• Local P3 teacher asks students to reflect on MH17, you'll be shocked by their responses
  • 30 New Hidden Speed Cameras will come into effect from 15 July 2014
  • SIA plane was in the same danger as MH17, reportedly a mere 25kms behind MH17
  • Singapore Airlines caught lying on Facebook about not using Ukraine airspace
  • Dear TRS, I got summoned for parking my car outside my mosque during prayers
  • Malaysia PM Najib: Vehicle Entry Permit Fee for all Singapore vehicles entering Johor
  • VEP for singapore cars? Are you really sure Mr Najib? Don't regret it
  • We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
  • S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?
  • Dear TRS, A Malay couple stole my cat and refuse to return her despite me calling police

STINGY ON HEALTHCARE: GOVERNMENT PRUDENCE OR NEGLIGENCE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:50pm

One year ago we helped a relative with the paperwork to pay for his monthly consultation bills via Medisave. There were "packages" to choose from, which determined how much could be drawn down within one year; the bigger the sum, the higher the cash co-payment attached to each application. First frustration encountered was the administration fee - he had to pay to access his own money. 


377A: CHRISTIANS SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT FREEDOM IS THE FOUNDATION OF MORALITY

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:40pm

The religion-LGBT debate has grown unabated over the past few years, pitting social conservatives who claim to uphold traditional family values against those of a more liberal bent, preaching “tolerance” and the “freedom to love”. This debate has been argued on many levels: whether or not public libraries should curtail books with controversial content etc


DOTA2: PRC TEAM WINS US$5M GAMING PRIZE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:36pm

Chinese-based e-sports team Newbee eSports Club snagged the top prize at The International Dota 2 Championship in Seattle on Monday. Newbee defeated ViCi Gaming three matches to one in the best-of-five championship, earning a $5 million first-place prize. The five-member team will take home $1 million a piece.


SINGAPORE POLICE: YOU BETTER BEHAVE YOURSELF WHEN PLAYING WITH SPARKLERS DURING HARI RAYA

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:26pm

With Hari Raya Puasa coming up, the Singapore Police have issued an advisory reminding the public to be careful and to use sparklers safely. The advisory issued today highlighted that sparklers were legal and Ok for sale in Singapore but the public should be responsible and stick to the safety guidelines described by the manufacturers.


WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE PHILIPPINES EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM?

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:24pm

“Dear Mr. Avila… I never let a day go by without reading your interesting columns in the Philippine STAR. I am an American senior citizen trying to live in San Juan, Metro Manila. Your article on Jan.7, 2014 entitled “Phl Huge Population Boon or Bane?” was of particular interest. Several days earlier I had told my Filipino buddy that I read that the population of the Philippines was 105 million, (CIA World Fact Book for 2012) and he said, “Why hasn’t the government mentioned this large increase? Next day your article appears corroborating my statement.


TIME TO GET RID OF THE PROSTITUTE MENTALITY

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:15pm

Our immigration policy is not much different from what is happening in Geylang. Anyone can walk through the door, pay a fee, have fun and then walk away. And if one has a bit more money, can double his fun and stay longer. Anyone, regardless of nationality, can walk into a whore house and be treated very well, like a good customer, a value customer. We have foreigners turning new citizens to be appointed in top jobs, in parliament as MPs and ministers. 


COMPOSER OF SINGAPORE'S NATIONAL ANTHEM, ZUBIR SAID HONOURED BY GOOGLE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:07pm

Local Composer Zubir Said, who is most well known for composing Singapore's National Anthem, received a digital homage today from Google in the form of a Google Doodle. Today would have been his 107th birthday. The digital caricature of Zubir Said can be seen on the Google Homepage at Google.com.sg today (July 22) and users who click it will be linked to a Google search of Zubir Said which brings up several entries including the Wikipedia page that explains who he is. 


CHINA FOOD SCANDAL SPREADS, DRAGS IN STARBUCKS, BURGER KING AND MCNUGGETS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 3:54pm

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away asJapan. McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologised to Chinese customers on Monday after it emerged that Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC, had supplied expired meat to the two chains.


FLAT OWNERS RESELLING CAN NOW REQUEST TO LIVE IN THEIR OLD FLATS FOR UP TO 3 MONTHS MORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 3:41pm

HDB announced a new rule which is going to take immediate effect which will allow those selling their HDB flats to live in their old homes for up to 3 months more. Sellers are now able to negotiate to stay in their homes in order to have time to finish renovations in their new homes or to receive the full funds from the sale of their old homes to put toward a new home.


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