The new National Gallery Singapore opens to public

The National Gallery Singapore, home to the world’s largest collection of South-east Asia art, officially opens on 24 Nov 2015. The $532-million museum is created from two historical landmarks, the former Supreme Court and City Hall.

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Customer wanted dishwasher with genetic disorder fired

Source : The Straits Times  18 Nov 2015 SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) – Jobs do not come easy for Mr Jimmy Wee. And when they do, he tries to hide from the public eye. That is because he suffers from a

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Medishield vs Medishiled Life Comparison Table

source: The Straits Times 10 Nov 2015

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Married, childless and happy

  A new generation that was brought up in affluence, consumerism and abundance, there is this worrying trend of a generation that is self-centered, gadget and travel-loving, lack of responsibility to their parents and their country. Another very good article

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Fix the economy? Focus on education and culture

Source: The Straits Times  1 Nov 2015 Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, the sky turned even greyer. No, I’m not referring to the wretched haze. It’s the economic outlook that took a beating last week, with one

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The flawed transportation system in Singapore – Go beyond infrastructure in fixing transport woes

4 years after my original post calling for an urgent overhaul to the flawed transport system, the latest to add to the call for privatisation comes from none other than Professor Kishore Mahbubani, the Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

Coney Island Park opens to the public

Nature haven on Coney Island is accessible via two bridges linked to Punggol and Pasir Ris source: The Straits Times 11 Oct 2015 A slice of rustic island nature, complete with a free-roaming bull, is now open to the public,

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What 18-year-olds tell us about Singapore’s future – Eddie Teo

Source: The Straits Times  Oct 10, 2015 As chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Mr Eddie Teo interviews 350 young people vying for scholarships each year. In this excerpt of a speech at an Overseas Singaporean Unit event in

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All you want to know about de-registering and scrapping a 10 year old car

Car ownership in Singapore is limited to the validity of COE which last you for only 10 years. You can scrap or export the car at the end of the 10th year or anytime before that. This article will give

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Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter: I’m a Martian anyway

Dr Lee Wei Ling with her mother, Madam Kwa Geok Choo, in England in 1971, on the occasion of her father receiving honorary doctor of laws degrees at Liverpool and Sheffield universities.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF LEE WEI LING Source: The Straits

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"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