DO YOU LIKE IT SUNNY OR COLD?
That lit the touchpaper, triggering a stream of chatter about Singapore’s rare cold spells.
Opinion was divided. Some welcomed the cooler conditions, embracing the chance to snuggle up in a sweater and enjoy some natural air-conditioning at night.
Others were fed up with the constant rain and a lack of sun, as their damp clothes hung on the washing line and they purchased yet another emergency umbrella from 7-Eleven.
But whatever side of the debate you find yourself on, one thing is clear; people can’t get enough of talking about Singapore’s cold and wet spells.
Lately, this obsession has been understandable.
The continuous downpour on Tuesday (Feb 28) broke rain records in Singapore. It was the wettest February day since official weather data started being collected in 1869. The highest daily total rainfall of 225.5mm landed on Kallang, smashing the previous record of 159.3mm on Feb 4, 1995.
It has felt like the rain has been pretty much endless in recent weeks and the stats back that feeling up.
According to the experts, rain levels were well above average in February. My growing collection of emergency umbrellas can attest to that.
But as well as getting soaked, Singapore has also shivered. Well, as much as you can shiver in 21.1 degrees Celsius.