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Waterless Songkran festival in S’pore will feature Mango Sticky Rice without rice

Posted on 25 March 2014

The saving of rice is a reminder for the civil service not to waste resources hiring useless people.


Organisers of Singapore’s first-ever Songkran water festival, Celebrate Songkran 2014, to be held on April 12 and 13 at the Padang, said that the event will not feature any water activities.

They justified the bastardisation of the traditional Thai festival by not featuring any water because Singapore needs to save water and it is PUB’s idea.

This has prompted Singaporeans from all walks of life to suggest that the Mango Sticky Rice dessert delicacy sold during those two days at the Songkran event would be better if there was no rice and only served mango.

Jiak Liao Bee, a civil servant, said: “The saving of rice is symbolic and practical to remind the public sector not to hire useless people who just sit at their desk and collect salary.”

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