National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announces that the Urban Development Board's Lighting Masterplan, seeking to enhance and emphasise Singapore's unique features as a tropical metropolis and garden city.
Sounds like something right up Malaysia's alley; the next most absurd thing I've heard would be a half-rotating causeway.
So anyway, back to the Lighting Masterplan (said with shudder and lightning in the backdrop) - it seems that $10 million will be set aside for the next 5 years to bring this absurdity to fruition. The incentive for building owners to 'light up' amounts to free land and no taunting from other owners who decide to show that they have more spare change to flaunt on legal grafitti.
I'll say it once more, with feeling - $10,000,000.00!
Street lighting is also on the list, given a spruce of 'corporate-ness' with blinding white lights that hide the markings on the road and would most likely cause more accidents. What better place to put them than in the Central Business District where people have too much money and can afford new cars at whim?
Genius. He must be on Mensa.
Well, since URA's nominated for some award because of their bid to preserve old buildings and heritage, I guess we could trust them with the bling that they're going to anal probe into our skylines.
We've seen five-finger buildings, Unidentified Flying (now landed) Supreme Courts and giant metallic durians, so be expected to see Carnival in Singapore - the next big thing! Whyhave fireworks in the sky once a year when you can have them stuck to your REPUTABLE CORPORATE BUILDING all year long?