Winning back public trust after GE

Askmelah’s Note on 22Jan2014: 3 years after the election, the trust level with this Government continues to slip.  Immigration continues to go up, prices of properties continues to rise to record level, construction boom is everywhere, MRT continues to break

Posted in Ngiam Tong Dow Articles

Do you have deep pocket to sue?

Mobile clinic inventors drop suit against Mindef Irony of this case: The inventor, Dr Ting Choon Meng, is a well known serial inventor and his mobile clinic has been granted patent in Singapore and several countries. He sat on the Board

Posted in Dirty Politics

Can S’pore cultivate resilience in face of change?

Source: Todayonline 9 Jan 2014 Leong Chan-Hoong A protest at Hong Lim Park over the Population White Paper in February. The churning undercurrent of grievances on this issue captured the national consciousness last year. Today File Photo What makes Singapore

Posted in Articles and Speeches

Ugly Singaporeans – Indiscriminate use of plastic bags

First published 9 Oct 2013, last updated 14 Jan 2014 It is time for the Singapore Government to introduce a plastic bag tax to discourage the indiscriminate use of plastic bags. Just because it is free, you often see people

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore, Ugly Singaporeans

Are motorist’s lives less valuable?

If every Singaporean’s life is important, LTA and TP do something to save more motorcyclists’ and cyclists’ lives! [first published 20 May 2012] 2928 motocycle casualties taken to hospital in 2010 in Singapore Civil Defence force (SCDF) ambulance. The number

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

22 Yr Old Man Behind Fake FB Account Heather Chua Under Investigation By Police Complete with detailed investigation on the man and screen captures which are not allowed to be shown on mainstream newspapers.

Posted in What's New

2 arrested in rare case of kidnapping in Singapore

Kidnapping is a very very serious offence in Singapore which carry death penalty or life imprisonment if caught. The latest kidnap happened on the 8th Jan 2014 involving the mother of listed supermarket chain Sheng Siong’s CEO  Lim Hock Chee.

Posted in What's New

Excellent url links to latest property cooling measures

After the 7th (or 10th? or 11th?) rounds of cooling measures, most people will be at a complete loss or need a PHd to figure out buying and selling a property in Singapore. Check the following links out which provide

Posted in What's New

Atrocious and Deteriorating Driving Habits

Here is just  a small sample of letters in Singapore on this topics….And the Government is doing very little in arresting this situation despite collecting humongous amount of taxes and revenue from the drivers!!!   Let’s drive with more etiquette

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

When you suspect your telephone, broadband or mobile network is down, who do you check?

There have been quite a few outages in the last few years, so the following info may come in handy. Call their hotlines (which you likely to get through when there is a outage): Singtel: 1688, M1: 1627,

Posted in Miscellaeous

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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