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WHY DOES THE MOE SPEND $350M ON FOREIGN STUDENTS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 March 2014 - 10:59am

There are online questions asking why the Ministry of education spends $350 million a year on foreign students in Singapore’s education system. Is it true the government cares only about foreigners, and ignore the welfare of Singaporeans?


CHINESE IN RUSH TO SELL OFF HK HOMES

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 March 2014 - 10:28am

A growing number of wealthy Chinese are rushing to sell their luxury homes in Hong Kong, with some even offering big discounts for a quick sale, on the back of a looming liquidity crunch on the mainland, stated media reports. These same cash-strapped sellers were blamed for the skyrocketing property prices in Hong Kong, where they accounted for 43 percent of new luxury home sales in Q3 2012, prior to the introduction of a tax hike on foreign buyers.


COMPASSION-DEFICIT LEADERS CREATE A COMPASSION-DEFICIT SOCIETY

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 March 2014 - 10:16am

Singapore is a country in which its ivory tower leaders live in denial. Every criticism or negative comment invites a knee jerk defensive response from PAP politicians eg. New York Times’ editorial on the Little India Riot link, criticism of politicians’ wild claims of housing affordability on a $1000 monthly income, etc. Freelance writer Charlotte Ashton moved to Singapore last year. She had a shocking experience on the MRT. 



BILLIONAIRE ASKS SG GOVT FOR MORE LAND TO BUILD MORE HOTEL ROOMS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 March 2014 - 10:03am

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has asked Singaporeauthorities for more land to increase rooms at its resort in the city-state by about 60 percent after facing almost full occupancy, billionaire Chairman Sheldon Adelsonsays. The world’s biggest casino operator plans to add 1,500 rooms to the 2,563-room Marina Bay Sands, Adelson said at a briefing in Singapore today. 


呆而傻的新加坡人[已扎口]

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 March 2014 - 8:55am

 新加坡人的智商,他们自己之间比一比,估计还不会有什么问题,可他们只要一到中国,咱这即使是平时看起来非常愚钝的人,耍这帮子新加坡人,也是小菜一碟。这么说并非信口开河,而是有真凭实据的。旅行社的弟兄告诉我,各国旅游团,最容易带的,就是新加坡团,那怕是刚刚考了导游证的新手,带新加坡团也没问题,为什么?就是新加坡人特傻,你说什么都行,随便编个理由,就能让他们心服口服。   


QUALITY OF SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY GOING UP

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 March 2014 - 8:34am

Universities fees were raised in concert last year. And they are doing it again this year, in concert again. Is there anything wrong when merchants acted together to raise prices, like the price of a cup of kopi in the kopitiams? My apologies, universities are not merchants. This time they cited higher costs of talents, supplies and services and the expectations of students and the fee hikes are to defray these costs.


中国人: 新加坡人很傻

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 March 2014 - 8:01am

因为工作的原因,笔者最近在新加坡逗留了几天,所见所闻,感觉新加坡人很傻,真的很傻!就拿排队这件事来说,他们一点都不知道变通。在这个面积仅比海口市美兰区大一点的国家,哪里都能看到排队的人。他们排的队是蛇形队,即排队的人在几行平行的栏杆里折来折去,队伍就像弯曲着身体的蛇。在栏杆里,市民都规规矩矩地一个跟在一个后面。   


UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES INCREASED 300% OVER LAST 27 YEARS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 March 2014 - 10:40pm

I refer to the article “How much more the 2014-15 university intake will pay” (Today, Mar 21). University fees up as much as 7.9%? It states that “(university) Fee increases will range between 2.6 per cent and 7.9 per cent.” Spending per university student? According to the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Education Digest 2013 – Government recurrent expenditure on education per university student in 2012/2013 was $20,978. According to the Department of Statistics’ (DOS) Singapore 2005 Statistical Highlights – the above was $13,420 in 1985. 


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