Singapore’s voracious sand mining industry received a boost from the island’s Minister responsible for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin. (Also touted as next PM.)
Describing Malaysian sand as “good for nothing” and “lying about on the beach all day”, Tan went on to describe how the formerly unproductive granules were now “pulling their weight” by being part of Singapore’s glorious expansion.
“Each grain can now have pride in itself with a decent work ethic,” said Tan.
Singapore imports about 15 million tonnes of sand annually, largely used in expanding the land mass of the island.