• I really hope Filipinos can show some basic respect to us Singaporeans
  • Dear TRS, My Neighbour Secretly Took my Clothes to Wipe his Buttocks Late at Night
  • Roy Ngerng: I have been labelled a criminal just for speaking out at Hong Lim Park
  • Bachelorette Party Ends With Bride Getting Pregnant With Dwarf Stripper’s Baby
  • Should Joss Paper Burning in Common Corridors Be Tolerated?
  • Asked to remove her hijab, this photographer created a picture of principles
  • Can’t we be a little more magnanimous towards LKY?
  • Number of Domestic Workers Complaining about a Lack of Food Increased 20%
  • If the Profit-Driven Sports Hub continues what they are doing, many Singaporeans will get fed up
  • Singapore has the Lowest Pensions Spending in the World?

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 8:43am

This ‘touch a dog event’ thingy has turned into such a big issue. And so, the organizer of the event has formally apologized for causing unease among Muslims and stressed that the event was not intended to deviate Muslims from the faith, distort Islamic teachings, ridicule Islamic scholars or promote liberalism. He insisted that it was held merely to help the public overcome their fear of dogs and how people may treat the animal in the context of Islam.


MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES SEIZE HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIAN CDS, BOOKS AT KUALA LUMPUR AIRPORT

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 8:38am

Hundreds of Christian compact discs (CDs) and books containing the word “Allah” were confiscated at the Kuala Lumpur International 2 airport in Sepang last Saturday. Sources, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue, told Malay Mail Online that the Protestant church in Sabah that he attends is attempting to negotiate with the Home Ministry for the return of the books and the CDs.


SINGAPORE GROUP WINS BID FOR NEW MYANMAR AIRPORT

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 8:35am

A Singaporean-led group has won a US$1.4 billion (S$1.78 billion) bid to build a second international airport in Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon, authorities said Wednesday (Oct 29), as the nation gears up for a dramatic increase in foreign arrivals. 


THIS IS HOW "UPSET" SINGAPOREANS ARE WITH TONY TAN BEING CALLED 'MINIATURE'

ROY 30 October 2014 - 11:43pm

AsiaOne reported that Singaporeans were insulted and upset that President Tony Tan was called "President Miniature". We take a look at people's response to see how "upset" people really were. Maybe this will surprise you. Or maybe you might just feel the same. Here goes!


DESPITE MASSIVE PROTESTS, HONG KONG REMAINS 3RD BEST PLACE TO DO BUSINESS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 10:25pm

World Bank: HK retains attractiveness to business despite protests The World Bank has released its annual ranking of countries for ease of doing business. Singapore retains the first place, helped by the traditional pro-business stance of the PAP. The surprise package however is Hong Kong which comes in Third, behind New Zealand.


SOME SUZUKI CUP MATCHES TO BE HELD AT JALAN BESAR DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH NATIONAL STADIUM PITCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 10:08pm

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) has inspected the pitch of the National Staidum and decided that they will go ahead and hold the Suzuki cup in Singapore. However, half of the games will be moved to Jalan Besar stadium as the grass at the National Stadium is still not good enough. Only those games expected to have large crowds will be held at the National Staidum which has a much larger seating capacity. 


SINGAPORE LGBT GROUPS EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT AT COURTS FOR KEEPING DISCRIMINATORY LAW

ROY 30 October 2014 - 10:04pm

Fourteen organisations have expressed their great shock and disappointment with the Singapore courts on their ruling against the rights of same-sex couples. The organisations criticised the court for its narrow interpretation of the Singapore Constitution which will continue to put LGBT individuals at risk of discrimination. Ivan Heng, who married his partner in August, also said that the "ruling effectively legitimises and entrenches discrimination against a significant and vulnerable minority in Singapore,"


NEW ZEALAND TO VOTE ON CHANGING FLAG

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:57pm

New Zealanders will vote twice over the next two years on whether the country should change its flag, the government said Wednesday. Next year, voters will choose their favourite alternative flag from among several options, and in 2016 they will vote on whether that alternative should replace the current flag, the government said.


PAP GOVT SHOULD TAKE A LEAF OUT OF EPF’S BOOK SINCE IT CANNOT RESOLVE RETIREMENT ISSUE

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:52pm

In my previous post, I highlighted the huge difference between the returns of EPF and CPF (5.91% vs 3.56% compounded interest) during the last 20 years. Not only were EPF returns higher every yearduring the last 20 years, CPF rates have never been higher than EPF rates since 1955.


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