Is there life even for dogs in Singapore?
Singapore is a fine city, even our grandmas know about it.
But is there life for dogs over there?
STRAITS TIMES Singapore
Saturday, December 28, 2002
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By Tan Tarn How
THERE'S a joke about Singapore: Two swimming dogs cross each other in the middle of the sea between Marine Parade and Batam.
One is a Singaporean dog swimming to Indonesia, the other is an Indonesian dog swimming to Singapore.
The first dog asks the second: 'Why are you going to Singapore?'
The other replies: 'I want to live in a place where there are jobs and opportunities, and where it's safe and clean and there's medical care for everyone. How about you? Why are you going to Indonesia?'
The first dog replies: 'I just want to bark.'
Surprise, surprise: the above is not from TalkingCock.com, but the Seattle Times, a daily newspaper on the American west coast.
If Americans bother to tell jokes about Singaporeans, something must be happening here that is piquing their interest.
Originating story in the Seattle Times:
Steps toward spontaneity: Singapore tries to mandate heart and soul