Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Fernvale Columbarium: Shallow people opposed this
Didn't have time to follow this issue closely. Never thought something like this deserve so much commotion except by some of the most self centered and ignorant people. Again I noticed the extreme patience of the authorities but I am nonplussed about how and who the contract to build the columbarium was awarded.
I hope the rest of Singapore make a stand against this eight hundred or so opposing this columbarium. I cannot help but think of how the Dover Park Hospice was never in Dover Park. Since then I had occasions to visit them several times. It is a place for those who are clueless about the meaning of life should visit. Such places if nestled among you add instead of subtract from you.
We started the year with a visit to the Mandai columbarium. It is one of the most meaningful thing you can do especially when you failed to show up enough times in the previous year.
Bertha Henson wrote a very cute piece on the conversation between the dead and the living. Perhaps they ought to take the next step by meeting each other at the earliest opportunity. A first stop to Dover Park or Assisi hospice to prepare for a visit to the columbarium? Those of you who are neighbors to some of these hundreds opposing the columbarium probably need to try a lot harder to be on neighborly terms with them because they are likely to be more selfish than the average HDB dweller. A little effort for precious peace.
Meanwhile my friend untimely death have led him to eternal respose at a church along Commonwealth Avenue. The residents in Tanglin Halt never complained about that columbarium. Instead those HDB flats fetch some of the highest prices and the estate cleanliness is exemplary.
Update: 2:10 pm
Just come from reading Temple Saga put out by TR Emeritus
I quote myself, " I am nonplussed about how and who the contract to build the columbarium was awarded" this is the reason for the blog post. What about everything else I spent so much bits and bytes on? I don't like conspiracy theories but I wonder how a scheming party might use public opinion beyond Fernvale to its own advantage whilst hoping to get a noisy cover to hide what we would vehemently object. It isn't the columbarium but how the columbarium came to be.
Individuals in a crowd can be very intelligent but as mass, the average IQ descends to the lowest fellow. If they are not well led, very easy to manipulate. So the real issue could be lost in the brouhaha.
Posted by PengYou at 6:03 AM