So I could not resist posting this story.  Yes, it is not our ‘kind’ of granite.  Yes it is not this country.  But I LOVE that somewhere in the world there is a government minister tasked with managing the ‘Strategic Granite Reserve’!  Here is the text with a link at the bottom.  Enjoy!

SINGAPORE: The government will release the national granite stockpile from Wednesday to main contractors who have on-going projects that require granite for concreting works.

This comes after a temporary disruption in the supply of granite from Indonesia. The Building and Construction Authority said in a statement on Tuesday that it has briefed various industry groups about the situation.

The release of the national stockpile will tide the industry over as supply from other regional sources is ramped up. The BCA also urged the industry to continue to diligently look for alternative sources and diversify.

Link to article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/govt-to-release-granite/979106.html