S'poreans are like bricks when we are together, we become stronger as a nation: Brick collector

Submitted by Stomper Lau Lup

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All in all, it is just another brick in his collection.

No, not Lego bricks. Bricks bricks. As in "thick as a". Those heavy, stoney red things.

Stomper Lau Lup collects them.

He said he has accumulated about 42 types of locally-made bricks, adding: "With the exception of the hand-made bricks, most of them are engraved."

He said he developed the hobby during the pandemic.

To him, a brick is not just a brick. The Stomper said: "Bricks to me represent Singapore, which is also known as the little red dot."

You know, because bricks are red too.

In a video he shared with Stomp, Lau Lup shows off the neatly stacked bricks with potted plants on top of them.

The Stomper said: "Bricks also represent the resilience of Singaporeans, especially during this pandemic.

"These bricks with all their blemishes and cracks tell a story of a bygone past and are silent witnesses to how this island which we call home has progressed, from a quiet fishing village, through colonial rule (Straits Settlement), Japanese occupation, Malaysia and to present day Singapore. A period of more than 57 years."

And just in time for National Day, he added: "Singaporeans are like bricks when we are together, we become stronger as a nation."

All in all, you are just another brick in our nation.