• Not all private hospitals and doctors are money-driven people
  • 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
  • ACS Boy who is now SMRT CEO in hot soup for letting ACS cheaply charter trains
  • Local Celebrity famously known as 'Muthu' has passed away
  • Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
  • NTU President: The Govt is wrong, we need more graduates for SG to survive
  • NS Man: My Warning to Rich Foreigners in Singapore
  • Singapore to get the Apple iPhone 6 on Sept 19 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sept 26?
  • Dear TRS, PRC woman put flyers into my letterbox looking for Singapore husband
  • I found $1 coin in my laksa and the PRC hawker told me that I was 'lucky'

MY MOTHER FINALLY TALKS TO ME ABOUT SEX

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 4:40pm

This morning, for the first time in my life, my mom and I had a conversation about relationships and sex. It wasn’t so much a talk than a confrontation that required her to bring up the topic. It lasted only as long as the car ride to work, and involved many blocks of awkward silence. My mom is not a very articulate person, so our arguments are never arguments - in that they’re not linear, goal-oriented dialogs. They’re more like her scattered lamentations met with either silence or resistance.


IS FINING PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS FOR SERVICES LAPSES EVEN EFFECTIVE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 4:28pm

Dear TRS, My name is Dayan and I am the developer of FAILRAIL.sg. I wanted to share with you and your readers some of the inconsistencies with LTA fines. There was a LTA announcement on fines for train service disruptions in July, so I updated my Fines page. However there is some inconsistency in which LTA chose to fine some service disruptions, but not others. 


IS IT GOOD TO BORROW AGAINST YOUR ASSETS TO INVEST?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 4:19pm

What if someone suggest to you that you can borrow against the equity of your residential property(ies), shares, investment funds, bank deposits and other assets, at an interest rate of about  one  per cent?


DEAR CHINESE PEOPLE...

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 4:14pm

Dear Chinese people, When did it all begin? Maybe the Speak Mandarin campaign, which was first designed to demote the use of dialects and which gradually expanded to guilt-trip the English-speaking Chinese and ultimately hard-sell the idea that Mandarin was a global language, if not an economically-useful one.


DID THEY PROMISE US SWISS OR INDIA’S STANDARD OF LIVING?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 2:50pm

The first riot in Singapore in 40 years happened during last December, known as the Little India Riot. It was caused by foreign workers, really? It’s unfair to discriminate others just because they are not born here and the accident is more of a catalyst. Do you know these foreign workers are being exploited in Singapore? They are earning $2.25 per hour with some even lesser than that. 


ANTI-TRUST POLICY IN CHINA NEEDS SOME ECONOMICS

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 2:42pm

There has been a lot of interest recently in whether Chinese authorities are unfairly using anti-trust regulation against foreign companies favoring domestic firms. This is an interesting question but the data is to sparse to really know whether the authorities are using it to favor domestic companies. What has been almost entirely neglected is whether the Chinese authorities have good economic arguments that foreign firms are monopolists in the Chinese market and if they are, whether they are abusing their dominant market position to extract economic rents. 


SINGAPORE CONTINUES TO BE USED BY MNCS TO AVOID TAXATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 2:29pm

Go read up on Broadcom. This US Company is called a Fabless Semiconductor company – it doesn’t own any manufacturing resources because 100% of it’s manufactured products are either outsourced or licensed to other manufacturers. The company in Singapore is purely a tax shelter office configured to capture all the transfer pricing/accounting profits & loss machinations from their operating activities free of taxation from the other tax jurisdictions. 


BUILDING 100 SMART CITIES IN INDIA, CAN SINGAPORE SEIZE THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 2:21pm

India’s new BJP-led government has widely and correctly shown its desire to create 100 new smart cities in the country as satellite townships around the larger cities – many of which are along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) – though not restricted to the area.


AFTER 6 YEARS OF WAYANG AND CLEANERS’ PAY IS STILL BELOW $1,000?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 1:44pm

We refer to the article “Cleaners get wage boost with new law” (Straits Times, Sep 2). 26,000 of 38,000 cleaners get $1,000? It states that “These firms hire 52,000 cleaners. About 38,000, or about two-in three of them, are locals. Four in five of the licensed firms are small companies with fewer than 50 cleaners. The data on the cleaning companies was revealed for the first time by the authorities on Monday morning. 


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