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S’pore National Stadium nominated for Stadium of the Year Award for uniting S’poreans

S’pore National Stadium nominated for Stadium of the Year Award for uniting S’poreans

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The stadium is recognised for rallying Singaporeans together.

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The new National Stadium in Singapore has been nominated for the Stadium of the Year Award, a prestigious award given out by an international body that no one has heard of.

One of the criteria for becoming Stadium of the Year is the ability of the venue to bring people together and bring out the emotions in the spectators in ways that other entities in the country are unable to do so.

The award judges ruled that the barely one-year old National Stadium by Singapore Sports Hub has done just that so far.

One of the judges, Jin Keh Long, said: “The National Stadium by Singapore Sports Hub has to be recognised for rallying Singaporeans together. We have not seen anywhere in the world a single object that has spontaneously brought so many people together to heap scorn and ridicule on.”

“From its leaky roof to grass that refuses to grow despite copious amounts of fertiliser and water applied to it, this stadium has united Singaporeans from across class, ethnicity, religion and political divide.”

“Seeing how Singaporeans, who have been divided along political lines can come together to dismiss the National Stadium as a joke, certainly brings a tear to anyone’s eye.”

Singaporeans interviewed said they concur.

One Singaporean, Remy Xing Dong Tang, said: “My neighbour supports Workers’ Party and I support PAP. But both of us think the National Stadium is a joke.”

“If two people from opposing parties can be brought together to agree on something, then this National Stadium is really a miracle.”

 

The one object that brings Singaporeans together:

Artificial grass replaces natural grass in National Stadium, also dies

S’pore nearly beat Juventus, needed just 6 more goals to win

Japan, Brazil team buy insurance from NTUC Income ahead of National Stadium match with sandy pitch

Japan vs Brazil match at National Stadium converted to beach football game due to sandy pitch conditions

 

 

 

 

 





Artificial grass replaces natural grass in National Stadium, also dies

Artificial grass replaces natural grass in National Stadium, also dies

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Anything that is put on the stadium pitch will pass away.

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It appears that anything that can go wrong in Singapore is going wrong.

Less than six months after the National Stadium natural grass turf repeatedly refused to grow and proceeded to commit suicide despite coaxing with copious amounts of sunlight, fertiliser and water, artificial grass that has been planted on the pitch as a replacement have also started to turn brown and die.

But having fake grass dying is not exactly troubling for Singaporeans from all walks of life, as they have come to accept that Singapore is so exceptional, illogical things can happen all the time in this one-of-a-kind place.

Qu Zi Sha, a local, said: “Singapore is really a first in everything. Have you heard of another country that spent more than $1 billion to build a sports stadium just to hold concerts?”

“Or have you ever heard of another tropical country with heavy rainfall and continuous sunshine all year round but cannot even grow natural grass?”

“Therefore, by extension, it is not surprising that lifeless, synthetic grass can also die.”

A silver lining though: This will help abolish Singapore’s death penalty by hanging.

A law ministry spokesperson, Zuo Fa Kuan, said: “The state will from next week onward wash its hands clean of carrying out the death penalty by hanging.”

“Convicted inmates on death row facing capital punishment will be handcuffed and wheeled onto the National Stadium’s pitch and left there overnight, where the life will simply seep out of him, like all the grass, without anyone lifting a finger.”

 

Singapore is so exceptional, commuters apologise to the CEO of SMRT:

S’poreans apologise to SMRT for dry humping one another at Lakeside MRT station

Japan, Brazil team buy insurance from NTUC Income ahead of National Stadium match with sandy pitch

Japan, Brazil team buy insurance from NTUC Income ahead of National Stadium match with sandy pitch

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Both sides are expected to perish during clash at National Stadium.

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Last-minute insurance purchases have been made by both Japan and Brazil team players ahead of tonight’s clash at the Singapore National Stadium on Oct. 14, 2014, where both sides are expected to be seriously injured or die due to sandy pitch conditions that resemble Normandy Beach, instead of a proper football field.

The conditions of the playing field are so bad, it is estimated that the number of deaths could far exceed the proportion of the troops who perished while storming the French shore during World War II.

Watanabe Fukisthis, the Japanese team physiologist said via an interpreter: “Most of the players have took out life insurance of at least $10 million from NTUC Income. They do not expect to return home to Japan after tonight’s game.”

“A lot of the players are calling their loved ones back home, saying their last goodbyes and bidding farewell to their club and country that they left behind to come to Singapore to die.”

“A lot of them know that tonight’s game is likely to end their playing careers, but most definitely, their lives. Almost all do not expect to walk ever again.”

However, this match will be exceptionally painful for some.

For example, the Brazilian star Neymar, who had just recovered from a near-career-ending back injury in July’s World Cup 2014.

Brazilian side’s team physician, Jesus Jose, said: “We will all die with regret. No doubt about it.”

 

Footballing news from Singapore:

Japan vs Brazil match at National Stadium converted to beach football game due to sandy pitch conditions

S’pore nearly beat Juventus, needed just 6 more goals to win

Japan vs Brazil match at National Stadium converted to beach football game due to sandy pitch conditions

Japan vs Brazil match at National Stadium converted to beach football game due to sandy pitch conditions

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Hear the explanation of the Singapore official.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

The Football Association of Singapore has announced that the Japan versus Brazil match to be held at the National Stadium in the evening on Oct. 14, 2014, will be converted into a beach football match.

This after it was discovered that the pitch condition was still too sandy to be considered a regular football field, where the turf is typically made of grass that doesn’t cost $1 billion to grow.

Kee Tak Kiu, a Singaporean official, said: “We will bring in the smaller goal posts and narrow down the perimeter of the pitch to fit the smaller court size of beach football.”

“This will essentially be a 5-a-side game.”

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“To add to the atmosphere of a beach environment, we’d bring in the flood lights we used to simulate grass growth and shine it at the players, given that we are playing at night. This will create the effect as if it was in the day.”

“It is regrettable that we cannot have a nicer pitch with green grass.”

“This is a reminder that sometimes money cannot buy success.”

 

Other Singapore football news:

Japan, Brazil team buy insurance from NTUC Income ahead of National Stadium match with sandy pitch

S’pore nearly beat Juventus, needed just 6 more goals to win