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  • 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
  • Dear TRS, PRC woman put flyers into my letterbox looking for Singapore husband

SHOOTING STARS OF OPPOSITION POLITICS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 7:53pm

Dear Sirs, The departure of some of the brightest stars that entered the political firmament 3 years ago does not bode well for opposition politics in Singapore. The resignation of Nicole Seah from NSP on top of the departures of Dr. Vincent Wijeysinghe, Michelle Lee and Hazel Phoa is a disappointment to many Singaporean voters who have placed their hopes on them. 


TIN PEI LING: YOU HAVE TO BE THICK SKINNED TO MAKE IT IN POLITICS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 7:40pm

MP for Marine Parade GRC, Tin Pei Ling came into the lime light again when PM Lee Hsien Loong praised her and her grassroots team for their work to get the refurbished Macpherson Community club up and running again. PM Lee gave her high praises for her hard work and ability to show the residents that despite the early criticisms, she was the right person for the job.


IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE FOR THE GOVT TO BE HELPING PEOPLE BASED ON THEIR RACE

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 7:01pm

We are all #‎Singaporeans, why do we still need race-based help groups for the less well-off citizens? How different are the challenges faced by the low-income Chinese Singaporean community from the lets say the Eurasian Community? Or the Malay Singaporean community from the Indian one? The various self-help groups recently raised their monthly contribution rates.


3 SELF-HELP GROUPS NEED TO INCREASE CONTRIBUTIONS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 6:55pm

Increase in contribution rates? We refer to the article “Self-help groups ask better-off to chip in more” (Sunday Times, Aug 31). $600,000 annual deficit? It states that “Last year, its (Sinda) operating expenditure was $18.23 million, with more than half spent on education programmes. But its total income, including government grants, was $17.63 million.” So, does it mean that its operating deficit for last year was only about $600,000 ($18.23 minus $17.63 million)? 


LOCAL SINGAPOREAN CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE AT RISK OF BEING SHUT DOWN

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 6:15pm

The Substation is holding its very first crowdfunding campaign to help hit the SGD$30,000 target that we need in order to renovate The Substation Gallery. Click on http://www.pozible.com/project/181948 The Substation Founded in 1990, The Substation is Singapore’s first independent, contemporary arts centre. The Substation is committed to nurturing 'local voices' in Singapore arts and culture, and supporting diversity and depth in the arts.


MALAYSIANS RIOT, SET FIRE TO POLICE CARS AT STATE STADIUM IN SARAWAK OVER FOOTBALL MATCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 6:06pm

It was chaos at the State Stadium in Sarawak last night after fans turned violent and began damaging several police cars at the end of the Sarawak v Perak's Malaysia Cup second-leg match. Five youths were arrested, scores injured, including five policemen, and a police car was torched as about 2,000 home fans tried to get at the Perak players over alleged in-field incidents during the first leg played last week. 


CBS NEWS: DID AN AMERICAN DIE IN SINGAPORE PROTECTING AMERICAN SECRETS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 3:31pm

Sometime on the morning of June 27, 2012, Mary Todd heard the news no mother ever wants to hear: her firstborn son, Shane Truman Todd, then 31 years old, was dead. Complicating matters, Shane's body was lying in a morgue halfway around the world in Singapore. What happened next is a case study in the way a personal tragedy was transformed into a cause celebre by a Montana family blessed with resources, steely-eyed determination and a shrewd understanding of the ways of the world. Because Shane's father Rick Todd is an American Airlines pilot, the Todds were not strangers to international travel and were not intimidated by the prospect of dealing with a foreign government.


MORE MAIDS TAKING PART-TIME COURSES TO BE ABLE TO HAVE BETTER LIVES BACK HOME

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 3:15pm

According to voluntary organisation FAST (Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training), more maids in Singapore are taking skill upgrading courses so that they can have better lives when they return to their home countries. Courses such as entrepreneurship courses are popular with many hoping to take back their savings from working as a maid in Singapore to start something good for themselves and their families.


MUNICIPAL SERVICES OFFICE: WE ARE NOT TRYING TO CREATE ANOTHER LAYER OF BUREAUCRACY

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 3:03pm

We refer to the recent letters on the Municipal Services Office (MSO) and appreciate the feedback and interest shown. The MSO will be set up on Oct 1 to improve the delivery of municipal services. These are services that pertain to the upkeep and improvement of the communal living environment. Examples of such common issues include managing the cleanliness of public areas, horticulture maintenance, and maintaining and repairing transport infrastructure.


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