SINGAPORE - The distressing news that no one in Singapore wanted to hear came through earlier this week.
Battlestar Galactica is down. Repeat. Battlestar Galactica is down.
The story shocked a nation. There were so many unanswered questions.
How did Battlestar Galactica go down? Was anyone involved? What the hell is a Battlestar Galactica?
For the unfamiliar, Battlestar Galactica is an intergalactic battle between heroes and villains. It's a race to save Planet Earth.
It's a couple of roller coasters.
But the duelling roller coasters at Universal Studios Singapore (USS) closed mysteriously on July 21 and haven't opened since.
When we heard the news, my wife asked the most serious question... Has there been an accident? (There hasn't.)
I then asked the next most serious question... What about my USS annual pass?
That sounds extraordinarily selfish and kiasu, I know, but there aren't that many adult attractions at USS and I've been on the Sesame Street ride so many times, other visitors are starting to stare at me.
It probably doesn't help that when I line up I like to pass the time by singing: "Sunny day... Sweepin' the clouds away... On my way to where the air is sweet... "
But the annual pass concern is not as selfish as it might initially seem. For those not familiar with the layout of USS, the roller coasters are between The Mummy ride and the Transformers 3-D simulator.