Minister Ong Ye Kung Saves Stickers On Tuas Lamp Post 1

Singapore is known for being a strict country with stringent rules.

However, a recent decision by Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung to save Tuas Lamp Post 1, a popular cycling destination on our island nation, shows exceptions can be made to brighten life in Singapore.

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The lamp post serves as a checkpoint for Singaporean cyclists who go on round-island trips.

Transport Minister makes decision to save Tuas Lamp Post 1 stickers

In a Facebook post on Wednesday (7 Jan), Minister Ong said that many people were sad to see the stickers removed by maintenance contractors who cleared them during a recent inspection.

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However, he was aware of the tradition of cyclists making pit stops at the lamp post during round-island trips and pasting their favourite stickers on it.

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After discussions with the Land Transport Authority (LTA), he decided to save the special spot.

The exception was reportedly made because the lamp post is at a far-out spot and helps cyclists find their way around Singapore.

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As a result, it doesn’t pose a safety hazard and instead helps to brighten up life in Singapore.

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Minister Ong ended his post by saying he ought to pay a visit to the special place one day.

Cycling community thanks Minister Ong for flexibility

It seems the decision to save Tuas Lamp Post 1 has been well-received by avid cyclists in Singapore.

One Facebook user thanked Minister Ong for his flexibility and making life in Singapore a little more fun.

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Another netizen commented that such small actions help to root Singaporeans deeply to their country.

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It seems non-cyclists too are a fan of the decision. This netizen who doesn’t cycle also thanked Minister Ong for making Singapore a more lively place to live in.

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Saving memories

Truly, small gestures like this show that places of significance do not have to be a museum or extravagant landmark.

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It could also be a humble lamp post that signifies combined love for a sport shared among Singaporeans.

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