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Warning Orders

So what’s new? The worst MRT breakdown to date occurred on 7th July 2015, bringing services on the North-South and East-West Lines to a complete halt for several hours during evening rush hour. All night,…


Cleaning Up The Evidence

While images of scantily-clad women being pulled out of the water or sitting around looking dazed, allegedly “molested” in an overcrowded public pool in Vietnam are going viral and drawing condemnation from chivalrous keyboard warriors…


From Servant To Aristocrat

I was checking out The Singapore Daily when a link to a blog post on natural aristocracy (a hot topic these days) brought me to Petunia Lee’s blog. Unlike most of the articles that Singapore…


Elections Are Not Beauty Contests

“They should not treat elections like circuses, auctions, beauty contests or tikam-tikam,” said Mr Goh Chok Tong, Singapore’s former Prime Minister. Alamak! And I was so looking forward to watching bikini-clad candidates staggering on stage…


New Way To Serve NS?

So what’s new? A slew of initiatives have just been announced and they are aimed at tackling a slew of technical issues facing Bukit Panjang LRT. It sounds as if the system has been running…


Racism Or Terrorism

A stranger walks into a place of worship, interrupts a congregation and starts arguing with everyone about their interpretation of the scriptures. When asked to leave, he pulls out a gun and starts shooting, killing…


Old Home, New Home

“Hakka were considered intruders who could not share in the worship of local idols. Therefore, they satisfy themselves with worshipping their ancestors within their community … they cultivate a strong in-group feeling. In preparation for…


Efficiency Over Integrity

Bad service. Something all too common in a country that used to pride itself with excellent service and an exquisite, world-renowned airline. I’ve bloggged about it on a few occasions, but my experience changing to…


Redirecting Compassion

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said that while many civic-minded and compassionate Singaporeans organise overseas missions to help the less fortunate there, we should not forget the underprivileged in our own backyard….


Something Old & Something New

So what’s new? The newsPAPers finally say that not all degrees are equal. They call it a hard truth, but that’s not the theme of that report. The whole article sounds more like an annoying…