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S’poreans erect ‘Long live the Queen’ archway, celebrate oppression

S’poreans erect ‘Long live the Queen’ archway, celebrate oppression

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Archway a gentle reminder Singaporeans will always be subject to authority.

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To keep Singaporeans in check, just in case they get carried away thinking they are democratic agents with free will, a “Long live the Queen” archway was erected in Queenstown this past two weeks.

The archway is part of the 60th anniversary celebration of Queenstown estate, but it is really a disguise to glorify Queen Elizabeth II and a reminder that Singaporeans will always be subject to authority.

Mei Wen Ti, a Singaporean, said: “I think the archway is very appropriate. There is nothing about it that screams ‘COLONIAL HANGOVER’.”

Others are full of effusive praise.

Zho Bo Lan, a local, said: “I am always very impressed by Singapore and the type of stunts we can pull. Last year, when Will and Kate came to visit Queenstown, Singaporeans were most impressed by Singapore when we all got a chance to see how we lead an idyllic existence.”

Queenstown residents concur royal showcase definitely fake

Queenstown residents concur royal showcase definitely fake

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The dead giveaway? Nope, nothing to do with the exhibition itself. Read on to find out.

When was the last time you actually saw your MP walking around your estate at 3 p.m. in the afternoon? Ok, besides Low Thia Khiang, who else?

Responding to online criticism of the staged scenes put up at the Queenstown Green playground for the Will and Kate royal visit, Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Indranee Rajah has issued her defence in Singapolitics: “The pictures that people have posted do not take into account the context of the visit.”

The context of the visit, the MP explained, was to be an exhibition for a time-starved royal couple to ingest as much of Singapore lifestyle as possible in 25 minutes.

Hence, the clusterfuckness of people doing qigong with silat and swinging on monkey bars, who were all scouted from the grassroots groups, the Housing Board and the People’s Association.

“The demonstrations were to showcase the different types of activities themselves. It was not to suggest that these activities take place at 3pm everyday… It was meant to give a snapshot, and in that sense it was no different from a demonstration of activities,” Indranee said.

Indranee also said that as she toured the area with Prince William, he had asked her if Singaporeans actually practice taichi and silat in the afternoon.

However, it was not mentioned if Will thought Singaporeans are retarded for courting heat stroke.

“I explained that they wouldn’t do so at 3pm because it’s hot, and that these groups were just here to demonstrate… So it was explained to our visitors that we were just showcasing activities,” she said.

Several Queenstown dwellers New Nation spoke to completely and categorically agree with Indranee that the whole set-up was an exhibition and there is no doubt at all whatsoever that it was fake as hell.

One of the Queenstown dwellers said, “Isn’t it obvious it is fake? Would you normally find Indranee Rajah at Queenstown at 3 p.m. in the afternoon? Duh?!”

S’poreans impressed by S’pore during Will & Kate visit

S’poreans impressed by S’pore during Will & Kate visit

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Locals claim they did not even know this side of the island even exists.

Singaporeans from all walks of life have expressed surprise at the state of their country as the royal couple Will and Kate rolled into town these past few days for a three-day visit to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

Queenstown was filled with people doing inane things under the hot sun, something which never happened before until Will and Kate arrived.

A 50 year-old retrenched man who resides at a void deck in Queenstown, where Will and Kate strolled through, said: “Usually I am the only one here, besides the stray cats. Today, however, there were a lot of locals hanging out in the afternoon sun, leading an idyllic existence and taking photos. It feels like everyone is very free and do not need to be employed to enjoy a good life.”

Indranee Rajah was trying to explain to Will and Kate why they are staring at an old man dressed in blue traditional Ip Man costume pushing an imaginary wall while concealing her surprise that it is not only in movies that you get these sort of thing.

Others, however, simply feel that Singapore is re-embracing its roots.

A 30-year-old unemployed man, Bo Kang Zho, said: “I very long never see Ah Pek wear blue traditional costume and do qigong in public already. Actually, come to think of it, I’ve never seen it before.”

He added, “Some more got Indranee Rajah. So free can jalan jalan? Last time I saw her was GE2011.”

There were others who rightly felt that Singapore became anti-xenophobic overnight judging by the number of people out and about trying to catch a glimpse of Will and Kate.

Ben Di Ren, a self-confessed Singaporean patriot, said: “Singaporeans don’t like foreign talent who come here to work very much. We just like people who used to lord it over us.”

Singapore was once the British royal couple’s empire’s former colony. Until Lee Kuan Yew took it from them in the 1960s.

And these days, things couldn’t have been better. From the looks of it.