Monthly Archives: April 2012

DPM Tharman: “Average Singaporean will not feel the effects of a sharp inflation” Seriously!?!

Shock of the day: Our Deputy Prime Minister Thaman has been quoted by the mainstream media as saying that the “Average Singaporean will not feel the effects of a sharp inflation” in a speech he may at a May Day … Continue reading

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Don’t See, Don’t Hear, Don’t Speak. And now Don’t Write?

Amidst the brouhaha, there is a small silver lining in the Government’s call for an Internet Code of Conduct. Our rulers are getting nicer. Think about it, they could have just banned the Internet or pass new regulations and laws … Continue reading

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“Love Singapore, Our Home”?

Read a comment in the news by the Chief Guards Officer in charge of Singapore’s National Day Parade 2012. Colonel Desmond Tan commented on the theme for this year’s National Day which is “Love Singapore, Our Home”. He said: “It … Continue reading

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Everything costs more and now they want to make us pay for plastic bags too?

The Straits Times reported today (23 Apr 2012) that supermarkets here may be required to start charging for plastic bags soon. According to the report this is based on a proposal by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), a non-government organisation, … Continue reading

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Speaking Up is Not Anti-Singapore

At a recent gathering with some Singaporean friends, the discussion inadvertently turned to local politics. But when I mentioned Mr Brown, our famous Singapore blogger, one of my friends asked: “Who??” And the punchline came when another friend answered:”Oh, I … Continue reading

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Teen support for Edusave Character Award

Read a letter published in the Straits Times over the weekend by an 18-year-old JC student who defends the controversial new Edusave Character Award which rewards good character with cash. In her letter she says such awards will encourage her … Continue reading

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Not Many Native Singaporeans Left?

At a dinner party recently, we were conversing about how Singaporeans are different from other Asians when a young Malaysian who works here made a totally unexpected remark: “Well, there are not that many native Singaporeans left here anyway!”. That … Continue reading

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