Australia’s Not-So-Conventional Gift to Singapore  


On May 20, 2015, Australia gave us a list of their gifts in celebration of our 50th anniversary. Their gifts are also the celebration of Australia-Singapore diplomatic ties for 50 years.  Many people have different views about the gifts. Some thought that the gifts are cool others say that they are creepy. For those who did not like it, we cannot just return it because the gifts are given with good intention.


One of the gifts is a roaming puppet performance. The puppet performance is called The Snuff Puppets Human Body Parts. Actually, the roaming body parts have been the talk of the country. The performances are both fascinating and weird.

Disembodied human parts were walking in the streets. Imagine looking at an eye or a mouth sneaking up on residents or at nearby malls and MRT stations. The human parts were not just there to scare or tickle people. Actually, there was a performance and no matter what we think they were, it was definitely a surreal experience to many.c0d03780-006b-11e5-bff1-cf392459c67d_20150522_154426

The disembodied human parts – eye, mouth, hand, foot, ear and nose performed at heartlands on May 22 to May 25, 2015. The sights of walking body parts were unusual because we do not see a lot of this here but nevertheless, it was fun. On top of the puppets, Australia will also organize fifty barbeque nights simultaneously in June. This is something to look forward to.

The body parts and other activities are part of the “50 Bridges” launched by Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia.62a3a2a0-006b-11e5-82bf-77fa269c4272_20150522_154028

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