Sunday, August 20, 2006

MM Lee: Singapore can be PARIS!!!!

""If you want to compete beaches on beaches, forests, lakes, seasides,
you lose. You can't beat Thailand, you can't beat Indonesia and
you can't beat Philippines. But we can
become the Paris in South-east Asia." - MM Lee Kuan Yew, Aug 2006
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To transform Pasir Ris into Paris , all we just have to remove 3 letters (Pasir Ris)...... Now I can see why they promised to build a fountain in my area as part of the upgrading package during the recent election. With each election, we will get more upgrading and one day Singapore will have enough fountains to become the Paris of South-east Asia. Nothing to it.
North Korea tried to become the Paris of the communist world by build an imitation of the Arc De Triomphe. The imitation is 3 m taller than the real thing. The N. Korean leaders now consider Pyongyang Paris of the Korean Peninsula. .....notice that Pyongyang also begins with the letter P.
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I thought Singapore's aspiration 20 years ago was to be the Switzerland of South East Asia....I guess with time our elite leaders have upgraded those goals. Paris a far more exciting place than Switzerland. With the Crazy Horse (from Paris) and casinos being built, Singaporeans can look forward to a Parisian lifestyle rich in culture, freedom and romance. It is time also for me to throw away my fondue pot and upgrade my dreams. ...time for me to get a Claude Monet reproduction for my living room and got to make sure it is bigger than the original...

14 comments:

Whispers from the heart said...

MM Lee says we can be Paris. Immediately all the cabaret ministers are dancing "Can! Can!".

Anonymous said...

And my new idol will be Paris Hilton.

DD said...

and I just painted a big letter S on my car bonnet

Anonymous said...

one fine day we wannabe paris or new york another fine day we wannabe london or tokyo or whatever except ourselves, hmm..identity crisis in a schizo jacket?

Capt_Canuck said...

Singapore wants to be an overpriced tourist attraction filled with snotty and arrogant french speaking pricks? wow, your mental minister really does have high plans for the great city of Singapore, doesnt he?

Anonymous said...

Wait until they discover that in Paris there are streets called rue de Pigalle or even better, Rue St. Denis.....

Poor Singapore. I feel sorry for you guys. Watching your prime sinister speaking,reminded when I was a child and we had to listen to the shoolmaster's endless and boring speaches...
Paternalistic as always, how on earth can this country move forward when these people keep on deciding for you what is best and need to be such control freaks at all times?
But one person sent chills down my spine. It was when I saw lee kwan yee. He was looking severe, at time seemed irritated and ready to bark. Looking at his son with fierce eyes.
Scarry! This guy is scarry.
Anyway glad to see there are some bloggers in Singapore who are not afraid.
Keep up the good work and good luck!

Anonymous said...

An illegal immigrant who can set up 5 food stalls in Singapore is also considered foreign talent. PM Lee is looking for him to return with another fake passport.

Anonymous said...

As usual, business is always "dirty". Hence the ubiquitous "dirty business". It takes a bit of thievery instinct at times to be a good business man.

DD said...

I think we are closer to Paris than we think. We all speak poor English...

Unless, of course this is a cunning plan to make us like England while distracting us with talks of Paris.

Anonymous said...

Paris where can find "mee siam mai hum'?

Anonymous said...

Never in my life would I have expected the great MM Lee - Champion Of Asian Values & Conficianism - to say that 'we must have more of this', referring to Crazy Horse and gambling dens.

Asian Values & Confucianism, it seems, is thrown out the window when the smell of money draws near.

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Anonymous said...

i thinketh the garmeh makes a hoorigible mistake to think foreign genes want to come here and be diluted unless they very the blinded by money and because need to survive.

but seriously not very serious, if you are a japanese, why come here and be a singaporean japanese? got gold ah? maybe lah.

if you are a german, why be a singaporean german and have your heritage diluted? got gold ah? maybe

if you are an arab, why come here and be singaporean arab and have your language diluted? got gold ah? maybe

if you are an indian, why come here and be a singaporean indian and have your genes diluted into a rojak genes? got gold ah? maybe

if you are a china chinese with a great land and potential to be all that we can ever be for your children and come here and have your proud chinese culture and language massacred? got gold ah? maybe.

so and so forth.......

so i scratch my head, in todays advancing world when all big countries trying to chase after money and make their country great, why would anyone stupid enough to come to a small dot and restrict themselves to a sardine packed growing foreign population with bleak future except promise of more dilution and stress stress stress leh?

i find this strange logic...

maybe i got no logic because i make in sg one.HAHAHAHHA.

Anonymous said...

and i add disclaimer sekali kena summoned to jail station for making racist remarks..hahaha...i love diversity hor. but like MOST rojak singporean write and talk bad england, i believe god has a purpose for all these beautiful race and should be left that way and not suka suka dilute them because you want economic survival lah if not...end up like me...ROJAK...HAHHAHAHAHA...no here not there like that and those foreign beautiful people have no clue who i am and i also leh...HAHAHHAHAA

Anonymous said...

Crazy horse dancers are very talented leh... i heard they will soon be given singapore citizenship!