Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The tsunami tragedy may have occurred on Sunday but it's only today that it's sinking in. Over 50,000 dead. And so close to home too, hitting places like Penang and Phuket and even as far as Somalia.

Somehow, even though Singapore is located so close to Indonesia, the epicentre of the earthquake which sparked all this off, we managed to escape unscathed. I can't help but wonder what devastation we would have suffered had a tsunami hit us. We're a tiny island after all, just over 250 square miles in area, populated with many tall buildings. We'd probably have had half our population wiped out in one fell swoop.

Help those who were affected:
Red Cross Singapore
Mercy Relief

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