I am a 66-year-old retiree living in a condominium unit worth about $1.35 million. I have never forgotten that the appreciation in value of my home was possible only because of good government policies and planning. If I should need cash one day, I will sell my condo unit and downgrade to a three-room HDB flat.
The Albert Centre Market and Food Centre was closed for two days last week for spring cleaning. I was there the morning it reopened and there seemed to be no noticeable improvement. The walls, railings, fans and light fittings were still dirty; the tables and chairs were dusty after whatever cleaning that was done. My tissue paper turned black after I wiped my table and chair.
Once in a while you get such a flawed comment that I just have to make an example of them by doing a full reply in a blog piece, just to show you how the internet has allowed people who do not have the sense to put together a cogent argument the opportunity to have a say, whilst exposing themselves as totally ignorant, racist and homophobic at the same time. Have a look at this comment I received in one of my previous pieces on section 377A.
I am a normal layman of Singapore nationality. It sadden me to see the country I had serve for no longer belongs to me but to anyone who is rich. The condition for Singaporean had gotten from bad to worst. Many Singaporean are unemployed, wages between Singaporean Vs Elites is beyond acceptable. We are tax on average $11,000 per people per year, regardless how much income we are making.15 years ago Singaporean with no roof over their heads are unheard of, today we have East Coast Squatters. There are many example which are clear evidence that original Singaporean or Singapore born Singaporean has been violated and deprive of our own constitution under Section 14 and 16.
I am sick and tired of hearing certain Singaporeans whine about how they are un/ underemployed. About how they deserve a better job, how they deserve to get paid more. What I hate even more is when these people start blaming things like the government, the FTs ect. They seem to be able to blame everybody else but themselves. This post is a wake up call. You did not get the job because you sucked.
I am about to write a highly sensitive piece that could cause a lot of controversy and potentially get me into trouble.. that being said, I will try to keep my charged up thoughts and emotions out of this and write the following based on actual facts. I boarded the train at Bunoa Vista at sometime after 9pm a few hours ago. There was this man (pictured) standing at first door in first carriage holding up his arm pointing the middle finger.
We note that the LTA is expected to call a tender for the installation of the next generation of electronic road pricing (ERP) system, which would be satellite-based, in the first half of next year. The LTA shared that trial shows satellite-based system likely to be feasible in Singapore. We would like the LTA to show the results to the public and justify the success and accuracy of the system. This is not a small matter, as Singaporeans can expect ERP coverage to be expanded and ERP charges to be increased.
As with politics, there's also a certain number of legal myths circulating among certain segments in Singapore and some are gaining ground with each passing day. However to be fair, some aren't really 'full myths', some are 'half-truths' - that is to say, some true facts that have been exaggerated to give it greater credence. Some of the myths, are a combination of 'conspiracy theories and presumed inferences' that when combined seem to generate a life of its own. Therefore I think it prudent to set the record straight about some of these myths. I do however know that some people will disagree with me and continue to believe what they've been told or hope to believe. I think that's their right and I won't begrudge anybody who disagrees with me. Instead I have a word of caution for them - the truth is usually very dull, nevertheless it is the truth.
Following the release of the results of the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), education minister Heng Swee Keat said that he was “very happy” about Singapore’s performance. In the area of Mathematics, Singapore’s 15 yr olds ranked 2nd in the world and in the areas of reading and science, we ranked 3rd. In computer-based math and science, Singapore was the best, although only a few of the countries tested opted to participate in the additional computer-based assessments.