A day at the void decks of Singapore
Text: Shah Salimat
Additional reporting by Joyce J Chansingh
Photos: Bob Lee & Michelle Mak
Race and void decks have been at the centre of many a conversation recently as former National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) membership assistant director Amy Cheong was fired for a Facebook post criticising Malay weddings held at void decks.
With a recent announcement by Potong Pasir MP Sitoh Yih Pin to clear the void deck previously used for Meet-The-People’s sessions by then-MP Chiam See Tong, to set up a wellness centre, the issue of the use of the void deck space has also come into light as several media reports postulate the future of that common space.
xinmsn went out to the heartlands with our trusty lens in hand, as we documented various scenes happening in our humble void decks. From funerals and weddings to more contemplative moments like sitting down on the common benches, the void deck has truly become a spot for Singaporeans to converge, no matter what their race or social status may be.
Click through our photo gallery to check out our photos of everyday activities at the humble void deck.
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