71 Square Centimetre Ruler
by Han Kiang Siew
Singapore occupies a land area of 710 square kilometre. This ruler measures 71 square centimetre, which is exactly 1/100000000000 the area of Singapore. The ruler becomes not just a tool to measure the dimensions of an object; it relates itself to the dimensions of a place. 71 square centimetres in area also resulted in a missing square on the ruler which perhaps may be filled up very soon, when Singapore continues to expand through land reclamation.