I spotted this scene on my way to work. A man was hanging Chinese lanterns in Jalan Murugesu, near Singapore Street. For a moment I stopped and stared at what he was doing. Then I realized that something was wrong with this scene. Most of the time people would do these things only at night when there was less traffic.
At about 6.45pm I heard Chinese New Year songs blaring out of nowhere. I was still in the office and the music was loud enough to penetrate through the closed windows. I hurriedly finished what I was doing and at 7.15pm, left the office to check out the newest happening in town.