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Some Pioneer Generation seniors admit to skiving during nation-building years

Posted on 20 March 2017

They admit they didn’t work hard during Singapore’s developing years.


Feeling slightly embarrassed while reluctantly accepting freebies and vouchers, some Pioneer Generation seniors in Singapore said they feel bad about being handed goodies, such as MRT and bus transport vouchers and subsidised medical care by the government for their supposed role in building Singapore into what it is today.

“I know there is a lot of talk in the past few years about honouring the elderly in Singapore in a bid to make the ruling party look less heartless,” said Pioneer Generation senior Bah Wang Chang.

“But honestly,” he continued, “some of us were skiving during those nation-building years in the 1960s and 1970s because we couldn’t care less to part of Lee Kuan Yew’s bite-the-bullet economic programme.”

Other senior citizens said they spent a significant amount of time doing non-economy boosting activities, such as going on holidays and visiting casinos overseas, which effectively meant they were spending precious money earned in Singapore boosting other countries’ economies.

Kee Jiak Hong, another elderly local explained: “It’s just hypothetical nonsense that all Pioneer Generation seniors are meant to be honoured just because they lived through a certain era.”

“I distinctly remember I was high and chasing skirts quite a lot in my youth, whiling away the time doing stupid nonsense things.”

“I have no qualms saying I didn’t care then and I don’t care now.”

At press time, the government has got no good answer as to how they determined all Pioneer Generation senior citizens must have automatically played a part in Singapore’s success.







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