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 20, 2009
New York Times said:
At a forum this month with Singapore’s most powerful man, Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister whose current title is minister mentor, she asked provocatively whether he would send in the army in the very unlikely event that the P.A.P. lost an election. (His long and intricate answer was that there were other ways to control an opposition government.)
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Catherine Lim in the New York Times."
April 05, 2009
The Banzai! Effect said:
Shiro went to the first ever Kuro Bara event last Saturday over at Liang Court, Singapore. Didn’t have high expectations for it, but surprisingly it was decent and the turnout for it was quite good.
extract from shiro: Indoor lighting was good enough for casual photo taking, and yes the air-con ftw, so nothing to complain about. The few reasons I went is because quite a number of my friends are going, and the gig I’m going to cover later that night is relatively near, at Substation to be exact.
Recommended by oOgA: "photos are good, take with Nikon D300"
January 28, 2009
Stomp out STOMP! said:
STOMP could do so much more, namely, encouraging a culture of critical thinking through better journalism, which might result in Singaporeans being better able to engage with the social issues of today. However, it has not and will not until we do something about it.
Join the cause today as we work together to stomp out STOMP, or at the very least, facilitate its reformation into a media website that we can all be proud of.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "STOMP has gone from bad to worse in recent years, and it's great that citizens are finally doing something about it. Be sure to help send an e-mail to the people at STOMP too!"
January 10, 2009
...instead of questioning the appropriateness of the civil servant’s actions, I want to ask the Straits Times people instead: Is this article supposed to be an example of guest journalism or something?
You see, to the best of my knowledge, the civil servant is not a journalist on the payroll of the Straits Times. He’s not a syndicated columnist. So pray tell, why does he get his own byline on an article that’s prominently featured in a leading newspaper?
Recommended by mr.udders: "An additional angle from which to look at the French cooking fiasco."
January 05, 2009
Few people in Singapore know that one village still survives, hidden in trees 180 meters, or 650 feet, from a highway. "Even if I want to show my children how I was brought up, I can't show them," said Ho Why Hong, 50, a taxi driver, as he searched for Kampong Buangkok. "Everything is torn down."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "First Seletar, next Buangkok?
Seems like the human soul and Mother Nature really mean nothing to Singapore in the context of money and "development"."
December 23, 2008
The Online Citizen said:
Former Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief of the Today newspaper, said that he sometimes “shuddered looking at some of the stories that are displayed” in the Singapore papers. Comparing the local papers to the Financial Times, which he called a “class act” with “crisp” writings, he said of the mainstream press: “There is an attempt to go downstream by the Straits Times.”
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A critical assessment of local mainstream media by an insider"
Link to cached copy (thanks Ganga)
December 15, 2008
Today Online said:
Reading “Fuel oil prices are falling, so why are tariffs still high?” (Dec 10) drives me somewhat nuts. I can’t help it because I’m in the industry and I understand how the electricity tariffs work.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "fished from a blogger. Why not give mrbrown his column back if you want good netizen opinion?"
October 19, 2008
At first I thought they were just acting or trying to gain attention cos both groups of boys looked so young (think 14 or 15) so I was laughing at their stupidity. I mean, who fights in a place that's so crowded and it's not even very late in the night! But when the kicking and punching increased I realised they were FOR REAL. One boy was punched so badly his mouth was filled with blood!
Recommended by tinkertailor: "Eyewitness account of last night's stabbing incident."
October 16, 2008
Nelson Benjamin said:
The 300,000 Malaysians employed in the island republic have been advised to gear up for retrenchment if the country continues to slide into a recession.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said that although the technical recession experienced by Singapore has not yet translated into unemployment, it was better for Malaysians to be prepared.
“If there is unemployment due to a recession, our workers will be hit,” he told The Star here yesterday.
Recommended by mr.udders: "Scroll down to the end of the article for an interesting snippet on Singapore's (rather unjust) employment policy towards Malaysians."
October 04, 2008
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."
August 20, 2008
Simon Tay said:
Obviously he did not calculate the ERP charges that taxed taxi riders that are currently charged ERP fees! The middle class can now OWN cars with huge installment to pay and they will choose not to drive to "save on cost".
PM Lee mentioned that people should Remove the food tray after your meal in food court and I will add to that that we should even clean the table with our own wet tissue.
We don't return our plates it's because FREEDOM allows us to do that and there is NO LAW that indicate that we must return our plates. If the law says it's ILLEGAL to leave the plates on the table after a meal then WE ARE LITERALLY IN PRISON.
PM Says that there will be more help, schemes for women to encourage babies. What about reducing stressful working lifestyles and reducing number of working hours to increase work - life balance.
Recommended by simontay78: "It's the truth and sincere counter claims on what the PM is trying to convince the locals on political issues."
August 11, 2008
A Stomper spots a Caucasian man skinny dipping in the Singapore River.
"My boyfriend and I were walking along Singapore River this evening and while trying to take a nice picture of Alkaff bridge, we noticed someone swimming or what seemed like a nice bath in the river!
"There was another guy holding a towel waiting for the swimming guy to finish.
"The guy (Caucasian) came out of the water and started to parade naked (while the other guy tried frantically to cover his private parts with the towel), and he started to wear his jeans in the open (without his underwear apparently).
"45 minutes later when walking back to Robertson Quay, we saw two policemen questioning the said Caucasian (he's now wearing jeans and a red t-shirt with no shoes) and the other guy who was with him."
June 26, 2008
June 22, 2008
The New York Times said:
The houses are magnets for expatriates but unloved by Singaporeans, for whom they have sinister associations. “Some of the more senior taxi drivers don’t like to come here at night,” Mrs. Pickering said. “These houses were taken over by the high command of the Japanese military during the Second World War, and some Singaporeans believe they’re haunted.”
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The median employed Singaporean can scarcely afford to live in such a swanky house, let alone aspire to own one. I say the writer should've taken the time to actually speak to a real Singaporean before writing this."
June 16, 2008
Andrew Cheah was quiet, loved computers, a fan of The Matrix and Final Fantasy, his family was in too much grief to say much. I guess the newspapers are grieving too. His name appears only in passing, as if it was an unfortunate coincidence that he left the world only the day before Clifton.
I am not in any way putting down the tragedy of both their deaths. Both were young, both were full of potential. Both will be equally missed by the family and their friends. It is clear, however, who Singapore mourns for more. And that, i think, is sad also.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I think it is sad that both NSMen died, but this blogger does have a point."
June 05, 2008
Despite the fact that this card can also be used as an EZ link card, the draw backs are that there is a transaction rate incurred of each top up done automatically. Which if you ask me, is absolutely ridiculous! If GIRO top ups can be done for free, why must we pay to use such a service?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "highlights our local banks incomptency"
April 20, 2008
Uniquefrequency clarifies why he doesn't read the newspapers and gives reasons why.
Papers are slow. It’s not their fault, I know. Papers are published daily, not hourly, I get that. But explain to me how I hear about an Outram MRT shooting via Twitter, check out the CNA website and it’s not there? Yes I know CNA’s Twitter mentioned it, but sorry, dead man found at Outram MRT is not the same as man shot at Outram MRT.
March 03, 2008
GENOA’S new port president Luigi Merlo warned PSA-Sinport chief executive Eddie Teh at a meeting on Monday that the Singaporean company may lose the concession at the port’s flagship Voltri terminal if it did not take immediate steps to improve its performance.
Recommended by mb: "PSA news from Genoa."