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Little India riot: Two years on, smaller businesses struggle to stay afloat

Postby Pal » Sun, 06 Dec 2015 8:49 pm

Two years after a riot broke out in Little India, small business owners are still struggling to get back on their feet amid stricter liquor laws.

The first riot in Singapore in more than 40 years erupted on Dec 8, 2013, along Race Course Road. More than 50 responding officers were injured, and 23 emergency vehicles were damaged.

Life has resumed normalcy in Little India. The enclave - as a designated Liquor Control Zone - is also subject to stricter alcohol control laws. For instance, drinking in public is not allowed from 7am on Saturdays through to 7am on Mondays. Shops also cannot sell takeaway alcohol from 7pm on weekends.

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Re: Little India riot: Two years on, smaller businesses struggle to stay afloat

Postby TMD » Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:18 pm

Goes to show just how much these "small business owners" have grown to be so dependent in selling some banned products in LI all these years...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:41 pm

They weren't dependent in selling banned products. Where did you get that idea. They were dependent in selling alcohol. It's wasn't banned at that time. Get your context correct.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 7:56 am

TMD wrote:Goes to show just how much these "small business owners" have grown to be so dependent in selling some banned products in LI all these years...

Next you gonna say they were selling weed ?

As SMS said, what banned items ?

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 8:39 am

I went to the New Phoenix Park SPF museum last week - worth visiting - (hint: you need to book two weeks ahead). The guide - Simon - reminded us that at one point Singapore had over 250 riots A YEAR - and they were considerably worse than the LI riot.
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Postby nakatago » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 8:45 am

ecureilx wrote:
TMD wrote:Goes to show just how much these "small business owners" have grown to be so dependent in selling some banned products in LI all these years...

Next you gonna say they were selling weed ?

As SMS said, what banned items ?


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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 9:42 am

PNGMK wrote:I went to the New Phoenix Park SPF museum last week - worth visiting - (hint: you need to book two weeks ahead). The guide - Simon - reminded us that at one point Singapore had over 250 riots A YEAR - and they were considerably worse than the LI riot.

But it wasn't caused by Indian workers right ?

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Postby TMD » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:59 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They weren't dependent in selling banned products. Where did you get that idea. They were dependent in selling alcohol. It's wasn't banned at that time. Get your context correct.


I believe my statement involving the word "banned" by and large is within the context of Little India riot, alcohol sales, its consumption and related business activities in the time frame long before the 2013 accident.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:53 pm

TMD wrote:"Goes to show just how much these "small business owners" have grown to be so dependent in selling some banned products in LI all these years..."


Your last three words took it out of the current/riot time frame and placed it prior to the riot when alcohol wasn't banned. Sorry, but you just hoist yourself by your own petard.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 1:04 pm

TMD wrote:Goes to show just how much these "small business owners" have grown to be so dependent in selling some banned products in LI all these years...


This statement is patronizing at best and condescending at worst.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 1:36 pm

TMD wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:They weren't dependent in selling banned products. Where did you get that idea. They were dependent in selling alcohol. It's wasn't banned at that time. Get your context correct.


I believe my statement involving the word "banned" by and large is within the context of Little India riot, alcohol sales, its consumption and related business activities in the time frame long before the 2013 accident.


have you seen how much the indian workers drink ? Not sure if you even think that is considered 'large volume' .. if you still insist that the shops were dependent on the weekend drinkers !

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sundaymorningstaple wrote:
TMD wrote:"Goes to show just how much these "small business owners" have grown to be so dependent in selling some banned products in LI all these years..."


Your last three words took it out of the current/riot time frame and placed it prior to the riot when alcohol wasn't banned. Sorry, but you just hoist yourself by your own petard.


Quoting those 3 last words from an entire sentence that covers the past to the present rulings and situation in LI - sorry, but you seems be having trouble accepting the nature of business in the area has changed forever.

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Postby TMD » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:25 pm

nakatago wrote:
TMD wrote:Goes to show just how much these "small business owners" have grown to be so dependent in selling some banned products in LI all these years...


That's you view. i am just calling a spade a spade, no point being PC about.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:47 pm

We aren't under any illusions that business has changed. What I am taking issue with is you saying that prior to the riots they were selling banned products. That is just patently untrue, no matter how hard you try to justify your earlier statement. You are the one who seems to be having trouble accepting you made a bad statement. And I am calling a spade a spade and not being PC either.

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Re: Little India riot: Two years on, smaller businesses struggle to stay afloat

Postby x9200 » Tue, 08 Dec 2015 6:58 am

ecureilx wrote:
TMD wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:They weren't dependent in selling banned products. Where did you get that idea. They were dependent in selling alcohol. It's wasn't banned at that time. Get your context correct.


I believe my statement involving the word "banned" by and large is within the context of Little India riot, alcohol sales, its consumption and related business activities in the time frame long before the 2013 accident.


have you seen how much the indian workers drink ? Not sure if you even think that is considered 'large volume' .. if you still insist that the shops were dependent on the weekend drinkers !

I am always surprised how much they drink, especially for what it costs here. It just looks they have to have it a few times a day regardless any common sense (inclusive of their earnings). I had to chase once some of these guys away as they made a drinking session right in the middle of children playground in the Sembawang park. Right at the noon time.


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