• PRC mistress breaks up Singaporean family again
  • 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
  • It is sad to see that the Changi Airport cleaning lady is 85 years old and still working
  • ACS Boy who is now SMRT CEO in hot soup for letting ACS cheaply charter trains
  • Authorities somehow identify defecating woman as 34 yr old Singaporean
  • Swedish man forced to beg on Thailand streets after Thai gf cheated all his money
  • The person that came up with the stupid Traffic Light idea should seriously be fired
  • Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
  • CHC members queue for tickets to courtroom but don't turn up so public can't enter
  • PM Lee: I blame the internet for the current levels of social unrest

GOVT SAYS 'YOU DON'T NEED A DEGREE' 'FOREIGNERS ARE GOOD' BUT STATISTICS PROVE THEM WRONG

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 9:19pm

We refer to the article ”Parliament: ‘Singaporeans first’ policy will not benefit economy: Amy Khor” (Straits Times, Aug 27). “Singaporeans first” not good for economy? It states that “A manpower policy that advocates hiring “Singaporeans first” will not benefit the economy in the long term, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Amy Khor in Parliament on Tuesday.


WHY WE SHOULD RECOGNIZE WHAT PAP HAS DONE FOR SINGAPORE BUT STILL VOTE THEM OUT

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 9:12pm

I do think there are good people in the PAP. However, the PAP has become too heavy and too dense for change. From its socialist beginnings, PAP has veered towards capitalistic profit-making leanings, which are no longer compatible with the social development for the citizenry in Singapore.


SINGTEL ANNOUNCES NEW UNLIMITED FIBER PLAN, PROMISES NO TRAFFIC THROTTLING

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 8:59pm

If you spend most of your time online playing games, watching videos and downloading stuff, take note because there is a new high-end fiber broadband plan coming your way. Called simply the Unlimited Fiber Plan, this latest plan from Singtel promises uncapped performance at all times of the day. As we have mentioned previously in our fiber broadband guide, the three major telcos - Singtel, Starhub and M1 - do engage in some form of traffic management, especially during peak hours to ensure a certain level of performance and service for all their customers.


MUSLIMS SUGGEST ALLOWING CPF WITHDRAWAL AT 55 SO THEY CAN GO ON HAJ WHILE STILL HEALTHY

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 8:47pm

Some Muslims have suggested that the government allow a small lump sum withdrawal of CPF savings at the age of 55 regardless of minimum sum for Muslims to allow them to go on Haj while they are still healthy enough to travel. Minister of State for National Development and Defence, Maliki Osman, said he hopes the government will seriously consider this suggestion when it reviews CPF policies.


A SINGAPOREAN GRADUATE'S THOUGHTS ON PM LEE'S PAPER CHASE ADVICE

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 8:46pm

When I graduated two years back with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Singapore Management University (SMU), I turned down offers from the Big Four accounting firms to join a lean American corporate sales training company as a sales associate. Wanting to chase my dream as a professional speaker and coach, I knew one of the most fundamental skills I had to master first was sales.


IN PRAISE OF NON GRADS – WHAT’S THE AGENDA?

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 8:19pm

University degrees not necessary have been trumped around for a while with ministers talking about better prospects as hawkers and crane drivers and being more desirable. What’s the point of a degree when you cannot eat it or cannot get a job? After what was spoken at the NDR, the praising for non uni grads, particularly poly grads, took on more steam. It is like everything about university education is wrong and the future is in poly grads and non grads. There is no doubt that poly grads have an important role in the economy and some could do very well. They were the stars during the semi conductor era when Singapore was a manufacturing hub and many rose to become CEOs of multinationals.


ABE PRAISED CLASS-A WAR CRIMINALS FOR BEING 'FOUNDATION' OF JAPAN'S PROSPERITY

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 7:53pm

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a written message in April to an annual memorial ceremony honoring Class-A and other war criminals, hailing those executed by the Allied powers as "the foundation of their nation," The Asahi Shimbun has learned. In the message sent as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Abe said, "(the war criminals) staked their souls to become the foundation of their nation."


US GUN INSTRUCTOR ACCIDENTALLY SHOT AND KILLED BY 9 YEAR OLD GIRL WITH UZI

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 7:32pm

A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert. Mohave County sheriff’s officials said 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died at the hospital on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range. Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Vacca was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger. 


SINGAPORE'S GIC IN TALKS TO BUY TOKYO BUILDING FOR $1.6 BILLION

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 August 2014 - 6:48pm

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Singapore's sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy a Tokyo office tower for about 170 billion yen ($1.6 billion), three people with knowledge of the deal said, in what would be Japan's biggest property transaction since the financial crisis. Singapore's GIC Pte, which already has a large presence in Japan's property market, outbid the asset management unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which also participated in the final bid for the property, which was put up for sale by Secured Capital, part of Asian private equity firm PAG.


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