Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

National Day: why few fly the national flag

August 8, 2014

Once again the same scenario is being played out: the majority of Singaporeans are not flying the national flag. The suggestion by the ruling PAP MPs that it’s due to the design of HDB flats is laughable. They not only insult our intelligence but also highlight the widely held perception that they are sorely out […]

Pinoy Independence Day celebration in Singapore: PM Lee is disgraceful

April 22, 2014

PM Lee has lambasted Singaporeans as disgraceful over opposition to Pinoy people here holding an Independence Day celebration in the heart of a famous shopping belt in Singapore. The government mouthpiece, The Straits Times ranked 150 in the world, have been trumpeting the comments of so called experts decrying the xenophobia. PM Lee is seriously […]

Spitting incident at Woodlands Interchange: SPF should carry out active policing

October 26, 2013

It’s heartening to note that SPF have been swift to arrest the spitter. I watched the video and found it scary the way he humiliated the woman and struck fear into those who happened to around at the time. This highlights the need for SPF to boost its policing in public areas. So far it’s […]

New fault-lines in Singapore society: immigrants must make the effort to integrate

October 8, 2013

Reading netizens’ comments, one would be struck by the negative comments by the vast majority on the subject of integration of foreigners and immigrants. Netizens make their true feelings known on Yahoo!, TR EMERITUS and other blogs. Netizens stress two things in particular: 1. It’s ridiculous to spend $10 million of the taxpayer money to […]

Llo

August 19, 2013

Mllo the hype by EMS Goh Chok Tong and Minister Heng I thought PM Lee would be announcing some sweeping changes in policies and governance. But he disappointed us. LllpllplolilA tweak here, a tweak there with Tanjung Pagar and Paya Lebar yielding more space for housing was all the thrust of his speech. PM Lee […]

ESM Goh says Singapore must change to avert crisis: political reform?

August 13, 2013

It’s absurd of former Prime Minister, ESM Goh Chok Tong, to tick off Singaporeans for piling pressures on the Singapore government. Apart from the fact that the government’s mission is carry out the will of the people, it’s also the highest paid in the whole world so naturally the expectations of the electorate are high. […]

Singapore National Day: 5 reasons why many don’t celebrate

August 2, 2013

With a week to go before National Day (or Independence Day in some countries), the mood among Singaporeans is sombre. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, here are my top 5 reasons: 1. The cost of living keeps on creeping up and up. Singapore is now the 6th most expensive country in […]

Singapore 6th most expensive city: allow small businesses and petty trading

June 27, 2013

In Singapore, small businesses have practically vanished. They have been ousted by giant supermarkets, chain stores and high rentals. We used to see Indian “mama” convenience stores at street corners. Occasionally I chance upon a few under HDB void decks but they have largely vanished. Chinese medicine shops too have diminished greatly in numbers. And […]

Most expensive cities in the world: Singapore ranks 6th, well done PAP

February 5, 2013

It’d come as no surprise to Singaporeans that the country is the 6th most expensive city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit in its latest survey of transport, utilities, food, clothing and other items in 131 cities across the world. However, with its obsession with ranking the Singapore government must be showering […]

Ho-hum: president tony tan’s first year

September 3, 2012

Except for rare sightings, President Tony had been extraordinarily quiet for the past year since winning the Presidential Election by a whisker. These rare sightings include being the Guest of Honour at functions, an overseas visit, receiving foreign dignitaries and even popping up at the London Olympics. Both he and PM Lee have one thing […]