Is Singapore against Earth Hour?


An drew

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Today Singapore will mark Earth Hour by turning off the lights for one hour at Marina Bay. But for years Singapore has been encouraging and providing subsidies to increase building lightings at CBD and Marina Area. Will one hour of light off undo 365 days of increased lighting? Are all these an elaborate hypocrisy to make ourselves feel better for our "environmentalism"?
I am not criticizing Earth Hour although there are many learned critics.
http://www.ura.gov.sg/uol/circulars/2013/may/dc13-04.aspx
http://www.ilightmarinabay.sg/earth-hour-2014/
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/singapore-gets-set-earth-hour-20140328

 

daredevil123

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Maybe govt money no enough?
As seen by how they are upping everything, and new ERP gantries etc...

Encourage more lights = more electricity used... and looking at our electricity rates (highest in the world)... they would make a killing. Just like the printer industry, sell the printer cheap, make $ from ink. Except in this case, there are no chiong ink. Monopoly.
 

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Yutaka Go

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That is the irony of life :bsmilie:

SG is pro-business not pro-environment.
 

An drew

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This is really cool. Spiderman saving the world again by inspiring a new generation of Singaporeans at Commonwealth Secondary to do their bit for the environment.



Jamie Foxx planting trees at the school. We need some sincerity.

 

An drew

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Maybe govt money no enough?
As seen by how they are upping everything, and new ERP gantries etc...

Encourage more lights = more electricity used... and looking at our electricity rates (highest in the world)... they would make a killing. Just like the printer industry, sell the printer cheap, make $ from ink. Except in this case, there are no chiong ink. Monopoly.
Money no enough is the people. I think our government is the richest in the world by per capita. The purpose of the increased lighting is to showcase Singapore during events like the F1 so as to attract more tourists etc.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Singapore_Grand_Prix
 

daredevil123

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Money no enough is the people. I think our government is the richest in the world by per capita. The purpose of the increased lighting is to showcase Singapore during events like the F1 so as to attract more tourists etc.
More bling bling eh?
 

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"Earth hour", "Eat with your family" or is it " Dinner with yr family"....."water day"....
I don't give a damn!
It is all nonsense!
Now, heard it is mandatory to buy only washing m/c with some stupid water-saving approval logo?
Come on!
 

An drew

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"Earth hour", "Eat with your family" or is it " Dinner with yr family"....."water day"....
I don't give a damn!
It is all nonsense!
Now, heard it is mandatory to buy only washing m/c with some stupid water-saving approval logo?
Come on!
Ha ha, more bad news for you:
[h=2]Sale of zero-tick washing machines to stop from April 1[/h]http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/sale-zero-tick-washing-machines-stop-april-1

You still have tomorrow to buy your water wasting washing machine. :)
 

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"Earth hour", "Eat with your family" or is it " Dinner with yr family"....."water day"....
I don't give a damn!
It is all nonsense!
Now, heard it is mandatory to buy only washing m/c with some stupid water-saving approval logo?
Come on!
But we don't mind "Eat with your model", "Dinner with your model", "XMM Day" and "Use Canon only Day" etc. :bsmilie:

Soon it will be mandatory to use reflectors intead of flashes to be an environmentally friendly photographer.
 

An drew

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Ya, ya. This is the one i am referring to
Once an organization encouraged me to celebrate "eat with family" day by sending me a long list of restaurant promotions which generated a protest from me.

But save water is good lah, you also save money.
 

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Ha ha, more bad news for you:
[h=2]Sale of zero-tick washing machines to stop from April 1[/h]http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/sale-zero-tick-washing-machines-stop-april-1

You still have tomorrow to buy your water wasting washing machine. :)
Lucky you are not forced into using water from well. :bsmilie:
 

An drew

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But we don't mind "Eat with your model", "Dinner with your model", "XMM Day" and "Use Canon only Day" etc. :bsmilie:

Soon it will be mandatory to use reflectors intead of flashes to be an environmentally friendly photographer.
Please show me what you do on XMM Day. ;p
 

BBTM

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Human are cute lor. For a day, want to do this and that. Just like father and mother day, all want to celebrate but other than that day, some might not talk to them for weeks etc. Got heart to do something, do it often and not till that day. 1 hour off the lights no impact la. Want to do it, weekly lor. Ha ha!
 

An drew

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Human are cute lor. For a day, want to do this and that. Just like father and mother day, all want to celebrate but other than that day, some might not talk to them for weeks etc. Got heart to do something, do it often and not till that day. 1 hour off the lights no impact la. Want to do it, weekly lor. Ha ha!
So true.
[video=youtube;9SVVADAX_cU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9SVVADAX_cU[/video]
 

Yutaka Go

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d2xpeter

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Human are cute lor. For a day, want to do this and that. Just like father and mother day, all want to celebrate but other than that day, some might not talk to them for weeks etc. Got heart to do something, do it often and not till that day. 1 hour off the lights no impact la. Want to do it, weekly lor. Ha ha!
Ya lor, very funny right?
All these huh, wayang wayang only.
Scarly the next one is 1hr no photo shoot for all in the world. "World no photo hour". LOL
 

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