Khaw Boon Wan Takes A Train, While WP Has Some Suggestions About Train Maintainence

Khaw Boon Wan releases newly dressed-up train, WP calls for train maintenance Minister of Transport Khaw Boon Wan hopped on a train on Monday (14 Dec), and promptly found himself surrounded by Christmas decorations and an army of carollers. What he was actually doing though, was introducing a new Christmas themed train....

WP’s Yee Jenn Jong Takes Offence At ST’s Accusations Of Team Marine Parade Infighting

No discord or power play, says WP's Marine Parade leader On Sunday (11 Oct), an article entitled "Worker's Party trying to move forward" turned up on The Straits Times. Seemingly about Workers' Party's (WP) efforts to regroup after seeing a 6.83% drop in the popular vote at the 2015 General Election, the...

TOC Somehow Raises $41,000 For GE Coverage

220 contributors and $41,000 in donations is pretty impressive Alternative news site The Online Citizen started a fundraiser on 16 February, in preparation for the upcoming General Elections (GE) which they believe to be this year. According to The Opinion Collaborative Ltd, which The Online Citizen is part of, they do...

12 Classic Internet Reactions To The 2015 Budget

What do Singaporeans and FTs really think about the Budget? Budget 2015 was delivered by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday (23 February). There were a whole host of initiatives presented; some of which were yay, some were nay, and others were meh. However, comments from netizens never fail to make us...

A Layman’s Perspectives On Budget 2015

Thoughts about the 2015 Budget from a man on the street This year's Budget took on an interesting approach atypical of a potential General Election year, as previous GE year Budgets have had huge payouts. On the surface, there was a lot to cheer for, with help mainly going to the lower-income...

SDP Finally Puts Out Their New Song, And People Absolutely Love It

SDP is on a mission to get people's attention and it's working The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) finally released their song yesterday evening (13 Aug), putting an end to our miserable wait. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKEMTYUIEdg I Will Be The One is written by SDP Secretary-General, Dr Chee Soon Juan and Central executive Committee (CEC) member,...

Politics In 5 Minutes: Political Parties And Their Social Media Movements, 29 August

Counting down; 3 days to Nomination Day; 13 days to Polling Day. Yesterday, we reported about the various parties' social media happenings here. What could they be up to today? People's Action Party PAP launched its manifesto today. https://www.facebook.com/pap.sg/videos/1099530673391665/ They also "pledge to continue to work with you, for you, and for Singapore". https://www.facebook.com/pap.sg/videos/1099164390094960/ Can the PAP "keep...

7 New Things We Learnt From The IPS GE2015 Survey

Election issues pop up again two months later GE2015 happened 2 months ago, and on Wednesday (4 Nov), the Institute of Policy Studies released their survey findings of the elections. Remember how we wondered if the opposition would win over more seats, or if dear Dr Chee Soon Juan would have a sweet return...

11 Things Singapore Politicians Got Up To In Paris

President Tony Tan and ministers go to France On Sunday (17 May), President Tony Tan, along with Minister of Transport Lui Tuck Yew, along with Minister of Communications and Information, Yaacob Ibrahim, and Minister of Parliament Baey Yam Keng landed in Paris for a week-long state visit in France. This visit...

10 Utterly Predictable Netizen Reactions To PM Lee’s Comments On Foreign Talent

PM Lee Hsien Loong's comments on FTs get slammed by netizens In an interview broadcast yesterday (2 Aug) night, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed different areas of concerns regarding the nation, but the drama got real when PM Lee talked about foreign talents in Singapore. Source PM Lee mentioned during the interview that the government...

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