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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby nakatago » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 5:49 pm

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zzm9980 wrote:So I'm confused. Which kinds of drums were causing the problems? ...
What is the actual law on the drums anyway? Banned everywhere? or just in public places? There are a lot of comparisons to the Lion dances, but at least those happen in private places and end after 5-10 minutes.


Private places? It seems not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKZWTQorM_c
'Grand funeral procession in Singapore April 2009'
Wind to 2:45, and then peaking at c4:45... and 6:00 onwards

I'm sure we've all witnessed such things before. All perfectly legal.

Or the Lion Dancers' trucks going by, at times several groups of them every day... who knows why they perform in their trucks en route to their destinations, perhaps to bring joy to the neighbourhood they're passing through?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03oVBHYXbS0
'Lion dance truck 2'


I don't know about you but I find those cymbals shrill and annoying...especially at 9 am on a Saturday morning in a residential area.


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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 6:54 pm

nakatago wrote:I don't know about you but I find those cymbals shrill and annoying...especially at 9 am on a Saturday morning in a residential area.


Perhaps, but then many things here could be considered 'annoying'*. Doesn't make them any less a part of the accepted day-to-day indigenous poly-cultural fabric that one is seemingly constantly reminded to 'like it or leave'.

* Please don't get me started :wink: :roll: :lol:
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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby nakatago » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 8:03 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:I don't know about you but I find those cymbals shrill and annoying...especially at 9 am on a Saturday morning in a residential area.


Perhaps, but then many things here could be considered 'annoying'*. Doesn't make them any less a part of the accepted day-to-day indigenous poly-cultural fabric that one is seemingly constantly reminded to 'like it or leave'.

* Please don't get me started :wink: :roll: :lol:


The point is, some people would like to think that Thaipusam drumming which happens once a year in a small part of Singapore is a nuisance and should be banned. Guess who these people are.

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 8:13 pm

nakatago wrote: The point is, some people would like to think that Thaipusam drumming which happens once a year in a small part of Singapore is a nuisance and should be banned. Guess who these people are.


I believe that that is the point I have also been hinting at, (but I was trying to be a little more discreet about the precise phrasing of it).

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby nakatago » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 8:56 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote: The point is, some people would like to think that Thaipusam drumming which happens once a year in a small part of Singapore is a nuisance and should be banned. Guess who these people are.


I believe that that is the point I have also been hinting at, (but I was trying to be a little more discreet about the precise phrasing of it).

:wink: :)


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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby Wd40 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 9:02 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote: The point is, some people would like to think that Thaipusam drumming which happens once a year in a small part of Singapore is a nuisance and should be banned. Guess who these people are.


I believe that that is the point I have also been hinting at, (but I was trying to be a little more discreet about the precise phrasing of it).

:wink: :)


Subtlety isn't the local's strong suit. There are times when you need a scalpel and there are times you just go in with hatchet.




You live in OZ land, you can afford to not be discreet. We need to be careful. I sometimes edit my post multiple times, for that reason.

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 9:11 pm

Wd40 wrote: You live in OZ land, you can afford to not be discreet. We need to be careful. I sometimes edit my post multiple times, for that reason.


Heh? I've never lived in Australia; I live here!
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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby Wd40 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 9:16 pm

JR8 wrote:
Wd40 wrote: You live in OZ land, you can afford to not be discreet. We need to be careful. I sometimes edit my post multiple times, for that reason.


Heh? I've never lived in Australia; I live here!


Not you, lah, I was replying to Naka

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 9:21 pm

Wd40 wrote: Not you, lah, I was replying to Naka


Oh! :o Duh :lol:
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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 10 Feb 2015 1:03 am

Barnsley wrote:....


It was just waiting to blow up, since 1997 or so, when there was a petition to declare Thai Pusam as a national holiday for Hindus ..

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby nakatago » Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:37 am

Wd40 wrote:You live in OZ land, you can afford to not be discreet. We need to be careful. I sometimes edit my post multiple times, for that reason.


I know...I wanted to address those who say "well, if you don't like it, just leave..." but the irony would be lost on them.

Note my use of pronouns too!

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby bgd » Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:18 pm

ecureilx wrote:It was just waiting to blow up, since 1997 or so, when there was a petition to declare Thai Pusam as a national holiday for Hindus ..


I'd support this, as long as everyone gets the holiday. :wink:

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby Wd40 » Tue, 10 Feb 2015 1:03 pm

I heard local Indians wanted holiday for Pongal too.

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby nakatago » Tue, 10 Feb 2015 1:12 pm

bgd wrote:
ecureilx wrote:It was just waiting to blow up, since 1997 or so, when there was a petition to declare Thai Pusam as a national holiday for Hindus ..


I'd support this, as long as everyone gets the holiday. :wink:


And be in the running with Japan and the Philippines as who has the most number of public holidays.


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