• PM Lee: S'poreans spamming the Philippines Day FB page are a disgrace
  • PM Lee censors foreigner's comment saying S'poreans should be given their rights
  • SCDF NSman had sex with 13-year-old girl at Pandan reservoir shelter
  • Macdonald asks customers to faster finish their meals because the "Big Bosses" are coming
  • Gilbert Goh: Ten reasons why you must resist the Filipino celebration of their Independence Day
  • Philippine's media laud PM Lee for calling his own citizens "a disgrace"
  • Filipino in Singapore: Pinoys in SG have gone too far
  • Dear TRS, this bus driver really made my day!
  • Singaporean mum pulled down maid's shorts and underwear in front of her kids
  • Philippines ABS news: Singapore PM defends Pinoy celebration by insulting his own citizens

LOCAL TELCOS SUDDENLY DECIDE NOT TO CHARGE EXTRA FOR 4G AFTER IDA INVESTIGATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 5:22pm

It was recently announced by StarHub that they would be charging their customers for the use of 4G services on their mobile plans, citing that the free add-on service promotion was ending. (Full Story See: STARHUB TO START CHARGING 4G SUBSCRIBERS FROM JUNE THIS YEAR) M1 had also said that it would not be charging for the 4G services until the end of the year while SingTel contracts had a clause saying that the Telco could charge for the service at any time. 


MORE WORKERS RETRENCHED IN 2013 THAN IN 2012, PMETS MOST AT RISK

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 5:03pm

According to the latest MOM report which was released on Thursday, 2013 saw more workers being fired than 2012. In 2013, there were 11,560 workers who were retrenched while in 2012, the number was only 11,010. However, the MOM also explained that the rate of retrenchment was the same in both years as 2013 saw more workers in total. In both years, the numbers equated to about 5.8 workers per 1000 employees who were retrenched.


SINGAPOREANS ARE TALLEST IN ASEAN

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 5:02pm

Singaporeans are standing tall with the highest average height in the region, according to a new infographic by ASEAN DNA. The average Singaporean male measures 171cm in height, 7cm taller than his regional peers. Meanwhile the average Singaporean female stands at 160cm, compared with the median height for females in the region of 153cm.


PINOY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN SINGAPORE: PM LEE’S HIDDEN AGENDA?

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 3:56pm

Many Singaporeans I’ve spoken to are disgusted with PM Lee’s sharp rebuke of those who oppose the Pinoy Independence Day celebration in Orchard Road. PM Lee, once again without weighing the implications of his quick stamp of approval, shows how inept he is as Prime Minister. What’s his hidden agenda? How many Pinoy are newly minted Singapore citizens?


INFLATION TO CONTINUE RISING DUE TO MANPOWER COSTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 2:50pm

In a joint statement from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), it was explained that Singapore's inflation is expected to continue rising throughout the year as businesses pass on manpower-related costs to consumers. Last month, the core inflation shown by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2% compared to 1.6% in February. 


NO PATRIOTIC RESPONSE FROM SINGAPORE ABOUT YASUKUNI VISIT?

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 2:42pm

The recent outcry by the Defence Ministry and, to some extent, the local population about the naming of the Indonesian warship after the marines who bombed MacDonald House during Konfrantasi was justifiable. I wonder why there is no patriotic response, though, about Japanese officials visiting the Yasukuni shrine for Japan’s war dead. Most of the protests come from China and South Korea, through various channels. (“More Japanese MPs head to Yasukuni, marring Obama’s visit”; April 23)


HERE'S WHAT $US1 MILLION BUYS IN HOUSING MARKETS AROUND THE GLOBE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 2:32pm

When it comes to luxury real estate, a million dollars goes a lot farther in Monaco than it does in Dubai. According to the latest Wealth Report from real estate consulting firm Knight Frank, Monaco has the most expensive luxury real estate in the world, with $US1 million buying just 15 square meters (161 square feet) of prime property — about the size of California’s smallest legal apartment.


ROAD COLLAPSE LEAVES LORRY STUCK IN A HOLE ON UPPER CHANGI ROAD EAST

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 2:14pm

This morning at around 8:45am a lorry fell into a sink hole on Upper Changi Road East near the Jalan Demak. The road suddenly collapsed as a large tipper truck was driving in the centre lane. The road was subsequently blocked off and a huge traffic jam was experienced along the road toward Singapore Expo. There are no reports of injuries and the driver was safely able to get out of his truck.


IT IS ABOUT OVERCROWDING, NOT XENOPHOBIA

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2014 - 1:15pm

I refer to this week’s VoicesTODAY topic, “Is xenophobia a growing problem?” Any claim of xenophobia among Singaporeans must be substantiated, for it drives a wedge in our relatively cohesive society. Singapore residents, including foreigners who have lived here for several years, are merely unhappy about overcrowding.


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