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Family planning at Singapore City Gallery

“Daddy, how are babies made?” Pangzi asked the inevitable question. “I think the interesting question now is where,” I said cryptically, and took him to the Singapore City Gallery in search of the truth.

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Some important person recently made a remark that got everyone talking about just how much space you need to make babies. I thought the city planners at the Urban Renewal Authority would know.

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After all, they are the ones who have built the Singapore City Gallery within URA Centre to show the world how space is allocated.

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“You know what, you can make babies not just in houses,” I started, “but also in malls, factories and schools.”

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“Schools?” Pangzi was astounded. “The principal always asks the teacher to go to the storeroom. Are they making babies there?”

“Maybe. Apparently, you don’t need a lot of space,” I said.

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“I’m not done yet,” I continued, as we admired the Singapore City Gallery displays. “You can also make babies here at the parks, along the beaches and on the roads.”

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“Roads?” Pangzi was curious. “Are babies made in cars?”

“Why not. Drivers horn. They are really horny people. Apparently, you don’t need a lot of space,” I said.

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The Singapore City Gallery is an impressive showcase of technology and modelling that help the planners decide where residential, commercial and public facilities should go in this land-scarce city.

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It spans three levels of the building, with interactive and experiential exhibits for kids to learn about urban design and sustainable development.

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“Daddy, I see MBS! It’s so small in this model. Are babies made in the Infinity Pool?”

“Well, when people get high you never know. Apparently, you don’t need a lot of space.”

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“Daddy, where was I made?”

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Okay, that’s one question I’m not answering.

 

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