05 October 2012


I always remember some of the jokes my university lecturer used to tell. For instance, he asked us to guess what is our national bird but no one knew. No one had ever heard or known of a national bird of Singapore.

Guess what? He said our national bird is the crane because it is found everywhere. Corny? Maybe, but it is absolutely true. Everywhere one goes or turns in the urban area, there is inevitably a construction crane in sight.

Looking at these tall cranes on my way to work, somehow it looks like we have a national mammal instead. They remind me of giraffes.