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Number of neighbour disputes hit high (aka the “CurryGate” incident)

Askmelah’s Note: The following case studies esp case number one is simply adsurb. There is a Chinese saying “follow the local customs when you are in one(入乡随俗)”, I am simply appalled by the insensitivity of this new immigrant family from

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

The Infamous Orchard Tower

In this Jul 2011 article, it was reported that due to keen competitions among the massage parlours in the Orchard Tower,  some of the shops are offering “3P” services. Related links: Lunchtime ‘specials’ at some Adelphi spas More raids on

Posted in Sex in The City

The Controversy over the Integrated Resorts (aka Casinos)

According to Wikipedia, an Integrated Resort (IR) is a Singaporean euphemism for a casino-based vacation resort. To the layman, Integrated Resort is a nicer sounding name for Casino, of course it offers more: mainly hotels, restaurants and a family entertainment component (RWS has a Universal Studio

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Tammy sex video scandal

sex photos and videos in lost mobilephone incident The most famous sex and the city incident in Singapore has to be the “Tammy sex video scandal”. “Tammy”, then a 17 year old Nanyang Polytechnic student, became famous when she lost her Nokia

Posted in Sex in The City

Overcrowding and service disruptions

Source: Overcrowding and service disruptions Click on thumbnail to view. Story continues after photos. (Photos: myp, Shin Min, ST, STOMP, TNP, Wanbao, Zaobao)

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

The problem with emergence of non-English speaking service staff

There has been an emergence of unhealthy trends in the last few years where front line service staff are replaced by an increasing number of mainland Chinese salespersons, cashiers and helpers who can hardly speak English prompting many complaints from

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Singaporeans ‘could be more gracious’

Source: extracted from todayonline  Jul 5, 2011 Singaporeans think themselves kinder and more gracious than their fellow citizens, according to the latest poll conducted by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM). The findings, in the words of SKM general manager William Wan,

Posted in Ugly Singaporeans

Dismal state of Taxi system in Singapore

“The current fare system is so complex that it is a big joke for a developed country that has a reputation for achieving objectives efficiently and quickly.” – Chin Wah Seng Askmelah’s Note: The following article aptly sum up the

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

Low mentality of some Singaporean employers (and the Government) in treating maids

Too many foreign maids died unnecessarily The downside of maid culture in Singapore Askmelah’s Note:  As of 2011, there are curently 201,000 maids working in Singapore. Some of the third world mentality of some employers here (PRs and foreigners included) include: –

Posted in Ugly Singaporeans

Naked hostesses nabbed in Joo Chiat vice raid

source: AsiaOne  Sat, Jun 25, 2011 Twenty Vietnamese hostesses were caught naked during a vice raid at a lounge in Joo Chiat. The raid took place Wednesday (June 22) night around 9pm. Plainclothes policemen who went to the bar saw

Posted in Sex in The City

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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