Never thought I’d see graffiti in Singapore. Quite refreshing I must say, when it becomes part of street art.
Perhaps poor Oliver Fricker should have tried this artsy area instead of our MRT trains that ended up embarrassing authorities with the security breach. If you don’t know who Oliver Fricker is, he’s the Swiss national who was jailed and flogged for graffiti or what Singapore terms vandalism. And that’s strict and scary side of Singapore for you.
And if you ever wondered why our streets are so clean, it’s more due to fear than us being socially conscious neat freaks. If you litter, you could end up being shamed by having to collect litter in public. For Asians, losing face (being embarrassed) is much worse than a fine. Those who litter have to face the dreaded corrective work order.