AMK VS. AHPETC

Glaring Difference In AMK Town Council Corruption Case Coverage By The Straits Times Has...

AMK VS. AHPETC Two town councils, two scandals, two different ways to cover them? At least that is what blogger Andrew Loh is wondering, as he said on his Facebook page on Thursday (Jan 5) evening that the corruption investigation on a general manger of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC)...
Singapore-budget-2017

6 Budget 2017 Measures We Want To See To Make Singapore Great Again

What Singaporeans Want 2016 saw a multitude of events that affected the ordinary Singaporean. Some highlights include the discontinuation of the “Achievement Band” grading system to the “Overall Grade” scheme in Primary Schools; Mr Murali Pillai’s victory in the Bukit Batok by-election; the next presidential election being reserved for Malay...
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Singapore’s Civil Service Inadvertently Confirms It Had Been Grouping Staff By Education Levels

Divisions For Civil Servants Have you felt like no matter what you do at work, it’s just not enough to get you that promotion and a higher security clearance? Does it seem like that guy in the next cubicle who plays Pokemon Go during meetings seems to rise up the ranks...

Raffles Country Club Loses Land But The Internet Is Completely Unsympathetic

Afraid Of Country Club Closure Ever heard of the “Country Club Phobia”? Well, it’s the next in thing you need to know about so pay attention, kids! As the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed railway project prepares for construction, the spacious, green land of the Raffles Country Club (RCC) is soon to become...
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8 Surprising Stats Singaporeans Don’t Know, But Should Know

Singaporeans Are Ignorant? It’s true. Singapore was ranked the 8th-most ignorant country in a survey. This little red dot might be home to the world’s top math and science students in the world, according to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, but in terms of actual knowledge, we’re an...

6 Tips To Maximise Your Li Chun Deposit Based On The Feng Shui Timetable

Banking In Cash For CNY So, the time has come again. The period of good cheer when people throng the banks to deposit money for the tradition of Li Chun - barely weeks after they throng the banks to withdraw money to put in their ang pows. A timetable has already...

PM Lee Delights Family By Appearing At Chalet

PM Goes Kai Kai So you’re chilling out with your family at a chalet when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong happens to walk over. What do you do? If you are Twitter user nad (@heeavygloom), you go absolutely bonkers and then take a group photo with him. Going Bonkers In an adorable video...
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Uber For Schoolchildren Started Running Today – What Some Parents Think

Schoolber Kicks Off On First Day Of School The school gates have opened, and Schoolber, a ride-sharing service for schoolchildren, also got its first real start on Tuesday (Jan 3, 2017). The application, exclusive to Singapore, is like carpooling or Uber, but for children — kids are being sent to...

Cheerful Bus Interchange Worker Uses Ladder To Save Guy’s Day

Lending A Hand Sometimes all it takes is a good deed from a cheerful stranger to brighten one’s day. Twitter user Josef Wong (@josefwong_) found that out when he wanted to surprise a friend with some balloons. Flyaway Balloons However, he posted on his Twitter page a photo of the balloons stuck to...

Creepy Mascots And Dancing Children Greet New Pupils On First Day Of School

Mascots Ease First-Day Jitters? Some children may understandably have some apprehension over attending a new school for the first time. When we started our first day of primary school decades ago, our parents just left us to our own devices in the classroom. Schools today are rather different though - a...