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Oh, So They Are The One Who… July 25, 2006

Posted by WishBoNe in Random Thoughts.
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I didn’t know who wrote the pledge until he had passed on in life. He was Mr Rajaratnam.

I didn’t know who started HDB until he passed on in life. He was Mr Lim Kim San.

I didn’t know who pushed for the MRT until he pass on in life. He was Mr Goh Cheok Tong Ong Teng Cheong.

What a pity that we don’t even know such things. We don’t know who are MPs are until they start to show up at rallies trying to garner more votes for them. No promises are made until we have voiced them out. No upgrades are made until a lot of people push for it. Erm, maybe not.

I have been wondering why ramps are not made more wheelchair friendly for those who are living in flats. I found out that we have to pay for them.

Why are there no lifts on every floor? I found out that we have to pay for them.

Why can’t there be … I’m losing track here.

As I was saying, until our forefathers have passed on, we will never know who are the ones who started lobbying for certain things that we are now using as if it’s part of our lives. We have been taught history but usually the standard like WWI, WWII, Cold War, etc. So boring. Social Studies was more interesting as it covered post 1960s. Why are we not taught such things?

YouthLink in Straits Times has some letters posted by university and poly students asking the same questions. How come history for 1960 onwards are not being known? We only know that Singapore gained independance in 1965. Period.

We are not sure when the Courtesy Campaign, Stop at 2 Campaign, all other campaigns first started and for how long. What were the events that happened after we gained independance? I’m clueless. Someone please enlighten me.

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1. - July 25, 2006

Pass on as in Pass away? Mr Goh Cheok Tong pass away meh?

We are the ones paying for most of the stuff. It’s the MPS that comes out with the idea of what to do with our money to improve our lifes.

So when the ganmen said it’s free, basically it’s not.

2. WishBoNe - July 26, 2006

Darn! It was Mr Ong Teng Cheong.


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