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

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”.

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!

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

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.

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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