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Scotland referendum to become independent country provides learning points for Hougang SMC

Posted on 19 September 2014

Hougang could secede to become full-fledged nation with its own economy.


Hougang residents in Singapore are watching the Scotland referendum closely in a bid to pick up some pointers on how to break away to become an independent country with a full-fledged economy, said they are confident their SMC can do the same.

One Hougang resident, Teo Chew Lang, said: “If a country filled with men in skirts can break away and become independent, I don’t see how an opposition stronghold that has withstood the onslaught from the incumbent for many years can not do the same.”

“Many people say that Hougang is ultimately reliant on the rest of Singapore. But for those who stay here and lived here all their lives, they know that we have not had a normal Singaporean experience.”

“Our flats are not upgraded like the rest of Singapore’s estates. We are one of the last places to get MRT station. Our feeder bus services are a bit less frequent. But look at us Hougangians. We managed to get by just fine through grit and resolution. We have carved out a niche for ourselves.”

“Unlike the wusses in Ang Mo Kio who have it easy.”







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