• PM Lee: S'poreans spamming the Philippines Day FB page are a disgrace
  • PM Lee censors foreigner's comment saying S'poreans should be given their rights
  • SCDF NSman had sex with 13-year-old girl at Pandan reservoir shelter
  • Gilbert Goh: Ten reasons why you must resist the Filipino celebration of their Independence Day
  • Macdonald asks customers to faster finish their meals because the "Big Bosses" are coming
  • Philippine's media laud PM Lee for calling his own citizens "a disgrace"
  • Filipino in Singapore: Pinoys in SG have gone too far
  • Dear TRS, this bus driver really made my day!
  • Singaporean mum pulled down maid's shorts and underwear in front of her kids
  • Philippines ABS news: Singapore PM defends Pinoy celebration by insulting his own citizens

$7.50/HOUR PAY FOR 51-YEAR-OLD OFFICE MANAGER JOB IN A RECRUITMENT AGENCY

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 7:40pm

Dear Gilbert, This is Jean. I am 51 this year. It has been very tough for me to get a job. I resigned from my job last Monday 24 March as an office manager. I was paid $7.50 an hour in a recruitment agency (not for domestic helpers.) I was hired as an admin executive on 6 November 2013.


RE-ASSESSING AFTERLIFE PRACTICES IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 7:24pm

Just last Saturday, I visited the temple at Balestier Road where my late grandparents’ ashes are interred. It has been sometime since I met my maternal relatives, and I chipped in to help my mother and uncles lay out food offerings on the table before we made some prayers to the patron deity of the temple.


WILL ONLINE SHOPPING ECLIPSE TRADITIONAL SHOPPING?

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 7:21pm

Online shopping has been a growing phenomenon since its inception in the last decade or so. Figures and statistics show that in 2013 total retail sales only slightly increased (2.2%) and GAFO (General Merchandise, Apparel, Furniture, and Other) sales decreased by 0.6%. This may be a result of various socio-economic aspects; changing trends, GDP, the state of the economy or the emergence of online shopping. Or it could simply be a combination of all these factors. This change in retail sales revenue is comparable to the raging war of e-books and paper books.


WHY AREN'T WE ALLOWED TO PICK THE FRUITS FROM TREES IN OUR HDB ESTATE AREA?

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 7:20pm

I emailed this to my MP, Dr Intan Mokhtar - regarding the ripe mangoes on public property that no one is allowed to pluck or risk getting fined. Dr Intan, The Mangoes in our estate are a-bloomin’ and soon they will ripen The residents are amazed by this year’s haul, And wonder what’s gonna happen.


MINISTRY OF MANPOWER: CLARIFYING MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT CPF

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 7:10pm

There has been discussion about the Central Provident Fund, or CPF, on social media recently. Unfortunately, there were some inaccuracies. We clarify two key inaccuracies below. Do help to share the clarifications with your family and friends!


HERE'S THE ONLY WAY TO GET REALLY, REALLY RICH

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 5:58pm

Want to be remarkably successful? Want to get really rich? (While there are many ways to feel "rich," in this case we're talking about monetary wealth.) Then check out this little gem of an investment opportunity. It's a simple investment. You only have to invest almost all of your money. On the upside, after a year you might earn 3 percent more. The downside? Any day you could lose it all, for reasons usually outside your control and that you will almost never see coming.


NO TO PHILIPPINES INDEPENDENCE DAY AT NGEE ANN CITY, YES IF ITS HELD IN PUBLIC PARKS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 5:21pm

As a Singaporean, i first would like to say that i am not comfortable seeing any other national flags being rallied, march upon openly in the public showing your nation’s pride of your national history on our soil – THIS IS SINGAPORE. I believe many other Singaporeans like myself shares the same opinion. Orchard road is a very iconic place and it is close to most Singaporean at heart. Most of us grew up hanging out at Orchard Road on weekends where we mixed and meet new friends from different races. To share some of the golden age OF MY TIME of metal heads, punks, ska, skin heads who were often seen around that area back in the 1990s where it is more of a culture based than of a nation’s pride like your agenda of celebrating “Philippines Independence Day“.


JUDGE: WOMEN SHOULD NOT HAVE THE AUTOMATIC RIGHT TO 'MAINTENANCE' MONEY IN A DIVORCE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 5:07pm

Justice Choo Han Teck, said in a recent judgement that women should not automatically get 'maintenance' money after going through a divorce. Justice Choo explained that the idea of maintenance money in a divorce is directly contrasting the ideas of gender equality and independence. He had written this in his judgement on a case where a woman was seeking $120,000 from her ex husband for 'maintenance costs'. 


MONKEYS THAT SHARES A COMMON ANCESTOR AS HUMANS CAN DO MATH!

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 4:58pm

Monkeys can use symbols to add — a finding that sheds light on the evolutionary origins of math, researchers say. Humans possess a sophisticated combination of mathematical capabilities unmatched in the animal kingdom. Still, there isincreasing evidence that at least some of these abilities are shared with other species. For instance, many animals can figure out which of two clusters of dots is larger or smaller.


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