Will Louis be entering politics? Yes, but no, but yes, but no…. Will Louis be entering politics? Yes, but no, but yes, but no….
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Will Louis be entering politics? Yes, but no, but yes, but no….
Singapore Today

Will Louis be entering politics? Yes, but no, but yes, but no….

  Will the ACRES founder be the PAP’s next politician? Louis Ng, better known as the founder of Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) is a strong advocate for animal welfare and a man with a strong voice. It is not usual for a non-government organisation (NGO) member to take the route of a politician because of the potential conflict of interest between the time spent between both offices. On one hand Mr Ng is a strong activist for animal welfare and their rights on the other he is […]

Changes to foreign marriage regulations
Singapore Today

Changes to foreign marriage regulations

  From January 2015, those of you intending to marry foreigners will be able to apply for Long Term Visit Passes before you get engaged. Currently, you apply for the LTVP only after you have been married. This has resulted in many couples unable to acquire an LTVP nor PR even after marriage. Because the application process requires partners to declare information such as past marriages, existing children, educational and criminal records, some marriages have broken down when these have been revealed. Pre-approval of LTVP prior to marriage will allow […]

Earning Your Weight in Gold
Singapore Today

Earning Your Weight in Gold

Putting your money in a bank to sit doesn’t help you beat creeping inflation, what to do then? If only you could be paid in gold.             And that’s what some employees with BullionStar a local trading company has decided to opt for. Firstly your company has to be able to offer you that option, and so far BullionStar is the only company in the country doing so. It’s pretty straightforward, if you earn a certain amount, lets say $3,200 a month, you can opt […]

All are equal before the courts and law
Observations

All are equal before the courts and law

  In the last two weeks, the Worker’s Party, the National Solidarity Party and even Han Hui Hui have submitted that the Government was acting ultra vires (out of their boundaries of power). The Worker’s Party controlled Aljunied Housing Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) was charged in court by the NEA for organising a trade show without a permit. One of their defences is that the NEA had acted out of their powers in requiring Citizens Consultative Committee (CCC) approval as a condition of the permit. The NSP was not given […]

10 ways to kill productivity
Observations

10 ways to kill productivity

  Who cares if Singapore’s productivity is going down? What’s important is that we look busy instead of actually get busy, because hey…we’re just here to get a pay cheque and go home right? So doesn’t matter if you’re the boss or the employee, here are 10 sure-fire ways to flush productivity down the toilet!   1. Practice the art of looking busy If you’re an employee, always, always say that you are busy and have no time for anything else. Never say that you’re relaxed, because that will make […]

Slew of Events at Sports Hub Moved/Cancelled
Singapore Today

Slew of Events at Sports Hub Moved/Cancelled

The Sports Hub, our National Stadium’s field just hasn’t been up to par with it’s huge price tag.             A slew of events have either been cancelled, reworked or postponed at the Singapore Sports Hub. In light of feedback from world renowned players and coaches after the Brazil and Japan exhibition match as well as local internationals, the spanking new Sports Hub has been deemed a safety hazard for sporting events prompting the New Zealand All Blacks to pull out of the match.     […]

Are We Ready to Pedal?
Singapore Today

Are We Ready to Pedal?

Minister Khaw Boon Wan noted in a blog post that Singapore is “quite walkable”, however lagging behind other similar cities such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen.               It isn’t too ambitious to say that it is a possibility to walk or cycle from point to point in Singapore, many do it on a recreational level. Making it a means of viable transportation for the vast majority of the population might be a little tougher. As it is we’ve seen a rise of road rage amongst […]

The Invisible People of Singapore
Singapore Today

The Invisible People of Singapore

  Singapore, Our Garden City, in the last decade or so, has managed to earn its place as one of Asia’s top holiday destinations. Global travel company Lonely Planet has recently named Singapore the world’s number one country to travel to in 2015. Tourism websites will tell you that it is a wonderful place to visit with its exciting nightlife, delectable multicultural cuisine and breathtaking skyline, and it evidently is, as the number of tourists we see on the streets never seem to dwindle. Often, on my travels, one thing […]

Photo Credits: Lonely Planet
Singapore Today

Big Hit for our Tiny Island

As Singapore prepares to hit the big 5-0, Lonely Planet has contributed to all party preparations by naming our island home the best country destination to visit for 2015.   It looks like all the constant development and upgrading to our city which includes the likes of the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Resorts World Sentosa, W hotel in Sentosa Cove and such has had a big impact on how the world views our little country. Aside from stunning architecture, Singapore has also been taking other aspects cultural […]

MSF launches romance killing “marriage preparation course” for “transnational couples”
Singapore Today

MSF launches romance killing “marriage preparation course” for “transnational couples”

  Yes, those of you with a foreign spouse… you are now known as a “transnational couple”. 3 in 10 marriages in Singapore today involve a foreign spouse. 10 years ago, marriages between Singaporean and a foreigner accounted only for one in five marriages. Concerned that these transnational marriages would face more challenges, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) introduces programmes for pre- and post-marital programmes that will cover immigration, job, housing and money issues for such couples. “In terms of upstream measures, we will see how we […]