I was wondering , Why were these laws in the void deck implemented in the first place. There’s always a rationale behind it!
And the reasons are disappointing.
Its because Singaporeans lack a sense of responsibility. How should we go about proving this is otherwise?
Here are some evidence.
The usual during Chinese New Year – Bring the mess from your home to outside your home! [ Come, I clap for you ]
“Aww come on! This is a shared space!”
Not sure if this is a Dada art piece for a community gallery or vandalism.
It really seems that the Singaporean Attitude is also an issue we should tackle!
Yo yo, this just in.
The article states:
I refer to the letter “Allow ball games at void decks to promote healthy lifestyle, bonding” (Sept 2). I agree with the point about infusing kampung spirit into the heartlands. However, I can understand the reasons the relevant authority has restricted ball games, especially football, from being played at void decks.
A couple of years ago, we lived at a block where we had to access the car park through a function hall. Teenagers played soccer illegally in this hall very frequently, ignoring the “No ball games” sign. On a few occasions, residents, including myself, were almost hit by a ball that was coming towards us at ferocious speed. I cannot imagine the extent of the injury sustained if one were to get hit. The residents had to make sure they had the attention of the players when accessing the car park to avoid any unnecessary mishaps.
Moreover, when players are immersed in the game, they are oblivious to danger to their own lives and may run after the ball across the road and kick it too hard or too high. This has, at times, resulted in damage to property and created negative sentiments among neighbours.
I suppose that makes sense. But also, this type of measures can be easily tackled.