Hello, over the past two years, I’ve learnt many things about Singapore. I started out a noob, in the sense that I had used to believe whatever the government said. I had believed that if the PAP were not the government, Singapore might not do well. I had believed that we cannot increase wages because businesses will leave. Over the past two years, as I research and learn more about the policies in the other countries, I’ve learnt that what the PAP says is not true – they only want to scare us.
I believe most people only wanted more oppositions to be in parliament. But things have gotten out of control, we have to send them out of parliament as soon as we can and stop the all the bad policies they are churning out. Singaporeans are worry about few major items: 1. A roof over the head: Every quarter, new HDB launch prices are adjusted up, now most 5 room flats are above half a million and prices are still going up. Who can carry a loan of 30 years? The government same excuse for this repeatedly is to ask you to live within your limits!
A photo has been circulating on social media showing a young girl wearing a commando beret while squeezing her boobs with her fingers. I first saw the photo on Temasek Review facebook page and all my friends are sharing it on their facebook and twitter now. I am not sure what are the intentions are but it is very distracting seeing this photo circulating at my workplace. I am a commando soldier and I am deeply insulted by her actions. Doesn't she know how much us commando has been through to wear that red beret?
A Fire broke out at the coffee shop of Blk 59 of Marine Terrance in Marine Parade this morning. Witnesses reported that the fire started at the fish noodle store when someone was frying some fish. The fire quickly spread to the rest of the coffee shop and large amounts of black smoke were seen rising up to the HDB flats above. Residents and patrons at the Coffee Shop were quickly evacuated and the SCDF were called to the scene.
The elite are living life in their ivory towers and would do all they can to convince or coerce the masses that the new status quo is either good, natural or inevitable, and nothing can be done about it. The first myth they are selling is that the wide income gap is normal and that’s it, live with it, meaning they keep their high income and the masses keep their low income. They are so talented and the average guy is so untalented.
Dear TRS, Close to 30 years ago, I was born in Singapore. My parents were also born and raised in Singapore. I was very disturbed with the story of the foreigner asking a Singaporean to 'Go Back To Your Country' which was published at TRS about a week ago. I been through some incidents similar to this before. Around some time last year, I wanted to make payment at a petrol kiosk in Geylang.
I refer to the article “SIA cuts flying years : Captains to stop at 64, first officers at 62″ (Straits Times, Mar 7). Undisclosed compensation for pilots? It states that “In accordance with government guidelines and SIA’s re-employment agreement with its pilots’ union, affected pilots will receive an undisclosed lump sum payment when they leave the company”. Re-employment Act?
Nominated Member of Parliament, Laurence Lien, has said that he is not looking for an extension of his term as an NMP and is going to let someone else take on the role when his term finishes in August. Mr Lien is the CEO of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre but he also said that he will soon be stepping down from this position as well.
Recently there are these durian scams going around which I had experienced personally just yesterday night at the doorstep of my HDB flat. the seller a malaysian chinese will keep insisting that you try first and no obligations to buy. Then he will proceed to open the durians, after trying he will quote a price like $150 for 3 durians. when you refuse, he will not leave and insists that you at least buy the opened durian which costs $50 dollars. the seller was really insistent and refused to leave until i made call to police.