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LOWEST WELFARE, HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION SPENDING IN THE WORLD?

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 2:23pm

Social policy shifting to the left According to the Straits Times news report “Singapore Budget Debate 2015: The debate in 2 minutes on Day 2” – “Left, Right – and Beyonce The puns about the Government’s “shift to the left” in social policies continued. 


BLOGGER ALEX AU FINED $8,000 FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 2:16pm

Prominent Blogger Alex Au from Yawning Bread has been fined $8,000 for contempt of court over a blog post dated October 5 2013. The blog post was deemed to have "scandalized" the judiciary and cast into doubt the integrity and fairness of the court system. 


THE COLOR OF COURAGE

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 2:05pm

We, digits of Singapore, are labelled Kiasu. When we get older, we upgrade ouselves to the next level of competency, that is, Kiasu and Kiasi. For those newly minted Singaporeans reading this, in simple terms, Kiasu means the “fear of losing out” and Kiasi is “fear of death”. 


REAL REASON MRT KEEPS BREAKING DOWN: OVERWORKED EMPLOYEES

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 1:54pm

I have a good friend who works for one of the MRT operators (SMRT and SBS). This friend told me that the real reason why MRT keeps breaking down and causing delays is because of overworked employees. Both MRT operators require their employees (especially those dealing in train maintenance and operations) to work 7-days straight on rotating shifts. 


TWO GERMANS JAILED 9 MONTHS, 3 STROKES OF CANE FOR VANDALISING SMRT TRAIN

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 1:53pm

The two Germans who trespassed into the SMRT depot at Bishan and vandalised an SMRT Train were sentenced to 9 months in jail and 3 strokes of the cane each. Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, admitted to trespassing into the Bishan Depot 3 times last year in November 6, 7 and 8 in the wee hours of the morning. 


CHEAPER TO DIE THAN GET SICK IN SINGAPORE? HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO EASE THE BURDEN

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 1:41pm

Other than the odd visit to the GP to get an MC excusing you from work, there are times when you just have to visit a doctor in order to keep yourself alive. Unfortunately, Singapore is one of those countries where you could potentially be bankrupted by medical costs. 


IN MUMBAI, EATING THAT STEAK COULD COST 5 YEARS IN JAIL

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 1:38pm

A prime filet mignon at New York’s Old Homestead Steakhouse will set you back $56. Wolfgang Puck’s Cut in London charges as much as $210 for a ribeye. In Tokyo, a sirloin can top $250. But nowhere is a juicy piece of beef as dear as in Mumbai, where it can now cost you five years in prison. 


ONLY WAY TO STOP CPF SCAM – REMOVE PAP FROM POWER

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 12:49pm

PAP’s opacity and constant tweaking to prevent CPF withdrawal have led to an increasing number of Singaporeans to suspect CPF is a scam. A ‘scam’ is defined as ‘a dishonest scheme’ or ‘a fraud’. Meant for retirement, two thirds of CPF contribution have been channeled by PAP into housing. CPF has also been abused as ‘friendly’ housing loans to buyers of HDB flats ie HDB concessionary loans. 


MAN DEMANDS $10,000 FROM SIA FOR "MENTAL STRESS AND TRAUMA" DUE TO DELAYED FLIGHT

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 11:51am

Sir, I was a patron of Singapore Airlines and had flown your airline before the horrifying incident happened to me on the 11th and 12th of February 2015 at the Mumbai Airport. My name is Amit Anand Bivalkar and me and my colleague Mr. Ganeshprasad Pradhan were booked on to the Sq423 flight A380 from Mumbai to Singapore on the 11th of February 2015. 


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