Is Singapore building too fast – Unheard of flooding in 3 years!

“Floods were largely eradicated by the 90s. Why are floods making a comeback from 2008 onwards? I think its a confluence of factors, including building too much too fast without drainage & run-offs, heavier deluge of water each rainfall, damming

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When Big Government gets even bigger

Source: ASiaone.com 10 Sep 2013 Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – 06:30 Han Fook Kwang The Straits Times Get ready for Bigger Government. That’s the message I am getting lately from an already Big G, including from the Prime Minister at

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4th Flood in 3 years

Flash floods hit several areas in western Singapore Source:Todayonline,  05 September 13 Flooding on the AYE. Photo by Sophina Smith. Flash flood in Commonwealth area on Sept 5, 2013. Photo: Mohamad Hadir Flooding between One Commonwealth and 115A. Photo: Chong

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Growing old in Singapore can be pitiful

This is esp so with the high inflation from 2007-2013 as Singapore brought in loads of millions and billionaires and middle income foreign “talents”. The retirees’ reserves have been eroded drastically in terms of real purchasing power with the escalating

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Nip ‘Ugly Singaporean’ habits in the bud

Source: The Straits Times   Jun 03, 2013 THE supermarket shoppers who abandon their trolleys indiscriminately in void decks, pavements and on the roadside are symptomatic of the “Ugly Singaporean” phenomenon in our midst (“Halt rise of ‘trolley junkyards’” by

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Cheapskate Singaporeans caught on camera

Cheapskate couple stealthily puts dimsum from Chinatown buffet restaurant into bag  

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Ugly singaporeans- High rise building litter bugs

Despite govt efforts, high-rise littering refuses to go away source: todayonline 3 mar 2014 The problem of high-rise littering appears to be rearing its ugly head again, with the number of offenders being caught each month doubling since December. Figures

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Do more for the less fortunate

Source: The Sunday Times, 17 Jul 2011 “Small successes like this make being a doctor a privilege – not the pay, not the status” “But considering how little we do to help people like the three patients I have described,

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Are Singaporean Workers… Expensive & Entitled?

These are the charges some employers have levelled against locals in a recent debate over wages and skills. Robin Chan investigates. Source: The Straits Times, 13 Jul 2013 A YOUNG university graduate walks into his first job interview at a

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6 ugly facts about Singaporeans’ incomes

Source: Singapore Business Review Here are 6 ugly facts about Singaporeans’ incomes There’s a downward trend in average monthly incomes. According to the Singapore Social Health Project 2013 by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, declining trend in average monthly

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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