In order to gain citizenship in South Korea, you have to be able to sing Korea's national anthem, "Aegukga". As pretty as the song sounds, I can imagine that singing it could definitely be a struggle. Especially for non-Koreans who are still learning how to speak the language. One of the requirements to pass Korea's citizenship exam is that you have to be able to sing the first four verses of this song during a naturalization interview--without reading the lyrics.
- Dear TRS, there is a serious rats infestation problem in Bukit Panjang
- Han Hui Hui’s lawyer writes to Police demanding they return her notebook
- Unions in 3rd world countries fighting for increased wages while our union is useless!
- PAP, Address Singaporeans Now and Sack Alvin Yeo!
- The silence of the sheep
- Dr Chee Soon Juan to speak at IBA conference in Tokyo
- Creative Problem Solving - PAP Style
- The unknown plight of Singaporean drivers
- MHA Press Sec: Allowing 'To Singapore With Love' is like allowing Jihad to glorify their cause
- Introducing the amazing ‘invisible’ umbrella which keeps the rain off using air jets
According to a survey released by the Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE) food prices at hawker centres have increased between 10 to 20% in just 2 years from December 2012. The survey, which was conducted in July this year, looked at food prices at hundreds of hawker stalls island-wide and compared them with food prices from December 2012.
So many Singaporeans don't know how to think for themselves and need other people to do the thinking for them in life. This can be forgiven 50-100 years ago back when the population is illiterate and uneducated. But now it's simply sad that despite people having received proper education and with many even attaining higher education they still are totally lazy and brainwash by the self serving establishment fear instilling propaganda and doomsday teachings.
Just before you make a big hoohaa, listen to what I have to say, because the first thing that would probably come out of your mouth would be : “You’re crazy.” or, “Don’t do it!!”. If it’s not something along those lines, then thank you very much for supporting me, or not discouraging me from doing so. 95% of friends - guys and girls alike, that I spoke to about my crazy idea of volunteering, told me not to do it. I tried to understand where they were coming from, but then I decided that I would still go ahead anyway. Not that I was being stubborn, but I wanted to try something new, and a small part of me always wanted to sign on, but I didn’t have the guts to. I’ll explain why later.
The Speak Good English Campaign was somewhat a success as it was promoted aggressively in libraries, bus advertisements and schools. Due to its origins, Singlish shares many similarities with pidgin varieties of English, and can easily give the impression of "broken English" or "bad English" to a speaker of some other, less divergent variety of English.
1) Rental increases hurting businesses: We have seen drastic rental rises for commercial properties in 2014, much to the detriment of businesses. For example, Yishun Bottle Tree Park has closed after the monthly rent increased from $68,000 a month to $169,000 a month to the new operator under the tender system. In the backdrop of declining productivity, our government seems to be rather delusional in that they have blamed the lack of labour instead for failed businesses.
Surely not when S’poreans in their 20s and 30s and their parents have difficulties in the PAP’s version of paradise? If these two groups have problems how can the PAP expect to hold the line at 60% of the popular vote? Let alone improve it to 65-66%*. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Singapore Exchange and SIM University sometime back, one Mr Kevin Scully...
Leong Sze Hian was so pissed off by the comments of Lawrence Wong that opposition parties were opposing for the sake of opposition and not offering solutions to help the govt that he wrote an article addressing the remarks directly. This is what Leong Sze Hian wrote: I refer to the article “Citizens should be active in seeking solutions to improve Singapore: Lawrence Wong” (Straits Times, Oct 17).
All the three key races that form Malaysia’s majority — the Malays, Chinese and Indians — are immigrants or “pendatangs”, even though the Malays, as the country’s dominant ethnic group, are given privileged status under the country’s bumiputra policy, a delegate from the Gerakan party said at its national conference yesterday. Johor delegate Tan Lai Soon said not only were the Chinese and Indians pendatang, but the Malays were not natives of Malaysia either as they had emigrated from Indonesia.