15 Sep '11, 12pm

Cycling must be a key part of Singapore's future - A MUST-READ

Of course cycling should be a key part of Singapore’s future. Any non self serving government would be able to see that. But here’s a thought why the government while putting on a pretense that they want to curb the use of cars, actually want to maintain a high car population. The reason is that cars fulfill a very important role in the way the government control the population. A car is not a transportation tool in singapore. Instead it is merely an aspirational object, similar to a piece of landed property. The car resides within the Singaporean psyche as a material object worthy of pursuit. The average Singaporean thus invests his life away, to fund the car and fulfill his life aspirations. He becomes materially satiated, and thus will not bother questioning the government. And with less questions on hand, the government can then continue their rule unchallenged. Think ...

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