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NEW ZEALAND TO VOTE ON CHANGING FLAG

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:57pm

New Zealanders will vote twice over the next two years on whether the country should change its flag, the government said Wednesday. Next year, voters will choose their favourite alternative flag from among several options, and in 2016 they will vote on whether that alternative should replace the current flag, the government said.


PAP GOVT SHOULD TAKE A LEAF OUT OF EPF’S BOOK SINCE IT CANNOT RESOLVE RETIREMENT ISSUE

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:52pm

In my previous post, I highlighted the huge difference between the returns of EPF and CPF (5.91% vs 3.56% compounded interest) during the last 20 years. Not only were EPF returns higher every yearduring the last 20 years, CPF rates have never been higher than EPF rates since 1955.


58 YEAR OLD TUITION TEACHER JAILED 18 MONTHS FOR MOLESTING 11 YEAR OLD STUDENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:50pm

A 58 year old private tuition teacher was on Thursday sentenced to 18 months in jail for molesting his student. The incident happened in 2011 when the man had been taking the 11 year old girl for weekly maths tuition lessons. The tuition sessions had been taking place since June of 2010 at a private home along Potong Pasir Avenue 1 which belonged to the girl’s grandmother. 


APPLE CEO TIM COOK: 'I’M PROUD TO BE GAY'

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:45pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday said in an op-ed in Bloomberg Businessweek that "I'm proud to be gay," addressing rumors about his sexual orientation. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," he said in his commentary. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."


THE PURGE PRANK BY MERLIONTV – UTTERLY IMMATURE & ABSOLUTELY REPUGNANT!

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:29pm

I’ve only just watched the 2-minute clip called “THE PURGE PRANK!!!” by MerlionTV and found that it is absolutely distasteful. People who find the video hilarious are quite frankly, sick in the head! And the producers should definitely spend some time behind bars for this stupid prank. For those who have not watched the video, don’t! Adding to the number of views will simply inflate the egos of the producers, and spawn similar pranks. In essence, a masked person wearing a hoodie and wielding a long knife AT NIGHT scares a couple at a busstop, a worker chatting on the phone at the entrance to a construction site, a woman seated a short distance away from an escalator, and a man seated at a void deck (he runs away upon spotting the masked idiot).


PRC STUDENT STUDYING AT PSB ACADEMY FINED $2K FOR SLASHING ANOTHER STUDENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 7:47pm

A private school student was fined $2,000 today (Oct 29) for attacking another student with a knife. Chinese national Chen Shijie, 24, admitted an amended charge of using the knife to slash Mr Wei Fangjie, 19, who is also a chinese national, causing him to suffer cuts at the back of his head and lower back last year on Dec 13, reports the Straits Times.


SINGAPOREAN SUB-CONTRACTOR: THERE ARE NO SINGAPOREANS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 7:37pm

Dear TRS, I am a pure breed Singaporean and have been working since ORD (2011) in construction industry for close to 4 years now. Many people have been speculating that IT industries are hogged by Indian FT and local born and breed Singaporean could hardly get a job in that industry with a decent pay. I could not comment much on the industry but what I could tell you is my true story of the construction industry.


WHAT I THINK OF THE HOW THE PAP GOVERNMENT TREAT OUR PIONEER GENERATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 7:23pm

This morning on and around 9 am, I saw a old woman presumably in her early 60s scavenging through several dustbins for discarded tinned cans just outside Bugis MRT along the Public Carpark leading towards Rochor Centre. When I crossed the traffic light towards Bugis Junction, I saw another woman, I think also in her 60s standing outside the UOB ATM machines directly opposite Bugis Village peddling tissue papers.


ST AEROSPACE PLANE THAT ILLEGALLY ENTERED INDONESIAN AIRSPACE FINED S$6,300

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 7:05pm

A plane belonging to ST Aerospace was fined Rp60 million (S$6,300) on Wednesday for illegally flying into Indonesian airspace. The plane had been intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets after it entered Indonesian airspace without the proper approvals and it had been forced to land at a military airbase.


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