Was the juxtaposition on purpose?

Mah Bow Tan, the God of Wealth?

Joshua Chiang

I was on bus service 39 going towards Tampines Ave 2 when I suddenly spotted this. Like most town centres, there is this arch where on it they will put the MP’s photo, which in this case is Mr MBT. So, nothing surprising there. But what’s striking is that right behind (actually about 20 metres) the arch stood this huge statue of the God of Wealth.

The perspective-juxtaposition is too ironic to miss. Don’t blame me. Blame the enthusiastic decorators who didn’t think beforehand about how they place their decorations.