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In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 2:04 am

There is no outgoing mail from our building.  The system in Singapore is only one way at residential addresses.   One reason I rarely see mail trucks, is because most residential mail is delivered by scooter.  Imagine a fancy moped with a giant box on the back.  That is how the mail arrives at our building.

When I need to send a letter or mail a bill, I have to find a mailbox.  Assuming Mrs. Stockdale is home, she passes one on her way to the office and does this for me.  However yesterday, I figured out why I can never find a mailbox.  Here’s a picture of one:

The key here is that this is a picture of ONE mailbox.  Not all the mailboxes look like this.  They are all painted differently to celebrate the Youth Olympic Games in August.  I probably walk by fifteen of these things a day and never know it. 

It was all part of some viral marketing campaign gone awry.  http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20100106-189979.html  Then, after the graffiti debacle, they did this: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1045048/1/.html 

All I want to do is send a letter.  Does it really need to be this confusing?

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