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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

Cheapskate Singaporeans caught on camera

Cheapskate couple stealthily puts dimsum from Chinatown buffet restaurant into bag  

Ugly singaporeans- High rise building litter bugs

Despite govt efforts, high-rise littering refuses to go away source: todayonline 3 mar 2014 The problem of high-rise littering appears to be rearing its ugly head again, with the number of offenders being caught each month doubling since December. Figures

Do more for the less fortunate

Source: The Sunday Times, 17 Jul 2011 “Small successes like this make being a doctor a privilege – not the pay, not the status” “But considering how little we do to help people like the three patients I have described,

Are Singaporean Workers… Expensive & Entitled?

These are the charges some employers have levelled against locals in a recent debate over wages and skills. Robin Chan investigates. Source: The Straits Times, 13 Jul 2013 A YOUNG university graduate walks into his first job interview at a

6 ugly facts about Singaporeans’ incomes

Source: Singapore Business Review Here are 6 ugly facts about Singaporeans’ incomes There’s a downward trend in average monthly incomes. According to the Singapore Social Health Project 2013 by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, declining trend in average monthly

A disturbing trend ….. The demanding generation or is it?

Askmelah’s Note: spoilt by the parents, live-in maids and the Government, the new generation of citizens are ever more outspoken and much more demanding than the earlier generations. From asking for University places as if it is their birth-right to

Haze level hits all-time high

Askmelah’s latest update (25 Jun 2013): The haze situation has vastly improved due to a change in wind direction and the sky has been clear for the last 4 days. Adatped from Todayonline  20 Jun 2013 Singapore air quality in

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