Archive for the ‘LIFESTYLE’ Category

Cycling in Singapore: cheers to more off-road cycling routes

October 9, 2013

The one positive news for me at midweek is that by 2030, 700 km of off-road cycling routes will have been completed. To put this into perspective, this is about the distance from Singapore to Ipoh. 190 km of that will be completed by 2020. Cyclists will certainly cheer at this good news particularly those […]

Cycling in Langkawi: a cycling paradise Part 2 of 2

September 9, 2013

Chris Froome needs no introduction. He’s the winner of this year’s Tour de France. He once said that Langkawi was a cycling paradise. On the cusp of Visit Malaysia Year 2014, this is a big boost to the country. And if you have been to Langkawi, you’ll agree whole-heartedly with him. Compared with Phuket or […]

Grace Fu lecturing Singaporeans over new immigrants

August 14, 2012

I read with disbelief that Grace Fu is lecturing Singaporeans on the need to integrate with foreigners, particularly those the regime minted as new citizens in a desperate attempt to hang on to power in the face of widespread public dissatisfaction. Wasn’t she the one who made the preposterous claim that the social media was […]

Why there are fault lines between new citizens and native Singaporeans

August 2, 2012

PM Lee, our quiet PM, quiet in contrast to prime ministers like David Cameron the British Prime Minister, has called on new citizens to integrate in their adopted country. Prompted perhaps by criticism of foreigners who bring with them their social norms and habits and their refusal at integration, PM Lee has a new message […]

Sleeping all along: PM Lee now urges new citizens to be part of Singapore community

July 8, 2012

PM Lee, in whom many Singaporeans have lost confidence in his quiet leadership, has roused himself to urge new citizens to be part of the Singapore community. Shouldn’t this include PRs and other foreigners who have been residing here for years? While the regime has been busy with other things on the national agenda, foreigners […]

Sticker Lady is vandalism? Talk Cock Only

June 9, 2012

I don’t know what went through the Sticker Lady’s mind as she went about determinedly spreading her sticker messages. Probably it was This is great fun and if caught so what? And with widespread police surveillance cameras it was only a matter of time. Reading some of her sticker messages certainly made me laugh, and […]

Singapore elderly toil and slog it out in retirement

May 22, 2012

My Chinese educated retiree friends on their return from holidaying in China often enthused about the benefits the retirees there enjoy. For example, they learned that retirees either pay a subsidized rate or free travel on public buses throughout the day. “In Singapore, our retirees above 60 pay subsidized rates only outside peak hours,” they […]

Jailed for commercial sex: the law has no common sense?

January 10, 2012

Four months jail for having commercial sex with an underage Vietnamese girl? To my mind, this is absurd.  She came with the single-minded purpose of prostituting herself. The customer did not coerce her in any way. Besides, she lied about her age.  In prostitution there is no victim unless the female was forced into it.  […]

Punggol Point Park: wonderful recreational facilities

November 21, 2011

Punggol Point Park, officially opened yesterday, offers remarkable recreational facilities to the residents of Punggol and Sengkang, and even to those from AMK and Seletar. From Punggol Point, a park connector takes you in three directions. One to Lorong Halus wetland, and from here to Pasir Ris and Changi Point. The second to Punggol Waterway. […]

Changi pub-owner fined: sign of a thuggish society?

November 18, 2011

These days people must be wondering whether our society is becoming disorderly. Two incidents this week make people worry about their personal safety. In the first incident, a pub owner attacked a customer in his pub. Taken to court, he was fined $1500. Most people would think this is a very lenient sentence for an […]