• 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
  • It is sad to see that the Changi Airport cleaning lady is 85 years old and still working
  • 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
  • Swedish man forced to beg on Thailand streets after Thai gf cheated all his money
  • NS Man: My Warning to Rich Foreigners in Singapore
  • Dear TRS, PRC woman put flyers into my letterbox looking for Singapore husband
  • MSN Messenger is shutting down after 15 years of memories

SDP MOURNS THE PASSING AWAY OF MOHD ISA

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 12:31pm

One of SDP's stalwarts, Mr Mohd Isa bin Abdul Aziz has passed away. Isa, a member of the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC), died last night of renal failure after suffering a stroke in November 2013. He was 56. Isa, as he is known to members, joined the SDP in the late 1980s and has always played a leadership role in the party. He stood as an SDP candidate in past elections, the latest in Sembawang GRC in the 2011 GE.


RICH FOREIGNER LABELS SINGAPOREANS WHO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AS "POOR PEOPLE"

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 12:30pm

The man apparently had to take public transport with his son after his car was sent to the workshop. The man posted a photo of his son on an MRT train with the caption: 'Daddy, where is your car & who are all these poor people?' In another facebook post, the man uploaded a photo of his sports car after getting it back and wrote: 'Normal service can resume, once I have washed the stench of public transport off me.'


A SMALL VIEW INTO THE LIFE OF MURTADS (EX-MUSLIM)

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 10:58am

Dear TRS readers, I have previously wrote some opinion pieces for The Real Singapore (TRS) such as “A YOUNG SINGAPOREAN MUSLIM: I AM NOW AGAINST CIRCUMCISION” as well as "I AM A MUSLIM AND I AM NOT THAT OFFENDED" regarding the Alvivi Bak Kut Teh saga. Though I was born into a loving muslim family and was given the standard Islamic teaching, the extreme negative responses that these op piece, and some death threats as well according to the TRS team, had led me to question my faith. Why would muslims who follow the teaching of Islam react so vilely?


THE GOVT HAS DONE WELL SO FAR BUT IT'S ABOUT TIME THEY START TO CHANGE THINGS

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 10:24am

I am 21 year old Singaporean male, undergraduate in 1st year of university. Amidst all the complaints and resentment that Singaporeans have against our government, I would like to express some of my personal views and probably a gauge on how the new younger generation would think about certain social issues. (Disclaimer: I am not exactly representing what people from my generation would think). 


100 000 FOREIGNERS CAN BE SENT HOME NOW

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 10:11am

Dear TRS and fellow Singaporeans, Much has been said and lamented over the foreign influx in recent times, with dire consequences in many areas of our lives. From displaced PMETs, overcrowded trains, shortage of hospital beds to foreign arrogance and dilution of our national identity, ordinary Singaporeans have shouldered the brunt of problems from ill-conceived government policies. 


MASSIVE DELAYS ON NORTH SOUTH LINE DUE TO 'SIGNAL FAULT'

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 9:32am

Commuters on the North South line were met with huge delays this morning during peak hour as a "signal fault" caused delays of over 45 minutes. SMRT released a statement explaining that there was a signal fault and commuters should expect 20 minutes of extra travel time on southbound trains between Sembawang and Marina Bay stations. Despite this, commuters have reported that they have been stuck for well over 20 minutes with some commuters unable to get off stopped trains for over 45 minutes. 


ELDERLY SECURITY GUARD FIRED FOR OFFENDING RICH PRC

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 8:16am

Dear TRS, This probably would not get published in the mainstream media, so I am writing to you in the hope that you can share my story with your readers. My father is 62 years old and used to be a security guard for an “A” rated security firm. In Singapore, security firms have various grades given to them by the police. Needless to say, firms need an “A” grade in order to secure the most lucrative contracts from the big clients such as the polys and banks.


RIVERVALE PLAZA SAGA: VOTE FOR THE OPPOSITION TO GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 8:08am

As Singapore gets more politically liberal, I will discuss why I believe that voting for the opposition may bring you more benefits than if you were to vote for the PAP. Rivervale Plaza: Checks and balances: to counter the PAP’s incompetence? Rivervale Plaza has finally been opened slightly less than a year after the by-election. The significance here is that the poor state of the mall in 2012 has been put under scrutiny at the electoral debates. 


SPENDING PER UNIVERSITY STUDENT 464% LESS THAN GDP GROWTH?

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 January 2014 - 8:02am

More money for universities? I refer to the article “S$100m grant to help local universities build research strengths” (Channel NewsAsia, Jan 19). 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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