• 30 New Hidden Speed Cameras will come into effect from 15 July 2014
  • Singapore Airlines caught lying on Facebook about not using Ukraine airspace
  • Ng Eng Hen: IPPT will now only consist of 2.4km, Sit-ups and Push-ups
  • The only S'porean Singer chosen for The Voice China is forced to pull out because of NS
  • We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
  • S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?
  • EIU Report 2014 Report: Singapore is the most expensive city in the world
  • Malaysia Minister: Singapore Cars entering Malaysia will have to pay more than RM50
  • Govt increases their own salaries and CPF minimum sum but wages remain stagnant
  • Want your fingers back? Pay 30k first

'VIGILANTE' IN NEW YORK VANDALIZES CARS THAT WERE PARKED INCONSIDERATELY

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 5:12pm

A vigilante has taken it on himself to enforce parking rules on the streets of his crowded Queens, New York, neighborhood - by tagging the offending cars with spray paint. The anonymous vandal marked up at least two cars in Glendale with rude messages this weekend. One message, scrawled across the door panels of a perceived offender, read 'Park right s-bag.' 


HALAL TOURISM TAKES OFF IN JAPAN AS THEY REACH OUT TO MORE MUSLIM TRAVELERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 4:54pm

PRAYER rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers. For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that means groping its way through unfamiliar customs as it looks to tap a growing market to help it double the number of overseas visitors by 2020.


GOH MENG SENG: LEADERSHIP OF RELEVANCE IN INTERNET ERA

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 4:42pm

In ancient times, an Emperor could rule for decades without much disruptions in China and he could still be regarded as the best Emperor in history. But can you imagine if Mr. Lee Kuan Yew continues to rule Singapore by these days? Using his old "knuckle duster" political style to rule in this era which is filled with rapid opening up of information flow and quick public opinion sharing instances due to the advancement of internet and social media? 


ST REPORTER CALLS FOR MORE RESTRICTIONS TO BE PLACED ON HONG LIM PARK PROTESTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 4:12pm

The Straits Times carried an article today by reporter Toh Yong Chuan who advocated that the government should put even more restrictions on demonstrations at Hong Lim Park. He felt that people shouldn't go there to simply vent frustrations and anger without "rational criticism". 


DID TEMASEK HOLDINGS USE SINGAPOREANS’ CPF TO INVEST?

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 3:46pm

We cannot let up on our fight to demand to the government to be transparent and accountable to Singaporeans on what exactly they are doing with our CPF. The facts need to be known to Singaporeans. If today we cannot retire because we do not have enough in our CPF, we need to know the facts about what the government has been doing with it.


5 FACTS ABOUT LIFE OUTSIDE OF SINGAPORE THAT EVERY SINGAPOREAN SHOULD UNDERSTAND

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 3:24pm

“CPF members shortchanged by government…” “COE prices up again in all categories…” Okay, not exactly those titles, but you get what I mean. If you’re like me and you have friends on Facebook, you’ve probably seen some of this type of articles floating around. Unless of course, you don’t have Facebook. Hey! I’m not judging. Singapore, oh Singapore. We have turned to one very emotional people isn’t it? If you can’t beat them, join them. 


TEMASEK DOES USE OUR CPF MONIES!

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 2:53pm

Chris K: The MAS is banker to the SG Government. The SG Government Treasury manages all cashflows for the Government through its accounts with the MAS. In the pool of funds in MAS are monies the SG Government generated thru the issuance of SGS and Special SGS, land sales, tax revenues and expenditures. The net of the last 2 items are nearly always positive, therefore budget surplus. 


ISRAEL MAKES FUN OF BRAZIL'S WORLD CUP DEFEAT AFTER BRAZIL WITHDRAWS THEIR AMBASSADOR

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 2:46pm

In a statement on Wednesday, Brazil condemned what it said was a "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in its Gaza Strip offensive by pulling out its ambassador from Tel Aviv for "consultation." The country is the second country to recall its ambassador from Israel; Ecuador did so earlier in the week. At first, the official reaction from Israel appeared sanguine. 


PM LEE INVITES HIS SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS TO HAVE SEATS AT HIS NATIONAL DAY RALLY

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 2:31pm

PM Lee updated his facebook status today telling his social media followers that he will be reserving some seats to the National Day Rally for them. He also clarified that the seats were for the National Day Rally and not the NDP or the National Day Message. Here is his facebook status in full: The National Day Rally (not to be confused with the National Day Message and National Day Parade :) ) will be held on 17 August.


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