Thursday, April 28, 2005

Singapore wants to get dirty

Like the A student who starts hanging out with the guys taking shop, Singapore has decided that it is too boring and needs to add some excitement.

The first physical manifestations of this took place last year when the operator of a reverse bungee was given a licence, AND bar top dancing was permitted under certain circumstances. (presumably not while on the bungee).

With this radical unbuttoning, it was only a matter of time before things really got crazy.

After carefully preparing the public through the usual trial ballons and op-ed pieces in the local press, the government has now announced that it will permit two IR's. No, not infrared, but Integrated Resorts, the Singaporean code words for casino gambling.

One can hardly wait. Maybe things will completely go to hell and Singapore will host the world chewing gum spitting championships...

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