April 21, 2005
The good people at Polyguide have setup an online Movie Ticket Petition to protest against the recent hike in cinema tickets. They are asking all Singaporeans and other hobbits living in Sillypore to sign it so they can submit it to the 3 big cinema companies.
Zhi Yang writes:
This endeavor is really commendable. $9.50 to watch a film is really ridiculous. Poly students were all very concerned about this matter to the extent of imploring everyone to download movies and buy pirated vcds from JB, which I do not condone.
I mean why support the JB pirates? Get from TS la, they also sell pirated vcds le. (if you've never heard, TS was recently fined quite heftily for selling pirated lord of the rings vcds)
April 20, 2005
lzydata notice 3 different paper reports 3 different number of MP who say 'no' to casino.
First they can’t do statistics, now they can’t count. This is a list of 15 MPs I rounded up from coverage. All of them spoke on the casino issue, so Contender No. 2 is out. It is this blogger’s view that Ms. Tor is right, but this awaits further checking.
April 19, 2005
Lzydata said "As it was my first time attending a Parliament session, I was a bit kiasu, & turned up at one when the session was supposed to begin at 1.30pm. I was quite startled to see at the entrance a lot of National JC students, with a few of their teachers - there must have been more than a hundred of them."
April 19, 2005
April 15, 2005
Huichien said "Both Singapore Commentator points out the glaring omission: "Significantly, blogging was not mentioned as an avenue for expressing intellectual views" argues that "or Singapore, the Internet in general — and blogging in particular — is a viable alternative as an avenue for airing intellectual opinions." Lzdata of Singapore Ink concurs: "I look forward to the time when we find that periodical, or maybe constellation of blogs, that lives up to the description.""
April 14, 2005
Lancerlord said "In the Straits Times today regarding the topic of having ca-Sin-No here in Singapore, it says that "Gambling addicts: 55,000 at risk".
But on the other hand, in today's Today frontpage news states "What gambling problem?"
So is having a ca-Sin-No here a problem or not? One paper says at risk, the other says what problem."
April 14, 2005
MSNBC reports "Restrictions apply. The gum must be sugarless and therapeutic, and it’s only available by prescription.
Singapore can talk about changing, but it is what it is: a former British colony that puts the stiffest, prissiest English nanny to shame. Would you want to live there? Perhaps not. But as a place to visit, Singapore has plenty to recommend it—and most of its charms are directly related to the efforts of the tough-love regime. For those who’ve toured Southeast Asia, the order and decorum are a refreshing change. And if you’ve never been to the region, Singapore is the perfect baby step."
April 12, 2005
Lost-in-Translation said "Traffic came to almost a standstill at the busy Paya Lebar flyover stretch of the PIE. As our car converged to the right outermost lane trying to get past the scene i was faced with an image so gory i prayed for the victims. A Malaysian bike lay in shambles in front of a truck that had stopped in the middle lane. Sprawled in the middle was a male lying on his back. I was reliefed to note that he made a movement. A metre away, his female companion was not so lucky. She was lying motionless, faced down with a puddle of deep red seeping from her helmet, flowing downhill on the slope of the tarmac. As our car moved past them i looked away, frozen at the thought that what i had witnessed was a fatal tragedy. I can only hope that i was wrong."
April 11, 2005
Bloomberg reported "Singapore's economy shrank at an annual 5.8 percent pace in the first quarter, a contraction that exceeded the most pessimistic forecast by economists, as makers of pharmaceuticals cut production.
The decline in gross domestic product, reported by the trade ministry today, was the first in almost two years. The median of 12 forecasts in the Bloomberg survey was for a 0.5 percent drop, compared with a 7.9 percent expansion in the fourth quarter. "