Next chapter of S’pore story to be delayed indefinitely

Posted on 28 August 2012

Singaporeans facing awkward time writing next chapter demanded by PM Lee because squabbles erupt over plot.

What appears to be a simple task of advancing the plot of the Singapore story is running into problems so big it is likely the entire project is about to get derailed.

“Help to write the next chapter together as Singaporeans” was one of the themes put forth by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Rally speech last night to galvanise the people, and hopefully, usurp the role of story-writing from his father, who is an author of many books about Singapore and himself.

But things are already going pear-shaped before writing the next chapter proper.

Chief among the problems facing Singaporeans is deciding exactly who should be named successor to the prime ministry.

One anonymous source said: “There is a major rift going on at the moment among many people as to whether Chen Show Mao or Low Thia Khiang should be future PM.”

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Other problems are more technical.

For example, one segment of Singaporeans feel that the government should not hand out cash packages and rebates amounting to a few hundred dollars each time every year to redistribute wealth generated from the economy.

This practice is seen to be unhealthy.

As it should be done every fortnight instead.

Other suggestions that have been taken into consideration include doing away with The Great Singapore Sale entirely.

The GSS is known to make people spendthrifts and foster a crutch mentality on cheap goods and services.

Hence, it is wiser to replace The GSS with a permanent sale all year round. That way, the crutch is removed entirely because people will no longer become dependent on it a few weeks a year as prices are brought down absolutely throughout the year.

But not all Singaporeans are at odds as to what to include.

They have been unanimous in their take that the new chapter of Singapore will kick off by declaring every Friday to be a public holiday.

However, a few Singaporeans have come forward to say that their imagination and creativity have not been valued as their ideas got thrashed easily.

You Chuan Yi, a 30-year-old comic book enthusiast, said: “I was hoping to incorporate one scene in the chapter where the Merlion comes to life and destroys the CBD, but that was vetoed.”

“Apparently, some other bright sparks have it in their heads that any sort of implosion shall be caused by Satan appearing simultaneously at Resorts World and Marina Bay Sands.”

“How cliched.”

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  • rocksteady

    the earth under marina bay rumbles and suddenly MBS turns into megatron terrorizing the CBD!!! (skypark is actually a shield for megatron)…

    meanwhile in the sewers of stamford canal, a pizza eating turtle turns to a 5’5 rat: “master, come look at what what cheryl fox is reporting! we got work to do!”