June 22, 2008
Aussie Pete said:
On Saturday, 14th June, Five suspected drug-traffickers were arrested and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized $1.3M worth of drugs in an Islandwide operation. This is the second-largest drug haul in Singapore for 2008.
Recommended by AussiePB: "These people are risking the welfare of our children and society in general - is the death penalty appropriate?"
June 10, 2008
Simon Tay said:
THE contents of the e-mail sounded too good to be true. It said: If robbed at knifepoint while withdrawing money from an automated teller machine (ATM), keying in your personal identification number (PIN) in reverse order will send an alert to the relevant authorities, who will then come to your aid.
The e-mail itself, however, is a hoax. It apparently first surfaced in 2006, but knowledge of the e-mail recently became widespread among puzzled netizens after it reappeared on various local forums such as SGClub and SGForums.
Recommended by simontay78: "This is another myth busted! I guess people are clever enough not to believe everything you read from email right?"
October 20, 2007
Students are using graffiti art as a way of adding a "spunk" to the typical anti-drug message. They are taking real ads such as Perlini's silver, MOS' and FHM's and overlaying the images with the stark message, "if you play, you will pay".
Recommended by litford: "the National Council Against Drug Abuse has launched its new Anti-Drug campaign, steering away from the usual TV ads and having comissioned street artists and their student proteges to 'take over' ads around Singapore to spread this year's anti drug abuse message, "If You Play, You Pay""
April 23, 2007
Daniel Chin said:
Yesterday, Singapore’s exchange market was rife with speculation about a possible merger of the two land transport giants: ComfortDelGro and SMRT. As a result, their share prices skyrocketed between 5.9% and 6.6% at closing.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An insightful analysis into the merger news."
April 03, 2007
The so-called professionally trained policemen we (I and my relatives) encountered that night were not at all friendly, warm or even professional. There was no calm advice or words of comfort given. Instead, they were yelling out orders like we were some second, third class citizens who were not worth a mention. Some of the policemen were aggressive and rough.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Is this not grave robbery? There are really no checks and balances in singapore. Accountability and Transparency would demand all police officers involved to be suspended without pay or sacked."
April 03, 2007
Then an Indian lady (Sivamalar) at the customs started hurling at me and my daughter and said that I said the word "bomb" twice and it is against the law and I can be sent to jail and they are calling the police. She (Sivamalar) was so loud and rude and she shoved us to the side, and refused to listen to my explanation. In fact, she got so aggressive that another officer Ricky Lim (I guess it's her supervisor) had to come forward to stop her from further attacking me and my daughter verbally, and specifically asked Sivamalar to "shut up". I told Ricky Lim that I would like to know the names of his staff because their attitude and rudeness were simply beyond any acceptable level. Immediately Sivamalar got so angry and aggressive that she started charging at Ricky Lim and hurled "What?! What?! What?! She (she meant me) said the word "Bomb" twice, so what is wrong with arresting her (which is me) and we were told that if we heard the word twice, we will arrest!!"
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: " Airport security certainly is incompetent. I fear that such levels of incompetency will mean they will never be effective in catching a real bomber. heck, one could just take a small vial of liquid mercury and dump it in the plane.
I'd also like to add that liquid bombs are NOT FEASIBLE. just search google...its the ridiculousness of FearUncertainityDoubt... really, if terrorists bomb up airport security next time, you'll find that airport security will then ad infinitum need to screen people prior to the screening of people prior to airport security prior to boarding a plane."
March 07, 2007
Entrepreneur27 SG said:
We were pretty excited to learn of Velvet Puffin’s (VP) lightning rise to the top of the local Web2.0 pile today; first the local Business Times feature and then the “Web 2.0 Richter Scale” of Techcrunch. Both founders, R Chandrasekar and Sam Hon are 26 and Velvet Puffin is a project under Radixs, a 60-person company both have founded since 2002. Co-founder Chandrasekar also reveals a total of $10million financing (seed and Series A) for the startup from Purple Ray, Artisan Encipta and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A review of the website that launched today. We can all take a look at our home-grown Web2.0 company and help support it!"
February 19, 2007
"...to bring about the awareness of the constant abuse of authority by traffic enforcement officers themselves....I urge all Singaporeans to harness the power of your digital cameras and make citizen report via any new media you are comfortable with."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "We can fight the abuse of power when people start speaking up"
February 11, 2007
We continue to unearth the more exciting Web2.0 startups in little Singapore, those with crazy ideas that should really sink or swim, as evaluated in front of our live audience. There’s no better way to crash-test your business model in front of real consumers themselves — young university students and bored young professionals with lots of free time spent surfing the web at home, in dorms and offices. If you are keen to practise your VC analytical skills, come sit in. Its really kinda like American Idol where the audience members are all Simon Cowells, Randy Jacksons and Paula Abduls.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Interesting, even the MDA folks who launched the $500M IDM fund will be at the same event. No harm checking out if our local Web2.0 initiatives will take off. "
January 06, 2007
after the bak kwa seller grills the meat, he would cut it into tidy squares. now, when he cuts the bak kwa into squares, there would be long strips of extra bits left behind right? having spent a long time over the fire, these leftover pieces now look black and are so badly charred that they are no longer safe for consumption.
and so, the seller would simply throw these away.
but guess what a renowned bak kwa company in singapore does with these leftover pieces of black cancer-inducing meat?
why, it sells these back to its customers of course! innocently packaged in plastic as though it was all good and new and fit to be eaten!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Veron brings this very distasteful and unethical business practice to light. Bakkwa buyers this Chinese New Year, beware!"
December 23, 2006
Christina Ong is my favourite boss ever! If I’d been working at an office, I probably wouldn’t have seen as much as I do working with her at home! Not only do I see her as a boss interacting with her subordinates, I also see her with her husband, kids and maid and honestly, I take my hat off her. Like really, R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Not every wealthy, successful person behaves like an elite. This post gives some insight into life of one of Singapore's (if not Asia's) best known fashion mavens, Christina Ong, owner of Club21."
December 12, 2006
Aen Tan said:
Why do I say it’s poorly designed? Considering the negative experience while using it in extreme environmental conditions (the crowded, shaky, smelly bus), it is.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Often designers focus too much on the exterior they forget about the interior. Nice observation."
December 11, 2006
Lawman's Thoughts said:
But the clincher - I speculate - and this this is never admitted in the official grounds of decision - is that a failure to award to Genting would have resulted in intense, totally unfriendly and uncertain competition with the region's most established (by far) resorts operator.
Recommended by tinkertailor: "Why the selection of Genting was also a smart political move."
November 28, 2006
Quoting data from the Real Estate Information System (Singapore’s property statistics agency), Anton Sitorus, Research Head of Jones Lang Lasalle Indonesia, explained the total of apartment sales in Singapore to foreign citizens during that period reached 7,400 units and 1,930 out of these were by Indonesian citizens.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Look who's buying all those apartments in Singapore."
November 20, 2006
A brunette Caucasian girl, whose name I won't put here "just in case "they" are watching", had a black umbrella with the words "Bush is a war criminal" scrawled in white paint. As you can see, she was being questioned by our vigilant security staff to make sure she wasn't a terrorist, and her particulars taken down. I mean, she could've rigged the umbrella like the Penguin in Batman Returns, and sprayed bullets at Bush.
Or as someone commented: "excuse me ***, I think you're taking the umbrella issue a BIT too lightly here. Umbrellas will inevitably inspire political instability, protect against rain, and likely lead to democractic reforms in this perfectly funtioning soft-authoritarian society. If we allow political umbrellas today... we'll probably be running around condoning ethnic-equality sun-block tomorrow. we've got to keep these things under control here. ... Ps. That girl's my hero!! who is she?!"
Recommended by at82: "When the Americans protest against their president, they are patriots. When Singaporeans protest against our PM, they is traitors."
September 10, 2006
So naturally, when it was proposed that the National Library be demolished, people with memories of the old library protested. But what about the old logo? Is the old logo part of any memory? Or is it forgotten because it is just a logo? An insignificant little graphic design of a librarian.
Graphic Design as prominent as it is in the world around us, leaves no footprint or memory when they are lost.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Is Graphic Design a victim of progression?"
June 16, 2006
CNN reports that Singapore Airlines was disappointed with new delays for the delivery of the A380 superjumbo.
"We have had an industrial delay. It will shift the program to the right by six to seven months," John Leahy, Airbus chief commercial officer, told Reuters.
Leahy said the company was still on track to have the plane certified and to deliver its first aircraft to Singapore Airlines by end-2006, but deliveries in 2007 would be cut to nine aircraft from an original target of 20 to 25.
June 14, 2006
Desperate Addict said:
before I could decide whether to go home or go for my guitar lesson first by covering my stained skirt with my bag, I continued to menstruate even more.
This is when I decided to take action.
I made the choice to just go ahead and use the large pad in my bag. I made the choice to just go ahead and change my pad in the bus.
Recommended by Kenny Sia: "This takes skills."
June 03, 2006
It’s utterly reprehensible. Beating up someone just because he was ’staring’? Firstly, I don’t really believe that worker was staring at the guy. Even if he was. Beating him up is hardly a logical conclusion. Secondly it’s practically a full-on racist attack
Recommended by jay: "Can't believe this happened in "multiracial" Singapore"
March 28, 2006
... a group of kids no bigger than 8 years old picking on a stray cat. It was meowing in distress and hiding from them. They were trying to drag it out of its hiding behind shelves and kiddy rides...Their mother was with them... She seemed to me as enjoying her children’s taunts...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An ugly side of Singaporeans abusing animals."