Who knew there was still patches of undeveloped land in Singapore? It’s a good thing and I hope there’s no new construction to take up every last little bit of land.
Noticed a man who looked out of place in this full suit. I was thinking how hot he must feel. Our weather is definitely not conducive for suit wearing.
Due to the high stress environment and the recent spate of suicides and suicide attempts, this sign has appeared on the railway track. I don’t think it will really deter someone who is severely depressed and distressed. Instead why not have something inspirational like, there is hope or a number to call for help? They don’t need to be chided into not jumping. I also completely don’t understand the law on suicides. I think it’s awful that people can be arrested and jailed after failed suicide attempts. What they need is help and counselling. Possibly financial assistance too, if that’s the root of their troubles. What I read recently is that the law is not really enforced, but why not abolish it then? It just reeks to me of lack of compassion and not a good indicator of what type of society we want to have. I knew someone who was suspected of attempting suicide through an overdose and I felt so much pity for her, as I saw her restrained to her hospital bed, with police milling about. I’m trying to really think about this. The only way they could pose a danger to others is if they jump from a high place and endanger someone else, by landing on them. Now that would be criminal. What a terribly morbid topic, I know, but what do you think about this? This news story of the newly married girl who killed herself is very tragic and just makes me feel so sad for her and her family. We definitely need more resources into studying Depression in Singapore and the stigma needs to be reduced or even better, eliminated.
I just also noticed the monk in his orange robe that appeared in the photo I took.
You need to take the green line to Tanah Merah station, and them cross over to switch to the train that goes to Changi Airport.