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Stickers on Tuas lamp post will stay on to 'brighten up life': Ong Ye Kung

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
·1-min read
The remote Tuas lamp post and the stickers that adorn it. (PHOTO: Ong Ye Kung/Facebook)
The remote Tuas lamp post and the stickers that adorn it. (PHOTO: Ong Ye Kung/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — A lamp post in Tuas that has gained fame among the Singapore cycling community will be allowed to have stickers pasted on it, instead of them being removed.

The lamp post is located at the tail end of Tuas South Boulevard, and even has a pin on Google Maps.

It is a well-known pit-stop location for cyclists on round-island trips, who would often take photos with it and paste stickers on it, as a mark of them reaching one of the most remote places in Singapore.

Recently, street light maintenance contractors had cleared the stickers during a routine inspection, causing consternation among the cycling community.

However, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung has since decided that stickers will be allowed to remain on the lamp post.

In a post put up on his Facebook page on Thursday (7 January), Ong said, “I have discussed with LTA (Land Transport Authority), who in turned discussed with JTC (Jurong Town Corporation). We decided to make an exception for this lamp post, given that it's a far out location and a special spot to help cyclists find their way.

“These are little exceptions to the rule, which do not cause disamenities or pose safety hazards to the public, to brighten up life in Singapore.

“I should visit this lamp post one day.”

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