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Get help at job fairs
Observations

Get help at job fairs

My friend Louis told me recently that he hasn’t been able to find a job. Curious, I asked him how he has done his job search. His reply: “Look for jobs on online job portals lor…” I was quite taken aback. So I recommended him to search for jobs by attending job fairs where prospective employers are on hand to access your job fit, which will help to expedite the job application process. Yes, fortunately for us Singaporeans, there are organisations that help our people organise job fairs to match […]

Toa Payoh Vandals Plead Guilty
Singapore Today

Toa Payoh Vandals Plead Guilty

Three teenagers have pleaded guilty for trespassing, theft and vandalism with the defacing of a HDB flat in Toa Payoh the most prominent. David William Graaskov one of the five had pleaded guilty on Monday and had already received his sentence while three more from the group pleaded guilty today. They have yet to receive their sentences but a maximum penalty of a fine of $2000 or three years jail with up to eight strokes of the cane could be what they’re facing.   All three teenagers pleaded guilty to […]

SAF’s New Video “SAF Speak” – What Do You Think?
Singapore Today

SAF’s New Video “SAF Speak” – What Do You Think?

Men in Singapore having served their two years still use certain NS lingo from time to time. To capitalise on that fact, SAF has a new video to commemorate 50 years. Do you use “SAF Speak” to anyone else other than NS buddies?

Timelapse of Singapore’s Reclamation Efforts
Singapore Today

Timelapse of Singapore’s Reclamation Efforts

Take a look at how Singapore has pushed her boundaries literally as land is reclaimed from 1984 up to 2012. Many of our countries focal points sits on reclaimed land, Changi Airport, Jurong Island, East Coast Park just to name a few.

20 mins with: Glenn Ong and Chris Glaessel!
20 Mins with... / Observations

20 mins with: Glenn Ong and Chris Glaessel!

  Having been a radio presenter for the past 19 years, Glenn Ong is now looking forward to not having to wake up at 4.45 every morning to man the morning show. It was (in his words) a “hellish experience” having to rise at these hours everyday. I met up with Glenn to find out a little bit more about his directions, post-MediaCorp. Changing the landscape of service Teaming up with Chris Glaessel of hospitality company Cir Vis, Glenn looks set to realise his ambition of lifting the standards of service […]

What jobs are hardest to fill in Singapore?
Singapore Today

What jobs are hardest to fill in Singapore?

  The latest data released from the Manpower Ministry has said that the number of job vacancies has had an 8.9% increase to 67,400 as of September 2014. In that same report, it highlighted which were the hardest positions to fill by locals, here they are:   1. Nurses   2. Shop sales assistants     3. Web and multimedia developers     4. Security officers     5. Waiters (ok I know he’s not exactly a waiter, but hey…the Swedish chef has character!)   MOM mentioned that the proportion […]

Anti PAP Teenager Gets 15 Months Probation
Singapore Today

Anti PAP Teenager Gets 15 Months Probation

18 year old David William Graaskov was sentenced to 15 months probation and 80 hours of community service. Back when the incident first happened, the five teenagers might have been seen as “rebel heroes” making a stand with their anti-establishment messages by those who echoed similar feelings towards the government. However with the incidents of theft and trespassing it has quite clearly summed it up as a bunch of teenagers up to mischief. Graaskov after further investigation was found guilty of two counts of trespassing and theft. Trespassing, the teenager […]

LTA on the ball
Singapore Today

LTA on the ball

Recently there have been a rise in LTA and TP sightings, with many “camping” in strategic spots to catch motorists unaware. Almost every road infraction is being clammed down on not just the usual speeding and reckless driving.

Training accounts to future proof workers
Singapore Today

Training accounts to future proof workers

Hot on the heels of the launch of the CET2020 Masterplan, ASPIRE and SkillsFuture by the Government in recent months, the Labour Movement has reintroduced the Skillsave Account, an individual training account today for every Singaporean worker to help them be future ready. The idea was mooted by NTUC Assistant Secretary-General Patrick Tay at a visit to the NTUC LearningHub. The NTUC piloted a similar training initiative in 2004 with four of NTUC’s social enterprises which saw about 2000 workers benefit. The individual learning account will help workers take personal […]

…lest we forget. Y2k interview with Ong Teng Cheong.
Observations / Singapore Today

…lest we forget. Y2k interview with Ong Teng Cheong.

As the date draws closer to a changing of hands of the NTUC’s chief, we thought this (shortened) interview between Ong Teng Cheong and Asiaweek on the 10th of March 2000. It sheds light on how the powers of Government, the President and even the Labour Movement is managed. And how under appreciated this separation of powers is in Singapore. It really is more robust than we think it is.   (Here he shares a little about whether or not an NTUC chief can also be promoted to Prime Minister or President later […]