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Have they solved the homeless sleeping in public places?

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  • gintai
    Have they solved the homeless sleeping in public places? Posted on
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7 9:03 PM

      Have they solved the homeless sleeping in public places?

      Posted on 08/08/2012 

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      I’m now having coffee at Mayflower coffee shop of Blk 59 New Upper Changi Rd, opposite the hawker centre. It’s about 1.00 am and there are still people drinking beer here. I’ve just finished work and dropped by for some coffee.

      I notice that the concrete shelter between this coffee shop and the hawker centre is unusually quiet. No one sleeping on the stone benches like before. There is not even a single soul in the dead silent night. It’s quite strange. For the benefit those readers who are not aware, I blogged recently about the plight of homeless sleeping there.

      Pls refer to the article here.

      Out of curiosity, I walked to the concrete shelter to take a closer look. Lo and behold, all the stone benches are now fitted with solid chrome metal bars or barriers. With the chrome metal bar stuck in the middle of the stone bench, no one could sleep there anymore. One could only sit there now.

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      I returned to my table and asked around. Only last week, the contractor suddenly came to fix those chrome barriers on all the stone benches at the concrete shelter. I wonder where have all the homeless gone to? I used to see quite a few of them sleeping there. It was a common sight. They must have gone elsewhere. But where? They just can’t simply vanish into the thin air? Really langgar!

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      When I blogged about the homeless there, I was quite worried that this might happen. Whenever we bring up some problem or issue, instead of solving them – they just conveniently come out with a “killer solution” like fixing the metal barriers on the stone benches to prevent the homeless from sleeping there.

      I was blamed by others for blogging about the homeless there. Indirectly, I “sabo” the homeless by depriving them a place to sleep. Not only I did not help them but brought pain and hardship to them. Have they solved or pushed away the homeless problem? Did I help them or cause them more headache? I don’t know. What do you think?

      Did I commit a grave sin by highlighting the plight of the homeless there? Now I’m cursed by those homeless wretches. I feel bad now. I’m sadden by such “simple solution.” Another ingenious solution to solve our homeless sleeping in public places? Just like solving the night parking problem in HDB car parks by increasing night parking charges from $2.00 to $4.00? They are so fast and super efficient in solving the problems raised by concerned citizens.

      Simple solution to complex problem indeed!

      But this guy is even more creative. He overcomes the chrome metal bar using a chair to rest his legs, occupying half of the stone bench. May be the others will learn from him. It will be interesting to see how they are going to deal with them.

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      The stone benches used to look like that which I blogged about two weeks ago.
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      Below photo shows a new cleaner look without the homeless sleeping there anymore.
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      About Gintai_昇泰

      I'm a Chinese Singaporean living in the Eastern part of Sg. I work in SMRT as a Train Officer. I tweet on current affairs & inspirational quotes. I blog on issues or events if they interest me. I also share some of the interesting jokes, stories or anecdotes from my friends or observations on my blog. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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      17 Responses to Have they solved the homeless sleeping in public places?

      1. Lo and behold says:

        I was blamed by others for blogging about the homeless there. Indirectly, I “sabo” the homeless by depriving them a place to sleep. Not only I did not help them but brought pain and hardship to them. Have they solved or pushed away the homeless problem? Did I help them or cause them more headache? I don’t know. What do you think?

        You moron, you dare ask this question?

         
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      2. I have small solutions. I’ll leave it to you big guys to do the big solutions
        http://asingaporeanson.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/temporary-solutions-for-homeless.html

         
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      3. pmg says:

        acherly, a lot of these “homeless” are not so. Sometimes they just don’t want to go home for various reasons. It could be cramped at home from too many people in one flat, naggy wife (so better to stay out after a drinking session), house is too stuffy (rental flats tend to be that way due to their design), mental illness (there’s an uncle that sleeps and urinate at a bus stop in my area, but he actually has a home, he just refuses to go home) or possibly some other reason I have yet to encounter.

         
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      4. Lohcifer says:

        Your post today is referenced in my own post of today:http://lohandbehold.com/2012/08/08/happy-birthday-our-glorious-nation/

        I am not the “Lo and behold” person above who made the first comment on your post today.

         
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      5. agongkia says:

        When someone says you SABO still not so bad.
        Those with special brain will take it that you are helping them to justify the installation of chrome metal bar on the seats which they already had in mind but worry someone will say they phuakay..You are helping them to justify that spending.
        But if those who need to sleep can sleep on the floor.More comfortable.Why on the bench.
        To me ,the spending on the chrome metal is just another phua kay.Cannot foresee problem when having such benches.But never mind,can recover from residents.

         
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      6. Good Bye Lim Swee Say says:

        No wonder every body is saying East Coast GRC is the next to fall.

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