• Not all private hospitals and doctors are money-driven people
  • 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
  • It is sad to see that the Changi Airport cleaning lady is 85 years old and still working
  • ACS Boy who is now SMRT CEO in hot soup for letting ACS cheaply charter trains
  • Local Celebrity famously known as 'Muthu' has passed away
  • Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
  • NTU President: The Govt is wrong, we need more graduates for SG to survive
  • NS Man: My Warning to Rich Foreigners in Singapore
  • Swedish man forced to beg on Thailand streets after Thai gf cheated all his money
  • Singapore to get the Apple iPhone 6 on Sept 19 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sept 26?

WHO IS RIGHT? PM? HEART TRUTHS? CONSUMER SURVEY?

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 7:49am

Recently PM said the problems S’pore were facing were the results of success*. Here I asked: Success what success? Real wages grew by only 0.4% while GDP grew by 5.9%. while the prices of public housing apartments went up in a recession. Meanwhile, many new media warriors (posters on TRE; Heart Truths, near relation to Hard Truths; Han Hui Hui, an FT turned new citizen, who is proof that the Bumis in M’sia are right not to trust the local Cina: Uncle Chua etc) are always full of how hard life is for the average S’porean. 


GERALD GIAM'S INTERVIEW WITH STRAITS TIMES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT WOES

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 7:28am

The Straits Times did an interview with me last week about the performance of public transport since the last General Election, quotes of which were published on Saturday’s (3 May 2014) Insight article, “On track to solve public transport woes?”. Below is the full transcript of the interview.


MY DEAR PRIME MINISTER, SINGAPORE DOESN’T BELONG TO FOREIGNERS!

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 7:23am

I thought I have read wrongly or that the Indian news website has misquoted our dear Prime Minister but after checking with Channel News Asia news report, those were the exact words quoted as well. From my understanding, our Dear Prime Minister is basically saying, “Hey! Foreigners like you, whether you are PRs or just working here under employment pass, we treat you as one big Singapore family and this land belongs to you as well and we would be glad to celebrate any festivals or happy events with you here!”


MACDONALD KEEP USING HALAL AS AN EXCUSE TO PREVENT ME FROM EATING NEAR THEIR PLACE!

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 May 2014 - 10:03pm

Dear The Real Singapore, There are times when people use the facade of religion, races and language to mask up their prejudice. And the question now lies, is Mcdonalds one of them? I've recently sent in an email to them via their feedback form, to ask for an explanation of a couple of incidents where racial practice/certification used to "mask up" possible prejudice. Since when has it become illegal to dine beside someone eating a Halal food? The last time I remember all my muslims and non-muslims friends all eat together on the same school canteen table as well as during my army days during BMT as well.


SINGAPORE'S EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE MONEY

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 May 2014 - 9:59pm

Taxi Drivers who hold degrees? That’s boring and common stuff. How about an Education Minister who proudly boasts of his countries world-class education system while he did his own masters overseas? How about Ministers who proclaim that every school is a good school while they have never placed their children in neighbourhood schools.


11 TERRORISTS WITH LINKS TO AL QAEDA HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN RELATION TO THE MISSING MH370

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 May 2014 - 9:56pm

A group of 11 terrorists with links to Al Qaeda were yesterday being interrogated on whether they are behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The suspects were arrested in the capital Kuala Lumpur and in the state of Kedah last week and are members of a violent new terror group said to be planning bomb attacks in Muslim countries. The interrogations come after international investigators, including the FBI and MI6, asked for the militants, whose ages range from 22 to 55 and include students, odd-job workers, a young widow and business professionals, to be questioned intensively about Flight MH370.


TWO INDIAN FTS ARRESTED FOR RIOTING AFTER ATTACKING HOUSEMATES IN UTILITY BILL DISPUTE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 May 2014 - 9:50pm

The Police said that they have arrested two Indian nationals for rioting after they allegedly attacked their housemates in a dispute about utility bills. The men, aged 29 and 36, were arrested at about 3:30am on May 1st at a Housing estate in Jurong West Street 1. It is understood that there were about 8 people involved in the dispute about the cost of their most recent utility bill. 


ROY'S SPEECH AT EVENT FOR FAIRER WAGES AND RIGHTFUL EMPLOYMENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 May 2014 - 9:48pm

This is another video at an event I spoke at. We organised an event yesterday (3 May 2014) to advocate for fairer wages and rightful employment for workers in Singapore. You can watch my speech here:


PM LEE: SINGAPOREANS SHOULD USE THEIR MOTHER TONGUES MORE IN THEIR DAILY LIVES

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 May 2014 - 9:36pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said today that Singapore is doing its "utmost" to keep mother tongues alive. Writing on Facebook, PM Lee said that these dialects are evolving and changing over time and we need to learn to speak and write them not only correctly, but also colloquially. He was referring to a recent BBC article about the way Chinese is changing in China to include English words directly. 


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