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Old 08-11-2017, 04:23 PM   #106
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He is smoking weed.
more likely something stronger like crack or meth.
seriously this animal is so evil that god and satan don't even want it.
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Old 14-11-2017, 11:17 PM   #107
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1) building additional mrt lines
2) building higher and higher hdbs
3) reclaiming more land
4) starting social car pooling

Of course the ultimate aim of all these is to prepare for a 10m and above population. The aim to get Singaporeans to start getting used to a land with limited space has already begun a decade ago with diminishing hdb and condo sizes, making this the new norm and getting us to accept this as a way of life. Get us numbed, that's the key

A decade ago the population exploded and in a GE not too long ago, we expressed our displeasure. Smart ones learnt their lesson, and this time round, they are getting the various infrastructures in place before opening up new industries and corridors for another sustained population growth.

This country is quite doomed from a mental and quality of life perspective. Singaporeans just don't realize it, we forgive and forget and have too short a memory span to ensure a thorough whipping during GE
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Old 14-11-2017, 11:23 PM   #108
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Four years ago, when Dr Liu Thai Ker said Singapore should plan for a population of 10 million to remain sustainable as a country, it raised eyebrows.

Yesterday, the former chief executive of the Housing Board stood by his comments yesterday in an interview with The New Paper at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre on the first day of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit.

Dr Liu, 79, who has been dubbed the architect of modern Singapore, said it was important to start planning now for Singapore to remain relevant as a country.

He led HDB from 1979 to 1989. He then became chief planner and chief executive of the Urban Redevelopment Authority until 1992. Dr Liu is now the senior director of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers.

He said planning without calculating the land resources available to support population growth could put us at risk of running out of land.

Dr Liu, who is also founding chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities, added: "Before Singaporeans complain, they have to ask themselves: How long do you want Singapore to stay as a sovereign country?"

He said it would be difficult for the country to depend on neighbours should the need arise.

Referring to a White Paper released in 2013 that projected Singapore's population to hit 6.5 million to 6.9 million by 2030, Dr Liu suggested in a forum later that year that Singapore could look ahead to a population of 10 million people by 2100.

Netizens criticised his comments, with many worried Singapore's infrastructure could not support such a large population.

Dr Liu said his idea of the population increasing from the current 5.6 million to 10 million in less than a hundred years was a low estimate of the growth rate.

While the Government has been taking steps to curb population growth, he said: "You cannot stop population growth, because as long as your economy is booming and you create new jobs, you need new population."

Over the past year, Singapore's population grew by just 0.1 per cent, the National Population and Talent Division said in September.

Dr Liu added that if he was still in urban planning, he would create two or three major civic spaces in the downtown area, similar to Tiananmen Square in China and plazas in Paris.

Asked about the issues facing rail operator SMRT, he said that when it came to urban issues in general, it was human to let things slide a little.

He said: "The acid test of government is when you notice this happening, do you do something to address it? I think our Government is doing that."
This idiot is a senile old obnoxious man talking rubbish. Too free nothing to do.
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Old 14-11-2017, 11:24 PM   #109
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Tell him his best friend the coffin is waiting for him.
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Old 15-11-2017, 02:18 AM   #110
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I read the article but saw no point to support the increase of population

Besides his job in hdb is to build houses to accommodate the population. His success can be based on a decreasing hdb Psf corrected to salary and quality of life, which is not happening.

What credential does he have on the population control?
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Old 15-11-2017, 02:40 AM   #111
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No wonder nowadays never see him on TV liao.... Must be cold storaged
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Old 15-11-2017, 02:44 AM   #112
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Built HDB on palau ubin and tekong, maybe can 10 mil.
If they do that, they will change the islands' names into something more upmarket, zone the plots into bungalow land, with the plots in the middle of the islands to be super tall 100 storey condominiums at $4000 psf.

You can be assured that they will not build HDB there...it is a waste of opportunity to milk some massive revenue from govt land sales
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Old 15-11-2017, 03:09 AM   #113
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Why do we ask for more immigiration? Are we mad? Are we hallucinating?
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Old 15-11-2017, 03:28 AM   #114
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Talk cork only.
With so much AI and robotics replacing human workforce, 10million for what?
AI dont consume human does.

Human comsuption means GDP transactions. More human more comsuption more GDP.

This is the simplistic view of why the leaders want 10 million.
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Old 15-11-2017, 03:30 AM   #115
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Why do we ask for more immigiration? Are we mad? Are we hallucinating?
After 10 million go up more, maybe plan for 20 million, we can have megablocks.

Like in the movie judge dredd, thousands of megablocks each 100 floors high.
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Old 15-11-2017, 03:53 AM   #116
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Fix your trains first before going around blabbering.
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Old 15-11-2017, 03:58 AM   #117
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Why listen to a hdb chief?

It's not like he's an economist.
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Old 15-11-2017, 03:59 AM   #118
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LKY already say not sustainable waht
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Old 15-11-2017, 04:05 AM   #119
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Might as well buy batam and bintan, bintan everything is owned by sinkies anyway, just need the land title deed...
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Old 15-11-2017, 04:52 AM   #120
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More people = more revenue for Singtel, HDB, SMRT, POSB, etc... Temasek happy lor
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