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School throws away music instruments -- even those that look new
Posted on 06 August 2013 | | 9 comments
STOMPer SJ saw music instruments being disposed of outside Victoria School this morning -- even though they still look new and shiny.
The STOMPer wonders why these instruments couldn't have been repaired and perhaps, sold off as second-hand items, instead of merely being thrown away.
The STOMPer said:
"Two double basses and some Chinese zhongruans with their cases were found thrown away in some large bins outside Victoria School this morning.
"The bodies of the instruments are wholly intact and are still shiny, as can be seen in the photos.
"With some repair work, these instruments could have been given a new lease of life and sold as second-hand instruments, instead of being carelessly thrown away like this
"This then begs the question: Why would a government secondary school throw away such instruments instead of repairing or selling them?
"Do government schools have so much extra cash that they can simply dispose of unwanted instruments?"
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All Comments (9)
SurreAllan on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 17:49Beyond all the condemnations and disparaging remarks that are being thrown about, has anyone considered that these instruments...whether old or not....can be repaired and refurbished, to be donated to those more needy? Such as an orphanage or the less privileged children who would love to learn music, and for whom the means to afford such an instrument might be beyond them or their immediate providers. I know this fact is lost among those around us, especially with the growing affluence in our society. But the love of music knows no social boundaries, and I only lament that the effort could not have been made for such wonderful musical instruments to find more deserving and new homes. This goes beyond the necessary bureaucratic red-tape and procedures, and has way more with common sense and supposed social kindness in which we are 'trying' to inculcate in Singapore society.
dazzleworth on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 00:44Take home lah! If cannot use, then sell to karang guni, still recover 50%
littlecow on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 14:54I think schools are not allowed to sell the instruments, they can only "condemn" them, i.e. disposed. And only upon condemn, then they are allowed to replenish their stock to buy new instruments. Seriously, someone in MOE should look into this area.
RawFishs on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 21:13Did you took a few pieces home and thereafter stomp it cos you must be fed-up that a lot of time wasted in restoring and also burnt a hole in your pocket.????
voiceguy on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 19:09All of these people taking pictures...did any of them rescue the instruments? If not, why not?
humanfromearth on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:38Ya lar, Ah Gong got money why you care?
SGFTW on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:47WTF like this also wan to leeport!! 10 yr car also beri new gov wan us scape u go leeport also la! Dumb stomper!!!
Boojikong on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 08:45Ah Gong got money, why are you worry so much? Just budget and spend lor. Who know, may be his/her related is a supplier. Ai yo, like it or not life is such everywhere. See, now we have a new head for CPIB.
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