• PRC mistress breaks up Singaporean family again
  • 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
  • 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
  • Authorities somehow identify defecating woman as 34 yr old Singaporean
  • Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
  • Swedish man forced to beg on Thailand streets after Thai gf cheated all his money
  • The person that came up with the stupid Traffic Light idea should seriously be fired
  • CHC members queue for tickets to courtroom but don't turn up so public can't enter
  • Makansutra's KF Seetoh: Government is not listening to the residents' needs

6 TOWN COUNCILS TRANSFERRED $62M TO SINKING FUNDS WHEN ELECTIONS ANNOUNCED IN 2011?

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 6:55pm

Further to my article “Alternative news in 1 day? (part 68) – $17.8m surplus transferred to sinking fund of just 2 town councils?” (Feb 28) – I tried to collate the financials from the annual reports of the 8 town councils that announced an increase in service and conservancy charges (S & CC) yesterday.


6 WORST FINANCIAL MISTAKES YOU SHOULD AVOID

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 6:40pm

We are just into the second month of the new year, and the brand new start of the Lunar Chinese New Year. How is your financial health looking? If you did not have time to make some new year resolutions to make better financial decisions this year, you may want to look at this article to avoid some of the worst financial decisions you can make! Your financial situation is a combination of every financial decision you've made up to this point.


TELCOS SHOULD INNOVATE. NO ONE OWES THEM A LIVING

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 6:26pm

I refer to the article “Telcos ‘may cut network investments’ if they can’t ride on app messaging wave”. There will be more technology innovation over the internet. This will happen more aggressively in the future. This is only good for the world. The challenge is how Telcos will have to equally innovate to keep up. The “rent seeking” behaviour may not be the best course of action. What else could a competitive Telco do? 


SWEDEN'S CHILDCARE SYSTEM KEEPS POPULATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE UP

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 5:53pm

The SDP was invited to Sweden's Folkpartiet Liberalerna (Liberal People's Party) party conference in November last year and I had the privilege of attending it with our party Vice-Chairman John Tan. I met Dr Carl Hamilton, an economics professor and senior Folkpartiet official, and entered into a discussion with him about the population situation in Sweden and Singapore. He related to me that his country had a very supportive childcare system which the people, especially women, depended on because they had to work. He said that the system was very successful and seemed genuinely proud of it.


FORTUNE MAGAZINE: SIA IS 18TH MOST ADMIRED COMPANY IN THE WORLD

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 5:51pm

Singapore Airlines is apparently one of the most admired companies in the world obtaining a rank of 18th in Fortune Magazine's list of admired companies. Last year, SIA ranked 31st. It was the only Singapore company to make it into the top 50 and it was also the 2nd best airline on the list. However, despite the improvement in this ranking, SIA has reported falling profits with a 65% decrease in profits for the 3rd quarter of last year compared to a year ago. 


TEY TSUN HANG: THE CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST ME WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 5:18pm

Responding to media questions after his official acquittal from corruption charges today, Former NUS Law Professor Tey Tsun Hang said that he has "no confidence" in Singapore's judiciary and prosecutorial regime. In fact, he accused the whole case against him of being "politically motivated". This is also something he had maintained from the very start of the trial and this is what was communicated to NUS during his trial. 


DEAR TRS, MY RUSSIAN FRIEND WAS FREQUENTLY ABUSED BY HER MALAY HUSBAND

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 5:16pm

Domestic violence... So many women are victims of domestic tyrants, but they just scare and keep quiet. I was one of them... I was so in love with amazing Singapore and my husband. And as the most of women i kept hope that one day he will change. But this day never come. First punch i got from him when i was pregnant 9 month. After giving birth things become even worse. This man was humiliating and punching me in front of his mother and father... And when i was carrying baby, it did not stop him! He push, he slap, he punch... He never care that baby is scared and crying! He like to play role of good muslim man and role of nice family man on public. Its like two different men.


2014 BUDGET: RESPONSE BY THE NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY (NSP)

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 4:26pm

TOWARDS A MORE GRACIOUS SOCIETY KEY COMMENTS AND PROPOSALS Since the year 2002, NSP has made repeated calls on the Government to do more for our elderly. Budget 2014 only reinforces the transactional value in our society. We have missed the opportunity to lay the foundation for a more gracious one. PGP is premised on rewarding a generation of people who had sacrificed much towards the economic success of Singapore.


SINGTEL FIASCO: YOU PAY OR I BLOCK

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 February 2014 - 4:12pm

Singtel will not be charging their customers for the use of the free applications like Whatsapp, they will bill these companies instead. Which logically also mean these free applications will start charging the end-users. It is simple: whoever Singtel is going to charge, the money has to come from some where. The owners of these free applications are already doing the public a charity by making their services free, they are not going to incur losses just because some cheapskate telecom company in Singapore wants to make "sustainable" profit.


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