Two posts ago, I had mentioned the problem of leaky ceilings at our MRT stations. I said that quite apart from giving rise to the hazard of slippery floors, the constant exposure to rainwater had discoloured the floor tiles.
Yesterday I took a few more photos, just to show you what I mean. Here they are - two images of the floor tiles, in their dry state:
Pretty sad that this is happening at an almost brand-new MRT station (which opened only last year, on the Circle Line).
As I had mentioned earlier, my point is not only to complain about the shoddy state of our MRT infrastructure, the lack of quality control and so on. If only life was really so simple.
I said that I saw these signs as a metaphor for the slow and steady deterioration of Singapore as a whole. For we are degenerating and deteriorating in a wide variety of ways.
Go think carefully, about issues like public housing; the income gap between rich and poor; the failure of median incomes to keep pace with the rise of the cost of living; our national soccer team; the affordability of healthcare; our safety nets for the aged and the sick; the stress levels in our education system; the safety standards of the SAF and the welfare provided for servicement who get severely injured or killed in military accidents; the transparency of our government about the people's money held by Temasek and GIC .....
And just ask yourself. Did Singapore, as a nation, see any improvement on these issues, over the past five or ten years?
Or did we just slowly and steadily get worse and worse? Just like the floor tiles and ceilings at our MRT stations.