January 05, 2010
In a Sunday Times article yesterday on junk mail at HDB doorsteps, I was surprised to read that SingPost offers a service to help advertisers to deliver their fliers through a bulk mail system called Admail.
As these fliers are delivered by our friendly postmen who are able to unlock the anti-junk locking devices on our letterboxes, junk mail seep through. This defeats the entire purpose of HDB installing these devices. Singaporeans wonder why because they do not know their postmen have colluded with the spammers and that Admail is an auto opt-in subscription.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Even our postmen are money grubbers. Any such thing left as public service?"
September 26, 2008
BBC Sport said:
One assumes the city authorities will waive their escalating fines for littering (£192-384 for the first offence; £768 and a corrective work order for a second offence) when it comes to the F1 drivers' tear-off visors - at least five of which tend to be used in a race.
Recommended by woonie: "BBC Sport's Andrew Benson provides a rather detailed write-up about the preparations for the upcoming Singapore GP."
July 11, 2008
Like a child in a typical Asian family, people often tell you how weak you are, how vulnerable and susceptible to the rise and ebb of the global economy. I can understand your apprehension. The people you trust do not seem to believe in you, and after some time it becomes hard to believe in yourself.
Recommended by Lucian: "Because there is something magical about the sharing of our experiences, thoughts and feelings."
August 04, 2007
SFGate's report titled "Singapore Bans Gay Kissing Photos" says,
Singapore's censors have banned an exhibition of photographs depicting gay men and women kissing, a gay rights activist said, calling the move "absurd."
The city-state's Media Development Authority denied organizers a license because the photographs "promote a homosexual lifestyle," Alex Au, founder of a Singapore gay rights group, People Like Us, told The Associated Press Wednesday.
PD's report titled "Singapore Police Ban Gay Rights Forum" says,
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs put the clamp down on a gay rights forum that was intended to discuss sexual orientation and international law at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University on Aug. 7 because “the event is contrary to public interest.”
Retired Canadian law professor Douglas Sanders was to speak at the event titled, “Sexual Orientation in International Law: The Case of Asia,” until government authorities shut it down.
Immigration authorities rejected Sander’s visa application, Singapore’s Home Affairs Ministry said.
June 05, 2007
Citizen Historian said:
"The writers of the newsletter, ostensibly motivated by a streak of anti-establishmentarianism and imbued with the spirit of flippancy, continuously poke fun at university and government policies as well as issues on campus. ...A dig at the PAP's cultural policies depicted a word 'Censored' stamped diagonally across a column with no text, headlined 'Yellow Culture Column' ( Yakkity-Yak 1961, Vol. 1 No. 3, p.2). Another more flippant article screams the headline 'Girl Found Raped' and goes on to report about a fresh-woman participating in an orientation game and successfully meeting the objective of finding another student named James Raped. The library holds about ten years' worth of similar stuff, starting in 1959."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Why interesting - A history thesis digs up the student hijinks of some of our present leaders"
November 07, 2006
Every stay I have had in a hospital here – believe me, there have been quite a few in the past 25 years – has been a lesson for me about life.
It’s like opening the window to a changing society and allows me to catch a glimpse of Singaporeans’ pain and stoicism, as well as family ties, ethnic bonds and human care. ...
As with scores of previous stays, I have accumulated an impression about the changes in our society.
Recommended by at82: " It tells a lot about people's pain and stoicism, family bond and society's changes."
May 19, 2005
sify.com claims that
Contrary to the common perception that Singapore is among the most expensive Asian shopping destinations, the city has emerged as the most affordable tourist shopping destinations in the Asia-Pacific region in a study conducted by Euromonitor International on retail pricing.