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Smart nation needs smart citizens
Observations

Smart nation needs smart citizens

On November 24, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the Smart Nation initiative, aimed at improving the lives of Singaporeans through an integration of information technology, networks, and data. Under the initiative, a Smart Nation Programme Office will be set up under the Prime Minister’s Office, led by Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan. There are two aspects to the Smart Nation Initiative, one is technological and the other organisation. Both represent the government’s attempt to improve the daily lives of citizens. However, these attempts may not […]

This is how NOT to meet a girl on Facebook…
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This is how NOT to meet a girl on Facebook…

  Ladies, we know you get a ton of messages from all sorts of people on the internet. But we’re sure nothing beats this. If it does, let us know. Our reader met with this amazingly persistent fella whom really, really, REALLY wanted to be friends.   Apparently this guy sent the same message to 3 other friends of our reader. Some will, some won’t, so what, next!        

Is $1000 a Month Enough to Survive?
Singapore Today

Is $1000 a Month Enough to Survive?

  Chee Soon Juan of opposition part Singapore Democratic Party questions the idea of living on $1000 a month. Chee’s article: A New Vision For Singapore was published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) pushing for a change in the socio-economic fabric of Singapore. Stating that the ruling party has governed Singapore by monetizing things that shouldn’t be, such as incentives when a population cull was needed and more incentives when a population boom is needed.   Chee also states that changes were needed for lay Singaporeans to yield more […]

Australians Stand By Their Muslim Community
Singapore Today

Australians Stand By Their Muslim Community

After the siege in Sydney many Muslims were fearing negative attention from their community, but Australians have banded together in a touching display of community spirit. Banding together through social media, Australians have stood up for their Muslim community and assured them that they do not look at Islam in a negative light based on the actions of radicals. The hastag #illridewithyou has taken the social media world by storm and is not only trending in Australia but globally. The hashtag was said to have come from an Australian lady […]

Ang Moh Strikes Again
Singapore Today

Ang Moh Strikes Again

We featured a guy named Archie Luxury who posted a video about Singaporean women not too long ago, now he’s back and with more to dish out. As usual, the youtuber retains his nasty language with random expletives inserted almost every other sentence. Aside from his verbal colour, he has brought up a few points he seems to have gathered from spending a few weeks in Singapore. The narrator Archie, seems to have a certain misconception about Singaporeans including the fact that we’re too stuck into material gains and bothered […]

Rats, Rats Everywhere
Singapore Today

Rats, Rats Everywhere

An army of rats were spotted scampering in frantic fashion outside Bukit Batok MRT station. Remember the Pied Piper of Hamelin and how a man with a pipe managed to save a town from a rat infestation by luring the rodents with his sweet pipe music into the river? Maybe perhaps you can whip out your recorders from Primary School music classes and try charming these rats. On a heavier note, where do you think these rats are getting their nourishment from? Nearby food centres? Provision shops in the vicinity? […]

Singapore is at full employment, but are we taking it for granted?
Observations

Singapore is at full employment, but are we taking it for granted?

The following article is submitted by a reader who wishes to remain anonymous.   According to a recently released report by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore is facing a tight labour market. Unemployment for the third quarter of 2014 remains low at 2.0%. This compares favourably with other economies. For instance, the unemployment rate in the US is currently 5.8%, even though it is facing robust job growth. Unemployment in Hong Kong is currently at 3.3%. Even Switzerland, often ranked ahead of Singapore as the most competitive economy in […]

Singapore, These Are Your Top Searches On Google For 2014
Singapore Today

Singapore, These Are Your Top Searches On Google For 2014

As the year draws to a close, Google has released it’s yearly search results and here are your top searches. Quite a lot happened this year and some of us may have already forgotten some gripping moment sin 2014, but foremost on everyone’s mind was the mystery disappearance of Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370. It seemd for a while MH370 was on everyones lips and fingertips too. The World Cup was held this year, and with the games being played at such wee hours in the morning it’s no surprise that […]

Surviving Early Singapore
Singapore Today

Surviving Early Singapore

Pre-Independence was a very different time in Singapore, lawlessness and a struggle for survival was a little more dynamic. Simon Barter is a Singaporean who lived through the changes that our nation had to undergo to become what it is today, and his recollection of a time where he nearly died speaks volumes of the times our pioneers faced in early Singapore – Malaya. Many young Singaporeans would find it very strange to see a gun wielded by common civilians today, back then it probably was a whole lot different. […]

LTA’s new taxi app is pretty much useless
Observations

LTA’s new taxi app is pretty much useless

  The Land Transport Authority (LTA) launched a new app to help people looking for taxis. The app allows the public to view all the available taxis nearby, but does not allow them to book through the app. They can post a “shout-out” to let drivers know of their presence though. The first thing I thought of was how depressing this is going to be. I live near a taxi radiophone station in Jurong, and there are always taxis available. I can walk out any time of the day, even […]