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Govt patching up sinkholes to tighten immigration flow

Posted on 07 March 2013

Move to lessen the number of portals for foreigners to enter and exit Singapore applauded.

Sinkholes like these are being patched up all over Singapore to tighten immigration flow

Sinkholes like these are being patched up all over Singapore to tighten immigration flow

In its latest move to show that it means business, the PAP government has issued a decree to patch up the majority of sinkholes around Singapore.

This is to lessen the number of portals for foreigners to enter and exit the country, a move that has been applauded by locals.

Sinkholes have traditionally facilitated the movement of immigrants who enter and exit Singapore on employment passes.

The sinkholes lead to a vast underground network where foreigners reside or depend on for their movement across national borders and the PAP has tapped this as a resource to drive Singapore’s economic growth the last several years.

However, in recent times, the movement of foreigners into Singapore through these sinkholes has led to social problems.

Cars have fallen into them when foreigners used them to enter Singapore during the day, even when it is stipulated they can enter and exit only at night.

This will also cause ponding to occur.

Sinkholes are meant to be shut during the day to prevent cars from falling in and causing ponding to surrounding areas

Sinkholes are meant to be shut during the day to prevent cars from falling in and causing ponding to surrounding areas

Tua Kang, a 37-year-old local patriot, applauded the government’s reactive stance to this issue.

He said: “The last time I encountered a hole so big, I had to pay to enter it. If you know what I mean…”

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