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Li-Ning Singapore Open organisers promise more

Discussion in 'Thailand / Indonesia / Singapore Open 2013' started by Loh, May 2, 2013.

  1. abedeng

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    Hmm, is that one way for the TV cameras to show there are more spectators than there actually are?
     
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    Take a MRT train there to avoid part of the haze. Wear a N95 mask as suggested when you are out in the open and when crossing the short distance from Stadium station to the SIS.

    When you are finally in the SIS, you may not want to leave it, because the air quality inside is good, the seats are comfortable, the atmosphere is a bit quiet now and you may bring your own container with drinks to avoid being detained at the entrance. They do not allow drinks bought from outside to compete with the vendors inside the stadium who have to pay rent.

    When I go there probably today, I will bring my camera to test whether they will stop me. It is unlikely so long as I don't us the flash.

    The air-conditioned SIS is very comfortable for even an afternoon nap!
     
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    Dang, I was hoping to walk from the City Centre ....... Not the best Idea now, it seems.

    Enjoyed my long walk at night in Jakarta too much ........
     
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    Thanks for the sharing Loh! Glad to hear that the air quality inside SIS is good :)
    Will probably dropped by when the haze clears up abit :)
     
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    Please see below. Loh is trying to help raise the atmosphere but not allowed...

     
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    In other countries - all types of banners are allowed ...... why is it so difficult for Singapore organizers to adapt? These banners are to support the players and the event too.
     
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    Singapore have just too many rules & regulations.. its well known to most people
     
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    wasn't that years ago men were not allowed to have long hair?
    hope that been relaxed since, not that matter much to me now anyway
     
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    Maybe I have a sensitive nose. There seems to be
    a burning smell in the air and its a bit hazy inside the stadium. Perhaps its the lighting.

    Good point on the afternoon nap. I took a snooze as the matches were so boring :D

     
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    Strangely enough, you can still smoke in Singapore - I find that bizarre when chewing gum is banned.

    Disclaimer: BC is a non-political website. Would that help a banner be displayed?
     
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    I remember many years ago I went to the old National Stadium to watch the final of the Tiger Cup. We brought along a flag about 1 metre long and was not allowed in and we have to keep it back in the car. This was so ridiculous. And during that match there were some spectators wore t-shirts sewn in the design of their national flags.

    Now we see so many banners in football matches.
     
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    In general rules and regulations are needed to inform, to help maintain law and order, to safeguard the interest of members, to inculcate discipline, etc.

    This is true for social clubs, and other formal organisations and even for schools and other educational institutions.

    I'm not sure whether Singapore is the number one country with the most rules. But rules are not necessarily bad and they exist for a reason although each country may impose different rules on the same thing in sync with its culture and practice.

    For example Singapore does not allow ordinary people to own guns for security reasons. But the US, or at least in some states, and even the Philippines are more relaxed on this. They may feel it is a democratic right to be able to buy a gun to protect oneself. The negative side of this is that some of these guns fall into wrong hands and innocent people are killed. Not all people can think for themselves and may innocently do the wrong things against society.

    But as societies change, the rules will have to change too to keep up will times. Yes long time ago our government banned long hair but not so now. Long hair during that time was associated with negative events and personalities such as gangsters, and being a typically Asian society, Singapore can ill afford to let loose moral values to influence young minds.

    As for smoking, it has been restricted or banned in most places where people usually gather, like restaurants, hospitals, schools,bus stops and others, so as to prevent the ill effects of smoking from spreading to particularly non-smokers.

    Chewing gum is a separate matter. The government decided to ban it as people, including children, indiscriminately throw the gum everywhere including on carpets, sticking them into train doors that caused them to mal-function, etc. Cleaning them and putting them back to function normally involved unnecessary time and cost.

    But gums that are used for medical purposes are not banned.

    Some rules have to be changed depending on circumstances. When Singapore just became independent, the government urged parents to stop at two children as it was concerned that the country then would not have sufficient resources to deal with a population explosion, when the more urgent problem was to provide adequate housing and jobs for all.

    When Singapore became more prosperous and needed young people to grow the economy, the slogan to parents was "have more than two if you can afford it".

    So rules play a part in keeping pace with the changes in the country and making them more meaningful and relevant. The changing demands of society will force policy makers like the members of parliament to take note and effect the necessary changes over time. Old rules may be taken out and new ones made to replace them.
     
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    In other words, they don't know which rules to apply ...... wakakakaka. Very "fine" Singapore is the only consistent rule.
     
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    I went yesterday when the smog recorded a new Singaporean record of above 400 - yup, Sealman's nose is not the problem, the haze had penetrated to the outmost depths of even the Dhobi Ghaut subway ......

    How bad? Here's an indication ....

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    Conditions at the Causeway as my slow train passed thru early in the morning ....

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    These pics, taken at Woodlands MRT at around 9 am after a nice hearty McDonalds breakfast ....

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    Depressing pics continue, as I abort my original plan to visit the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark .....
     
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    This created a muted atmosphere in the Stadium .... yeah, when my old cheerleader rival got to keep quiet for almost the whole session (except the Polii/Nitya match), something is wrong ......

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    My old rival came into town ......

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    ... to orchestrate the demise of this young smooth-skinned pair ....

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    .... which put them in trouble with Coach Lee Dong Soo

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    These lovely Chinese Jedis too got into huge trouble ......

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    BYX : What's the matter, are you hurt?
    CS : No!!! Shxt, I gotta take a dump!!!
    BYX : What?!!! Right here on court?


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    Their cute Japanese rivals sensed an opportunity ....

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    ..... and pressed home their advantage ....

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    ..... and the Jedis were vanquished.

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    Ma Jin and her partner too shared the Jedis' fate ....

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    ..... as the Jaya Raya Girls turned the haze into a gale .....

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    Coach Sigit Budiarto too, had something to celebrate, as the line judge gave another point to his team .....

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    Despite the lack of drama and attendance, these officials provide some relief ..... yup we need more of them good looking folks.

    These pics were taken as Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei watched their conquerers, KSH and KHN being shown the door by their own compatriots ...

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    ZN : We could have easily beaten Yoo and Eom ....
    ZYL : And who's fault landed us here in the first place?! I told you, the, erm, lambada after the Djarum Super Series Premier Final could wait till we are back in China .... But noooo, you wanted to be the macho one ....

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    ZN (by SMS to ZYL) : I'm really sorry ....... it was the hormones.
    ZYL (reply to SMS): Don't bother ...... since when do males have hormone imbalance.
     
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    abedeng -the Best storyteller in BC, by a distance!!!! Thank you for brightening the day! :)
     
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    Those legs on the right just don't look natural!! :eek: Are they made of noodle?
     
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    No, Miss Pradipta was preparing to lunge forward in anticipation of MJ's deception ....
     
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    Especially for fans of TTY

    TTY celebrated her birthday recently and was rewarded with a win over Japan's Minatsu Mitani on 20 June during R16. Here are some pictures to commemorate her victory and for her fans. :)
     

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