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'S'pore of Medan': Indonesian town builds Merlion statue, Fountain of Wealth & ERP gantry

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 28 May 2022 - 26 June 2022

For many, the name "Singapore" will bring to mind the sunny island set in the sea nestled below Malaysia and above the equator.

However, for some in Medan, "Singapore" instead refers to a residential estate located 20 minutes' drive away from the capital of Indonesia's North Sumatra Province's city centre.

Replicas of iconic structures

This curious place is called the Singapore of Medan, and for good reason — it contains some familiar names and structures found on real Singapore.

It appears that the area has been built with features to mimic the island-state, including its own Merlion Park with a Merlion statue.

The resemblance is uncanny.

What could possibly be a replica of the fat bird statue by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, which is located at Raffles Place, can also be found there.

And of course, Singapore wouldn't be Singapore without Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries, something which the Indonesian developers did not fail to include.

The gantries in the Singapore of Medan are likely not operational.

Same street names

According to the property developer's website, the official name of this 211-hectare township is CitraLand Gama City.

The place is an integrated development comprising residential areas and other facilities and amenities such as a mall, school, university, hospital, club house and waterpark.

The website states:

"Through the concept of 'The Singapore of Medan', the masterplan is designed to have great balance between clean, green, and modern living."

Some streets in the town are also named after actual streets in Singapore.

Screenshot from Pin Orient / YouTube

The town also has Fullerton and Dempsey Hill residential clusters, among others.

Photo from Citraland Gama City website 

Photo from Citraland Gama City website

According to the website, a two-storey three-bedroom house in the Dempsey Hill cluster, with a building area of 108 sqm, costs Rp 2.8 billion (S$266,546).

Recreating the "luxury" of Singapore?

Though it is uncertain why CitraLand Gama City chose Singapore as its inspiration, one Facebook page posited that presenting its "luxury" would attract property buyers.

Duplicating or recreating foreign architecture isn't exactly a novel concept.

Tianducheng, a suburb in Hangzhou, China, replicates the capital of France. It even has its own Eiffel Tower.

https://mothership.sg/2022/06/singapore-of-medan/

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Amazing. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I know our (fairly distant) past with Indonesia has not been great, but we've come a long way. And now they're building monuments to us, as opposed to a certain Mad Hatter in another neighbouring country.

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1 hour ago, Turboflat4 said:

Amazing. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I know our (fairly distant) past with Indonesia has not been great, but we've come a long way. And now they're building monuments to us, as opposed to a certain Mad Hatter in another neighbouring country.

The reclaimed land for his Crooked Bridge remains his legacy!😁

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7 minutes ago, Fitvip said:

The reclaimed land for his Crooked Bridge remains his legacy!😁

They should keep the built portion of it to remind future generations not to be crooked like someone who denied bolehland much desired regress...i mean progress 😁

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2 minutes ago, mersaylee said:

They should keep the built portion of it to remind future generations not to be crooked like someone who denied bolehland much desired regress...i mean progress 😁

True. Only crooked man build crooked bridge!

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The ERP gantry looks not up to standard and won't tahan their earthquakes.  Need to get LTA contractors to do a proper job!

 

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If anyone of you been to Dubai Marina, I find the skyline and the stalls  resembles  Clarke Quay & Boat Quay area

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8 hours ago, Volvobrick said:

The ERP gantry looks not up to standard and won't tahan their earthquakes.  Need to get LTA contractors to do a proper job!

 

After our new ERP System is up,We can sell the current Gantries to them at Scrap Metal Price.

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9 hours ago, Volvobrick said:

The ERP gantry looks not up to standard and won't tahan their earthquakes.  Need to get LTA contractors to do a proper job!

 

LTA says gonna implement ERP2 IU next year.(but let’s see, maybe got some SMLJ excuse why they CMI again).  
i think it will be at least 2025 or later before ERP1 will be decommissioned.  Since it would probably take 1-2 year to replace 1M ERP1 IU in the vehicles, given the complexity in wiring and placement of 3 pieces. I foresee a massive cockup. And as usual the idiots in charge will praise themselves for a good job done. 
a bloody complex aircraft carrier can be built and commissioned in less time. 
Many ERP1 gantries will be up for scrap. They probably can buy one to have a real one in its place. 

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13 hours ago, Fitvip said:

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'S'pore of Medan': Indonesian town builds Merlion statue, Fountain of Wealth & ERP gantry

image.png.3daa9f2e9c4a11d42a67ca961295487c.png

 

 28 May 2022 - 26 June 2022

For many, the name "Singapore" will bring to mind the sunny island set in the sea nestled below Malaysia and above the equator.

However, for some in Medan, "Singapore" instead refers to a residential estate located 20 minutes' drive away from the capital of Indonesia's North Sumatra Province's city centre.

Replicas of iconic structures

This curious place is called the Singapore of Medan, and for good reason — it contains some familiar names and structures found on real Singapore.

It appears that the area has been built with features to mimic the island-state, including its own Merlion Park with a Merlion statue.

The resemblance is uncanny.

What could possibly be a replica of the fat bird statue by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, which is located at Raffles Place, can also be found there.

And of course, Singapore wouldn't be Singapore without Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries, something which the Indonesian developers did not fail to include.

The gantries in the Singapore of Medan are likely not operational.

Same street names

According to the property developer's website, the official name of this 211-hectare township is CitraLand Gama City.

The place is an integrated development comprising residential areas and other facilities and amenities such as a mall, school, university, hospital, club house and waterpark.

The website states:

"Through the concept of 'The Singapore of Medan', the masterplan is designed to have great balance between clean, green, and modern living."

Some streets in the town are also named after actual streets in Singapore.

Screenshot from Pin Orient / YouTube

The town also has Fullerton and Dempsey Hill residential clusters, among others.

Photo from Citraland Gama City website 

Photo from Citraland Gama City website

According to the website, a two-storey three-bedroom house in the Dempsey Hill cluster, with a building area of 108 sqm, costs Rp 2.8 billion (S$266,546).

Recreating the "luxury" of Singapore?

Though it is uncertain why CitraLand Gama City chose Singapore as its inspiration, one Facebook page posited that presenting its "luxury" would attract property buyers.

Duplicating or recreating foreign architecture isn't exactly a novel concept.

Tianducheng, a suburb in Hangzhou, China, replicates the capital of France. It even has its own Eiffel Tower.

https://mothership.sg/2022/06/singapore-of-medan/

Not authentic. I didn't see groups of leotards hogging 2-3 lanes.... 

 

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16 minutes ago, Soya said:

Not authentic. I didn't see groups of leotards hogging 2-3 lanes.... 

 

Think that pesky phenomenon is not uniquely Singapore...

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woah. our little red dot got duplication liao. 

Now is 2 little red dot hor! hahah 🔴🔴

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