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AWAS! Do not flirt, please…

Roy


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Except authorised vehicles

Theft is a crime

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The door may open without warning

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Unauthorised Parking will be Wheel-Clamped Release-fee: $200

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FOUR WAITING LINES AHEAD

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No animals allowed except guide dogs

No entry

No exit

BEWARE of Door Swing


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Please do not lean


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Moving people enhancing lives

no service

we offer value

limited time only

700m to the supreme court


a different u

breaking new ground again

within bay except authorised vehicles

home to a new bread of legal eagles

raising the


NOTICE Vehicles illegally parking along access to the car lift are in the sight of CCTV

MCST 1031 reserves the right to forward the photo records to the Traffic Police

ONE WAY

TAXI

KEEP

STAY ALERT FIGHT DENGUE

DISTANCE


DO NOT CROSS

CROSS WITH CARE

DO NOT START TO CROSS

SMOKING AREA

u-turning vehicles keep right

do be safe

lets make our city our garden


WORK IN PROGRESS Sorry for any inconvenience caused

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY PLEASE DO NOT LEAN ON THE HOLDINGS

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DANGER CONSTRUCTION SITE No Entry to Public

Guide dog friendly mall

NO TOUTING


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Danger Work in Progress

OUT OF SERVICE

Please do not touch the artwork

CCTV in operation 24-hour video SURVEILLANCE


WATCH OUT FOR PEDESTRIANS

We are care-free because we are car-free

WALK CYCLE RIDE

THREE TIPS FOR A SAFER TRIP: •

PHONE AWAY

HOLD ON TIGHT

LACES TIED

WE PATROL TO KEEP YOU SAFE


MALE TOILET CLEANING

AIM PROPERLY

KEEP TOILET SEAT CLEAN

KEEP THE FLOOR DRY

DO NOT SQUAT ON TOILET BOWLS

Clean public toilets are possible let’s make them happen

Be considerate Practice good hygiene

Flush after use


Wash your hands with soap

Do not make the floor wet

Flush thoroughly After use

Priority Queue

Gotta keep moving (in)!

Focus on the things that truly matter Go for health screening today with your loved ones


BAG DOWN FOR A BETTER RIDE

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Please GIVE WAY To Alighting Passengers Before Boarding

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WE LOVE REFERRALS

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Say “No” to cigarettes Say “Yes” to health!

Police camera in operation

I brisk-walk every day

DRY

RISING

MAIN INLET

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Wheel-clamping in enforcement All unauthorised or illegally parked vehicles will be clamped Release Fee: $107


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Designated smoking area

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RESERVED SEATING

THIS SIDE

Do not lean

Snap & Report

Earth ROD

Emergency Phone To call Passenger Service Centre for assistance


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IT’S TIME TO PRESERVE WHAT WE LOVE

No Parking on the Parkway

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Please Tap Here

Someone else is driving, I can daydream


One Way

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Reversal of Streets

Wheelchair access Through Main Lobby

CAUTION ON-COMING VEHICLES ON YOUR LEFT

No feeding of fishes and birds


Emergency Stop Plunger For this platform only

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EVERY STOP A surprising experience Happiness on the go


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closed for business

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A shared responsibility Together, we can fight crime

Legal action will be taken against anyone found dumping in this premises

Trespassing is an offense

All immoral, indecent and/or improper activities are strictly prohibited within the premises.


PLEASE ENTER HERE

please ensure your cash card has sufficient fund

Appeal for witnesses Fatal Accident

Keep us healthy Feed us with only our favourite food from the dispensing machine Thank you

No gambling No sleeping No loud music

service apartments housekeeping department


exit by law

service to be discontinued

no transaction of any trade or business

WAIT! Don’t leave me behind

Please hold on to trolley

Temporarily out of order but don’t worry, please just use the buttons on the other side :)


Please do not lean

This pavilion is strictly for community bonding activities only

MOCK UP FLAT

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Dilarang buang sampah di area ini

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Giving way is a better way

Have you left your valuables behind?

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Danger Bahaya

CAUTION

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STOP

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SLOW

DANGER lifting in progress


DANGER upgrading work progress DO NOT ENTER

WATCH OUT FOR VEHICLES

Gentle Reminder dispose all unwanted nails properly before leaving

I plan to do more charity when I retire

Someone STOLE an easy ride


Secure all removable components with good locks

Please do not grab this pole

UNDETERRED IN THE DARK

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SMOKING AREA Please smoke within the YELLOW box


Don’t leave me behind

Temporary out of service

Don’t let things happen to you

If you get molested call me

Please move to the rear

No durians on board

A life saving force

Fuel the difference

Free

WIFI


LOADING/UNLOADING ONLY

This door locks after midnight

Parking is strictly prohibited

Beware of traffic

Look out for vehicles

Lay back and laze

Here when you need us most

Auto door operation hours


Proudly Made in Singapore If you see any suspicious looking person or article

Don’t leave your belongings unattended

More buses better rides

Please be considerate

To be a light to the nations

anytime

everywhere


DANGER!! Do not lean against the hoarding

Strictly no admittance visitors please report to the main office

Switch me off when you leave

ATTENTION Toxic and hazardous materials are not allowed

Scan with your wink

no standing on steps


please hold firmly onto railings

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Doors close automatically in this driverless system

Pedestrian this way


All workers and visitors do not use this gate for entering and exiting

No entry to unauthorised personnel

Penalty for misuse

You CAN Quit I help you find peace of mind

please refrain from touching

offenders will be submitted to the authorities


caution

staff will come here shortly

Don’t leave me behind

Release brakes

Have you taken all your belongings?

We patrol to keep you safe

Do not lean

Keep door closed

Further reductions


This side Other side

Many Races, One Nation

The red dot that kills

Emergency exits at both ends

Doors open

Please


be considerate

Bags on the ground more space all around

I can tell you aren’t sure who’s responsible for your personal data.

(Hint: It’s you.)


You cannot start again after you are dead work safely

Crime Alert 2 Cases of Insulting The Modesty of a WOMAN Reported at this area


This Pavilion is Strictly for Community Bonding Activities Only

fare evasion is against the

LAW

SPOT IT. STOP IT. SPOT IT. STOP IT.

we are all equipped to report threats

your eyes are our defence

moving ahead together

Protected Place


Homes for every generation

Not if, but when. Not if, but when.

Only one per household

Please use the seatbelts by law

Tired of traffic? Take the train

No touting

High voltage

Got a case? Come to case!


Be considerate! do not urinate at common areas

CRIME ALERT THEFT FROM VENDING MACHINE REPORTED at this area

CRIME ALERT 6 SHOP THIEVES arrested at giant supermarket

witnesses please call


Touch the cock for good luck

better life later


WITHOUT WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE

CAUTION


Afterword Singapore's walls are literally littered with countless do's and don'ts, these categorical imperatives leave little room for amour. However, the state's demands and wishes can be as easily read as poetry as well. Since January 2016 I started to jot down or take photos of texts – or snippets of texts – and the above are the notes of two recent visits to Singapore. If one message seems to filter through all these notes, it is one of a cautious optimism as a categorical imperative. After all, one cannot be productive without a sense of caution as well as optimism. But what’s the price of this state sponsored productivity? Like this poem, answering this question is a work in progress. Roy Voragen is a Bandung-based poet and writer (https://issuu.com/royvoragen).


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