Category: Social Ills in Singapore

This category shares all the social ills we witness in Singapore including wastage, poor social net, social enclave, suisides etc etc

Who benefits from widening income gaps and increasing GDP?

“The sense I get is that Singapore has focused too much on growing the size of its economic pie but not enough on distributing it.” Aneel Karnani, professor of business strategy at the University of Michigan, who has spent a

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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,

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

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: –