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IT for IT sake? An unhealthy rush to adopt new technologies by schools here

“Without conclusive findings, heightened usage of ICT might not necessarily mean better-quality education for our students … [there is a] a plethora of unreliable information online, instances of plagiarism, and an assortment of distractions – for both teachers and students”.

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

The appalling “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) attitude

“Such engagement on the building of eldercare facilities will attract only the noisy minority. What about the quiet majority who do not mind having the nursing home, or who are supportive of it, like me?”- Yeo Chiat Wei “How sad!

Posted in Ugly Singaporeans

Need to clamp down on subtle profiteering

It has been known for years that many companies, private and government linked companies alike, are always quick to attribute the cost to the slightest rises in cost but are mum when the cost recedes and happily profiting the extra

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

CEO of SMRT should step down, period!

“As CEO of SMRT, I am naturally responsible (for the breakdowns). Being responsible does not mean walking away from these faults; it means doing all I can to get the problem fixed.” – Saw Phaik Hwa “I accept it’s crowded.

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

Gay website founder sues firms, directors

Adapted from The Straits Times  18 Dec 2011 A founder of popular gay networking site Fridae.com has filed a lawsuit against the portal’s holding company, subsidiaries and board of directors. Dr Stuart Koe, who started the website in 2000, claims

Posted in Sex in The City

Foreign ‘masseurs’ muscle in on escort trade

Source: The Straits Times  20 Nov 2011 They advertise their services online and enter Singapore as tourists Dane (not his real name), 30, has been an escort serving male clients for five years. He used to face competition only from

Posted in Sex in The City

“Staring” incidents often leads to fights and deaths

Despite the tremendous progress of the society, the old bad habits of “staring” incidents still have not gone the way of dinosaurs. The latest one involved a gang of five to seven teenagers who attacked a Chinese boy and his

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Is Singapore’s multiracial, mulitcultural policy successful?

“It is nice to say we have a melting pot of cultures, but it does not lead to a cohesive society. That is a nice place to visit, but not a nice place to live in. A nice place to

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

OMG! The future of Singapore’s MRT Map

I chance upon this link and I am not sure if this future SMRT map is for real or not. I almost fainted on seeing it, on first glance it looks even a lot more complicated than the metro maps

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

Justice Served? May be Not.

Sentences should reflect the true consequences of an offence Source: Todayonline   Nov 21, 2011 I refer to the report “Man jailed, fined for fatal accident” (Nov 17), a case involving a five-year-old girl two years ago. The speeding driver

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

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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