t Double Yellow's Musings: No matter what, we are Sports Hub
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

No matter what, we are Sports Hub

Usually, the section of the local media that amuses me the most is the Letters to the Editor. But occasionally, it’s the Clarifications section that triumphs. It’s happened before when Changi airport was made out to be the bestest airport in the world. On Dec 13, Today ran an article in its Sports section titled “New Sports Hub to be ready by 2011”…

… in which it said …

“The hub will have a 55,000 capacity covered stadium, an aquatic centre and a 20,000-seater arena for indoor sports”

I ignored this as yet another ‘hub glorifying’ article till the clarification came out today.

That’s right, the seating capacity of the arena is not 20,000 but 3,000. That’s 17,000 seats less. They inflated the accurate figure by not 1, not 2 but nearly 700%. Fine, people make mistakes and they did publish a clarification. But what really entertains me is that the conclusion of the original remains the same.... the new infrastructure is still Sports Hub.

Why do I get the feeling that even if there was a grand total of ONE seat in that arena, we would still be building a sports hub? :)


Blogger mooiness said...

How does one make a mistake like that?

3000 --> 20,000

Those two numbers aren't even related in any way at all! :P

7:59 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha mooiness, tell me abt it :)

Person A: We are going to build sports hub
Person B: *all ears*
Person A: The number of seats in the indoor arena is....
*Phone Rings*
Person B: What? SP Ausnet shares went down? Damn! How much do I stand to lose? $20,000???!!! What the hell?
Person A: ... 3,000 seats
Person B: Hey, I lost 20,000 here and there you are talking abt hub and stuff. I got deadline you know, faster tell me what you want me to write...

Fictious conversation. No truth in it whatsoever, except of course for that the part that SP Ausnet shares plunged in both Australia and Singapore :)

8:39 PM  

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