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  • Lim Swee Say: I will Definitely Still Contest at East Coast GRC at Next GE
  • 51yr old PMET Lost Job as Hiring Manager and Reflects on the Age-Bias Hiring Criterion
  • No Excuse to Break Law While Attending Funeral Wakes
  • Dear TRS, I Was Fired by a FT Boss Because I Had a Dispute with His Compatriot Friend
  • NTUC's Warehouse Store Does Not Actually Make Things Cheaper for the Poor

RESPONSE TO THE MAIN REASONS WHY THINGS ARE EXPENSIVE IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 8:47pm

Recently, I came across a post on The Real Singapore. This post is written by a local writer/blogger named Low Kay Hwa. Read on. In Singapore, I do stop my car at the road, leave the car and engine running, walk out and buy my food. If anyone wants to steal it, it takes just one step and one second: get in and drive off.


SPORT SINGAPORE CEO SUPPORTS DECISION TO RE-LAY NATIONAL STADIUM WITH ALL-GRASS PITCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 8:38pm

Lim Teck Yin, the Sport Singapore CEO has said that he supports the decision by Sport Hub to re-lay the national stadium pitch with an all-grass layer on top of the existing million-dollar synthetic-natural hybrid turf. Mr Lim said that the all-grass turf will be a good solution for the SEA games being held next year in June which will require a strong and durable turf for the rigorous events.


JAPANESE LESSONS FOR SINGAPORE POLITICS

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 8:27pm

Shinzo (Abe) and (Lee) Hsien Loong should be able to instinctively understand each other. Both are “bon bon botchan” – Japanese colloquial for a man born with a silver spoon. Shinzo’s granddaddy was Nobusuke Kishi, two terms at the top job. We all know Hsien Loong’s own pedigree. Their political parties; the Liberal Democratic Party and the PAP are also remarkably alike.


A PRC: SINGAPOREANS ARE REALLY STUPID!

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 8:21pm

There may not be any problems when Singaporeans compare their IQ among themselves, but once they are in China, they can easily be fooled by even our most stupid idiots. This is not a casual statement, but is backed up with solid proof. My buddy from the travel agency told me, among tour groups from around the world, those from Singapore are the easiest to guide. It is so easy that any new guide can handle them without any problem. 


THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF BRANDED BAGS SEIZED FROM WOMAN OVER UNPAID GST

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 8:07pm

Authorities from Changi Airport have confiscated over 10 boxes filled with branded bags and shoes after a woman was suspected to have brought them into Singapore without paying GST. The 29 year old woman had come from Europe and arrived at about 6am on Saturday morning with her family. Customs officers inspected their luggage then proceeded to follow the family back to their home in Bukit Timah. 


1,600 'PANDAS' LAND IN MALAYSIA AS PART OF WORLD TOUR

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 6:42pm

The 1,600 Pandas World Tour made its debut in Malaysia on Sunday morning, in a bid to increase awareness on animal welfare and environmental conservation. The adorable panda sculptures, created by French sculptor Paulo Grangeon, were paraded at Dataran Merdeka to much fanfare and excitement among visitors. 


SG PMET DISMISSED BY PINOY SUPERIOR, MADE TO LEAVE IN 1/2 HOUR

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 5:02pm

Gilbert, Thanks for the support and guidance you have given to fellow Singaporeans on their job problems. I am also facing a very bad experience recently with my job and decided to write this email to you and hopefully you can give me some guidance which would be greatly appreciated. I worked as a contract analyst with an insurance co through an agent. 


MORE HDB BUYERS OPTING FOR “OPEN KITCHENS”

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 4:55pm

More and more Singaporeans are choosing to design their HDB flats with an open kitchen concept. According to HDB, 60% of the BTO flats sold were sold without a kitchen partition wall when there was a choice available. People explained that they do not cook as much as before and so an open kitchen concept increases the space of the flat and can be used for other purposes.


APPOINT OPPOSITION MP AS CHAIR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 4:32pm

The Selangor state legislative assembly has approved three key proposals aimed at improving the transparency and the accountability of its members toward voters and the people of Selangor [Link]. The three amendments to the Standing Orders are as follows: (1) Live broadcast – Since 2008, the proceedings of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly have been broadcast in its entirety live on the web.


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