• Woman stabbed repeatedly by robber in Clementi after refusing to let go of handbag
  • Total Dividend Windfall from SMRT: $1.6 Billion from FY2001-2014
  • So many conflicts of interest in the PAP Government?
  • Clementi Camp Cookhouse Suspended after 27 Soldiers Suffer Food Poisoning
  • Police Called in After Debt Collectors Harass Customers, Make Mess at Soup Shop
  • Plight of a Single Mother who Used to Listen to Lee Kuan Yew
  • Straits Times Runs Story about Chan Chun Sing Being the “Right Fit” for NTUC
  • Highlights from PM Lee's Live Facebook Q&A Session
  • Public Transport Fare Hike: What You Should Really Be Concerned About
  • Mainstream Media Cites Dubious Survey to Show Fares and Oil Prices are not Linked

SENGKANG COLUMBARIUM SAGA: GOVT CAN SIMPLY BREAK CONTRACTS WHENEVER THEY WANT

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 11:55pm

Now that National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has promised in Parliament that they will not be building a commercial columbarium at Fernvale Lea, many residents of the new BTO project are relieved. Nevertheless, some were still uncomfortable with the idea that any Chinese Temple built in the area instead may still have columbarium services which are not “for-profit”. 


S'PORE GETS INTO CURRENCY WARS AND WHY S'POREANS WILL GET SHORT-CHANGED

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 11:40pm

Did you know that on January 27th the value of the Singapore Dollar dropped by the greatest amount in a single day since 2010? A few days ago the financial press globally were startled into reporting that our currency had suddenly depreciated. Yesterday MAS put up a belated official announcement explaining that it had been a deliberate policy move.


WHY DO WE PAY PAP MINISTERS MILLIONS FOR MEDISHIELD LIFE WHEN SDP GIVES YOU FREE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 11:02pm

The Medishield Life Bill that was just passed in Parliament contained some really good points. What's interesting is its uncanny resemblance to the SDP's National Healthcare Planpublished in 2012. Question: Why do PAP Ministers demand that they be paid millions of dollars (and then appoint a committee to do the work) when you can get similar results for free from the SDP?


PAP MP LAM PIN MIN: HDB AND URA LIED TO ME

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 10:45pm

PAP MP Lam Pin Min from Sengkang SMC has come under fire recently for apparently lying to residents at a dialogue session. When angry Future Fernvale Lea residents made noise about plans for a columbarium to be built in land set aside for a Chinese Temple, PAP MP Lam held a dialogue session and told residents that such arrangements have happened before. 


COMFORT DELGRO TO GIVE THEIR TAXI DRIVERS FREE ADMISSION TO ACTIVESG GYMS AND POOLS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 10:00pm

Comfort Delgro, which has over 37,000 taxi drivers in their fleet, will be giving their drivers free admission into all ActiveSG pools and gyms every Wednesday for the rest of the year. The initiative is organised by Comfort DelGro in conjunction with Sport Singapore and is intended to promote taxi drivers to maintain an active lifestyle.


YUAN CHING ROAD MURDER: MAN BLAMES WOMEN'S CHARTER AND GOVT IN SUICIDE NOTE

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 9:03pm

A slashing incident at a condo along Yuan Ching Road left two people dead and another injured. The two dead were husband and wife and the injured woman was their maid. Explaining his decision to murder his wife and try to do the same to his maid, the man, Ken Ong, wrote a lengthy justification on facebook blaming the government and the women's charter for his extra stress from his wife. Here is what he wrote about these issues:


SNATCH THIEF CAUGHT BECAUSE HE RAN OUT OF BREATH AFTER RUNNING 30M

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 8:51pm

A 56 year old man has been arrested after snatching $4,000 in cash but getting tired while running away. The man only ran about 30m from security before he got too puffed and was caught The incident happened on Tuesday at about 3:20pm. The man had snatched the money from a customer who was standing at a remittance counter at People’s Park Complex.


CPF ADVISORY PANEL SUGGESTS RAISING THE CPF MINIMUM SUM MORE IN FUTURE

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 8:31pm

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) advisory panel has suggested that the CPF minimum sum should continue to rise. The panel, which has been assigned to collect feedback from Singaporeans and make recommendations on the CPF system, explained that the rising prices and standards of living means that Singaporeans will need more savings to tide them through retirement in future. 


PHD = PERMANENT HEAD DAMAGE

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 January 2015 - 8:24pm

Contrary to popular understanding, PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities, not Permanent Head Damage. The academic level known as a doctorate of philosophy varies considerably according to the country, institution, and time period, from entry-level research degrees to higher doctorates.


Pages

Subscribe to The Real Singapore RSS