As a Singaporean that has the same generation as Singapore, that has grown up just like Singapore , I can not help but keep asking how would the next 50 years going to be like for Singapore? I know for a fact that I will not be around by the end of the next 50 years but I would wish that Singapore will still be around and will be better and dynamic as a country and society.
- Dear TRS, there is a serious rats infestation problem in Bukit Panjang
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- Unions in 3rd world countries fighting for increased wages while our union is useless!
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- The silence of the sheep
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Dear The Real Singapore, I noticed Channel 8 supporters angered by a photo captain which categorized the supporters as "三姑六婆”. The fact that the people captured in the photo are middle-aged doesn't mean they are "三姑六婆”. This is very rude and to make matters worse, Channel 8's administrator had deleted the photo and pretended that nothing of such happened despite angered fans complaining on their timeline.
When I was younger, I used to believe pornography should be completely banned and labelled everyone who watched it as ‘chikopeh’. I also swore to myself that I would never watch such films. However, as I grew up, I started to do my own research about some of the claims made against it. This helped me to think critically. Over time, my perspectives changed.
According to a survey of the middle class by insurance company AIA, most Singaporeans are worried about having too little savings for their retirement. The number of Singaporeans worried about retirement is higher than the number in other South-East Asian countries with 55% of Singaporeans saying they are worried. In the rest of South East Asia, the number was 44%.
In order to gain citizenship in South Korea, you have to be able to sing Korea's national anthem, "Aegukga". As pretty as the song sounds, I can imagine that singing it could definitely be a struggle. Especially for non-Koreans who are still learning how to speak the language. One of the requirements to pass Korea's citizenship exam is that you have to be able to sing the first four verses of this song during a naturalization interview--without reading the lyrics.
According to a survey released by the Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE) food prices at hawker centres have increased between 10 to 20% in just 2 years from December 2012. The survey, which was conducted in July this year, looked at food prices at hundreds of hawker stalls island-wide and compared them with food prices from December 2012.
So many Singaporeans don't know how to think for themselves and need other people to do the thinking for them in life. This can be forgiven 50-100 years ago back when the population is illiterate and uneducated. But now it's simply sad that despite people having received proper education and with many even attaining higher education they still are totally lazy and brainwash by the self serving establishment fear instilling propaganda and doomsday teachings.
Just before you make a big hoohaa, listen to what I have to say, because the first thing that would probably come out of your mouth would be : “You’re crazy.” or, “Don’t do it!!”. If it’s not something along those lines, then thank you very much for supporting me, or not discouraging me from doing so. 95% of friends - guys and girls alike, that I spoke to about my crazy idea of volunteering, told me not to do it. I tried to understand where they were coming from, but then I decided that I would still go ahead anyway. Not that I was being stubborn, but I wanted to try something new, and a small part of me always wanted to sign on, but I didn’t have the guts to. I’ll explain why later.
The Speak Good English Campaign was somewhat a success as it was promoted aggressively in libraries, bus advertisements and schools. Due to its origins, Singlish shares many similarities with pidgin varieties of English, and can easily give the impression of "broken English" or "bad English" to a speaker of some other, less divergent variety of English.