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Singapore wins Pedra Branca

 

Malaysia wins Middle Rocks and Southern Ledge

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So Overall do we still lose out ?

 

Sounds like Singapore 1 --- 2 Malaysia lei ... [laugh]

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we got the island... they got a cluster of rocks and an elevation which is submerged during high tide....

 

in other words, we got the fish and they got the hay-bee

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Maybe I'm not so patriotic. I just don't know what's the big fuss about a pile of rock in the middle of the sea. Exactly like you have said, during high tide it'll probably be submerged, and maybe 1 more tsunami later, it don't exist anymore.

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Wah ...like that seems very complicating lei ... wouldn't it cause more tension ? From the map shown . It's seems that the distance is very near between the Rocks and island...

 

It's like Singapore had the house. Malaysia had the door ...

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yup... the focus will now be the waters around the island and rocks and who owns it and by how much...

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Maybe I'm not so patriotic. I just don't know what's the big fuss about a pile of rock in the middle of the sea. Exactly like you have said, during high tide it'll probably be submerged, and maybe 1 more tsunami later, it don't exist anymore.

 

Radarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...................

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the 2 other rocks are nothing...the lighthouse is very crucial for shipping...

 

So Overall do we still lose out ?

 

Sounds like Singapore 1 --- 2 Malaysia lei ... [laugh]

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this pile of rocks means alot in terms of our territory.. there is the EEZ etc.. [;)][;)]

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[nod] Exclusive Economic Zone which stretches from the coastline of Pedra Branca to a distance of 2 nautical miles...

 

Bottomline is; u can do whatever u wish within this EEZ including the mining of natural resources if any. And of course the right of passage of commercial vessels into Singapore waters and sea ports via this route [thumbsup]

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So Overall do we still lose out ?

 

Sounds like Singapore 1 --- 2 Malaysia lei ... [laugh]

 

Our pie is bigger, they got part of the crust and a piece of rock. [flowerface]

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In short; dun just think abt. the waters around the rocks...think abt the waters all the way from Singapore to the lighthouse...these belongs to Singapore.

 

And of course there is no such thing as 2 nautical miles in Singapore and MY waters cos we are too close to each other so an imaginary line has to be drawn in the middle and that includes the demarcation between the lighthouse and Middle Rocks and South Ledge.

 

But the important note is vessels can still come in via Singapore's segment of territorial waters over there instead of making a big detour which merchants may give Singapore a miss due to that [thumbsup]

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Always thot EEZ is 200 nau. miles..... maybe i am wrong.

 

 

Personally , very happie cos still can go Horsburgh fishing.......tho current there is terrible...

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U're right bro...I'm the one who is mistaken abt. the figures here [laugh]

 

Under UNCLOS, territorial waters stretches from our shoreline to a distance of 2 nautical miles. Beyond that there is still the EEZ which is 200 nautical miles so that adds up to the original demarcation [thumbsup] I left that 200 miles out bcos we don't really have that luxury over here [nod]

 

Time for me to do some revision liao [laugh][laugh][laugh]

 

Thanks for highlighting the descrepancy bro [thumbsup][flowerface]

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Heard seabed surrounding that area a lot of good quality sand, unlimited due to the nature of the current flow across that area............

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And commercial fishing over there is good too [thumbsup] Foreign Fishing vessels came into our Jurong and Senoko Fisheries Port via the waters over there [nod]

 

And of course reclamation and wat naught could be done uninhibitedly within our waters...wah so many tangible benefits I can't list them all out in a flash [;)]

 

It may have nothing to do with me economically but as a SINGAPOREAN, I'm happy that we won [flowerface]

 

I'm saying this regardless of who is the govt. of the day...I'm saying this bcos this is a victory for Singaore and as a Singaporean, I'm happy for my country [thumbsup][thumbsup][thumbsup]

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Singapore wins Pedra Branca

 

Malaysia wins Middle Rocks and Southern Ledge

 

It belongs to Singapore but not us Singaporean.

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What type of judgement is this [dizzy][dizzy][dizzy]

 

That's what came to my mind as well. What is the point?

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bro,

 

yup, same sentiments [nod] . Being a Singaporean, i am happy that P.B is awarded to Singapore [flowerface] .

Cheerios!!

 

rgrds

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yeah, we got nothing to gain from it. even the lighthouse can steer the ships to s'pore, the ships don't belong to us.... and revenue generated by the port goes to the port and taxes to the gahmen. port workers get paid, but most of the port workers are foreign talent. now, the taxpayers got to fund for the maintenance of the lighthouse. next year, your tax will icrease by another 1% point..... happy?

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Gee this is really ji lang ji bua..

 

but at least our pedra branca will not be under water...

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