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S’porean man volunteers to let govt hold NDP 2016 in his 3-room HDB flat free-of-charge

S’porean man volunteers to let govt hold NDP 2016 in his 3-room HDB flat free-of-charge

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This after talks to hold it at Singapore Sports Hub stalled due to high costs.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who band together and help one another out in times of need, have expressed concern that the National Day Parade organisers have not managed to secure a venue to host Singapore’s 51st birthday celebrations in August 2016.

This after talks to hold it at the Singapore Sports Hub have stalled due to high costs of venue rental.

As a result, at least one Singaporean man has opened his doors and stepped forward to volunteer to let the government use his three-room HDB flat premises free-of-charge as the official NDP venue.

The Singaporean, Da Fang, said he is just wanting to do his part to make sure Singapore would have a place to celebrate: “I am just opening up my place for Singapore to come and at least have a place to cut the birthday cake.”

“I don’t even require any excessive payment as I am a citizen and just giving back to my country.”

“Please feel free to use my place for as long as needed. Although it is a bit small, I’m sure they can fit at least one camera in here to stream the proceedings ‘live’ on television for the rest of the country to watch.”

The man added that his kitchen window is facing an open field and the view is unobstructed from the sixth floor, which would allow the yearly traditional flypast to be seen clearly and caught on camera from his flat, if necessary.

The man’s neighbour, Ai Guo, who heard of his plan, said he is fully supportive and wouldn’t mind the logistics required to set up for Aug. 9, 2016: “I can help to buy the cake, 2kg is enough, right?”

“If there is too many people attending, they all can also come to my house next door.”

“I will provide drinks.”

 

 

 

 

 











Jay Chou needs more grass at S’pore Sports Hub to be able to perform

Jay Chou needs more grass at S’pore Sports Hub to be able to perform

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No grass, no songs.

Jay Chou looks like he is trying to smell the grass.

Jay Chou looks like he is trying to smell the grass.

It’s official: More grass is needed in the Singapore Sports Hub pitch to entice Jay Chou to perform there.

Taiwan superstar Jay Chou released a statement on Oct. 17, 2014 saying that a vital ingredient for his concert, which was initially scheduled for Nov. 8, is grass and that the current pitch is just not on par with his usual standards.

As such the concert will be postponed to Dec. 27.

A spokesman for Jay Chou, Xu Yao Chao said: “It’s unacceptable to have more sand than grass at the venue. If my boss wants to hold a concert at the beach, we will jolly well book at Sentosa or East Coast Park. We want to smell the grass. Besides, my boss’ favourite colour is green.”

New Nation spoke to a couple of Jay Chou fans for their comments, who agreed grass is what drives their idol’s creativity.

Long Juan Feng, a long-time Jay Chou fan, said: “Any self-respecting singer needs grass to perform. It’s already reported in some scientific journals. This is totally not my Jay’s fault. It’s Singapore Sports Hub’s fault. I hate you!”

Another fan, Shuang Jie Kun said: “Jay is a perfectionist. I understand his concern. However, I cannot believe Singapore has no grass. Cannot buy from Malaysia?”

 

Concerts in Singapore always have problems:

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