• 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
  • Ng Eng Hen: IPPT will now only consist of 2.4km, Sit-ups and Push-ups
  • We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
  • S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?

RACIAL HARMONY DAY 2014: A LOOK AT LEE KUAN YEW

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 5:53pm

Today is Racial Harmony Day in Singapore, where kids in schools across the country dress in various costumes and are reminded of "racial tolerance". On this occasion, let's have a look at some of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts on Race, Culture, and Genes. Perhaps teachers should share these with their kids at school, since he is the "founding father" of the nation after all? “If I tell Singaporeans – we are all equal regardless of race, language, religion, culture. Then they will say,”Look, I’m doing poorly. 


JOHOR: NEW PLANS TO FLEECE SINKIES

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 5:07pm

Wonder why land is being reclaimed in the Johor Straits? S’poreans it seems love waterfront properties. So waterfront properties are being created. And this is adding to the supply of land in Iskandar, where there are already problems for S’poreans what with Johor and Federal taxes and restrictions. 


UNIVERSITY RESEARCH: OVER 80% OF MUTTON SKEWER MEAT IN CHINA IS FAKE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 5:05pm

An Anhui university student confirmed our worst fears when he DNA tested lamb skewers from multiple stands, and found they contained only 19.7% lamb. On the bright side, the cutting agents entailed mostly pork, chicken, and duck - and not, well, rat.


SINGAPORE POLICE: BE CAREFUL OF SCAMMERS USING PAYPAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 July 2014 - 4:55pm

"From January to May 2014, at least 27 cases have been reported by online sellers who had been cheated of about $33,000 in total after receiving fake ‘Paypal’ payment notification emails from scammers. "In these cases, the scammers, claiming to be from overseas, placed orders with the victims (online sellers) who advertise on online platforms.


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.


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