM shopping mall to the ground.”

“But when I considered the various prayers and discovered to My horror that one of those praying, had in fact, had a child out of wedlock, I thought it would be hypocritical to smite Pink Dot and not her, because obviously, she had her own transgressions to pay for.”

“Between homosexuality and letting your ovaries be fertilised by a man who was not your husband, there is no doubt the latter act is worse, because now there is a child who doesn’t have a father and clearly violates My commandment.”

“I can’t stand for that.”

 

So much for religiosity:

Conservative S’poreans shoot back at LGBT community: How is this not gay?

Highly religious person: Let’s pray for heavy rain to fall on Pink Dot so all the gays will get wet

Donating kidney to stranger instead of doing magic show is a true display of one’s religious tenets, S’poreans say

 

 

 











PM Lee launches coup, steals Pink Dot idea by starting his own Red Dot

PM Lee launches coup, steals Pink Dot idea by starting his own Red Dot

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A week before coup he was asked if he would be joining Pink Dot 2015.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

In what is perhaps the least original rehash of a concept this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has participated in a coup by stealing the annual LGBT Pink Dot movement idea of standing on a grass field and forming a circle, by standing on a grass field and forming a circle but of a different colour.

The leader of Singapore organised his own gathering of thousands of individuals and called it Red Dot, in what semi-professional political observers see as a backlash silent moral majority movement for conservative Singaporeans.

Touted as the largest record-breaking gathering of straight Singaporeans, the Red Dot movement was carried out in earnest at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on Jan. 31, 2015.

Some 3,050 Singaporeans participated with their umbrellas in the air and waving it around like they just don’t care.

One political analyst, He Pi Jiu, said in between sips of beer with his buddies at the coffee shop: “This is a clear sign of provocation. One week before this Red Dot event, PM Lee Hsien Loong was specifically asked during his first-ever Facebook chat on Jan. 24, 2015 if he would be wearing pink to join the Pink Dot movement this year.”

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“Exactly one week later, he forms his own conservative movement by mobilising his own folks. This just shows he had been coveting the idea of forming a circle on a grass patch all along already.”

“Then again, this could very well just be the Singapore government being confident about being able to continue churning out enough superficial SG50 celebration ideas to last till August because everything can be interpreted as a celebration these days when you’re getting desperate.”

 

SG50 is a multi-ministry effort:

S’pore govt confident they can churn out enough superficial SG50 celebration ideas to last till Aug

 

 

 

 

 





Gay portal Fridae receives investment, S’pore society opening up?

Gay portal Fridae receives investment, S’pore society opening up?

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What’s apparent is that Singapore’s gay scene has thrived despite receiving a cold shoulder. But it looks like society is finally warming up.

By Terence Lee

If you wear blue, you're bound to stand out. Photo: Missybossy

Yowzer!

News just hit that Fridae, a Singapore-based gay social network, has received funding from LGBT Capital, an Asia-based investment fund that supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender causes.

Started in 2000, way before the phrase ‘social network’ was even invented, Fridae claims to have some 1.5 million registered members. Something hit me when I read about this: Singapore does in fact have a rather active and thriving LGBT scene, at least from an outsider’s perspective. Read the full story

Is Singapore a renaissance city?

Is Singapore a renaissance city?

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Not quite, but it’s getting there. All the government has to do now is to become less of a control freak.

By Terence Lee

Crazy Horse is lame compared to nyotaimori --serving sushi on a naked women's body. Secret Cooks Club -- a private dinner club in Singapore -- organised one such session recently.

SOMETHING strange is happening in Singapore, the nipple of an island-state in South-East Asia that’s more well-known for caning naughty American brat Michael Fay and banning chewing gum.

It’s no longer boring.

For years, the liberal Western media have drilled into readers ad nauseam about Singapore’s human rights violations and strict government control on every aspect of their citizens’ lives.

Most recently, a German TV variety show ridiculed the country, claiming that Singaporeans with fever are barred from entering any building. “Singaporeans are not just crazy, they are tremendously crazy,” concludes the host of the show.

Singaporeans, predictably, went mad over it.

But I think being called “crazy” is a good thing. I’m sure Singaporeans will agree that being labelled as bonkers is a step up from “boring”. Remember that just a while ago, a local journalist was whacked silly by her countrymen for calling Singapore a stale place.

Perhaps we can attribute another trait to Singaporeans: Hard-to-please.

Think of it this way: People are more likely to visit Singapore if it’s a “crazy” place rather than a “boring” place, right? No harm swindling tourists of a few extra gazillion dollars just so they can ogle at exotic Asian women (which Singaporean man cannot get),  and buy a few kitsch souvenirs from exotic Chinatown (which locals find too plasticky).

These things aside, the perception towards Singapore amongst liberal Western know-it-all journalists are indeed showing signs of change.

Take this article by the New York Times, for instance, which talks about the expanding “cultural realm” in the island-state. Singapore has a developing art and indie fashion scene. And if you want food, there’s plenty, and in all varieties.

Another write-up, this time by the Guardian from the United Kingdom, expands on this theme, exploring Singapore’s “culinary renaissance”. Secret dinner clubs are thriving in Singapore, and one of them, Secret Cooks Club (which is no secret anymore), recently held a dinner with sushi served on a naked woman.

If that isn’t crazy and sexy, I don’t know what is!

There are more examples.

The Pink Nipple swells.

Just a few days ago, a record 10,000 supporters donned pink and turned up at the Speaker’s Corner to support the right for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender people to love and be loved. The event, called Pink Dot, culminated in the formation of a giant, well, pink dot on the field. In a country where homosexual sex is banned, such show of solidarity is astounding.

That same week, Echelon 2011, a fledging annual conference for tech startups, was held. Eager young entrepreneurs from Singapore and Asia converged at the National University of Singapore to display their wares and network with angel investors and venture capitalists from all around the world.

The highlight of the event was a competition where 11 startups from Asia pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges consisting of established entrepreneurs and investors. It’s no surprise who won: Lee Min Xuan, who co-founded Playmoolah with fellow Singapore belle Audrey Tan, impressed judges and the audience with her solid presentation and quick wit.

Just a flash in the pan, you say?

Not quite. Last year, local mobile security company tenCube was acquired by McAfee in a deal estimated to be worth about US$25 million, making CEO and founder Darius Cheung a very rich man.

And consider how Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and CD Baby founder Derek Sivers (both big names) have both made Singapore their home. I must say something is indeed brewing in the kitchen, and it smells really good.

That brings me to my next point: Singapore, as a renaissance city, is still a dish being cooked. It’s work in progress.

So far, the government has its hands in everything: Arts, media, business, and people’s sex lives. Yes, they care about who (or what) gets into your pants. No doubt, initial government support and funding is crucial to grow Singapore’s cultural and creative space. But letting go is crucial for maturation.

Already, this is slowly happening in the political realm, where laws governing politicking using social media were loosened. Just as importantly, no politicians were sued during the last elections.

But more can be done: Censorship of positive gay portrayals in the local TV channels still occur. In that space, gays are treated like bogeymen who are used to scare children. The Singapore entrepreneurial scene, while growing, can do with more mentorship and private funding.

As Singaporeans embark on a trip towards cultural and financial nirvana, I propose they smell the roses a bit more. Stop the car, pee in the bushes, shag your wives, and watch the sunrise together.

Alternative news websites like The Online Citizen and Temasek Review, while serving an important function in the country, whine way too much. They feed off the negative energy of angry Singaporeans, creating a vortex of discontent and pessimism.

And in the process, they forget that Singapore is in many ways the envy of the world.

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