Here's What We'd Love To See Magħtab Turn Into In Its Next Life

One man's landfill is another man's...

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While officials debate where Malta's waste will go after the Magħtab landfill closes, we're wondering what will become of the huge pile of waste that, let's face it, we each mistook for a natural phenomenon at least once in our life. 

Here's a few ideas we had for how Malta could make the best use of Magħtab once it closes. 

1. Hardcore obstacle race

The kind where you basically only win if you don't die, and practically lose half your body weight before you get to the finish line. Talk about eradicating our obesity problem. 

2. Morality Rehab

This will be a place of guided reflection for anyone who's made a morally corrupted decision that's affected the country. There'll be a special wing for fallen politcians.

3. Animal Reserve

Seeing as the cat village is about to be shut down, we're going to need a replacement. Why not extend it to all of our beloved Maltese creatures? This won't be a zoo, it'll be an animal hangout with supervision. 

4. American-Style Camp Site

For when we don't have anymore space to build more actual houses, – think wooden cabins, unlimited supply of marshmallows, and guitar-strumming by open fires.

5. Meditation Retreat 

A haven where Maltese people can escape one of the following: village gossip/partisan politics/traffic/their ex. 

6. Mega-Outdoor-Gym

An epic work-out that's integrated comfortably into the countryside. The communal exercise will be converted into an electricity generator, meaning no more need for any type of fossil fuelled energy. 


7. Eurovision Village

Inaugurated by Ira Losco, this will be a massive training site for all future Maltese Eurovision acts. Once we finally do win the contest (#believe) it will be transformed into the actual competition venue.

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Ann Dingli

Ann Dingli writes mostly about art and design. She enjoys friendly debates and has accepted that she's a small person.