• Local P3 teacher asks students to reflect on MH17, you'll be shocked by their responses
  • 30 New Hidden Speed Cameras will come into effect from 15 July 2014
  • SIA plane was in the same danger as MH17, reportedly a mere 25kms behind MH17
  • Singapore Airlines caught lying on Facebook about not using Ukraine airspace
  • Dear TRS, I got summoned for parking my car outside my mosque during prayers
  • VEP for singapore cars? Are you really sure Mr Najib? Don't regret it
  • Ng Eng Hen: IPPT will now only consist of 2.4km, Sit-ups and Push-ups
  • We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
  • S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?
  • The only S'porean Singer chosen for The Voice China is forced to pull out because of NS

BUT RISKS REMAIN

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 7:59pm

Now we know why they were so eager to hand out the bonuses. The members of parliament had an extra $15,000, but the jiak-liao-bee hoarding the Istana like his personal fiefdom pocketed another $250,000 - and that's a conservative estimate based on an annual stipend of $3 million. Never mind the if economy is going to tank. The (usually) unflappable Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is rolling out the scary words: ensuring stability and sustainability. MAS warned not only about the home loans - accounting for three quarters of total household and liabilities - which could be a significant source of risk. 


S'POREAN WHO CYBER-STALKED AMERICAN SINGER FOR 6YRS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 7:43pm

A 38 year old Singaporean has admitted to cyber stalking an American Singer for over 6 years. Colin Mak Yew Loong, admitted to 31 counts of criminal intimidation of the 29 year old Singer Leandra Ramm between 2005 and 2011. Mak had contacted her under the guise of furthering her music career after she was featured on CNN in 2005. By pretending to want to help her with her music career, Mak obtained her resume and contact details.


HONGKONGERS ‘DISLIKE MAINLAND CHINESE MORE THAN JAPANESE’

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 6:56pm

Negative feelings in Hong Kong towards mainland Chinese are at their highest for some years, while sentiment about Japanese people remains comparatively warm, a poll shows. The Hong Kong University survey conducted in November showed 31.8 per cent of Hong Kong people have “negative” feelings for people from mainland China. The same survey in May put the figure at 35.6 per cent, meaning the average figure for this year was the highest since the exercise began in 2007.


CLASS SIZES ARE TOO BIG IN SINGAPORE (BIGGEST AMONG THE HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES!)

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 6:45pm

My fellow Singaporeans, we face a chronic problem. Class sizes are too big in Singapore. When they are too big, will our children receive enough attention to do well in life? Read on. It was shared in parliament that the ”pupil-teacher ration (PTR) has improved from 26 in 2000 to 18 in 2012 for primary schools, and from 19 in 2000 to 14 in 2012 for secondary schools.” This means that for every one teacher, there are 18 students in the primary schools and 14 in the secondary schools.


PRC NATIONAL INVESTIGATED BY AUSTRALIAN POLICE FOR COMMITTING ESPIONAGE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 6:30pm

Australian Federal Police are investigating a CSIRO employee who is suspected of unauthorised use of the organisation's computers. Fairfax alleges the man is a Chinese national suspected of espionage. It says the man worked in the organisation's nanotechnology laboratory in Melbourne until last week. It is understood the investigation surrounds whether he sent sensitive information to a foreign power.


CHINA IS CHEATING THE WORLD STUDENT RANKINGS SYSTEM

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 6:13pm

The results from a global exam that evaluates students’ reading, science and math skills are in and, once again, Chinese students appear to be reigning supreme while American students continued to underperform. But before you shake your head ruefully and scoff at the decline of Western-style education, take a look at how the data is organized.


UNEMPLOYED SMU GRAD: THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED US!

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 5:20pm

I am a graduate of SMU, and have been trouble finding a job for 2 years. I am wondering if there are any opportunities here because I have been looking on craigslist, indeed, jobsdb, regionUP, all for jobs but I suspect most of them are fake or just recruiters trying to collect resumes for the companies which are not even hiring. I have a Bachelor’s in Accountancy and Finance from SMU. At 29 years of age, I don’t see much opportunities in the PMET sector especially for males. I don’t know why. But I think employers generally prefer females in the accountancy sector because they will not shout out as loud as males, and are generally perceived as more meticulous than men.


FARE REVIEW COMMITTEE – A TROJAN HORSE FOR A FARE RISE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 5:13pm

There were good recommendations from the FRC such as the introduction of monthly concessions for frequent travellers and low-income travellers. However, the FRC did not recommend the amount of discount from the current single fare structure for the price of the monthly concessions. They also did not define the meaning of frequent travellers. Those who take at least two trips a day should be defined as frequent travellers. If they did so then we can judge the tangible economic benefits of their recommendations.


PAP SUPPORTERS ARE THE REAL ASSHOLES

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 December 2013 - 4:48pm

The PAP has worsen the people’s livelihood and poised to make life harder in the years to come before GE2016. But there can only be so much blame to be placed on an incompetent and out of touch government who have paid themselves too much. The ones who are more responsible than the PAP are no doubt those who put them in power. The naive ignoramous ones take in the lies, the half-truths and the threats, while the evil ones either profit from the status quo or have their monthly check issued directly from the PAP government. Yet all of them are equally guilty for the path of destruction Singapore has undertaken because of their electoral choice, whether misinformed or outright ill-intended.


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