The sight of these tents mushrooming all over Singapore signals the arrival of the Lunar Seventh Month, a.k.a. Ghost Month and Hungry Ghost Festival. I used to like this period when I was growing up because the whole island seemed to come alive with flashy getais and noisy biddings at these tented outdoor dinners. It was kinda entertaining watching the open-air performances or just listening to a bid-announcer going off-key or loosing his voice from all that shouting.
This afternoon, as I was wandering Jalan Besar after lunch, I came across this tent that has been set up in anticipation of the month-long festival which starts tomorrow. The ‘Pedestrian Use Crossing’ sign immediately caught my eye. Its position in the middle of the bidding stage looked comical.
Was this a case of the best solution out of a no-space situation or the latest art-installation-advertisement by the Traffic Police? LOL.