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"
December 09, 2009
Hri Kumar said:
We need to recognise that we are dealing with life-changing issues. I do not know what would have happened to me if I had not made it to JC. There is a good chance I would be doing something completely different today. Others have not been so lucky. It is plainly wrong and illogical to deny a bright student advancement, or to disadvantage him, simply because of a weakness in second language. The sooner we pry this albatross from our necks the better.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Should a student be prevented from going to university if he fails his Second Language? Hri says no."
October 13, 2009
Recently, we rescued 2 factory puppies from my neighbourhood and after taking care of them, we went about finding new loving homes for the pups...But something horrible happened. We found on 88db.com that the same boy-pup, Dane, was being posted for SALE... he even claims he paid $4k for the dog. This is NOT TRUE. He paid an adoption fee of $350...I made a mystery shopper's call this morning..It is the SAME GUY. He spoke with the same funny PRC accent and had the same voice.
Recommended by avalon: "This PRC mofo claimed to be offering a good home for this rescued puppy and now puts him up for sale."
September 04, 2009
So what is wrong with how Chinese was taught? There was too much focus on memorization, at the expense of discussions. Too much ancient (and sterilized) materials were emphasized, at the expense of contemporary issues. Why not pair banal stories of Yue Fei with materials on modern Chinese nationalism? Why not talk about Li Bai in the larger scheme of how Chinese poetry evolved? Language training in my school was divorced from the deeper discussions of Chinese culture, politics and society that could have motivated me.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Can chinese be made more interesting? MOE should be rethinking its approach!"
August 10, 2009
Slavoj Žižek said:
If there is one person to whom monuments will be built a hundred years from now, Peter Sloterdijk once remarked, it is Lee Kuan Yew, the Singaporean leader who thought up and put into practice a ‘capitalism with Asian values’. The virus of authoritarian capitalism is slowly but surely spreading around the globe. Deng Xiaoping praised Singapore as the model that all of China should follow.
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July 24, 2009
All teachers are burnt out because more and more jobs are pushed to teachers. A teacher's job include the following: a) CCA administrative work b) deparmental administrative work c) setting worksheets, tests, exams, worksheets for next year, topical exams for other levels.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Came across this forum post by a former teacher. Guess it's true that it's becoming more and more difficult to be a teacher in Singapore"
May 21, 2009
New York Times said:
But Temasek, the investment arm of Singapore, could be feeling a bit of seller’s remorse. The fund recently reported selling its entire stake in BofA — at an enormous loss, by all accounts — some time before March 31. Since then, BofA’s stock is up about 74 percent.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Exactly as Financial Times predicted: "buy high, sell low". Let's see some accountability."
May 16, 2009
"When we invest, we are investing for 10, 15, 20 years. You may look as if you are making a big loss today, but you have not borrowed money to invest. You will ride the storm, the company recovers, your shares go up." - Lee Kuan Yew, Feb 2009
Temasek has sold its entire stake in Bank of America. Bloomberg reports that Temasek might have lost close to US$4.6B in the investment. Temasek received Bank of America stock after Bank of America took over Merrill. Temasek spent US$5.9B on its Merrill investment. Temasek sold its stock in first quarter of 2009.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "So much for "10, 15, 20 years". Ho Ching and Lee Kuan Yew are really, really gifted in squandering Singaporeans' savings: Suzhou Industrial Park, Micropolis, Shin Corp, Optus, Merrill Lynch --- every single thing that they touch turns into shit. How they can even achieve such extraordinary incompetence is beyond imagination."
March 09, 2009
I am not going to type too much text as I am very tired… really need to get more rest. Nonetheless, I am anxious to share with everyone the photos I took at the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party, so here goes.
I was stationed at the artistes’ holding tent just beside the stage - meaning I have excellent access to the red carpet, the stage and even backstage with the celebrities. However, as I have to work also, I can only sneak in a few pictures here and there.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Big event over the weekend at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, attended by over 10,000 people. Singapore seldom host such big Chinese entertainment events and this one was held at the floating platform which previously only hosted the NDP. A behind-the-scene look by someone who was working at the event."
February 10, 2009
Asia Sentinel said:
Ho Ching, the wife of prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, is departing from stewardship of Temasek Holdings in good time for her successor to have to be the one in charge when the disastrous performance for 2008 and 2009 comes around.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The guy who will take the blame for squandering all our CPF and reserves is foreign talent Chip Goodyear. I guess we now know what PAP meant when it promised us "more Goodyears"."
January 03, 2009
Sep 2006 I have pregnancy but Kelvin give up his baby even he is Christian. He explained to me he is too busy of the work and money is not enough too, he promised to me we will have a lots baby in the future and he also promised to me he will never have any other women in his life otherwise he will go to hell! So I went to abortion after 3 month on Dec.
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December 27, 2008
November 18, 2008
Asia Sentinel said:
Although global markets have stabilized at least temporarily over the last couple of weeks, there is no sign of a letup for Temasek, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund that has already chalked up massive paper losses from its exposure to the world’s ailing banks.
Temasek looks likely to have lost its entire S$400m (US$270m) investment in ABC Learning Centres, the recently-collapsed Australian childcare provider, and there are growing concerns that the fund may have to help bail out the Marina Bay Sands casino project in Singapore as owner Las Vegas Sands creaks under a mountain of debt.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "There goes your CPF. Ho Ching really does have the reverse Midas touch --- everything that she touches turns into shit."
August 16, 2008
While most Singaporeans are probably happy about Singapore's upcoming medal in the Olympics that will end a drought in the Olympic medals..
Here is what 'our very own' Table Tennis super star shared on China National TV her thoughts and views!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Lee Jiawei reveals her true inner thoughts and say that she is from Beijing, proud to be chinese and wants to win a medal on her homeground, her territory during the Olympics 2008.
Why no mention of Singapore at all?"
August 15, 2008
May 16, 2008
But I have also found some good experiences with the Chinese nationals here. Now that they are more seen in the service sectors, they are learning fast. They seem to be bringing their 'quality service standards' (the ones from like the hotels) from their major cities to here.
Recommended by quachee: "A lot of complaints on the Chinese from mainland to Singapore... but I think we can leran a thing or two from them too. "
May 13, 2008
Low-skilled workers from China are ubiquitous in Singapore these days: in the shiny new terminal of Changi Airport, in coffee shops, in shopping malls, in supermarkets, at gas stations, at construction sites and populating the much-loved open-air food courts called hawker centers.
They also make their presence felt in five-star hotels, where one recent encounter found a Mandarin-speaking maid who could not comprehend a word of English. Most recently, Singapore's two bus companies began hiring drivers from China.
Chinese workers are just one constituency in Singapore's fast-growing foreign population, but they are the largest component of an expatriate contingent that crossed the 1 million mark in October, helping boost the overall population to 4.68 million in an otherwise chronically aging society. Foreigners make up about one-third of the national workforce. The country set a goal to raise its population total to 6.5 million within two decades, rejuvenating itself mainly through immigration from India and China.
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May 13, 2008
May 09, 2008
Si Hui said:
Wait! I think I hear the sound of papers flipping. Oh, that must have been the helpsheets. No. I looked to my right (I was at the first column). This girl sitting just next to me was flipping through her exam booklet. And there were no instructions to check our papers or to open the exam booklet. Then the one in front of her was also doing the same thing. The one behind her as well. I stared in disbelief. And this guy a few seats away was flipping the pages too. And yes, they are the PRCs. The Powerful Rapid Cheaters.
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