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AMERICANS ON FACEBOOK THOUGHT STEVEN SPIELBERG KILLED A REAL DINOSAUR

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 9:37pm

This photo of Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park went hugely viral this week. Internet humourist Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with the caption: “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man”. A lot of people didn’t get the joke, and thought Speilberg really had shot a dinosaur.


SURVEY: 51% OF SINGAPOREANS ARE UNHAPPY WITH CPF RETURNS

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 9:25pm

According to a recent survey by Independent research company Blackbox research, 51% of Singaporeans felt that CPF does not give fair returns on savings. Currently, the interest rates on CPF is 2.5% on Ordinary Account and 4% on Medisave, Special and Retirement accounts. The survey took response from over 1000 Singaporeans and found that in general, it was lower and middle income earners that felt most strongly about CPF returns. 


WILL MY FAVOURITE ARCHIE COMIC BOOK GET BANNED IN SINGAPORE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 7:04pm

Given the recent hoohah over the NLB’s withdrawl and planned pulping of several books, seemingly due to public pressue in the form of complaints from the “We Are Against Pinkdot in Singapore” Facebook group, I’d wondered if there were similar pressures being brought to bear against other book sources, namely commercial bookstores.


I AM SICK OF BOTH FOREIGNERS AND SINGAPOREANS SMOKING AT NO-SMOKING AREAS

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 6:43pm

Almost everywhere I go, I can easily find a few violation of no smoking rules. Funny, only the enforcement authorities can’t spot. Clearly, I saw both foreigner and local do the same thing. I personally saw the foreigner smoke at the same location many times.


SBS TO INCREASE BUS FARES AGAIN ON 41 "NON-BASIC" ROUTES

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 6:39pm

Starting from August 3rd, SBS Transit is raising its fares again on 41 'non-basic' bus services. The Public Transport Council (PTC) just recently gave approval to SBS for the fare increase which will see all fares increasing, including those for seniors and students on the selected routes. The affected services are Nite Owl, Parks, Chinatown, Direct and Premium services. 


PM LEE APPLIES FOR JUDGEMENT TO BE PASSED ON DEFAMATION CASE WITHOUT A FULL TRIAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 6:17pm

PM Lee Hsien Loong's team of lawyers have made an application to the court for a summary judgement to be passed in the defamation suit that he brought against Blogger Roy Ngerng. A summary judgement is a ruling which can be made in some civil (non-criminal) cases without the case having to go through a formal trial. They are sometimes sought in cases where there is no disagreement on the material facts of the case. 


MOE TEACHER: MY SISTER WAS FIRED BY ISETAN BECAUSE SHE WORE A TUDUNG DURING WORK

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 6:11pm

I am a teacher. I am an employee of the Ministry of Education. I am a a civil servant. I am a Muslim. I don the tudung and I am proud to be all of the above mentioned. As a teacher, an educator, everyday I teach my pupils life lessons. Trying my best to instill values in them, so that they will grow up to become a respectable, responsible and kind member of the society. I teach all of them equally no matter their race, religion and nationality. I resognate our government's belief of living in harmony as a cohesive society despite our differences. I have never been treated indifferently because of the piece of cloth I choose to wear over my head. I believe I am not stereotyped by my outfit, religion or skin colour. Rather, by my mannerisms in the way I interact with society.


YAACOB IBRAHIM: COMMUNITY NORMS IS THE REASON WHY WE REMOVE THE AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN BOOK

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 5:48pm

The withdrawal of the three children’s titles from our public libraries has sparked much discussion online and in the media. Those who object to NLB’s decision and those who support it are equally vocal and energetic in their views. This is not the first, nor will it be the last time that public institutions like NLB find themselves facing such a controversy. I wish to explain the Government’s approach, in the hope that this will help all sides understand what the withdrawal is about – and what it is not about.


NIE STUDENT WHO WENT MISSING IN CAMBODIA MOUNTAIN: HERE'S HOW HE SURVIVED

THEREALSINGAPORE 11 July 2014 - 4:21pm

National Institute of Education student Sanjay Radakrishna, 26, who went missing in Cambodia last week, survived for almost a week in the mountain without food. What was supposed to be a simple day trip up the mountain took a turn for the worst when he slid off a wet path on his way down Phnom Aural in Kampong Speu.


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