RCs’ Promise Of “Perks” For Volunteers Doesn’t Sit Well With WP’s Gerald Giam

Perks For Volunteering When I think of being a volunteer, I’m reminded of that time I spent in Batam on an overseas service learning trip. We painted the walls of an orphanage and installed a bathroom -- badly. Even though some of us had no choice as our schools made...

Politics In 5 Minutes: Political Parties And Their Social Media Movements, 28 August

Elections lai liao lai liao... ...with Nomination Day just FOUR days away! Before checking out today's edition of Politics In 5 Minutes, you may want to check out yesterday's here. . ... .... ...... Done? Okay come back. So today... this is what the various parties are up to: People's Action Party Today, PAP has finally unveiled their team...

The Blur Sotong’s Guide To General Elections

Blur Sotong knew nothing about elections...until now "GE is coming." You should have probably heard by now that the General Elections 2015 will be held on 11 Sept 2015. If you didn't already know that, congratulations! Now you do. Your social media feed is suddenly extremely political in nature. You've spent your...

#HowOldRobot Guesses The Age Of 12 Singaporean Politicians

The real age of Singapore's politicians, according to Microsoft's Face detection API You've probably seen your friends playing around with Microsoft's new face recognition tool. Apart from simply recognising faces, the app, available at how-old.net, also attempts to detect the gender and age of that face, seemingly based on some Dark...

7 Things Workers’ Party Talked About In Parliament

The more interesting debate topics collated here The 2015 Committee of Supply (COS) debate took place from 5-13 March. The COS debate usually occurs after the Finance Minister outlines the Budget for the year, and lasts for seven or more days. Without having to read through all the speeches on the Workers' Party...

Nomination Day: On The Ground At Poi Ching School

And so it begins in the heartlands... Despite the 31 degree heat and air sticky with humidity, there was a certain level of energy and electricity (and makeshift paper fans) in the atmosphere at the nomination centre for Tampines GRC and Hougang SMC. Passionate political discussions are not something you see every...

PM Lee Confuses Everyone With Pregnancy Analogy To Describe Upcoming GE Date

A General Election is in the works, but PM Lee refuses to say when The General Elections (GE) are coming. That much is certain, according to Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong when he appeared on "On Air With Minister", a radio show on Capital 95.8 FM. But PM Lee is a...

Ex-NTUC President Finally Turns Up In Court, After Over 30 Years On The Run

He was probably tired of the hide and seek game After 36 years on the run, the former National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) president, Phey Yew Kok finally gave up hiding and surrendered himself. Phey was charged with six criminal counts in 1979 when he jumped bail and caused his two...

9 Times LHL And Modi Were The Ultimate #BroGoals

India and Singapore's Prime Ministers seem to have plenty of fun together Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently spent a couple of days on our sunny island on an official visit. Of course, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was around to show the VVIP around Singapore. According to the press release by the...

10 Witty Netizen Responses To Blogger Roy Ngerng’s Application To Join Reform Party

Blogger Roy Ngerng applies to join Reform Party According to Reform Party (RP) Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam, blogger Roy Ngerng has expressed his interest in joining the party. Mr Ngerng has sent his application on Wednesday (5 Aug) and it will be reviewed by RP's committee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=12&v=DNH0ROHf-3E Mr Jeyaretnam mentioned that if Mr Ngerng's...

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