8/02/2015

Rip Van Winkle awakes

Winkle has just woke up from his long slumber and he told me of his astonishment at the changes he saw in the island. When he took the train he said he was surrounded by foreigners all over. He tried very hard to find a familiar Singaporean face but could hardly see one. He said he felt strange and uncomfortable. Where are the Singaporeans?

He went shopping  and found out that all the sales staff serving him were foreigners. The only consideration was that they were very helpful and friendly. He still asked to be served by a Singaporean by the sales staff could not find one and did not know where have they been to.
He went for his favourite bak kut teh and char kway teow and could not help to notice that the hawkers were all foreigners. Where are the Singaporeans?

Then he went to see his banker to check on his deposits. The bank manager was also a foreigner, the counter staff also foreigners. Where have all the Singaporeans gone? He tried to contact his old kakis but could not find them as well.

After thinking over it for a while then he started to smile. The Singaporeans are so lucky. No need to work, no need to study, all on holiday. And all must be very rich, no need to take public transport. What a great life for Singaporeans. Now the foreigners are here to do all the work, even struggling to get a degree in the university while Singaporeans party and enjoying themselves.


He saw the big advertisement about the big party called SG50.  That must be a party to attend where all the Singaporeans would be there having a ball. Life is so good for the Singaporeans.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is how much is the SG50 party going to cost?
Where is the money coming from?

Anonymous said...

What a stupid question " Where is the money coming from? "

From your pocket of course. SG50 is a Singaporeans / PR / new citizen celebration.

agongkia said...


Winkle is not in Singapore so of course he could not find Sinkies.How can this angmo expect to see sinkies everywhere in his country.
Or are you telling me he is another Winkle Lim.

Ask him go hdb neighbourhood kopitiam to see our happy sinkies comparing their workfare that they are enjoying and their coming bangcork or batang trip if he love to see Sinkies faces.



Anonymous said...

How much is the SG50 party going to cost?
Where is the money going to?
Any $2 companies involved?

Anonymous said...

You will know after the GE. Nothing is for free.

‚Ą≥atilah_$ingapura said...

@ what a lame metaphor, RB:

>> Winkle has just woke up from his long slumber and he told me of his astonishment at the changes he saw in the island. <<

No such person exists. What? Are we in fairy tale land now?!? Are you so bereft of ideas for metaphor you have to resort to fantasy?

>> Life is so good for the Singaporeans. <<

It should be. All the stuff to enable everyone to have "good lives" is in front of your eyes.

Singapore is one of the easiest places on earth to have a "good life". So if you're not, blame yourself lah.

Having fun yet? I am! ;-)