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"
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"
December 14, 2009
Temasek Review said:
Ms Jayne Goh made headlines this year with the setting up of the Association of Blogger ostensibly to “educate” bloggers on responsible blogging.
The association drew flak from the online community with many bloggers expressing scepticism about the organisation, questioning its purpose and leadership.
It was boycotted by most major blogs including the Temasek Review.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Ironic that founder of Singapore Bloggers Association wanted to promote responsible blogging, but ended up defaming people and being sued."
December 14, 2009
This group was created in response to a comment by well known American blogger, Michael Arrington. In a blog entry, he claimed that Singaporean blogs are (largely) controlled by the government. [...] it is more likely that there are many more Singaporean blogs that are NOT controlled by the government [...].
Recommended by yuhui: "We need to educate people from around the world about the independence of our Singapore blogosphere!"
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."
December 04, 2009
Dennis Thompsett said:
I recently received, in a roundabout way, an e-mail containing a speech to graduating students in Singapore, given by Adrian Tan, a lawyer and author. (He wrote the novel, The Teenage Textbook, which was not only a stunning bestseller in Asia, but was also made into a hit movie and a successful play. So he may be the sole reason why Singaporean teenagers are so well behaved and studious today.)
In any case, I now intend to blatantly steal from Mr. Tan's speech.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Canadian newspaper columnist calls on people to follow Adrian Tan's advice and be hated."
October 13, 2009
Cheng Ding An said:
If you knew Dollah Kassim, maybe you would know what a gracious, soft spoken, big hearted man he was.
If you knew Dollah Kassim, maybe you would have known an entire generation of legendary
footballers who fought and won something simply astounding, but are now lost and forgotten
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A moving tribute to Singapore football legend, Dollah Kassim, written by the Kallang Roar movie director, Cheng Ding An who had the honour to work with him for his movie."
September 11, 2009
Comex 2009 is now officially open until this Sunday. With booths and mega bargains extending from first floor to the sixth in the convention halls (yes, every floor has something going on).
Do you have what it takes to join the rest of the crowd in finding your best bargain for the gadgets and hardware?
Recommended by oOgA: "with every IT fair, it just gets bigger. lots of bargains to check out. this post will be updated to reflect any recent changes, if any"
August 12, 2009
Your SDP said:
Yesterday, Dr Chee Soon Juan posted on Mr George Yeo's Facebook to invite the Minister to an online debate. This set off an exchange of messages which we think readers might be interested to read.
Dear Dr Chee
May I suggest you write to the PAP as what you propose seems rather formal.
I don't really want my FB activities to be so formal or serious. I am happy to engage as and when issues arise, but I do so as an individual without getting the PAP or MFA involved. Short responses, not long exchanges if possible. So far it has been fun for me and I hope to keep it that way. Hope you understand.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Chee Soon Juan and George Yeo face off on facebook."
August 01, 2009
Singapore Blog Awards said:
Participating bloggers include three finalists in the Best Modelling Blog category, Celestina Tiew, Miyake Maggie Ng and Naomi Liu.
Customers can contribute $2 for a chance to throw balls and dunk these ladies into the water. All proceeds will be channelled to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. For every donation made, customers will also increase their chances to win a pair of tickets to Tokyo.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Something fresh! Bloggers do their part to raise money for charity by getting wet."
July 29, 2009
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?"
July 25, 2009
Fauzi Rassull is a slim 20-year-old blogger, popular among Singapore's fashionable youngsters, who flaunts his 1.73-metre (5-foot 8-inch), 60-kilogram (132-pound) frame in glamour shots splashed on his sites.
Followers share tips on eating and Fauzi himself swears by his regimen of two meals a day consisting of bread, instant noodles and salad.
Thanks in part to anti-fat advocates like Fauzi, thin is in among Singapore teens and young adults, but experts warn that the fad is behind a worrying spike in the number of people developing eating disorders.
July 03, 2009
Bryan's Angels said:
Surprisingly, Kacy learned this specific behavior within a short time frame of 2 days. That’s a big contrast with the lengthy training sessions I had with Kiki. I ought to praise my little Kacy for the wonderful effort. Well done! Kacy.
Hope everyone had enjoyed watching the video! Stay tune on the blog for the next amazing parrot trick from Kacy!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Real PARROTS okay! This Bryan guy has three parrots and he keeps a blog documenting how he trains them and stuff. Very interesting read!"
June 25, 2009
I was actually quite surprised that my tech blog was selected as one of the finalists in the second Singapore Blog Awards without even doing any promotion on Twitter, Facebook or even my huge network of local friends. Most of my friends said that I will definitely win the SG Blog Awards but I cannot guarantee the success. One of my adult friend even told me that “The Blog Awards need me more than I need them.” Well, this seems quite true but I still want to win to attract more local readers to my blog.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Read the full interview. This 15 year old may be Singapore's top twitter user, but his attitude is really too cocky. Is this how our youths are brought up to be like these days - cocky and arrogant?"
May 30, 2009
In order of the vote counts, from the highest to the lowest to date (27 May 2009): 1. Mas Selamat Kastari’s Escape 2. Dawn Yang vs Xiaxue 3. Singapore Flyer Breakdown 4. Lee Bee Wah and the 2008 Olympics, Singapore Table Tennis Team 5. ACJC Birthday Hazing Incident
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "LOL~ Lee Bee Wah is number 4. With the current turn of event, she should be on her way to number 1 by the end of the polling?"
May 03, 2009
Against Misandry and Towards Equal Rights for Singaporean Men
The liberation of women over the last century has, without doubt, made the world a better place.
But somewhere along the way, amidst issues of women's rights, gay rights, children's rights and animal rights, some of men's basic rights (e.g. health care) have been compromised.
In the west, many have realised that the gender equality scale is now tipping heavily against men - and they are doing something about it.
While we can't expect that scale of Singaporean men and women to join this group, we can at least put up a dignified stand against gender discrimination and inequality.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Feel that there should be health campaigns for men as well as women? Feel that the law in Singapore discriminates against men (e.g. caning, stiffer sentences for men)? And what about the opportunity cost due to NS obligations? Join our fledgling group here on Facebook as we aim to raise awareness on men's rights in Singapore."
April 12, 2009
A simple googling of her name brings me to a page featuring a 2007 list of A*STAR National Science Scholars!
There’s a girl by the same name who was awarded with an A*STAR scholarship to study in Karolinska Institutet in Sweden:
The same Ng Kai Er?
The same Ng Kai Er?
The charged Eng Kai Er was described as a Singaporean studying in Sweden via the Straits Times.com news report…
Putting two and two together. She should be the same person hor? Anyone can verify?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Astar scholar too stressed and decided to stroll around naked at Holland Village?"
April 01, 2009
Feeling the need for an explanation.... i called the hotline, hoping someone can at least explain the situation. That is when the ordeal really started... and it is still going on. The calls either never got tru... or everytime it did get tru.. i had to hold the line for 30 to 40 min.... with no one picking upp the call!!!!
I tried calling 15 times over the past two days... I still haven spoken to anyone! So... email is the next option right?! No way! No email address at all! So... I had to resort to primitive fax method! But.... no one has called me back thus far....
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I encountered a similar situation with Tiger Airways a couple of years back. They don't seem to believe in telephone operators or customer service. Of course, we will like to support Singapore's homegrown brands but ridiculous incidents like this make us think twice... "
March 15, 2009
On the 02/03/2009, I was picked up from my house at about 11am by 4 persons who identified themselves as CID.They claimed they were investigating a post on Molotov Cocktails that I had posted on the forum Stomp. With regards to this particular allegation, I wish to state that I had posted an article on Molotov Cocktails on Stomp sometime late last year. The article was copied and pasted from Wikipedia, and was posted up for information value due to its appearance in the popular game Left 4 Dead. 2-3 weeks AFTER I posted the article, the MP Seng Han Thong got burnt. Apparently, someone made a police report that I had instigated the old man to burn the MP, via posting that article.
I was driven back to Cantonment Complex and subjected to an interrogation by these persons. Chief among them was 1 who identified himself as Sebastian, supposedly from the ISD.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Would there be a show of solidarity with PoThePanda in the SG blogosphere? I think not. To those who claimed to "celebrate bloggers' independent voices" (Blogout! ’09), "dedicated to protecting its members" (Association of Bloggers (Singapore)) — are you now going to swallow your own slogans?"