30 Jan '15, 2am

Aussie accent blamed for Sengkang Columbarium confusion @NeilHumphreys

Aussie accent blamed for Sengkang Columbarium confusion @NeilHumphreys

There will be no commercial columbarium in Sengkang after all. No one is at fault. There have been no backflips. There was just a minor mix-up in communication. No one understood the Aussie accent. According to sources, when the Australian company proposed a Sengkang columbarium, civil servants involved with the tender misheard the proposal and assumed the Aussies were pitching for a new S.League Club. In the competition’s heyday, there had been Sengkang Marine FC. Maybe Sengkang Columbarium FC was its natural successor. Initially, there was some skepticism over the name. It did sound awfully like Sengkang “Columbarium”. But when the tenderer insisted that the site would be quiet, isolated and remote, it sounded like a typical S.League stadium. Sengkang’s town planners put their initial concerns down to an unusual Aussie pronunciation and thought no more about it. That’s w...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/01/aussie-accent-blamed-for-sen...

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