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S’poreans wary SG50 red dot logo turning into Japan flag in 2017

S’poreans wary SG50 red dot logo turning into Japan flag in 2017

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They worry Singapore is reverting back to Syonan-to, they said.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who treasure the Singaporean way of life and are fully aware of what happened during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War II, have come out to express their concerns.

This after the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced the changes made to the SG50 red dot logo by removing the “50” and preserving only the “SG” in 2016.

This sparked widespread fear among the population as Singaporeans expressed their concern that the logo might become the Japanese flag by 2017, once the “SG” word is also removed and the country might be renamed Syonan-to as a museum has already been renamed as Syonan.

One Singaporean, Zi Poon Kwee, said he feared for his life and for his family’s safety: “If Singapore becomes Syonan-to again, does it mean we have to eat sweet potato and ration water for three years and eight months?”

“I hope the government can come out and clarify this issue because I have paid the down payment for my executive condo unit already.”

Other Singaporeans, however, were more hopeful.

Oh Tah Koo, another local, who also wants to be called Matsumoto Hiroshi, said: “Kawaii desu ka!”

“Japanese culture number one!”

“AV!”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans express concern SG50 red dot logo turning into Japan flag in 2017

S’poreans express concern SG50 red dot logo turning into Japan flag in 2017

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They hope Singapore is not reverting back to Syonan-to, they said.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who treasure the Singaporean way of life and are fully aware of what happened during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War II, have come out to express their concerns.

This after the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced the changes made to the SG50 red dot logo by removing the “50” and preserving only the “SG” in 2016.

This sparked widespread fear among the population as Singaporeans expressed their concern that the logo might become the Japanese flag by 2017, once the “SG” word is also removed and the country might be renamed Syonan-to.

One Singaporean, Zi Poon Kwee, said he feared for his life and for his family’s safety: “If Singapore becomes Syonan-to again, does it mean we have to eat sweet potato and ration water for three years and eight months?”

“I hope the government can come out and clarify this issue because I have paid the down payment for my executive condo unit already.”

Other Singaporeans, however, were more hopeful.

Oh Tah Koo, another local, who also wants to be called Matsumoto Hiroshi, said: “Kawaii desu ka!”

“Japanese culture number one!”

“AV!”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans express concern SG50 red dot logo will turn into Japan flag by next year

S’poreans express concern SG50 red dot logo will turn into Japan flag by next year

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They hope Singapore is not reverting back to Syonan-to, they said.

sg50-japan-flag

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who treasure the Singaporean way of life and are fully aware of what happened during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War II, have come out to express their concerns.

This after the Ministry of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) put out the latest development of the SG50 red logo dot by removing the “50” and preserving only the “SG”.

This sparked widespread fear among the population as Singaporeans expressed their concern that the logo might become the Japanese flag by 2017, once the “SG” word is also removed and the country might be renamed Syonan-to.

One Singaporean, Zi Poon Kwee, said he feared for his life and for his family’s safety: “If Singapore becomes Syonan-to again, does it mean we have to eat sweet potato and ration water for three years and eight months?”

“I hope the government can come out and clarify this issue because I have paid the down payment for my executive condo unit already.”

Other Singaporeans, however, were more hopeful.

Oh Tah Koo, another local, who also wants to be called Matsumoto Hiroshi, said: “Kawaii desu ka!”

“Japanese culture number one!”

“AV!”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans express concern SG50 red logo dot will turn into Japan flag by next year

S’poreans express concern SG50 red logo dot will turn into Japan flag by next year

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They hope Singapore is not reverting back to Syonan-to, they said.

sg50-japan-flag

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who treasure the Singaporean way of life and are fully aware of what happened during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War II, have come out to express their concerns.

This after the Ministry of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) put out the latest development of the SG50 red logo dot by removing the “50” and preserving only the “SG”.

This sparked widespread fear among the population as Singaporeans expressed their concern that the logo might become the Japanese flag by 2017, once the “SG” word is also removed and the country might be renamed Syonan-to.

One Singaporean, Zi Poon Kwee, said he feared for his life and for his family’s safety: “If Singapore becomes Syonan-to again, does it mean we have to eat sweet potato and ration water for three years and eight months?”

“I hope the government can come out and clarify this issue because I have paid the down payment for my executive condo unit already.”

Other Singaporeans, however, were more hopeful.

Oh Tah Koo, another local, who also wants to be called Matsumoto Hiroshi, said: “Kawaii desu ka!”

“Japanese culture number one!”

“AV!”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to free SG50 note folders for every S’porean household

S’poreans react to free SG50 note folders for every S’porean household

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

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Each Singaporean household is entitled to receive two SG50 note folders given away for free at the 108 Community Centres/Clubs (CCs) island-wide from Nov. 11 to 30 this year.

This is to make amends after Singapore’s first President Yusof Ishak’s name was misspelled twice as “Yusok Ishak” on the commemorative SG50 note packaging the first time round.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Because of some civil servant’s error, a lot of trees have to die and taxpayers’ money spent to make up for it.”
Jin Leow Lui, 45-year-old printing shop owner

 

sian-half-uncle “The government is just giving Singaporeans what they want: A chance to queue up for some useless thing again.”
Pai Twee, 62-year-old metal chain maker

 

happy-bird-girl “It would be really funny if they spot another typo on this new reprinted folders.”
Hong Kan, 18-year-old pen assembler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Majority of S’poreans would have picked SG$50 over SG50 celebrations

Majority of S’poreans would have picked SG$50 over SG50 celebrations

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They wished they were given SG$50 each as part of SG50 celebrations.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life from the 70 percent and 30 percent and who always have an opinion on hand to dish out if asked for one, have revealed that the majority of them were in favour of SG$50 over SG50 celebrations.

This after a survey found that given a chance to participate in a SG50 celebration event or be given SG$50, more than 99 percent of survey respondents said they have no qualms chasing gains and will rather take the cash on any given day than go for celebrations.

Interestingly, the survey also discovered that when given a chance to pay SG$50 to avoid taking part in a SG50 event, a resounding majority — some 85 percent of respondents — still said they would suffer losses just to avoid being part of festivities.

However, far from being seen as a negative trait among Singaporeans, the authorities have justified this behaviour as uniquely SG50, if we all looked at it their way.

A government spokesperson, Tao Nao Pai, said: “The desire to pick SG$50 over SG50 celebrations indicate a willingness to still be part of SG50 festivities as SG$50 notes still have “50” in them.”

“This readiness to embrace SG$50 could be due to the fact we have been increasing production of SG$50 notes in a bid to remind Singaporeans of SG50 celebrations subtly.”

“Naysayers who accuse the government of always reverse-engineering to make reality fit the plans, fail to understand that this is a technique called ‘Forward Thinking Backwards’.”

“This is where we do something first and then only come up with the significance and justifications later after all is said and done, so that it is imbued with meaning.”

“It has been going well thus far.”

“But no, we don’t believe in giving out SG$50 cash rewards for Singaporeans in this SG50 year as it will only cause a crutch mentality to develop.”

 

 

 

 

 











Spelling error on commemorative SG50 note packaging happens once every 50 years

Spelling error on commemorative SG50 note packaging happens once every 50 years

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It is really once every 50 years.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who see the irony in things, are nodding their heads appreciatively and agreeing to the fullest extent with one another.

This after Singapore’s first President Yusof Ishak’s name was misspelled twice as “Yusok Ishak” on the commemorative SG50 note packaging and they agree this sort of spelling error should only happen once every 50 years.

One Singaporean, Wu Shi Nian, said: “I find it generally very timely. Because this kind of things only happen once every 50 years and it happened right smack on Singapore’s 50th year of existence.”

“This is really like ponding in Singapore. Once every 50 years.”

Other Singaporeans concur that the unexpected accidental error has lent extra significance to Singapore’s 50th anniversary year.

Another Singaporean, Yew Yi Shi, said: “I think it just made the SG50 celebrations all the more meaningful.”

“This error is really very representative of Singapore as a whole. We generally get the macro things right, have the right intention in place and be good at planning and doing the big things.”

“But when it comes to the small things, we muck it up and let it rain on our parade and sabotage ourselves.”

“This is really a case of how when it comes to the matters of the heart, the small things that make people feel special, we don’t get it right still.”

“Very timely and meaningful reminder for Singapore this SG50.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans agree spelling error on commemorative SG50 note packaging happens once every 50 years

S’poreans agree spelling error on commemorative SG50 note packaging happens once every 50 years

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It is really once every 50 years.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who see the irony in things, are nodding their heads appreciatively and agreeing to the fullest extent with one another.

This after Singapore’s first President Yusof Ishak’s name was misspelled twice as “Yusok Ishak” on the commemorative SG50 note packaging and they agree this sort of spelling error should only happen once every 50 years.

One Singaporean, Wu Shi Nian, said: “I find it generally very timely. Because this kind of things only happen once every 50 years and it happened right smack on Singapore’s 50th year of existence.”

“This is really like ponding in Singapore. Once every 50 years.”

Other Singaporeans concur that the unexpected accidental error has lent extra significance to Singapore’s 50th anniversary year.

Another Singaporean, Yew Yi Shi, said: “I think it just made the SG50 celebrations all the more meaningful.”

“This error is really very representative of Singapore as a whole. We generally get the macro things right, have the right intention in place and be good at planning and doing the big things.”

“But when it comes to the small things, we muck it up and let it rain on our parade and sabotage ourselves.”

“This is really a case of how when it comes to the matters of the heart, the small things that make people feel special, we don’t get it right still.”

“Very timely and meaningful reminder for Singapore this SG50.”

 

 

 

 

 











Thundery rain arrives on time on Aug. 9 midnight to honour Lee Kuan Yew for S’pore’s 50th national day

Thundery rain arrives on time on Aug. 9 midnight to honour Lee Kuan Yew for S’pore’s 50th national day

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Rain was indented a week ago and it fell right on the dot (pun on little red dot intended).

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who were rudely awakened from their slumber as water kept splashing through their bedroom windows, noticed that the inclement weather that Singapore indented a week ago arrived right on time on Aug. 9, 2015, just after midnight.

Strong howling winds accompanied by thundery rain fell across Singapore north, south, east and west on her 50th national day in a timely manner to pay tribute to her founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in a fitting fashion.

One Singaporean, Seah Da Yu, said: “There was no doubt the heavens were crying for Lee Kuan Yew because they miss him and they know Singaporeans miss him. This is the best way our founding prime minister can be remembered.”

“This also shows the PAP government is so powerful, they can control the weather.”

However, not all Singaporeans are satisfied.

Another Singaporean, Jin Kao Lat, said even though the rain fell on time, it was not heavy enough to show the true emotion of the nation’s inhabitants: “I appreciate the meteorological gesture, but not enough trees were uprooted and insufficient places were flooded.”

“If Singaporeans are indeed sincere in paying tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, there should have been gale-force winds accompanied by a sprinkling of hail to really show that Singapore is getting over her loss of Lee Kuan Yew in the first national day without his presence.”

“It would be truly memorable if it rained like never before during the National Day Parade and the whole thing is televised live and repeated ad nauseam for effect.”

“This would really help the government with their future tributes to Lee Kuan Yew because they would have the visuals all on film for future use.”

 

 

 

 

 









11 places in S’pore to avoid this Jubilee Weekend as it will be overcrowded & uncomfortable

11 places in S’pore to avoid this Jubilee Weekend as it will be overcrowded & uncomfortable

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Since hell is other people, here is a list of places in Singapore to avoid because it will be filled with hell.

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1. Singapore Botanic Gardens

A three-day carnival, live concert and screening of National Day Parade would mean this place is terrible if you’re introverted.

When: The carnival is held from Aug 7 to Aug 9, from 10am to 5pm. The concert is held at 4pm on Friday and Sunday, and 5pm on Saturday.

 

2. Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

A carnival is taking place here with old school theme, which means this place is loaded to the brim with pretentious people.

When: The carnival starts from 9am to 6pm on Aug 9. After the carnival, a live screening of the National Day Parade will be shown until 9pm.

 

3. Singapore Sports Hub

Some sports-themed national day activities will see people engage in weird sports in the name of nation-building. Weirdos.

When: The carnival will be held on Aug 8 and 9, from 9am to 9pm. Local film Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen will be screened at the OCBC Square on Aug 8 from 7pm to 9pm. A live telecast of the National Day Parade will be shown from 5.25pm on Aug 9.

 

4. Bedok Reservoir music festival 100+50

100 bands making a din in the wilderness to scare the animals that would rather not have humans around.

When: Aug 7 to Aug 9, and Aug 14 to Aug 16.

 

5. Gardens By The Bay

Singaporean and PR seniors aged 60 and above get free entry to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest while Singaporeans and PRs get 50 per cent off admission tickets. This place will be teeming with people because who in the right mind would usually pay money to see plants?

When: The music and light show is on from Aug 6 to Aug 10 at 7.45pm, 8.30pm, 9.15pm and 10pm.

 

6. Esplanade

A bunch of performances happening would mean people would believe they feel patriotic.

When: Aug 6 to Aug 10. The Esplanade Concert Hall open house will be held on Aug 8 at 1pm, 3pm, 6.15pm and 8.15pm.

 

7. Marina South

People standing around watching aeroplanes fly by. This means a lot of people walking and stopping and walking into other people.

When: Aug 7 to Aug 9 at noon each day.

 

8. Museums and heritage galleries

Free entry to exhibitions. Gawd.

When: Free admission starts on Aug 7 until Aug 10.

 

9. Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo

Animals will perform SG50 shows. Gawd.

When: From Aug 7 to Aug 10, visitors can witness the elephant’s flag-raising ceremony during the Elephants at Work and Play show at 11.30am and 3.30pm and sing-along to Amigo the parrot at the Jurong Bird Park’s High Flyers Show at 11am and 3pm.

 

10. Science Centre Singapore

Free entry. A massive place to blow air-con.

When: Opening hours are 10am to 8pm on Aug 7 and Aug 8; 10am to 5pm on Aug 9 and Aug 10. Check out Science Centre’s Facebook page for updated details about entry.

 

11. Siloso Beach, Sentosa

A 100m-long sand sculpture showing moments in Singapore’s history on display. Just an excuse to wear little clothes in public.

When: The sand sculpture will be displayed from Aug 7 to Aug 10. The Merlion Magic Lights will be held on 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm, 9.45pm and 10.15pm. Free entry to the Sentosa Merlion is on Aug 8, free cable car rides will be on Aug 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









Voters assure PAP about GE2015: PAP gets 50% of votes & 50 seats in parliament to celebrate SG50

Voters assure PAP about GE2015: PAP gets 50% of votes & 50 seats in parliament to celebrate SG50

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This is keeping in line with the SG50 message.

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Singaporean voters from all walks of life, who like to keep to the message because they are orderly that way, have assured PAP that they would vote to let them win 50 out of 89 seats in parliament for the upcoming General Election 2015.

This after citizens here have decided to take Singapore’s 50th National Day festivities into their own hands by planning their own initiatives.

One Singaporean voter, Ben Di Ren, said: “As Singapore is celebrating SG50 this year, we have seen many well-thought out initiatives, such as making fish cake with SG50 in it and then selling it at a higher price for more profit.”

“But we feel this does not go far enough in carrying the SG50 message to greater heights.”

“Which is why it is appropriate that we make the PAP win 50 seats in parliament. This is after we give PAP 50 percent of the votes. Anything more or anything less will not be right as this will not fall in line with the SG50 messaging.”

Other Singaporeans who heard of this plan concurred.

Ben Dan Zhu, another local, said it is not too late for the PAP to change the celebration plans: “It is silly of the PAP not to have made parliament 91 seats for this upcoming GE. Because if they did, citizens would have happily voted for all 91 seats to be PAP to honour Lee Kuan Yew.”

 

 

 

 

 









S’pore govt confident enough superficial SG50 celebration ideas to last till Aug. 9

S’pore govt confident enough superficial SG50 celebration ideas to last till Aug. 9

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Civil servants across ministries will work day and night on it to maximise taxpayers’ dollars.

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Saying that running out of superficial SG50 celebration ideas before Singapore’s National Day is not an option, top officials in the Singapore government have vowed to continue to work day and night to ensure that enough random ideas that don’t even make sense are conceived to tide Singapore through the next seven days till Aug. 9, 2015.

Jin Boh Leow, a top government spokesperson, said initial fears of not having enough superficial celebration ideas to last till Singapore’s 50th birthday one more week down the road were overwrought, as not all civil servants in the public sector have been deployed to think about even more nonsensical ideas in full strength: “I have no doubts that the civil service can deliver when it comes to the inane and banal.”

The spokesperson added: “If you thought making SG50 fish cakes was the hallmark of creativity in the name of celebration, I can bet you my next 13th month bonus, you’ve seen nothing yet.”

Sources familiar with how superficial pointless ideas are generated within the government said the process has been sped up the past week, with civil servants spending the remainder of their office hours not sending emails thinking of ideas not inspired or even related to Singapore’s history or circumstances.

However, there are rules-of-thumb that civil servants can follow that have been foolproof.

Another civil servant, Tao Jin Tia, said the key to coming up with SG50 celebration ideas is to think of things that are completely unrelated to Singapore and national day and proposing it anyways: “We just had this idea to get few thousand people to wear balloon hats together, and from there, work backwards to cook up a story about community-building and slap the #SG50 hashtag on it.”

“The trick is to have no link between the event and national day celebrations because the process of putting one and one together for a nice narrative will be left to the mainstream media, who are pioneers of cooking up stories out of thin air.”

At press time, other ways to celebrate SG50 that have been thought up include serving mee pok with exactly 50 strands of noodles in each bowl, having children shout “I am SG50″ 50 times in a row each morning and wearing 50 t-shirts one on top of another to symbolise Singapore’s growth.

 

 

 

 

 









S’poreans look forward to anti-climax at the conlusion of SG50 Aug. 9 National Day celebrations

S’poreans look forward to anti-climax at the conlusion of SG50 Aug. 9 National Day celebrations

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What lies at the end of the rainbow? Generally, nothing.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who are future-proof and like to prepare for things, said they are looking forward to the anti-climax to befall them at the conclusion of the SG50 Aug. 9, 2015 National Day celebrations.

This after they said they can foresee that the year-long SG50 ra-ra-ing so far will end up reverting back to the ho-hum status quo in no time.

One Singaporean, See Baey Xian, said: “I can’t wait for that moment where we will be at the National Day Parade wondering if this is really it. After one full year of foreplay, this is what it has come down to: Same old same old.”

“The look on everybody’s faces will be priceless.”

Other Singaporeans said they will extend their thoughts to fellow Singaporeans when the moment arrives.

Another local, Jiak Hong, said: “I’ll be looking at my fellow Singaporeans in Singapore and we will be wondering what our fellow Singaporeans who are overseas on holiday are doing, if they are having more of a blast than us.”

“I live for the anticipation that the anticipation will be nothing.”

“That is the true blue Singaporean experience to live for.”

 

 

 

 

 









Short thundery showers over SG50 weekend to honour Lee Kuan Yew

Short thundery showers over SG50 weekend to honour Lee Kuan Yew

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Sombre mood to pay tribute to founding prime minister.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to pay tribute to other people in fitting fashion are looking forward to SG50 weekend next week.

This after the National Environment Agency (NEA) said short thundery showers in the late morning and early afternoon are expected over the National Day Aug. 9 weekend.

One Singaporean, Loh Tua Hor, said he likes how everything is so well-planned and forward-thinking: “I like how the sombre tribute to founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is really shaping up. I am glad the authorities have indented rain for SG50 weekend.”

“There is really no better way to celebrate our first National Day without Lee Kuan Yew than having it pour during the 50th National Day Parade.”

“That really makes it feel sad.”

Another Singaporean, Tua Han Leow, said the heavy rain will only add to the mood that Singapore is really coming-of-age: “This will enhance the feelings of patriotism, as we look up at the sky and see that it is mourning with us as we face our future with anxiety in our hearts with Lee Kuan Yew no longer around.”

“Me? Oh, I will be overseas with my family to take a break since it is a long weekend, which is perfect for a holiday getaway.”

At press time, most Singaporeans said they will be celebrating SG50 National Day long weekend overseas, such as Australia and Malaysia, especially since the Sing dollar has strengthened against other countries’ currencies lately.