Singapore's General Election 2020: Plans for East Coast GRC if it was up to Buro. Singapore
East side, best side
Singapore's General Election 2020 has indeed been the hot topic off everyone's lips and screens these days. Further amplified through relentless social media channels and the fact that most residents are country-bound with travel bans in place this June, reports and well, memes have been blowing up everytime a certain nomination happens. The lesson here? The Internet is certainly unforgivable.
That being said, it's crucial to care about the elections. It's a serious process where people of Singapore decide who will lead the country and how they want their voices to be heard. We at Buro. Singapore, have a few sentiments to contribute — re the recent East Coast plan (that still remains to be seen).
So in case Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Kiat didn't already have a plan for East Coast (he did say he did, right?), here are six of our own suggestions, in no particular order, that could be considered for the said East Coast plan.
1. Include Tekong in the East Coast constituency
Those who've served in the army will be familiar with Pulau Tekong, a place where fresh recruits go to complete their basic military training. There's countless horror stories about the rough living conditions of the military men situated off the shores of Singapore, including tales of ghosts and random wild animals roaming about. Would it be too much to ask if we included Tekong in the East Coast GRC? They fit the geographical criteria, and we're sure that they'll need a bit of redevelopment deep inside the jungle. Perhaps jazz it up with a resort of sorts?
2. Convert Terminal 4 into a theme park
Forget Universal Studios Singapore. Terminal 4 has the potential to trump that. Changi Airport's terminals are used to being torn down and upgraded over and over again, so converting one of them into a theme park should be well within reach. Besides, we've already got The Slide @ Terminal 3, so we might as well bump it up with a rollercoaster or two within the airport. Whatever it takes to safeguard the World's Best Airport trademark.
3. Relocate Downtown East to Jurong
The struggle to travel down to Downtown East has been weighing down on us. It does seem that this entertainment hub sits better in Jurong. Besides, it has the potential to be Singapore's next big attraction (look how well Jewel did). Our friends in the West deserve some leisure and fun — sharing is caring after all.
4. Revamp Our Tampines Hub into an escape room
Does anyone else feel like they've been placed into an unending maze whenever they're in Tampines Hub? Rumour has it that lost shoppers are still roaming around the Hub aimlessly till this day, hoping to find a way out. For practicality's sake, revamping Our Tampines Hub into the world's largest escape room will give us plus points somehow. We think.
5. PLANTS for East Coast
Singapore has been touted as a garden-city and a green metropolis for decades now, owing to the foresight of our civic planners. And we plan to uphold this highly coveted title. Our plan involves adding more plants in East Coast, especially in East Coast Park. Take that, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
6. Open a new enclave of brunch places called, "Eats Coast"
Sure, we might already have a good list of great cafes in the hood, but we want more. Create a stretch of places in one single address just so we don't have to scurry around the area anymore. Plus if one place is too full (which has been the case of late), we can then hop over next door.