Hawker killer: Rent or ingredients??? Hawker killer: Rent or ingredients???
Of Hammer and Lightning: Vote-winning Strategies Of Hammer and Lightning: Vote-winning Strategies
Sailing the high seas among men… Sailing the high seas among men…
POSB Giving Free Bus And Train Ride POSB Giving Free Bus And Train Ride

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Hawker killer: Rent or ingredients???
Singapore Today

Hawker killer: Rent or ingredients???

What does it take to actually start a food business in a hawker centre? Pretty much just cooking experience, a hawker stall, ingredients for the dishes, and the cooking utensils perhaps. But getting the business to make money and earn profits is definitely not that simple right? A certain Douglas Ong kicked up a fuss about NTUC Foodfare “forcing” him to charge $2.70 for a bowl of noodles. In actual fact, NTUC Foodfare is only requesting that bidders of stalls located in Foodfare-run hawker centres price two items on their menu […]

Of Hammer and Lightning: Vote-winning Strategies
GE2015 / GE2015: News / Observations / Singapore Today

Of Hammer and Lightning: Vote-winning Strategies

  How will the elections be played out this time? No party walks into a national poll without a fighting strategy. In 2011, the opposition’s big ticket was selling hard on the side effects of policy making. Because 2011 happened after the years following a recession, the administration was busy pulling in finance from wherever possible – even if that meant an unhealthy amount of foreigners entering the country. The strategy was a no brainer: attack the PAP on infrastructure and foreigners. Property prices have more or less stabled. Manpower has been […]

Sailing the high seas among men…
Singapore Today

Sailing the high seas among men…

Meet 27 year old Lim Pio Teo, otherwise known to her friends as PT.   Her occupation is definitely not something your typical girl would do. PT is a marine engineer. And this means she works in an industry that is typically dominated by males. “Sometimes I am the only girl on board the vessel out at sea…” said PT who has been working with her shipping company since 2008. As a marine engineer, she helps to check and maintain machines and equipment on board the vessels and ensure that they […]

POSB Giving Free Bus And Train Ride
Singapore Today

POSB Giving Free Bus And Train Ride

POSB’s fare free Friday will apparently let the first 50,000 users who sign up with their appropriate cards a 100 percent cashback for all train and bus rides charged to the card on Fridays. Sound too good to be true? Watch the video here.

Kopitiam Employee Caught In Disgusting Act
Singapore Today

Kopitiam Employee Caught In Disgusting Act

An employee from the mixed rice stall in a food court was caught on film scraping dead skin off her hands using a kitchen knife. The incident took place in Sun Plaza’s Kopitiam located in Sembawang.

The Dangers Of Riding a Bike
Singapore Today

The Dangers Of Riding a Bike

Hit and run leaves motorcyclist lying face down along the SLE. Riding a motorcycle in Singapore isn’t as dangerous as it is in perhaps other countries. We’ve got laws and regulations that help protect all motorists. However despite these precautions and regulations, it still carries considerable risk and danger. Singaporean driver Farhan posted this to Facebook after witnessing what he thought was a piece of log on the road, while driving along the SLE. Was driving along SLE and was lane changing from lane 2 to lane 3 to exit […]

Hawker rentals: Food for thought
Chatter / Observations

Hawker rentals: Food for thought

I read with interest Tay Leong Tan’s article about the hawkers and I’d like to share a quick story. My father was a hawker and myself have also dabbled with one a few years ago. Oh yes, I remember the experience. I had wanted to bid for a stall at Jurong West (right next to a community center). The price I submitted was $1200 (for a relatively large stall). The process goes like this: the NEA officer would invite all the tender applicants to sit around the table. Their bids […]

Uber: How would you like it if someone attacks your rice bowl?
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Uber: How would you like it if someone attacks your rice bowl?

  We last spoke with a taxi driver who said that he doesn’t mind that third party taxi booking applications in the market. There are a large number of drivers who do not agree with him. One of these is Mr. Henry Tay, 45 and had been driving for 9 years. “Let us start by clarifying that we do not mind the competition, but it has to be fair competition”, said Tay. At the root of it, a pirate taxi service is still a pirate taxi service. If the driver […]

Secrets of the hawker business
Observations

Secrets of the hawker business

Have you wondered why the internet is suddenly abuzz with talk about hawkers recently? It all started with this post from one Douglas Ng. In short he’s furious about NTUC Foodfare “forcing” him to charge $2.70 for a bowl of noodles.   But he’s making much ado about nothing really – and with all due respect, he’s just throwing a fuss for no reason at all. You see, all that NTUC Foodfare requests, is for just two menu items that are priced especially low for the benefit of Singaporean workers. […]

Chan: Gain exposure to get to the top…
Singapore Today

Chan: Gain exposure to get to the top…

The NTUC recently held its third Future Leaders Summit where labour chief Chan Chun Sing was its keynote speaker. In his usual candid manner he shared on the things that the labour movement is doing for PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians), and at times interacting with the audience to get a response on certain topics. With a growing number of PMETs in the workforce, the NTUC has expanded its reach to cover PMETs in addition to the Rank-and-File workers. Here are 6 highlights of his speech: Good news Many […]