A disturbing trend ….. The demanding generation or is it?

Askmelah’s Note: spoilt by the parents, live-in maids and the Government, the new generation of citizens are ever more outspoken and much more demanding than the earlier generations. From asking for University places as if it is their birth-right to

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Haze level hits all-time high

Askmelah’s latest update (25 Jun 2013): The haze situation has vastly improved due to a change in wind direction and the sky has been clear for the last 4 days. Adatped from Todayonline  20 Jun 2013 Singapore air quality in

Posted in What's New

When wages fail to grow along with economy

Source: The Sunday Times, Jun 18, 2013 Stagnating incomes need to be tackled in earnest By Han Fook Kwang, Managing Editor, If wage increases here can be likened to a speeding car, Singaporeans were driving Ferraris all the way from

Posted in Articles and Speeches

Parking woes in Singapore – Complicated traffic rules

You need a PHD not to flout parking rules in Singapore Double yellow line: No parking on this side of the road Single solid line: No parking on either side of the road Dashed (Broken) line: Can park at both

Posted in Dismal State of Singapore Traffic Police and LTA

PAP vs WP Rally – What a contrast!

Big Contrast in General Election 2011 WP (Opposition Party) Rally – The massive turnout causing a massive traffic jam and the mobile network outage for all the three operators.     PAP Rally: Over at the PAP rally, the organiser

Posted in Dirty Politics

Sentosa Cove Pool Death

Askmelah’s Note: A rich bastard, a gold digger and a grieving parent – the lure of money ended in tragedy with mystery unsolved. Source: lifeisreallybeautiful.com When the verdict on his daughter’s death was read out yesterday at a Coroner’s Inquiry

Posted in Sex in The City

Hail the new meritocracy

By Han Fook Kwang The Straits Times Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 There’s a new vision and definition of meritocracy in Singapore, and they have a wonderful ring to them. When something as refreshing and with the potential to change comes

Posted in Articles and Speeches, Han Fook Kwang

From boom, to blowing bubbles

TODAY file photo. By Devadas Krisnadas – Source: Todayonbline  15 April   Singapore’s property market has been framed as a success story. Prices have moved inexorably up since 2005 despite several rounds of cooling measures. The intervention of cooling measures

Posted in Articles and Speeches

POSB Bank Code Branch Code Swift Code

For transferring of money (TT) into a POSB SINGAPORE BANK ACCOUNT from other Banks in Singapore or Transferring money into POSB Singapore Bank Account from overseas. Name of Account: (receiver’s full name as in Account) DBS BANK ADDRESS: 12 MARINA

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Scaling beyond life’s limit

Askmelah’s Note: while I applaud Dr Lee’s conscientiousness and righteousness and her genuity in wanting to help Jacqueline Woo, I shudder to think some powerful politicians or tycoons will be able to influence decision makers much like what is happening

Posted in Lee Wei Ling Articles

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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