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New shuttle train service to JB

A new shuttle train service between Singapore and Johor Bahru kicked off on 2 Jul 2015. The service, called Shuttle Tebrau, is operated by Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) and ferries commuters between the Woodlands Checkpoint and JB Sentral in

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NAC and the Sonny Liew Incident – The old trick does not work anymore

Background The National Arts Council (NAC) withdrew the $8,000 funding for the graphic novel The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye one day before its May 30 launch, claiming that it “undermines the authority or legitimacy” of the Government, and breached

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Lawrence Wong said that only 15 per cent of the overall student population in each campus reserved for foreigners. Really?

Askmelah Note: I am highly skeptical about the following statement from Lawrence Wong. With the exception of SMU, walk around the campus of NTU and NUS, you will see that it is filled with many foreigners with vast majority coming

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Singapore PM top the list of the highest paid (elected) head of state in the world

Askmelah Note: saw this LHL’s smiling image in one of the tabloid website, not sure if we as Singaporeans should be proud of our “achievement” or rubbing salt in the wounded pride of many lowly paid commoners which can not

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Impact of liberal immigration policies begins to show – social tension on the rise (updated)

[Updated 28 May 2015] China women assaulting and spitting on Simei condo manager [Updated 31Jan2015] Yuan Ching Road deaths: Man sent e-mail to media headlined “Final Note” on morning of incident  “Study at 36 years old after being away from studies

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Cost issues ailing Singapore medical tourism

Source: The Straits Times  11 May 2015 I AM not surprised that Singapore has lost its shine among medical tourists (“S’pore ‘losing medical tourists to neighbours’ “; last Friday). Our neighbours are not only significantly cheaper, but they have also

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Capitol Theatre re-opens on 11 May 2015

Capitol Piazza, Capitol Singapore’s retail component of the historic Capitol Theatre It is 17 years after it welcomed its last cinema patron in 1998. The 85-year-old landmark started as a theatre in the 1930s, then became the flagship cinema of

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About democracy, justice and double standard, the same applies to Singapore

Reading the ST article “KL slammed for arrest of 29 after rally against new tax” and the latest development of TRS (“Govt orders shutdown of The Real Singapore“), Askmelah can not help but have to agree with the following statements

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Do more to help older PMETs

Source: Straits Times  Apr 25, 2015   RESPONSIBILITY for the increase in the number of retrenchments last year has been placed on ongoing economic restructuring in Singapore (“More workers laid off amid economic restructuring”; yesterday). Since economic restructuring refers to

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Warning! Never check your phone while crossing the road

In the 12-second clip, which was submitted by an anonymous person, the driver makes a right turn at a traffic junction and hits the woman, who is crossing the road as the green man is flashing.

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My favourite quote today

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson