This year, there are a record 243 couples registered to get married on the 14th of February, which is Valentines Day. This year, Valentines day coincides with Yuan Xiao Jie which is the 15th day of the Chinese New Year. Because of the special date, the cost of weddings on the day are also slightly higher. This is the first time in about 20 years that both Yuan Xiao Jie and Valentines coincided. Last time, it occurred it in 1995. On that day, over 1000 marriages took place.
- Dear TRS, I saw a PRC allowing her son to shit publicly outside Chinatown MRT
- NUS Orientation camp made students strip and lick whipped cream off each other
- PM Lee deletes Singaporeans' Facebook comments about imported table tennis talents
- Former Boss of Five Star Tours now serves drinks in Hawker centre
- Dear TRS, I hope my burnt car serves as a warning to all!
- Dear TRS, these drunk Ang Moh "FT" were disturbing people in the MRT
- Secondary school bans former student because he spoke out against the govt?
- Be careful of this new scam from callers claiming to be from your Telco company
- M'sia TV1 news blocked because M'sa is Anti-Occupation and SG is pro-Israel
- Malaysian bus drivers stage strike at JB Checkpoint over toll hikes
I refer to the article “ST downplays news of NEA taking AHPETC to court” (TR Emeritus, Feb 1). Summons against town council? It states that “In addition to issuing a summons against AHPETC (‘NEA issues summons against AHPETC‘), NEA issued notices to residents and their family members assisting at the fair to attend court and pay fines. NEA said 4 stallholders had been served with a notice because they were “hawking without a licence”.
Two-and-half years has passed since the last GE and it is about time to assess how the govt has been doing. The massive housing problem has started to show some results. The backlog of housing needed has temporarily been transferred to the waiting list of units under construction. I won’t give credit to this as it was a self-created problem due to bad management. In fact the govt should apologise to all the home buyers who ended up paying very unreasonable high prices. The fear of runaway housing prices has been removed. But prices are still high as they are still hovering near their peak after more than doubling or tripling in the last decade.
Netizens bemused by SMRT's explanation of Expo incident. According to SMRT, the old man who was found unconscious on the tracks on Saturday had wandered onto the tracks on his own and was not hit by the train. Netizens were bemused by this explanation by SMRT as it seems to absolve the operator of all blame.
While we tried to relay the positive messages of the WHD, the authorities responded with suspicion and threats. We were pressured by the authorities when we attempted to seek a friendly 'public view’ and conduct 'ground research' in early December for our WHDS promo video. Similarly, our attempts to organise a meeting with our wonderful supporters to update them and to discuss our plans for the short film resulted in intense scrutiny.
An elderly man believed to be in his 70s was found unconscious this afternoon near Expo Station at around 1:45pm. The man had suffered injuries to the head and had several cuts on his body. It was originally believed that he was hit by an SMRT train but police have clarified that this was not the case. The train headed toward Expo station was stopped in accordance with operating procedures and police were called to the scene.
Khaw Bon Wan announced on Saturday that he has instructed HDB to make the policy on Guide Dogs in HDB flats an 'open policy' explaining that currently, HDB sees guide dogs as 'not HDB approved'. As it stands, only toy breeds are HDB approved but HDB explained that usually exceptions are made where visually impared persons lodge an appeal.
In an effort to help with the construction boom, Singapore is looking to bring in even more foreign workers to work in the construction industry with new workers coming from the Phillippines and Sri Lanka. The first batch of 15 FWs from the Philippines will be coming in next month with the aim to bring in 200 every month by the middle of this year. The workers are getting their qualifications from Overseas Testing Centres (OTC) set up in the Philippines and the inflow of Pinoy construction works is expected to increase when all 4 OTCs are opened.
Violence erupted in Bangkok on Saturday, the eve of tense Thai elections, with explosions and heavy gunfire breaking out in clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters, according to an AFP journalist. Bystanders, security personnel and journalists raced to take cover in a north Bangkok shopping mall after a man pulled an assault rifle from a bag and began spraying bullets during a stand-off between government supporters and scores of opposition demonstrators, an AFP reporter at the scene said.