March 05, 2010
a group of 60-84 is on a cycling trip around Singapore (140km). This is a great demonstration that cycling produce fit people.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "great to see more blogs about cycling this day. Good to see bicycle is gaining ground here. It good for the cyclist, obviously. It's also good for the drivers- if some people switch from car to bicycle, there will be more road space for the rest of drivers ;-)"
May 15, 2009
LAWRENCE LOH KIAH MUAN said:
In February 2001, my older son died in a naval accident whilst serving National Service. In that year, my younger son was due for enlistment. A friend, a very active grassroots member, suggested that I approach my MP, for help in exploring the possibility of getting an exemption for my younger son. I was reluctant but he went ahead to fix an appointment for me at the Meet-The-People Session (MPS). I subsequently relented and he accompanied me there. It was in March 2001. That was my first appearance at a MPS, and it was to be my last.
I waited until midnight before I could meet the MP. Prior to this, he was given the case paper which detailed the objective of the meeting and the circumstances of my case.
When I entered the room, his first remark was “Yes, what can I do for you?”. There was no attempt at offering a word of sympathy or condolence. I then related my situation and said that both my wife and I were very traumatised.
His next remark “What traumatic, after two months, you won’t be traumatic?”. With that, I decided to end the meeting. And with that, my respect for him hit ground zero. I was too stunned and grief-stricken to react. Someone who was less-controlled and less-measured than me could have flown into a rage and become violent.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Sigh. The state of elitism in Singapore."
May 28, 2007
Insane Polygons said:
And finally you have the very same EDB who got audited for the first time in 46 years (gasp)!!! And guess what, lapses in internal control procedures were found. Gee, no shit sherlock, what a surprise since these people were pretty much allowed to do whatever they want in the first 46 years of their existence without so much as an audit. And now you find lapses?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "It's one bad news after another coming out from the gahmen. Very bizarre. They must've timed their Release of Bad News to coincide."
August 23, 2006
Cobalt Paladin said:
During the nation building years, 41 years ago to be exact, the needs of the people were different. During the turbulent years, the people were looking for food, job, housing, social and economic stability. Now, Singapore has successfully progressed from third world to first. All the above issues are no longer as important as they are no longer as much an issue today.
According to Maslow's hierachy of needs:
1. Physiological (biological needs)
4. Status (esteem)
Our society should now be moving towards level 5 of the pyramid, Actualisation.
Recommended by paddytan: "A good article on heartware and hardware on some of the recent issues raised that concern everyone singaporeans."
June 03, 2006
It’s utterly reprehensible. Beating up someone just because he was ’staring’? Firstly, I don’t really believe that worker was staring at the guy. Even if he was. Beating him up is hardly a logical conclusion. Secondly it’s practically a full-on racist attack
Recommended by jay: "Can't believe this happened in "multiracial" Singapore"