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St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:52 pm

It appears our online colleagues at "The Voice of Singaporeans for Singaporeans" have a new focal point for their wrath!

http://www.tremeritus.com/2015/02/10/st-pats-day-ok-thaipusam-no-way/

The mention "closing the roads" , I am pretty sure that its the top end of Circular Road whcih must be about 200m max ..... I am sure the road is closed on weekends anyway.
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Addadude » Wed, 11 Feb 2015 9:08 am

And thus it begins...

(Or continues.)
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Brah » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 8:13 am

Didn't seem to be much of a problem, the road was closed and people were drinking everywhere. And yes that road is closed on weekends anyway. Didn't see a parade though.
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby the lynx » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 9:19 am

Brah wrote:Didn't seem to be much of a problem, the road was closed and people were drinking everywhere. And yes that road is closed on weekends anyway. Didn't see a parade though.


Parade was on Sunday afternoon

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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Primrose Hill » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 9:37 am

oh no. really?

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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:38 am

Parade was on Sunday Afternoon....

I was too tired to join in :D

Seemed quite lively with the bands on Circular Road from what i can remember though
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:47 pm

Addadude wrote:And thus it begins...
(Or continues.)


Amazing isn't it, the xenophobia, from 99.9% immigrant-stock itself, and yet they refer to themselves as 'True blues' :???:

Good job no Irish of Sub-continental background were there, or the spewing of hate might have been double-rabid.

Perhaps we could run a rolling 'Forecast of possible hate', take bets and who ever comes out best buys a round at a future meet-up :wink: :lol:

A world of possibilities:
Which ever nations get into the final stages of the current rugby World Cup.
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Oktoberfest (surely should be re-branded here as The German Hatefest :lol: )

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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby hotandhumid » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:59 pm

@Barnsley - I've read the article you posted and I doubt it was to intentionally stir sh%#.
The key issue is certain privileges (which are quite similar in both cases) were afforded to an expatriate demographic, but denied to an indigenous one.

@JR8 - is the xenophobia here that pervasive? I've lived through Europe, Australia & Asia and I would not say that any of them are better than here.
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 3:38 pm

The Thaipusam guys should have gotten their drums for the st. Patricks day event and joined in.
I'm not quite sure how that would have ended up.
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Black_American » Wed, 25 Mar 2015 7:05 pm

Singapore is Asian.
St. Patrick's day is Irish.
They really have no right to close even 200m of road, even a metre of road in Singapore.
It is not a National Holiday anyway. I know it's important for a lot of Irish and Americans, but Lee Kuan Yew and a select group of his officials decided all the holidays, organised with religious leaders and the population of Singapore to create a balance for all religions. St. Patricks day can be celebrated privately, in restaurants, bars, etc., but not in publicly.
A note for the person above, no roads I know of are closed on weekends.

Edit: Sorry if I sound harsh or cruel or anything, I don't mean to offend anyone, and I'm American too, I understand what you mean.

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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Brah » Wed, 25 Mar 2015 7:47 pm

Black_American wrote:Singapore is Asian.
St. Patrick's day is Irish.
They really have no right to close even 200m of road, even a metre of road in Singapore.
It is not a National Holiday anyway. I know it's important for a lot of Irish and Americans, but Lee Kuan Yew and a select group of his officials decided all the holidays, organised with religious leaders and the population of Singapore to create a balance for all religions. St. Patricks day can be celebrated privately, in restaurants, bars, etc., but not in publicly.
A note for the person above, no roads I know of are closed on weekends.

Edit: Sorry if I sound harsh or cruel or anything, I don't mean to offend anyone, and I'm American too, I understand what you mean.

Where is that sh!t-stirrer smiley......
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Wd40 » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 9:38 pm

To be fair that article isn't targeting the expats or any group for that matter, its targeting someone who said something along the lines of... well never mind.

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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:31 pm

Black_American wrote:Singapore is Asian.
St. Patrick's day is Irish.
They really have no right to close even 200m of road, even a metre of road in Singapore.
It is not a National Holiday anyway. I know it's important for a lot of Irish and Americans, but Lee Kuan Yew and a select group of his officials decided all the holidays, organised with religious leaders and the population of Singapore to create a balance for all religions. St. Patricks day can be celebrated privately, in restaurants, bars, etc., but not in publicly.
A note for the person above, no roads I know of are closed on weekends.

Edit: Sorry if I sound harsh or cruel or anything, I don't mean to offend anyone, and I'm American too, I understand what you mean.


Actually the part of the road that was closed , is closed every weekend , so there were no exceptions made :D
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby JR8 » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:51 pm

Barnsley wrote:Actually the part of the road that was closed , is closed every weekend , so there were no exceptions made :D


Perhaps it's more of a case of the locals in their hair-shirts, not being able to tolerate others having fun.
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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby nakatago » Fri, 27 Mar 2015 5:49 am

Brah wrote:
Black_American wrote:Singapore is Asian.
St. Patrick's day is Irish.
They really have no right to close even 200m of road, even a metre of road in Singapore.
It is not a National Holiday anyway. I know it's important for a lot of Irish and Americans, but Lee Kuan Yew and a select group of his officials decided all the holidays, organised with religious leaders and the population of Singapore to create a balance for all religions. St. Patricks day can be celebrated privately, in restaurants, bars, etc., but not in publicly.
A note for the person above, no roads I know of are closed on weekends.

Edit: Sorry if I sound harsh or cruel or anything, I don't mean to offend anyone, and I'm American too, I understand what you mean.

Where is that sh!t-stirrer smiley......


He just doesn't know the size of the Irish population in Singapore...

... :P


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