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Monsoon season starts now in Singapore and will last till Jan next year

Bad time to travelo to Singapore for holiday if you ask me. Read more: Monsoon may bring flash floods, says PUB

Can S’pore be a breakout nation again?

Source: The Straits Times, October 21, 2013  Robin Chan On a recent trip to Bali, a Singaporean undergraduate experienced an epiphany. It was not quite what Elizabeth Gilbert described in her bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, but he reflected to me

Proposed mechanised parking in HDBs. Dumb!

Bad bad idea!!! Instead of controlling the car population (isn’t that the aim of COE?), the Government is resorting to the expensive and inconvenient option to solve the symptoms rather than the root cause. Even the reporter in this following

One of the biggest telecom outages in recent Singapore history

A fire yesterday at Singtel’s Bukit Panjang Exchange brought down the telecom infrastructure in several parts of the island including Chua Chu Kang, Woodlands, Bukit Timah etc. Not only that Singtel’s network was affected, their rivals such as M1 and

Dyfunctional Education System ….

The tuition problem that nobody wants to solve Source: Todayonline  19 Sep 2013 By Ian Tan Yong Hoe   I refer to the report, “MPs call for closer look at private tuition industry” (Sept 17). The parliamentary replies indicate that

Is Singapore building too fast – Unheard of flooding in 3 years!

“Floods were largely eradicated by the 90s. Why are floods making a comeback from 2008 onwards? I think its a confluence of factors, including building too much too fast without drainage & run-offs, heavier deluge of water each rainfall, damming

When Big Government gets even bigger

Source: 10 Sep 2013 Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – 06:30 Han Fook Kwang The Straits Times Get ready for Bigger Government. That’s the message I am getting lately from an already Big G, including from the Prime Minister at

4th Flood in 3 years

Flash floods hit several areas in western Singapore Source:Todayonline,  05 September 13 Flooding on the AYE. Photo by Sophina Smith. Flash flood in Commonwealth area on Sept 5, 2013. Photo: Mohamad Hadir Flooding between One Commonwealth and 115A. Photo: Chong

Growing old in Singapore can be pitiful

This is esp so with the high inflation from 2007-2013 as Singapore brought in loads of millions and billionaires and middle income foreign “talents”. The retirees’ reserves have been eroded drastically in terms of real purchasing power with the escalating

Nip ‘Ugly Singaporean’ habits in the bud

Source: The Straits Times   Jun 03, 2013 THE supermarket shoppers who abandon their trolleys indiscriminately in void decks, pavements and on the roadside are symptomatic of the “Ugly Singaporean” phenomenon in our midst (“Halt rise of ‘trolley junkyards’” by