New Singapore

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New Singapore
NewSingapore14052020-2.png
New Singapore on 14 May 2020, 18 hours after it was founded
Town officials
Mayor To be elected
Deputy Mayor To be elected
Founder Disputed, either i____7d, Airplaneguy9 or Yellowitcher
Treasurer To be elected
Town Councillors

Housing and Development Board: Weier, TheSubway
Department of Roads: Yellowitcher
Department of Aviation: Airplaneguy9
Department of Random Helping: Purrcat2010

Department of Media: mi_aquamarine
Transit
Metro/Subway LimeTransit
Tram/Streetcar/Light-rail National Transport New Singapore
Bus Bluebus
Water New Singapore Harbour (under construction)
Other transit FLR New Singapore, FiorkishRail New Singapore
Facts and figures
Population 20+
Town hall coordinates -22685 14107
Founded 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13)
Town rank Cannot be ranked up
State Nansei-Gunto Region
Official language(s) English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil
World New
Ward(s) 6

New Singapore is a town located in Southwest Zeta, and is a community build founded on the 13th of May 2020. It is the fastest growing community build in the entire server. Though there is some debate as to who actually founded New Singapore, Yellowitcher placed the very first block. It is the capital of the Region of Nansei-Gunto.

Etymology

New Singapore is named after the real life country of Singapore, one of the most famous nations on the MRT simply because of how its playerbase has influenced so much on the MRT.

The city was named so after confusion between mi_aquamarine and Airplaneguy9, when mi_aquamarine said NSG (NanSei-Gunto), which Airplaneguy9 took to be New Singapore (inside joke referring to how the Region of Lumeva was going to take over Singapore and name it Lumeva). After he started using the New Singapore name for the city, everyone present thought the name of the city was New Singapore. As a result, the name 'New Singapore' stuck as the name for the city.

Other colloquial names include Community Town, Mojangland (for its Mojangitis) and New Hong Kong (skyscrapers everywhere).

History

Before New Singapore

For context, this is what Nansei-Gunto was before May 12. Back then, the Epsilonian Republic province of Nansei-Gunto, founded on 24 April 2020, was only four towns and four members strong. Wenyanga was Airplaneguy9's town on the coast of the mainland that had reached Councillor and then stopped growing, Shahai was a small town by Weier on a south island that was slowly but steadily growing, Kazeshima, the largest of the four and i____7d's town, was growing at an alarming rate and itched for expansion, and Shenghua was owned by mi_aquamarine and at the time was memed greatly for its lack of infrastructure. It was also the capital of Nansei-Gunto, as it had been capital to Nansei-Gunto's predecessor, the Autonomous Republic of Shenghua. As such, mi_aquamarine was the Governor of the region.

The Airfield Conflict - Grief Island

On May 12, 2020, planning for the future, i____7d decided to pick an island around 900 blocks southeast of Wenyanga for his Senator airfield. i____7d had a habit of doing two things with Kazeshima: 1. building external transport far from Kazeshima's mainland (as seen with Kazeshima Ferry Terminal) and 2. taking over islands and declaring them part of Kazeshima. And now, there was a problem: the island he wanted was closer to Wenyanga than to Kazeshima, which meant that he had to sought permission from Airplaneguy9 to take the island.

Macece, or Grief Island, on 13 May 2020, just 30 minutes prior to the founding of New Singapore

This wasn't the first time there had been conflict with Kazeshima's island claiming - it had tried to take the land north (eventually shared with Shenghua), south (half the island south was split between Kazeshima and Shahai) and west (Airplaneguy9 told 7d to not take the island in case someone else wanted to start a town there).

i____7d announced his plans to Airplaneguy9, and he said that he had claimed the island. Airplaneguy9 refused, and decided to teach him a lesson by claiming the island himself (i____7d had claimed the island via Discord). He planted the Nansei-Gunto flag, built barbed wire around the island, and put a huge red cross on the island, declaring it a Wenyangan military nuclear testing site and naming it Macece Island. i____7d was not pleased, and went to the island himself to take it back. Airplaneguy9 asked PeacemakerX5 to help him drive i____7d away, but all Peace did was declare the island as Peacopolis property and an UwU zone. mi_aquamarine declared it Shenghuan, Seshpenguin part of Pixl, Fiork part of Marisol - at that point over half the players online were participating in griefing the entire island. Half an hour later, Macece - or Grief - Island was a complete mess of wacky art designs and other things.

All involved agreed to rollback the island after two days.

The Founding of New Singapore

New Singapore on 13 May 2020, barely five hours after its founding

But then, Airplaneguy9, seeing how the most of server had joined the Grief Island mess, suggested a community town they could build together. This went over everyone else as a 'that could work'. Determined to test if it could work, Airplaneguy9 sent Yellowitcher to scout an area to start building. Yellow found one within 5 minutes of scouting. While everyone was still griefing Grief Island, Airplaneguy9 and Seshpenguin teleported to Yellow.

At precisely 14:41 GMT on May 13, 2020, Yellowitcher placed down a black concrete block, thus founding New Singapore.

Seshpenguin's 'Pixl Infrastructure Pledge' banner spawned many others from different towns such as Southoak, Sansvikk, Hagenau and Savage City
New Singapore in the early hours of May 14, 2020

The first thing built in New Singapore is what is now known as Franchise Road, named for its numerous stalls on the side of the road. Also along this road, ktkren777, mi_aquamarine and Airplaneguy9 built a promenade, while _jamess started work on a port just south of the promenade. Seshpenguin placed a banner stating that the Government of Pixl was funding the infrastructure of New Singapore. This spawned a bunch of copies by many other towns:

  • flr yey (Kazeshima)
  • GreatCentral - Providing Infrastructure. Connecting towns, people, livelihoods.(Whiteley)
  • Wenyanga Infrastructure has agreed to fund the value of 100 billion rands (US$5,3 billion) for the purpose of building infrastructure to the organization New Singapore on/before 13 May 2020 (Wenyanga)
  • Southoak Holdings contributes $7bil to New Singapore for the purpose of economic prosperity (Southoak)
  • Peace Enterprises has donated a sum of $1 trillion and is now $1 trillion in debt. Peace Enterprises pledges not to rule over New SG (Peacopolis)
  • Shenghua Infrastructure and ∞infinity donate towards the LimeTransit East-West Line (Shenghua)
  • Municipality of Haguenau (Haguenau)
  • Savage City Infrastructure, Principality of Savage City, Development Bank of Savage City (Savage City)
  • Imagine being a Lumevan lmao. Sanvikk funds this out of Sans' pockets I guess (Sansvikk)
  • Real Vulp. Fake Vulp. (Totem Beach)
  • Kingdom of New Hyrule. Part of the Forward Epsilon Party. (New Hyrule)
  • Finally, a flag which isn't Lumevan or NG. Socialist Kingdom of Cattington. No, we aren't communist or regular socialist. We're purely nordic socialist. Yes, I know what Nordic socialism is. Anyways, may New Singapore prosper. (Cattington)
  • so here's like an ATM for you to take money towards New Singapore. apparently Creeperville will pay for stuff I guess. Banjar Mendalar, pintu masuk ke Timur laut. (Creeperville)

As time progressed, people started building more things. Some people were planning out roads, some metros, some stations, and some skyscrapers. The first skyscraper to be built was the Pixl Global Affairs Tower, built by Seshpenguin. At 81 meters tall, it doesn't reach some taller skyscrapers, but it can stand out as one of the tallest in the area. This started a huge skyscraper rush, as people started using more and more space leaving no space for smaller builds, meaning the only option was up. A competition soon began to see who could build the tallest skyscraper. The first skyscraper to break 100m was Seshpenguin's Clios Condos, which was 107m tall, then the next tallest was Airplaneguy9's Dept. of Aviation headquarters, coming in at a narrow 113m. But that did not compare to the next tallest building. Built by Weier and TheSubway, the next tallest building in New Singapore was the 27-floor Housing and Development Tower, at a whopping 186m, almost an entire skyscraper higher than the previous tower. This made it the second tallest building in Nansei-Gunto at the time* (i____7d's Epsilia HQ in Kazeshima comes in at 190m).

Finally, Airplaneguy9 took back the title two days later with the Lecture Tower expansion, bringing it to 192m tall, and the tallest building in Nansei-Gunto. The expansion is over 100m taller than the original building.

*A metro station is under the HDB Tower, and a mall is being constructed as well. If you include the basement when measuring height, then the HDB Tower would still be considered as the tallest building in New Singapore

Building Boom

The Marina Bay Sands by lutet under construction on 15 May 2020

A huge building boom ensured by almost 30 people over the next 24 hours after the town was built, leading to the town becoming Councillor-size very quickly. Departments were established very quickly, but everyone involved at the time knew that the Housing and Development Board, or the HDB, which was led by Weier and TheSubway, held a monopoly over the town; their main building was the tallest in the city. Skyscrapers roamed the cityscape, and districts plus roads were quickly put down. The rapid expansion attracted more and more people, and soon earned the city the nickname New Hong Kong for just how many skyscrapers there were. Among the skyscrapers were the beginnings of a town hall, a Hindu temple, and a beach-house that served as the HQ of the Director of Random Helping.

However, many saw how the city was beginning to take up more and more of the island's space. They had already built over half the island in just 24 hours. And so, the city turned to land reclaiming. The first blocks of wool for reclaiming land were placed on May 13, and the first worldedit happened an hour later. By May 15, around 25% of land was reclaimed, with 40% of new land from wool-marked spots that had not been worldedited with land yet. Plots were starting to be taken fast, and there was almost no space left to build. The solution was defined in Airplaneguy9's Emergency Protocol Seven (read Geography and Topology below). This was acted out upon in put into place effective May 14, 2020, and Weier and Yellowitcher began construction on a bridge to the snowy mainland, just 200 blocks away.

Other notable constructions included a metro system, an embassy tower and the Marina Bay Sands hotel.

The Fireworks Show

A fireworks show in New Singapore.

On May 14, at around 18:15 GMT, Airplaneguy9 decided to host a fireworks show. Recorded by mi_aquamarine, the show was a success, and those involved included Weier, MPolo455, Seshpenguin, Yellowitcher and fork_07. The show was hed to commemorate 24 hours of the existence of the city, plus the huge success it got, those involved, and for the future of the town.

There are plans for another show to be held when a mayor is elected. While this show was small, the next one would be 'even larger', according to Airplaneguy9.

Pulau Sentosa

On May 16, LKRandom, seeing that there was very little space to build anything, decided to build an artificial island off the coast of New Singapore called Pulau Sentosa. This island was quite large, and would have boosted the available land by up to 20%. However, when asking staff to fill in the island, staff refused. Eventually, with the community split into two sides over whether the island should stay or go, LKRandom abruptly cancelled the project, ending the dispute.

The Mayoral Elections

Weapon of mass destruction

Unverified image of suspected weapon of mass destruction in question, stored in an undisclosed location in New Singapore.

On May 15, 2020 local time, unconfirmed reports were circulated among the embassies in Ottawa that an unknown entity has successfully managed to produce a nuclear weapon, after an unknown tipper had informed several embassies surrounding the issue. It is also unknown of whether of how of the unknown entity has gained of such material to perform of such, or whether if the entity was a state actor or a terrorist organisation. It was also unknown of how long the procurement, development and manufacturing process has been undertaken by the unknown entity. It is also further suggested that the nuclear weapon is also built by a "third-party contractor" and not by a state or organisation.

After a global search and surveillance throughout the globe, on May 16, 2020, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom had released a press statement, identifying the unknown entity as Nansei-Gunto, a virtual state vested within a a Minecraft server hosted from Montreal, Canada. It identifies the nuclear weapon are loaded upon on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile with a 5-megaton payload and has a range of 7500km (4660 miles). It was further noted that the missile is currently stored in a "high-density area" within New Singapore, the capital of Nansei-Gunto, but claims that the missile has the capability to "launch despite the given geographical and environmental concerns" without alluding further details. The United Kingdom then notified the United Nations Security Council. At the time, it was unknown if New Singapore and Nansei-Gunto produced the weapons themselves or had sought to contract the manufacturing and production to a third-party entity or corporation, nor was there any knowledge whether if Nansei-Gunto or New Singapore has uranium enrichment facilities or capabilities.

It is unknown of how a virtual Minecraft town has gained of such capabilities, but nevertheless the Secretary-General has issued an notice informing the 15-member nations body of an emergency meeting which is to be held within the next 24 hours in New York under the request of several member nations, including United Kingdom. Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, all delegates from the 15 member nations were present when the Security Council convened on May 17.

The result of the emergency meeting concluded with resolution S/RES/2519. The resolution passed 15-0-0, with no abstentions or vetos. The resolution condemns the state of Nansei-Gunto and the city of New Singapore for the possessions of weapons of mass destruction. Within the resolution, it also enacts the UNSC to be empowered to place economic sanctions upon Nansei-Gunto and in extension, New Singapore, if deemed necessary by the Security Council, should there be no action or any aggressive actions taken upon the entity with regards to the nuclear weapon in question.

The delegation of the United States has expressed the unnecessary need to invoke Article 42 as Kelly Craft, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, was quoted saying that "New Singapore and Nansei-Gunto as a whole, does not possess any strategic or valuable natural resources, such as petroleum, that would be deemed worthy to enact military action upon of such to retrieve and recover the [nuclear weapon]."

While no response has been heard from the Epsilonian Republic, the Nansei-Gunto Director of Foreign Affairs, Airplaneguy9, stated to the media on June 5, 2020:

"We [Nansei-Gunto] deny the existence of a nuclear missile underneath the capital New Singapore, and we indeed have no intention to build and use such a horrible creation. We urge those in our region to report those who have been spreading rumours and lies, and who threaten our reputation."

When asked about Macece Island, Airplaneguy9 stated the following:

"Macece Island is a private island jointly owned by the City of Wenyanga and the [Nansei-Gunto] Military, but rest assured, we do not have nuclear weapons at the site, and I would like to personally strike [down] those claims. There have been reports of a missile test on said island, and it is now understood these these claims are [also] false."

Finally, on July 1, Airplaneguy9 addressed the media again for New Singapore's 50-day speech:

"In relation [to the nuclear bomb], Mr Kurimi Naru(?), of Kazeshima, has been arrested by Kazeshima police on multiple counts of attempted murder and disturbing the peace. Mr Naru is set to appear at the Bahia High Court in Sunshine Coast, on July 18."

Transport

A LR-20X tram at Downtown tram stop, New Singapore.
A New Singaporean tram at Downtown stop.
A montage of public transport options: metro, bus, tram.

Initial proportions for transit within the city was roughly planned, with a line running north-south of the island-state and an east-west line running from the port to the east of the city, complemented with a circle line looping the southern island. While the construction and operation of the metro was directly tendered towards LimeTransit and FLR Corporation, propositions from foreign companies, National Transportation and Connected NSG (previously known as Bluebus), had proposed to plan, construct and operate tram and bus routes separately.

With several disputes that followed upon, with proposals that National Transportation shall operate 25% of the bus routes within the city, it was agreed that LimeTransit and FLR Corporation shall be solely operating metros, National Transport to operate the trams, and Connected NSG to operate the bus routes within the city.

All public transport within the city are regulated by Land Transport Authority, a centralised authority under the municipal government of New Singapore.

Geography of Topology

Land

New Singapore sits on a tiny island, which is not very big, and can barely support the town. As space runs out, the city has turned to land reclaiming. It is estimated that over 30% of the land is reclaimed or worldedited. Emergency Protocol Seven allocates emergency funds to the building of a bridge to the icy mainland, to facilitate growth for the city. Although this was supposed to be a last resort, construction on a bridge has started.

Location

Climate (TBF)

Climate data for New Singapore
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
34
(93)
41
(106)
31
(88)
29
(84)
27
(81)
26
(79)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
31
(88)
Source #1: New Singapore Dept. of Random Helping
Source #2: TeleNansei

Lakes and Rivers

There are not a lot of lakes and rivers, but they do exist.

List of buildings

List of buildings in New Singapore
Name Address Built by Completion date Skyscraper height**
New Singapore Harbour 1 Franchise Road jamess_ UC*
(no name) 1 Kazeshima Street SansNotLuigi 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13)
Global Affairs Pixl Tower 2 Kazeshima Street Seshpenguin 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13) 81m
NGBH HQ 4 Kazeshima Street mi_aquamarine 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13)
Aroma Coffee New Singapore 1 Franchise Road South RacCort 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13)
RandoHelping HQ 2 Franchise Road South Purrcat2010 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13)
Lee Kwan Yew's Museum and Memorial 3 Franchise Road South Metromap_svg, Frosty_Creeper10 UC
HDB HQ 1 Shenghua Street Weier UC
Dept. of Aviation HQ 5 Franchise Road South Airplaneguy9 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13) 113m
Clios Condos 1 Wenyanga Parkway Seshpenguin 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13) 107m
TeleNansei HQ 4 Franchise Road South mi_aquamarine 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13) 115m
Airchester Plaza 1 Pixl Road LKRandom 14 May 2020; 59 days ago (2020-05-14) 120m
Peace Enterprises Reg. HQ 2 Pixl Road PeacemakerX5 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13) 137m
(no name) 3 Pixl Road N/A N/A 125m
Hindu Temple New Singapore 4 Pixl Road Seshpenguin 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13)
HDB Tower 5 Pixl Road Weier, TheSubway 13 May 2020; 60 days ago (2020-05-13) 189m
Lecture Building 2 Franchise Road Airplaneguy9 14 May 2020; 59 days ago (2020-05-14) 192m
Town Hall 1 Merchant's Square Yellowitcher UC
Town Hall Car Park 2 Merchant's Square Weier UC
Train Station 3 Franchise Road Yellowitcher, Weier, TheSubway UC
Marina Sands Bay N/A lutet UC 82m current highest point
Apartment Block 6 Franchise Road South frogggggg 14 May 2020; 59 days ago (2020-05-14) 133m
Merlion Statue N/A LKRandom 15 May 2020; 58 days ago (2020-05-15)
New Singapore Islamic Mosque Metromap_svg 16 May 2020; 57 days ago (2020-05-16)
Tin Hau Temple LKRandom 21 May 2020; 52 days ago (2020-05-21)

* under construction

** This only applies to buildings above 50m tall