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Singapore: 'Botanical capital of the world' - apparently.

Post by JR8 » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:05 pm

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'Lighting up the night sky: Giant man-made 'Supertrees' illuminate city as part of huge £350million gardens project to make Singapore 'botanical capital of the world'
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... t-sky.html

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 1:33 pm

Singapore is out to show the world the best/most/biggest/capital of/superlative anything of the world, apparently.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 2:08 pm

Definitely a superb example of a gigantic eyesore if you ask me. (I know, you didn't ask - see some things are free after all) :-)
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 2:26 pm

But if they come up with something of this magnitude, I'll be seriously impressed: http://youtu.be/1H_m8vPBC2U?t=1m2s
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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 3:07 pm

The city-state needs to keep pumping . . . it has little else to lure tourists.

Come to Boleh-Land to see billions thrown at ridiculous projects to show the superiority of the Malay rulers.

Singapore? Pffft . . . amateurs in public spending
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Re: Singapore: 'Botanical capital of the world' - apparently

Post by Travailes » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 9:45 pm

JR8 wrote:---
'Lighting up the night sky: Giant man-made 'Supertrees' illuminate city as part of huge £350million gardens project to make Singapore 'botanical capital of the world'
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... t-sky.html
If they stopped cutting down indigenous trees and replacing grass with concrete this eyesore would be completely unnecessary. Mind you it does have equally absurd bedfellows - MBS / Art Science etc.
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Post by JR8 » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 9:53 pm

.... and so the relentless march of concrete goes on. And yet they consider it progress...

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:17 pm

JR8 wrote:.... and so the relentless march of concrete goes on. And yet they consider it progress...
I look around our suburb and most of the people have concreted over their yards . . .

In some ways East is east and West is West . . . ad infinitum absurdum Kiplingum
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Post by JR8 » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:21 pm

Ah! Te sunt a latina scolaris.

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Post by Vaucluse » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 9:12 am

Surprisingly six years of it at school . . . and unsurprisingly never used it . . .




. . . until now
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 9:21 am

Vaucluse wrote:Surprisingly six years of it at school . . . and unsurprisingly never used it . . .




. . . until now
Who uses Latin regularly outside of the Catholic church and Latin language classrooms?

...and speaking of usage, it's like pedestrian overpasses built 10 meters away from a pedestrian crossings, that traffic light near the museum and Bras Basah MRT (the street where you can cross with 3 big steps)...
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 9:45 am

nakatago wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:Surprisingly six years of it at school . . . and unsurprisingly never used it . . .




. . . until now
Who uses Latin regularly outside of the Catholic church and Latin language classrooms?
Doctors (MDs).

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 3:38 pm

Vaucluse wrote:Surprisingly six years of it at school . . . and unsurprisingly never used it . . .
. . . until now
I can't recall how long I had to learn it for. I do find it useful, even sub-consciously, in understanding the meaning of words in English and other European languages.

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Re: Singapore: 'Botanical capital of the world' - apparently

Post by JR8 » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 4:01 pm

Travailes wrote: If they stopped cutting down indigenous trees and replacing grass with concrete this eyesore would be completely unnecessary. Mind you it does have equally absurd bedfellows - MBS / Art Science etc.

Talking about absurd buildings I recently passed SoTA in it's fully completed state. Good grief, talk about ridiculous and architecturally clichéd. I reckon they'll be looking to pull it down in a decade or so...

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