• Not all private hospitals and doctors are money-driven people
  • 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
  • ACS Boy who is now SMRT CEO in hot soup for letting ACS cheaply charter trains
  • Local Celebrity famously known as 'Muthu' has passed away
  • Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
  • NTU President: The Govt is wrong, we need more graduates for SG to survive
  • NS Man: My Warning to Rich Foreigners in Singapore
  • Singapore to get the Apple iPhone 6 on Sept 19 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sept 26?
  • Dear TRS, PRC woman put flyers into my letterbox looking for Singapore husband
  • I found $1 coin in my laksa and the PRC hawker told me that I was 'lucky'

MAIDS FROM HELL

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 8:55pm

Dear TRS, Through the past 16 years, I only had a 6-year Filipino maid and a 2-year Indonesian maid who finished their contract. Both went home and didn't come back without informing me. Since the Indonesian maid left in May 2013, I experienced maids who just simply come and requested for transfer after a short stint. Worst still, very bad attitude.


SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES' PERSONAL DATA LEAKED ONLINE BY ANONYMOUS

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 7:56pm

Employees of the Singapore government may soon have their personal data leaked online, according to a threat made by Hacktivist group Anonymous. The threats were made in relation to the recent arrest of individuals linked to the hacktivist group including James Raj, Melvin Teo and Melson Moo. The hacktivist said that their arrests were "heavy handed". The group has warned that personal data such as names, email addresses, birthdates, nationalities, passport and mobile phone numbers have been stolen and that this data will be published online. 


A TIME TO FACE REALITY, WE ARE JUST A RED DOT

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 7:32pm

“There’s no need to change [the ship’s name],” he told The Jakarta Post. “The Indonesian government has its own rules, procedures and assessment criteria for determining whether to honor a person as a hero. This cannot involve any intervention from other countries.” The Today paper quoting Indonesian Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister, Djoko Suyanto on the naming of an Indonesia frigate about two terrorists for bombing MacDonald House in 1965. 


AN OPEN LETTER TO LAWRENCE KHONG ON HPB LGBT FAQ

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 6:57pm

Lawrence, Your letter to the HPB is "shocking and deeply upsetting". It was with a mixture of deep sadness and disgust that I read its contents. As a person who is (rather inexplicably, as it turns out) respected by a group of Singaporeans, it is somewhat strange that you would pen a letter so filled with blatant untruths, ignorance and hate. Your response to the issues raised is filled with irrationalities and poorly formed arguments. In this letter, I will dissect your points and explain why this is so to you.


3 MINS "CONSULTATION" BY A PRC CHINESE DOCTOR COSTS $43 AT IMH

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 6:34pm

My sister has been suffering from severe depression and mental illness for many years (similar to Canton singer, Leslie Cheung's case) and is undrgoing treatment at IMH. Last month, due to depression, as she wasn't able to wake up from bed, she missed her doctor appointment. After Chinese New Year, given her hectic work schedules, her depression got worsen. She is not able to sleep at night and is always feeling down and hopeless in her life.


ST EDITOR WARREN FERNANDEZ’S SWISS STANDARD DIFFERS FROM GOH CHOK TONG’S

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 6:19pm

“Big lessons from a little Swiss Alpine resort” by Warren Fernandez, ST editor, reflects the bubble he lives in. link Warren says that in 1984, ”government leaders set their sights only on reaching the levels the Swiss enjoyed at that time, and to do so by 1999. But the Asian financial crisis got in the way, the target slipped by a year, and it was only in 2000.” He has contradicted an elated Goh Chok Tong who, in 2009, said at a REDAS speech: 


THE IRONY OF "UNINVITING" THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH AS OUR 'PIONEER GENERATION'

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 6:07pm

I refer to the article “Tan Cheng Bock “uninvited” from LNY party due to outdated invite list” (Channel NewsAsia, Feb 7). It states that “The use of an outdated invite list resulted in former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock being invited to an upcoming Lunar New Year party at the Istana, and then told by the organisers later that the invitation had been sent by mistake. 


NTUC FAIRPRICE SPEEDS UP CHECKOUT PROCESS WITH 'SELF-SCAN' DEVICES

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 5:10pm

Shoppers at NTUC Fairprice will soon be able to scan their own items as they shop meaning that at the checkout, they just need pay for their total purchases. The Scan2Go devices aim to reduce the amount of time needed at the checkout and ultimately reduce wait times for customers. The system has already been in testing at the Bukit Timah Plaza Fairprice Finest store since December and over 1000 users have been able to benefit from the faster checkout times. 


LIM SWEE SAY EXPLAINS WHY TAN CHENG BOCK WAS 'UNINVITED' FROM CNY GARDEN PARTY

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 February 2014 - 4:58pm

Tan Cheng Bock caused quite a stir when he posted on facebook this morning that he was 'uninvited' from the annual Chinese New Year Garden Party due to a "policy change". He explained that he had been invited to the event and never failed to attend it since 1980 and he liked the event as he always received warm greetings and was able to catch up with many other Grassroots members. Dr Tan said he would miss meeting his friends at the event.


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