With only 2 years in Perth, I know I am not qualified to educate the others but it should be adequate to iron out a few misconceptions. A common folly of a new migrant is to go to a new land with the mindset that people of your same skin colour will give you a helping hand when you need it. Sad to say, that is far from reality. In truth, most members of the yellow skin, even those of your own nationality, will not hesitate to take full advantage of you when you are most vulnerable. Surprisingly I get more leeway dealing with the whites.
After I wrote about how the PAP government is in an imminent state of collapse, many people have expressed anticipation to this moment where they can experience the Singapore they once knew. Yet, there are also many people who tell me that I have ignored the effects of the vast number of new citizens the PAP government has let in because these people believe that new citizens are PAP-sympathetic. There are several reasons why these “new citizens” won’t help the PAP remain in government.
SingTel has turned to criticizing StarHub for not communicating well with it about the problems they faced due to the fire at SingTel’s interchange last week. SingTel CEO Yuen Kuan Moon said that StarHub had turned to the media about their 600 customers who were still affected by the outages without actually informing SingTel about the details so that they could work on it.
Gordon Ramsay’s whirlwind visit may be one of the more high-profile events in Singapore this year, but if there was one thing that stood out for me from the Hawker Heroes challenge, it was how Singapore’s hawker heritage is simmering with problems. During the July challenge, Ramsay, a Scottish-born celebrity chef, took three of Singapore’s favourite hawker dishes and did a more-than-decent job in reproducing them. This was a foreign chef — albeit talented and celebrated — who hasn’t been in Singapore in the last 15 years and he managed to score and win on one dish.
It would be great to have women do national service, even for just three months ("Women could do their part to defend S'pore: Poll"; last Wednesday). They could undergo basic training to get a taste of what the men go through. This will give them a good understanding of NS and be appreciative and supportive of their male counterparts. Basic medic training could be conducted to equip them with first aid skills, which would come in handy in everyday life and during emergencies. Cooking courses to cater to the masses would also be good.
The former states that “”The offer that CPE [Council of Private Education] would not commence defamation proceedings in exchange for my client dropping her constitutional challenge emanated from CPE. “There is no such counter-offer. “This particular offer came from CPE and not my client. “Prior to the offer made by CPE, there were negotiations which culminated in this offer, which my client accepted.”
Over the years, we have heard about how the big influx of foreign workers or talents has created great impact on Singaporeans' life. We have also heard about how some Singaporeans cry out foul about those who protested or made comments about these foreign migrants as "Xenophobic" or simply "Extremists". Some would even accuse anyone who raise the flag of Singaporean First as Xenophobic without really understanding what it means, neither will they reason it out in proper context.
Singapore day 2013 held on October 12 in Sydney, Australia has attracted a lot of negative attention after reports that “whites” were excluded from the event. The event, organized by the Overseas Singaporean Unit, a group under the National Population and talent division of the PMO and attended by DPM Teo and several Singapore celebrities, has been labelled as “racist” by Australians. Over 6200 Singaporeans attended the event held at The Doman, a public space next to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
60% of the population voted for PAP during 2011 elections. The PAP vaingloriously considers this achievement as an indication that they have gotten a HUGE majority of support from the citizens as compared to other democratic nations. As we know, this figure belies the actual truth. Taking into consideration that the climate of fear still plays a crucial role in punching up the percentage, Im pretty sure their think-tank have its own analysis as to what the actual support is.