After the sweat died down from the gruelling campaign season for Singapore’s elected presidency, it came time for portraits of the new elected leader throughout the campus of the National University of Singapore to be replaced with new and larger portraits. Unfortunately, the S.R. Nathan and wife portrait was simply too heavy for one NUS building to bear. Just one day after the stunning new picture was hung, the entire side of the building collapsed. An Iranian lecturer commented that he had once seen something similar happen in native Iran, where the Ayatollahs also enjoy having large portraits hung in public places.
NUS building sustains structural damage under weight of new S.R. Nathan and wife portrait