Security, Priorities & VIPs

It was a beautiful Sunday at Bedok. A Chinese orchestra was in position and about to perform on stage at the swank new Heartbeat@Bedok – a community hub incorporating a library, fitness centre, swimming pool,…


Sheltered Walkways & Useless Staircase

Ever since man first started building upwards, the staircase has been an integral part of every multi-storey building. You need to have them before lifts were invented. You need to have them after lifts were…


Not Santa Claus? It’s Not Christmas Yet

This is a public service announcement. Watsons Singapore is having a “scratch & win” promotion. If you happen to “win” a discount coupon like this, don’t rush off to buy >$20 worth of items to…


Don’t Rock The Boat, We’re In Singapore

On 9 January this year, a national athlete lodged an official complaint with governing body Sport Singapore (SportSG) accusing a former coach of misconduct. The coach has been dismissed and was charged in court on…


Budget Influencers

Ministry of Finance (MOF) has paid for over 50 social media “influencers” to post on Instagram to promote the Budget process in an effort to reach out to younger Singaporeans. Aren’t they aware that there…


Insights From Plants & Animals

It takes a lot of guts and faith to conduct the following experiment. I have no doubt that the video has gone viral, but I’m not sure if some disclaimer should be added as wild…


Oprah Winfrey For POTUS?

Oprah Winfrey was welcomed on stage in the midst of a standing ovation at the 2018 Golden Globes Awards. Winfrey didn’t disappoint. She delivered a moving speech, not just talking about African Americans emerging from…


Addiction, Dependence & Slavery

Very often, I find the behaviour of people in this supposedly developed nation quite unfathomable. I was at a fried chicken stall inside a coffee shop at about 4.00pm. Everything in the stall was already…


Looking Back In Wonder

It’s that time of the year again. Those of you who have been following my blog would know that I would make an entry with the same title of Looking Back In Wonder before the…