maybe they didn't want to bring up printed unfulfilled promises made 37 yrs ago
Nothing surprising la...time capsule can get lost, no wonder Richard Yong can also go under the radar....
Wish is the other way around :Richard Yong buried somewhere in there and the time capsule ran away!
That said, I think the authority will surely find it la, at least it is somewhere down there, never run away ma.
You are exactly correct. Under any normal circumstances, someone would have at least reported the location of the time capsule.
But then, what happenned? None of the information regarding the location of the time capsule survived, all gone in 37 years!
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
Admit it, someone screw up big time!
Is the time capsule an important thing. Well, if you look at the emphasis only on things related to economy and security, probably not. But this is a record of Singpaore's heritage that is meant for future generations, maybe hundereds or even thousands of years from now. I think it is extremely important.
Two blasphemous events took place. First, openning the time capsule merely 37 years later when most of the people related to the original burial was still alive is defeating the purpose of the time capsule completely. Second. not knowing where it is is unforgivable. That is unless the original plan was to loose it so that some moron bureaucrat cannot dig it up in 37 years.
Well, there's another time capsule buried under the old Supreme Court in 1937, set to be opened in 3000. Hope they don't srew up THIS one, considering the courthouse will be turned into an art museum and the building is not protected entirely, despite being a National Monument.
"The old Supreme Court Building
The old Supreme Court building was built between 1937 and 1939 on the site of the former Grand Hotel de L'Europe. The Chief Architect of the Public Works Department, Frank Dorrington Ward, came up with no fewer than eight variations on the design of the old Supreme Court building. This building was Ward's last and greatest work, and was acknowledged by many as his most significant creation.
The old Supreme Court building was declared open by Sir Thomas Shenton Whitelegge Thomas, Governor of the Straits Settlements, and handed over to the then Chief Justice, Sir Percy McElwaine, on 3 August 1939. The foundation stone of the Supreme Court building was laid by Sir Shenton Thomas on 1 April 1937, and was, at that time, the biggest foundation stone in the whole of Malaya. A "time capsule" containing six Singapore newspapers dated 31 March 1937, as well as a handful of Straits Settlements coins, was buried beneath the foundation stone. The time capsule is slated to be retrieved in the year 3000."
Put it this way, the way to make sure u dont lose it is to build the building first. Then u bury the time capsule in a prominent place and put a engraving over the coverstone.....
U put it in and then built the building over it...... ?? asking for it...
mm... I remember when I was in Rosyth primary school like 20 years back we did a time capsule. wonder what happened to our time capsule. Anyone know about this?