June 17, 2009
The Edge gives a brief summary of MM Lee Kuan Yew's eight day visit to Malaysia.
Monday marked the last day of Singapore's former premier and current minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s visit to Malaysia.
The eight day visit from June 8 to June 15 saw the island republic’s Lee travel to various states within the peninsular. Aside from meeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and federal-government officials, he also met the Yang-Dipertuan Agong Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, and some opposition leaders.
June 13, 2009
Sometime in the middle of the night the family noticed that she would sit alone in the kitchen or living room and seem to be talking to somebody. At time the rest of the family members heard a voice sounds like a man spoken from her mouth, but they were not certain with what they heard and suspected that she might have come in contact with some “dirty things”.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Real life exorcism video!!! It does not happen it the movies only! Wonder if the infamous Novena exorcism was the same"
June 13, 2009
The world's most expensive casino, the Marina Bay Sands, is set to open later this year in Singapore.
Ten thousand people, including many foreign Chinese workers, have been working around the clock to complete the project.
But now some of them are on strike over a dispute about pay and working conditions.
Recommended by cherub-evolon: "There is no mention of any strikes in Straits Times.
Maybe the NTUC, the ultimate superpower of workers, business and government using special power to help the foreigners."
June 09, 2009
Gillian Murdoch said:
If a tree falls in one of Southeast Asia's rainforests, is smuggled overseas, made into a table or chair, and years later thrown into the street, can the pieces be put together again?...
Davis' one-woman investigation, elements of which are on exhibit at a Singapore museum, took her from the streets, where she joined trolley-pushing collectors who search for discarded tables, chairs and even rolling pins, to a DNA testing laboratory that is seeking a scientific solution to illegal logging in the region through DNA analysis
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "More good publicity for the Singapore arts scene!"
June 09, 2009
Any which way I look at this, it seems as though only the CPF/HDB coffers will benefit - if the top-up is made, the actual financial loss of the sale is borne by the house owner (who forks it all out in cash), and if there is a default in the housing loan repayment, HDB can simply repossess the flat and resell it for a (handsome) profit.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The confluence of no mid-year bonus, significant increase in the Minimum Sum, and the policy change that forces house-owners to top-up with cash the difference between lower sale price and valuation, seems to suggest that the people are the ones being penalised for the investment losses."
June 07, 2009
Lucky Tan said:
I became a participant of the GSS today and met a young salesman trying to sell something that will help me to "save on the cost of detergent + water and will result in cleaner laundry". The product turned out to be a plastic ball with beads inside that you put with the laundry instead of using detergent . The salesman showed the big a folder full of scientific studies that showed the ball performed better than detergent. He had newspaper cuttings and a documentary to back up his product. He claimed that many laundry mats in Hong Kong have switched to using this plastic ball instead of detergent to save costs. The ball which uses "nano technology" can be used up to 1000 times and costs $59. I didn't have time to watch his video but found something on the Internet about it:
$59 for a ball that can be used with 1000 batches of laundry would save me something like 9 years of detergent. Wow. Irresistable. When something is too good to be true, I usually have to do some checking but the other shoppers around me were completely convinced and snapped up the ball like hot cakes.
A quick check on the Internet yielded the following:
"The Laundry ball is a pseudoscientific product whose sellers claim that when placed in a washing machine it will clean clothes without detergent. The product is often sold by participants in multilevel marketing schemes." - Wikipedia article[Link]
Recommended by at82: "When it is too good to be true, it usually is."
June 06, 2009
June 05, 2009
My friend is fuming with anger after learning from the above news that after paying almost up to $600 for his dj class with a cert, which was recognised by MDA, Rane DJ Corporation, a GM of i-shop and a certified experience DJ from a club, is now totally useless. All these tie-ups serves no purpose anymore since ishop closed down.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "It shows why we are a cert obsess society"
June 05, 2009
Hri Kumar said:
My suggestion in Parliament last week to allow the PM to appoint Ministers from outside the pool of MPs has attracted support, criticism and speculation.
Some people speculated I was putting forward the suggestion on someone else's instructions. That is not how things work. No one tells me what to say or vets my speeches. The first time the leaders knew of my speech was when they heard me in Parliament.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "PAP MP puts forward case for unelected cabinet ministers."
June 04, 2009
I was at Shijiazhuang, provincial capital of Hebei, on my way back from visiting old Maoist-style communes in Shanxi provinces, when I saw the following fast-food chain. Aside from the obvious Lee namesake, doesn't the picture remind you of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hisen Loong?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "PM Lee sells beef noodles in China!"
May 30, 2009
Straits Times said
Many have forgotten how this story began. Aware held its annual general meeting (AGM) on March28, and for almost three weeks few knew that the group's leadership had changed in a dramatic fashion that day. The old guard team who were tossed out did not announce it. The new president, Mrs Claire Nazar, and her team were silent. It was only on April6 that The Straits Times was tipped off that something unusual had happened at Aware and we began work on the story. Our first report did not appear until April10, because for most of that week we had tried hard to confirm with both sides - the old guard and the new - what had happened.
May 30, 2009
Such swift action can only mean that the government view this as a serious matter. While I certainly do not believe in online censorship, it could perhaps be the best cause of action in babying dedicate and immature Singaporeans from an possible civil unrest that could result from such publications.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "MDA blocks website swiftly after couple arrested for distributing seditious publications"
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 26, 2009
IZ Reloaded reports that local actors are unhappy with Mediacorp's new TV show, Just For Laughs.
Brandon feels that what Mediacorp did was humiliating to the actors. "I was saddened and angered to learn that this is how Mediacorp treats working actors today," he says. "This was a deliberately concocted scheme to lure professional actors into a humiliating trap..."
May 21, 2009
Anonymous Coward said:
Inviting submissions from all previously unpublished Singapore based comic writers, penciliers, inkers, colourists/tonists, letterers & page make up artists!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "It's a chance for the man-in-the street to lay to rest the common belief that Singaporeans have no imagination or talent."
May 21, 2009
New York Times said:
But Temasek, the investment arm of Singapore, could be feeling a bit of seller’s remorse. The fund recently reported selling its entire stake in BofA — at an enormous loss, by all accounts — some time before March 31. Since then, BofA’s stock is up about 74 percent.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Exactly as Financial Times predicted: "buy high, sell low". Let's see some accountability."
May 21, 2009
Recently, one of the popular Chinese portal sohu.com conducted an interview with the Singapore Ping Pong ex-coach, Mr. Liu Guodong.
The published article set to sparks many disagreement, anger and uproars among the PRC Netizens. Up-to-date, more than 180 ugly remarks were targeting on Singapore and question our fairness against the ex coach
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "What are we going to do with all the insults from the PRC? Who are they to judge just because of one body behaviour.
May 19, 2009
Brothers and Sisters! Sign this petition by 31 MAY 2009 if you agree that those KNN conservative people (1) owes us Ah Bengs and Ah Lians the real majority of Singaporeans a public apology for any how call themselves majority; and (2) KNN don't be smart alex and better take full responsibility for misleading other people in the world that they are the majority of Singaporeans; (3) don't talk cock and if so smart go fully disclose all relevant materials to prove they really majority of Singaporeans
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Now WHO's the majority of Singaporean?"
May 18, 2009
A video made by Singaporean is being selected as the finalist representing the East Asia Pacific Region in a competition being organized by the American Government. The job is simple, "Create a short video to complete the phrase "Democracy is..." Over 900 videos from 95 countries are submitted and after going through 2 rounds of judging, the video is now one of the Top 18 finalists.
Recommended by padderay: "Let's lend our support to our fellow singaporeans and vote for their video!"
May 17, 2009
Glorious Citizen said:
It's amazing to imagine a bulk of pedestrians have gone berserk and went around killing jaywalkers. This headline sounded more like a direct translation from an article of the "My Paper" Mandarin edition.
Recommended by Glorious Citizen: "Sometimes our local publication tries too hard to catch our attention"