• 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

SDP: AWAKENING AMONG CITIZENS BRINGS HOPE

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 11:29am

How time flies. The world marches on towards becoming more sophisticated as ever. Consistent with this development we have also changed our way of living our lives. This include the way we celebrate our festivals, especially Hari Raya Idul Fitri.


FRANCE DISMISSES TALK THAT AIR ALGERIE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 11:27am

French soldiers yesterday secured the black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali, French President Francois Hollande said. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, though officials have said the most possible reason for the catastrophe that killed all on board was bad weather. At least 116 people were killed in the disaster on Thursday, nearly half of whom were French. 


MONKEYS IN FUKUSHIMA SHOWING SIGNS OF HEALTH PROBLEMS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 11:22am

Monkeys living in forests near Fukushima have levels of radioactive caesium in their muscles that may be dangerous. The monkeys were also found to have lower counts of both red and white blood cells than monkeys living further north, which may indicate health effects to come. 


STANFORD BIOLOGIST WARNS THAT WE ARE APPROACHING THE EARTH'S 6TH MASS EXTINCTION

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 11:14am

The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.


ELDERLY COUPLE SENT TO HOSPITAL AFTER CAR OVERTURNS DOWN STAIRS IN GHIM MOH

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 11:13am

A car overturned down a flight of stairs at Ghim Moh Market this morning. The car was seen upside down at the bottom of a flight of stairs and it is understood that an elderly couple were in the car, but were able to get out safely. The incident occurred at around 8am this morning and a large crowd was seen gathered around the overturned car. The car was towed away shortly after 10am. 


HENG SWEE KEAT’S TOLERANCE CALL TIMELY

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 8:58am

I applaud Education Minister Heng Swee Keat’s call for open acceptance, or at least measured tolerance, of a multifaceted Singapore society (“Reach out beyond main races here”; Tuesday). One cannot ignore the fact that our city-state will only grow more diverse and more engaged with the world as we strive to maintain our competitive edge.


RIVER IN CHINA MYSTERIOUSLY TURNS BLOOD RED OVERNIGHT

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 8:49am

A city woke up this morning to find its river running blood red... and no-one knows why. Locals say at 4am the water flow was normal but by 6am it had turned a frightening shade of crimson. An elderly resident who has lived by the river all his life says it has never happened before. Industrial contamination has been ruled out because there are no chemical plants along it length.


GINTAI: MY THOUGHTS ON MY JOB AS A TAXI DRIVER AND FOREIGN WORKERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 8:41am

It’s coming to 6 months since I started driving taxi as a relief driver. I would take over any of the taxi in the neighborhood whenever those taxi drivers go on holiday trips or just want to take a break. On and off, I have driven no fewer than 10 taxi so far. I notice that every taxi has different characteristics in terms of the taxi set-up (decorations) or the idiosyncrasies of the hirer. I’ll blog about it another time.


LTA OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES TRIAL TO ALLOW BUSKERS TO PERFORM AT MRT STATIONS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 12:37am

Today was the first day of a three month trial conducted by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to allow buskers to perform at MRT stations. The scheme, which is in partnership with the National Arts Council and SMRT will see buskers performing in designated areas in train stations within the paid area where commuters wait for trains. The scheme is supposed to add vibrancy and make for a better commuting experience. 


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