Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Singapore Warrior

This warrior always impressed me.
We walked by him quite often on Orchard Road, Singapore.

He stands between lush greenery ready to defend
a nation no bigger than the island of Montreal.

My parents had a great time exploring the island as most people do.
It was great fun to also go swimming on Sentosa Island
surrounded by flying fish.
My son loved to play on a  natural coast line full of little creatures like
hermit crabs and other crustaceans.

However, times change. Bulldozers come in and do improvements,
for tourists, build hotels and destroy what tourists really come to see and enjoy.
Nature, as nature designed it.
Today there is a barren , man made lagoon, with paddle boats.
The rest of the island has a butterfly museum , dancing fountains,
hotel and British Barracks when soldiers stayed there to defend
Singapore during the war. It's a lovely way to spend the day.

The old people still remember when they were attacked by Japan
It left long lasting scars, on sweet, hard working people.
Today  Lee Kuan Yew is trying to make sure Malaysia
doesn't take Singapore back.
After building it up he wants it for his Chinese people
 so he is encouraging many Chinese to immigrate there

Losing Singapore is an every day nightmare for this man
especially since he is old now and his days are limited.
He held a tight hold on his country and once he is gone, who knows
what will happen to it.
If Malaysia doesn't grab it back, China might have a go.
The little Nation State is always in peril.



Mama Zen said...

That guy is pretty neat!

A Lady's Life said...

Tanks Mama Zen I still don't know who he is. lol Maybe just a statue.

Gattina said...

Yes, unfortunately humans are the worst enemy to culture and nature !

A Lady's Life said...

Yes Gattina
People and politics are dirty
Today we heard the NDP party they they wanted to keep Canada in Quebec .
Like Quebec is the main nation and Canada is separating from it.
Indeed, nothing but trouble and dirt every where.
People need to be wary but they will lie to get votes and power and destabaalize the government run by Harper who is a very good man.