CROOKED BRIDGE TURNS TURTLE〔颠倒弯曲橋梁〕POEM TRANSLATION

existing causeway joining Malaysia (Johor) to Singapore

existing causeway joining Malaysia (Johor) to Singapore

the proposed crooked bridge (crooked on Malaysian side, as Singapore was not keen to rebuild). Brain child of Dr. Mahathir.  He seriously believed with the construction of this bridge, Malaysian economy will out-beat Singapore.

the proposed crooked bridge (crooked on Malaysian side, as Singapore was not keen to rebuild). Brain child of Dr. Mahathir. He seriously believed with the construction of this bridge, Malaysian economy will out-beat Singapore.

CROOKED BRIDGE TURNS TURTLE〔颠倒弯曲橋梁〕

When the crooked bridge turns turtle,

當弯曲橋梁颠倒时,

two ministers engaged in media battle.

两位部長從事媒体之争。

No contract bribe, they said, only hurt pride,

無合同行贿,他們說,只有損傷自豪,

no surrender to Little Dot, the incessant chide.

没有投降向小點,無休止的責備。

Win at all cost, even with half a silly bridge,

胜利不惜一切代價,甚至以一半愚蠢的橋,

the project looks fanciful, that’s the lineage.

這個项目顯示想像的,這是家系。

How crooked it is, the minds start to wander,

它如何的歪曲,那思想開始漫步,

another bridge over troubled waters, the coffers.

另一座橋梁在波涛汹涌的海,那庫房。

Flow from hand to hand, but in closed powerful fist,

流動從手接手,但在閉合强有力的拳頭,

so twisted, need many united wrists to openly resist.

如此糾纏,需要大量人聯手起來公開抵抗。

NB The crooked bridge referred to the curved design (on the Malaysian border) of part of a new bridge to join existing Causeway bridge from Singapore.  It was the brainchild of ex PM, Dr. Mahathir.

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