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THE HONG LIM AFFAIR – MORE THAN UNIQUELY SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 9:22am

Let me put a positive spin to this sordid affair and turn it into a splendid affair. Too many negative views had been expressed in the media and it is timely that we look at in from a different angle. The two events staged at Hong Lim were incompatible in many ways and no responsible person in his right mind would put the two together.


DIVIDED CHINESE EYE HONG KONG PROTESTS WITH ADMIRATION, ANGER

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 9:16am

For some mainland Chinese in Hong Kong, the sight of thousands of people on the streets protesting for greater democracy is an alien one that has prompted comparisons with the relative lack of political freedom back home. Others are less impressed, and see the mass show of defiance as a dangerous tactic that has shut down large parts of the city and raised the risk of serious confrontation with Hong Kong police.


THINGS THAT COULD ONLY HAPPEN IN A HONG KONG PROTEST

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 9:03am

Tear gas, pepper spray, feelings of anger and betrayal, crowds forced to run from riot police... and yet the protests retain that uniquely Hong Kong character. Reporters and Hong Kong residents have shared their most surreal and charming experiences on the streets.


ISKANDAR INVESTORS SCREWED AGAIN: BY PRCS THIS TIME

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 7:59am

Bad news travels in pairs. Last week, Reuters reported Amid growing anxiety over a glut of high-rise residences in Malaysia’s Iskandar, a mega waterfront township project there appears to have hit a snag. The Business Times understands that CapitaLand, South-east Asia’s largest real estate developer, recently sought a six-month extension on the launch of its 900-unit high rise condominium, which is the first phase of a S$3.2 billion ($2.52 billion) Danga Bay project, which spans some 28 hectares on a man-made island.


WHEN MDA BANS A FILM, THEY TAKE AWAY A FILMMAKER'S INCOME, WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 7:50am

I've been thinking about Tan Pin Pin's 'To Singapore With Love' (have yet to watch it) and how we can collectively respond to instances of censorship. The first line is of course to mobilise support (petitions, letters, etc) to try to convince the authorities to rethink (and reverse) their decision.


NEW CAUSEWAY TOLLS CAME INTO EFFECT TODAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 6:19am

The LTA’s new tolls at the Causeway came into effect today (Oct 1). The tolls have tripled for all vehicles and those vehicles coming into Singapore will have to also pay a fee. The changes come soon after Malaysia raised their tolls and LTA explained that it has always been a longstanding policy of theirs to match Malaysian tolls.


THAI MAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR TRAIN RAPE, MURDER

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 6:00am

A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death today (Sept 30) for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists. 


LTA’S NEW CAUSEWAY TOLLS MAKE NO SENSE

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 October 2014 - 5:57am

When a Singapore registered vehicle leaves the country it reduces congestion on Singapore roads which is what our transport policy makers wish to see. Hence I do not see LTA’s logic of tripling the exit toll from $1.20 to $3.80 on October 1. Neither do I see the logic of imposing another $2.70 on a Singapore car returning to its country of origin when previously it was free.


TEO SER LUCK: I AM MOST CONCERNED ABOUT THE DISTRESS CAUSED TO THE CHILDREN

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 September 2014 - 10:56pm

Teo Ser Luck, the guest of honour at the YMCA charity event at Hong Lim Park on Saturday, wrote on his facebook that Roy’s apology is “a step forward”. He also decided that it was appropriate to apologise also for the trouble he may have caused. He explained that he felt that part of the inconvenience was caused because he was at the YMCA event as much of the protesters’ anger was actually directed at him.


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