3/24/2010

A new twist to Your Singapore

Netizens were furious on the news that a grassroot organization is planning to organize a Water Festival, the same as those celebrated in Thailand, Myanmar and the IndoChinese states for the foreigners here. I look at it differently. If we are going to tell the world that Singapore is theirs, then it is only expected that we should also share their festivals and make them feel more at home here. Let's make it their Singapore for real. And having more international festivals here is also a good thing for tourism. We can show the world how happy we are as a people, partying everyday to every festival that we can find. We can even declare every other day a holiday for a festival. Now, would that not be fun? Come to Your Singapore and party for a life time, everyday of the year. There is never a dull day or a dull moment. The thought of it already brightens up my day. As for integrating the foreigners to love Singapore, there is an easier way to do it. Just stuff some money in their pockets. I am sure the whole world will descend on Singapore and call it home. Your Singapore will truly live up to its name.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am flatter

But WTF go get (Singaporean) own traditions and celebrate, please have some WTF.

Is Singapore having identity crisis?

Anonymous said...

It's a sell out !

Lelong, lelong.....

Salary said...

It is common for Chinese living outside China to celebrate Chinese New Year in their China Town.

This Water festival would have been a non-issue if the gov did not mess up the immigration policy and breed such a strong anti-foreigner mindset among Singaporeans.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Singapore is an open society and everyone is welcome to celebrate their holidays and festivities. The netizens were angry on the point that it was the grassroot that is organising the event for the foreigners and question the source of the funding.

I think they have a point there. the Chinese in other countries celebrate their new year using their own money and not public or govt fund.

Salary said...

Point taken. In this uniquely Singapore, the Water Festival would not have been possible without the official blessing.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Yaacob Ibrahim just appeared on TV a few days back complaining that Singaporeans were using too much water. With this water festival, splashing away precious water, what kind of message are we sending to the people?

Save water, waste water?

Yaacob, what have you to say?

Matilah_Singapura said...

Whenever I am in my beloved ex cuntry, I make sure that everyday is a festival and a celebration.

Stop cpmplaining lah. Singaporeans complain -- got no festival: complain, got festival: complain

Celebrate as much as possible, as everyone dies, for many, painfully and slowly.