I’m working on some family tree posts (with my “research buddy” team) and will upload once everything has been triple checked. In the meantime, here’s another visual oriented post regarding funny Singapore political memes I saved over the years.
By the way, I recently updated this blog template as the old one was no longer updated or supported by WordPress. At the same time, I reorganized some of the tags as many of them were redundant or repetitive.
Let me know if there are other improvements that can be made, as I’d like the archives to be neat and easy for you to navigate :)
This is my 99th Singapore related post on this blog…one more to go to 💯.
1. “Dishonourable Son”
Here’s a nicely put together image of the Lee siblings by Mediacock, following one of the Harry Potter movie posters.
While the graphic is lighthearted, the Lee family feud revealed many SERIOUS statements reflecting Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling’s thoughts about their PM brother.
In 2017, Dr Lee Wei Ling called Hsien Loong a “dishonourable son” for going against their father’s wishes as soon as LKY was gone.
In 2019, Dr Lee shared that demolishing the house “had always been [LKY’s] unwavering wish,” and that LKY granted her the right to live in the house as long as she wished.
For more information, see:
- Top 20 Quotes by Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling
- 6-Page Statement by Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling on Lee Hsien Loong (PDF Download)
2. Ho Ching’s Salary
Singaporean, Philip Ang, did some calculations on his blog to estimate Ho Ching’s salary. He wrote that a conservative estimate would be Ho earning approximately $300,000 a day.
How much does she really earn? Time may tell…
3. PAP Leaders
A photo of PAP leaders averting eye contact.
To be honest, I probably wouldn’t know where to look if I was asked about meritocracy and my potential family connections.
4. PAP: Laughing Stock
A nicely done image by Isaac Loh on chicken / beef stock cubes versus PAP laughing stock cubes. Note the inclusion of the words “real incompetence” alongside the tweet about a train service power fault 🤣
5. Crazy Rich Salaries
This hilarious illustration by Stellina Chen takes inspiration from the official poster for the “Crazy Rich Asians” movie set in Singapore.
The illustration accompanied an article on The News Lens on the “crazy rich salaries” of Singapore ministers.
6. Lee Family Siblings
Mediacock has a bunch of nicely Photoshopped images. This one features the Lee siblings once more.
I like how Lee Hsien Yang’s wife’s (Lee Suet-Fern) hair takes centre stage in that Guardians poster (note how “Marvel” was changed to “Marfun” / ma fan / 麻烦 meaning “troublesome” — LOL).
Lee Suet Fern also happens to be an accomplished, award-winning quilter. Here’s a pic of her beautiful artwork!
7. Lee Hsien Loong: Slammed at 3:00 AM
Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang slammed Lee Hsien Loong at 3AM (while he was asleep), as reflected in this image that is based on the ‘300’ Spartan film.
8. Korean Drama Show
From Mediacock: On the Oxley Road dispute not “being a Korean drama show.”
9. MRT Signalling Faults
This one takes its inspiration from the poster for the Korean zombie apocalypse film, Train to Busan.
I watched Train to Busan on Netflix as it appeared to be a sleek production.
It was — and I don’t want to give out spoilers to people who haven’t watched it yet. But oh man, the ending! I did not really foresee it ending on that note and I guess I went to bed that day a little sadder than usual.
Speaking of MRTs, they didn’t break down often when my sister and I were growing up in Singapore. I have some good memories of Singapore then and am glad I had those years to enjoy when it wasn’t super crowded yet like it is today.
I guess living in the US has made me a bit spoiled in terms of space and geography. I’ve lived in Maine and Florida where there are still vast expanses of land and nature. I have always felt close to nature and enjoy supporting animal or environmental charities through donations or occasional volunteer work.
Recently I saw a YouTube video about Changi Jewel. Yes, the waterfall at Jewel is impressive.
But somehow a man-made waterfall just isn’t the same as a natural one.
A man-made waterfall makes you stand in awe of an architectural accomplishment, while a natural wonder makes you feel humbled by Mother Nature.
10. What Race is Halimah Yacob?
Unfortunately, I don’t know who created this image. But it’s still rip-roaringly funny.
Back in 2017, Halimah Yacob was essentially “selected, not elected” as the rules made it such that she was the only eligible candidate. The election was open to Malay candidates only. Questions about racial purity were brought up when people pointed out that Halimah was half-Indian.
The image takes things further and shows how her race could become Chinese or Eurasian, based on a name change and some ethnically associated cosmetic updates.