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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Toto queue

This happens in Singapore every Lunar New Year.

The annual Singapore Pools Toto Hongbao Draw that pays out $10 million dollars make these 'hopeless' or 'hopeful' (your pick) queue to fill in the coffers of Singapore Pools.

Spotted this during lunch hour. You think the queue is long?

You think the queue is long?

Think again... It gets even longer! And much longer...

It's actually even longer!

Then at the Toto booth opposite Dover Food Centre and Market. People from all races queue up. Even domestic helpers and school children in uniform in tow! Sigh....

If you are asking if I queued up together with the hopeless/hopeful?

No :-), for.....

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.


On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

Words by Edward Mote.


chillycraps said...

someone was at Dover :P

Jazzy said...

wow, that's an interesting post Keropok!

Anonymous said...

That's a great song and good reminder :-)

monkey girl said...

Ahhhh, I completely forgot about the Hongbao draw every year. Good luck!

Kris McCracken said...

I know someone who calls lotteries a "taxation on the desperate, the greedy and the stupid".

Sometimes I agree.

Cannie Kor said...

isn't this at dover? i live near there though.

Web-OJ said...

Imagine if you win! A little standing in line won't matter then.

Unknown said...

i also took a photo of a similar queue at the Holland Village Singapore Pools. I was surprise to see people lining up even before the shop is open.

J.C. said...

What a coincidence! I was in Petaling Street last weekend and caught similar photos of a crowd in two betting shops.