Will there still be Hainanese chicken rice, durians and bak kut teh in Singapore in 2065?
This is a question that one netizen, Peiquan, asks in her electronic post card to the future, when Singapore celebrates its 100th year. It was among the many sent in a CapitaLand initiative, Send E-card and Donate (SEND) For Hope.
In the project, CapitaLand gives $5 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, for each card sent.
The ST fund benefits underprivileged school-going children.
In her postcard, Peiquan also envisions a future Singapore in which teleportation is a reality and work is done with microchip-size communication devices.
The SEND For Hope project was launched together with The Straits Times' exhibition on Singapore's history, Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow Exhibition, which started on July 15 this year.
In the e-card project, people are encouraged not only to envision what the future could look like but also write about their hopes for the country 50 years from now.
A message from Nur Khadijah Mohd Ripin reads: "We became one of the most successful countries... Singapore has become beautiful. Both the country and its people. However, we are still far from perfect. I hope that by your generation, we have also become the happiest country instead of just the richest."
Members of the public can pen their messages at www.capitaland.com/cards
The project will run until Oct 4.
Jalelah Abu Baker