A Bird Park of biblical promotions

 Whatsup Images Birds-Of-Christmas-BigI was walking Mac this afternoon on the pavement outside our apartment blocks, and at the bus stop I saw a poster for the Jurong Bird Park with a verse from Isaiah – “They will soar on wings like eagles”, and I thought it slightly disturbing that in a secular and multi-racial city state, there’d be a public establishment that would use a biblical verse, as opposed to any other of religious significance, to promote an event.

If there’s nothing wrong with that, why not a Hari Raya Ramadan Bird Park campaign with “Koran 24:1 : …Whom does glorify all those who are in the heavens and the earth and the birds with wings outspread”?

I got home and online and found that the verse was used for the Bird Park’s Birds of Christmas events. But instead of a turkey, there was an eagle on the poster. There was however, a holiday to Turkey the country to be won if one participated in some lucky draw.

The only other turkey to be found at the Bird Park comes in the form of “Bongo’s Christmas Turkey Drumstick Meal” served with butter rice or fries for only $14.90. I dunno, but that sounds a bit like eating bacon in front of a pig.

For your post meal entertainment at 1pm at the Amphitheatre, there’s “Santa’s Pirates”, presumably because his elves are on annual leave.

On top of the Park’s website, there’s a flashing notice that reads “Singapore is bird flu free, so are we”. I think they have Mad Cow instead.

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Why golf is as good as tennis

It’s time to take the clubs out of the closet.

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Because golf’s Anna is as hot as tennis’ Maria. And I haven’t even seen her tee off, much less birdie a hole, but I’ll definitely (with the wife’s blessing) be keeping an eagle eye out for her, regardless of how many bogeys she makes or how long she’s stuck in a bunker.

Besides, you get more exercise being a bad golfer than a good one.

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Oh stop it, Maria. You had your time in the sun.

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Completely useless Christmas gifts: parking coupon holder


Available in three colours, and going for a steal at $38 at Anthropology, you’ll never have to wonder where you keep your URA/HDB parking coupons because you can’t be bothered to check the glove compartment, ever again. And don’t worry, you’ve already gotten the ERP IU cashcard cover to deter would-be thieves from breaking your window and stealing your valuables, so they won’t be bothered with your measly coupons.

Besides, how would they know how many coupons you’ve got left in your booklet?

But if you really do end up receiving (or getting one for yourselves) one of these, you can also adapt it and use it when you drive up north. Behold, the Malaysian North-South Highway Speeding & Other Traffic Offences Kit! You’ll never have to rummage through your wallet again for the right denomination of currency to… um… instantly pay your speeding fine.


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