August 15, 2009
Mr Wang Says So said:
I proceeded to check out the available graduate scholarships at the NUS Law Faculty. Alas, I saw that in fact, almost all the scholarships were reserved for non-Singaporeans.
That's still the way it is today. See the current list of graduate scholarships here:
(1) Research Scholarship
(2) Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals (NUS GSA)
(3) Faculty Graduate Scholarship (FGS)
(4) Scholarship for Young Asian Academics
(5) Microsoft Scholarship
The 1st scholarship is open to both Singaporean and foreign applicants.
The 2nd scholarship is open to students from all ASEAN countries, except Singaporeans.
The 3rd scholarship is open to students from anywhere in the world, except Singaporeans.
The 4th scholarship is open to all Asian students, except Singaporeans.
The 5th scholarship is open to students from anywhere in the world, except Singaporeans.
Is it strange that so many Singaporeans feel marginalised in their own country? No, it is not strange at all. It is clear that in our country today, citizenship often turns out to be a liability.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "In Singapore, citizens are automatically disqualified from most scholarships, just because they are citizens. Amazing."
July 28, 2009
Hri Kumar said:
We then come to the group which poses the real difficulty: children who are willing to support their parents, but say that they cannot afford to. There are of course such genuine cases. But there are unfortunately also some who say they cannot afford it, but what they really mean is that maintaining their parents is not high on their list of priorities. So, we have recently read in the newspapers of people who say they cannot pay the nursing home charges for their parents, but can nonetheless afford cars. Should Singaporeans be subsidising this group?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The age-old conflict about old age: can we legislate for filial piety? Should society care for those old folks whose old children cannot be bothered?"
October 25, 2007
From now until Nov 30, we’re looking for bloggers who are willing to act as Citizen Reporters... We’d like you to report on events from now till our final farewell bash on Nov 30. Or you could write opinion pieces about the library, eg. your experiences (ok, so long as it’s not X-rated)...
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "For those keen in being Citizen Reporters, and for "saving" library@orchard in a different way. "
February 23, 2007
The system is meant for foreigners who are working and staying in Singapore. If you are a foreigner overseas, you may still use the system but your assessment is only hypothetical. You may want to provide your contact details here and we will get in touch with you. You may also wish to get a preliminary assessment of the likelihood of obtaining an employment pass to work in Singapore here .
December 05, 2006
A track accident occurred at 6.48am at Yishun MRT and service was disrupted until 8.15am between Sembawang and Yio Chu Kang.
SMRT personnel were quick to resume service within an hour and a half by first moving the body and keeping it below the platform gap while they put powder to prevent it from decaying as train services continued. The body was eventually removed at 9.47am and promptly sent to the mortuary via a police van.
July 08, 2006
Cherian George said:
The Straits Times today devotes several pages to the phenomenon of citizen journalism, and includes a big fat quote from yours truly. Not surprisingly, though, ST left out one additional point I made: that I do not consider STOMP to be citizen journalism.
Recommended by acroamatic: "ST looks at citizen journalism, creatively quoting Cherian George."
September 03, 2005
A Doc's Life said:
"What's the story?" The Medical Officer asked his Houseman.
"75 year old lady. History of CVA with left hemiplegia. Social admission lah." The Houseman replied.
"Oh yeah, now is the September school hols. Season for granny dumping. December even worse.!"
A doctor's observation of the holiday season, and the greater social issues behind our greying population.
April 24, 2005
Eddie G spells out the differences between a true blue Malaysian and a die hard Singaporean. He lists, among others:
Singaporean: Allows adult films to be screened so long as patrons are of age and film possesses a certain aesthetic value
Malaysian: Buy the VCD lah!
[Ed: Very funny!]