The Point Blocks, along with 5 other blocks at Mei Ling Street were given a new coat of paint over the past week. The familiar combination of blue, yellow and orange was a thing of the past as these foreign workers toiled day and night, rain or shine to make Mei Ling Street "attractive again." White seems to be the "in" thing in Queenstown lately. Ten-storey flats along Commonwealth Drive were painted white (mainly) too.
Block 162 in the evening sun
One resident, Edwin Leong, 14, commented, "I prefer the old colours. I feel very happy waking up to yellow and orange colours every morning. The pink and maroon combination is a little gayish (feminine)."
True, some residents also told us that they prefer the old colours to the new ones because they have gotten used to them. Furthermore, the new combination appears similar to other precincts in Bukit Merah.
There are others who welcome the change too, noting that the paint has peeled off at certain levels at the point blocks due to degradation.
Home is where we belong. It's unsurprising to know that there are more residents disagreeing to to the colour change. Any changes to our home, our parks and our markets are bound to attract discontent and dismay. Nevertheless, the refreshing new look of the point block flats provide us with a different kind of energy. It seems as if Mei Ling hasn't aged at all.
I got a new colour too. Do you know what's my previous colour?