May 31, 2010
Lai Wee Kiat said:
It was the day when all the muscle men congregate to duke it out to win the title of Mr Singapore!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The Mr Singapore event is held annually. This blog gives a full review, including thousands of photos of the event. Get ready to be awed by the biggest, most muscular men on the island!"
May 31, 2010
The hint of trouble was when TOC started doing lifestyle stories, including articles by a SEXologist... Temasek Review on the other hand was smarter. They grabbed people by the eyeballs early on, and then moved into more serious political commentary. The Apprentice is now the Master.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A slightly weird analysis of two big political blogs The Online Citizen and Temasek Review. Looks at how sex sells, and how sex gives insight into these blogs."
April 10, 2010
The Restaurant said:
A new advertising service provided by SingPost, Things Box allows advertisers to promote their products and services in a three-dimensional box. Similar to requesting for product samples on websites, those who subscribe to Things Box will receive a package directly delivered to their home, from time to time.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Free stuff :)"
March 05, 2010
a group of 60-84 is on a cycling trip around Singapore (140km). This is a great demonstration that cycling produce fit people.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "great to see more blogs about cycling this day. Good to see bicycle is gaining ground here. It good for the cyclist, obviously. It's also good for the drivers- if some people switch from car to bicycle, there will be more road space for the rest of drivers ;-)"
March 03, 2010
Joyce blogs about Trishaw Night Tour, an event organised by OMY and Radio 1003 FM.
Trishaws（三轮车、人力车） used to be the main transport in the past where taxis（霸王车）was a luxury way of transport.
Nowadays, Trishaws are very seldom seen except for the areas in Bugis and Chinatown. Trishaws are now a business mainly for tourists. Maybe the older generations will reminisce about the good old days when they pass by and saw the Trishaws. But for us, the youngsters, we will not care much for them. At most we will be curious for maybe the first time we see the trishaws.
I am quite excited yesterday as I have never been on a Trishaw before. How will the ride be like? How different will it be compared to being on the usual ways of modern transport or even being on a bicycle?
All I can say is that, it was an unforgettable ride.
February 26, 2010
Dr. Michael Geist said:
Throughout the debate over ACTA [ed: a secret, unprecedented copyright treaty that the public isn't able to see or participate in] transparency, many countries have taken public positions that they support release of the actual text, but that other countries do not. Since full transparency requires consensus of all the ACTA partners, the text simply can't be released until everyone is in agreement. Of course, those same countries hasten to add that they can't name who opposes ACTA transparency, since that too is secret. No longer. In an important new leak from the Netherlands, a Dutch memorandum reporting back on the Mexico ACTA negotiation round names names, pointing specifically to which countries support releasing the text and which do not. At the top of the no-transparency list: the U.S., South Korea, Singapore, and Denmark.
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February 19, 2010
Looking for something to say, I asked, “You are not working today?”
She gave me an “are you making fun of me?” kind of look and said, “You find me a job and I will work.”
I felt stupid. I was quiet for a moment, trying to imagine what other good-natured taxi uncles would do in this case. I then told her that if she was looking for a job she could look in the newspapers, talk to friends, or ask her MPs for help.
We were reaching her stop, which was in a carpark next to an HDB block. She took out her wallet, held it in her hand, and said slowly, “Yeah. But I have this arthritis for many years. I have never been in a working condition.”
That was what caused her heavy steps, I realized.
I tried to cheer her up. “That’s okay. You don’t have to work then. At least you have your husband to support you.”
“My husband passed away,” she said under her breath. Her hands stopped opening her wallet.
I stuttered, “I…I’m sorry.”
She looked at me, her eyes two ice cubes melting under the sun. “You know a month and half ago, in the news, a husband and a son jumped off a building...”
As if struck by lightning, I felt a current bolt from my scalp to my feet. “My god. That’s your…” I froze in shock.
Recommended by at82: "Touching stories by Dr Cai"
February 18, 2010
Mr Wang said:
I was chatting with an old friend. She's a headhunter specialising in lawyers. 10 years ago, which was probably around the time I first got to know her, her work was mostly about recruiting Singaporean lawyers for local law firms and corporations. ...
She made one interesting observation. She says that Singaporeans consistently lose out to the Australians, the Brits and the Indians in one important respect. Singaporeans are not as articulate. They don't speak so well. They are more reserved.
So at job interviews, Singaporeans consistently appear to be less capable than they really are. Consequently, the Aussies, the Brits and the Indians often get the job instead. ("In particular, the Indian lawyers," my friend remarked, "are excellent talkers").
My headhunter friend is a little saddened by this. She knows that many of these Singaporean candidates are at least as capable and competent as the foreigners. It's just that culturally, the typical Singaporean candidate does not feel comfortable aggressively tooting his own horn and singing his own praises at a job interview. This misplaced Asian sense of modesty/humility ends up killing his own chances.
Recommended by at82: "You can extrapolate this into a wider context, and see quite clearly how Singaporeans have screwed themselves. The consistent failure of Singaporeans to speak up boldly for themselves has led to adverse consequences, politically, socially and economically."
February 18, 2010
Singapore Short Stories said:
I believe that an Alexa ranking of the government ministries here would be beneficial as we would know which websites are most and least visited by Singaporeans (and maybe foreigners as the minority). From such a list, we can get a glimpse of what ministries that matter more directly or play a more direct and important role in the lives of Singaporeans for them to garner such high volume of traffic daily.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Now Singapore can know which government webpages are the most popular ones among Singaporeans!"
February 13, 2010
Cat Welfare Society said:
The provocatively titled "Tiger Show" welcomes the year of the Mighty Cat in celebration of our humble Community Cats. The show aims to bring together people from all walks of life who have a passion for animal welfare, and most certainly, a soft spot for our feline friends, to gather, to share, to learn and to party!
We want to make this year the year * Sterilisation is fully supported by AVA and all Town Councils. * Responsible cat owners show that cats should and must be allowed to be kept as pets in HDB. * Less intolerance for community cats, less ABUSE!
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February 10, 2010
Sounds like they are setting up a prop desk. Word on the street is that they will still pay their people very little. Also given Temasek’s traditional top down approach, I wonder how they are ever going to get a research edge when they have a high propensity to ignore the opinions of junior people.
It also sounds like Ho Ching finally got her margin account size increased ; )
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Madam Ho finally decided she wants Singapore to be a giant hedge fund"
February 09, 2010
Singapore Short Stories said:
Day after day, night after night, year after year, the relentless firm kneads of perfectly elastic and flawless dough, the adroit pulling and twisting of the dough into fine balls of a thousand shapes and sizes, the smooth rolling of these with an ancient roller, the sprinkling of rich tau sar into each dough ball, the deft re-kneading of these dough balls and finally the dishing of each dough piece with a modicum of white sesame seed.....
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This article is really a tribute to the old hawker and his daughter who churns out best hum jim pang at the lowest prices to all of us!"
February 09, 2010
Rachel and I are the first couple in Singapore to have our solemnisation ceremony on board an airplane – how cool is that? :)
It happened at 5.50am on 2 February, 2010, on board Jetstar’s plane, 3K 823 at Changi Airport, Terminal 1.
The two witnesses who signed on the certificate were my mom and Rachel’s mom. The wedding solemniser is Justice of Peace, Mr Lim Huan Chiang.
The ceremony was short, it was over in around ten minutes. The plane took off on time after that with no delay.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Something cheery and romantic for the upcoming Valentine's Day cum Chinese New Year."
February 04, 2010
February 03, 2010
Singapore music has been here for along time, so why are we not getting the support. Observations from trips like Thailand, Indonesia and Japan tells me that locals there strongly support their own music. Places like HMV, Tower Records and the big CD stores thrive on their local music scene. They dedicate one whole floor to selling their local products. In Singapore? I don't even see a corner.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Singapore music, a forgotten art in Singapore?"
January 30, 2010
January 30, 2010
The parcel, with a total purchase value of US$385.16, had been declared ‘lost’ by Singapore Post. And this happened while it was in its care!
It is painfully obvious from our interactions that Singapore Post does not see any urgency in this matter nor does it feel totally responsible for this blunder. Despite countless calls and information request via emails, no single person at Singapore Post took the initiative or claimed any service responsibility over our case.
Recommended by rinaz: "For anyone who has ever bought anything online could empathise and even have a similar experience. Hopefully the situation gets resolved soon. "
January 28, 2010
Ho Yeow Sun, the wife of the Pastor Kong from City Harvest Church came out with a few Chinese albums and I bought her first. There were lots of hype for the album and controversies too. Ntevertheless I think her first album is not too bad - it does fulfill its purpose - ie to inspire :)
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "It's a compilation of singers from Singapore - sometimes we never know how talented we are till someone points it out"
January 25, 2010
Aloysius Low said:
Well, if the government only wants to donate US$50,000 for Haiti, and we Singaporeans think it's too little, then how about we do something about it and donate so that we hit at least US$100,000?
Every little bit counts, so do you part, and show the MFA and government just how generous we Singaporeans can be.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Stop whining about the Government and do something as a global citizen."
January 21, 2010
Are you wondering what it is like on the inside? We take you on a tour through this highly anticipated attraction. Even before the Universal Studios theme park, the country’s first ever casino, and most of the 60 restaurants are open for business, the resort has already amassed a huge crowd on its opening day!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The Resorts World Sentosa integrated resort in Singapore launched its first phase to the public on January 20 with 4 new hotels and 10 eateries. Find out what to expect."