The Independent has apologised; have you?

Socio-political site “The Independent Singapore” has retracted two articles that made allegations against NTUC Foodfare Co-operative. According to them, they have “learnt that some of the facts in the articles were not as what we were led to believe.” Now what were they led to believe? On the 19th of November last year, they published […]

What is the NTUC doing at a PAP Party Convention?

The bi-annual PAP party conference is really an election. Every two years, thousands of “inner members”, otherwise known as “cadre members” get together to vote on the Central Executive Committee. It is significant – the Chairman and the Secretary General of the CEC are significant positions. The Sec-Gen will most likely hold the position of Prime Minister. Each year, selected […]

Think before you post: Rachel Yang and the Singapore Atheletic Association fiasco

(Photo from – http://www.singaporeathletics.org.sg) The Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) has asked Rachel Yang to delete her Facebook posts on the association and to issue an apology by 12pm Wednesday. According to Channel NewsAsia, SAA “reserves the right to take legal action if Yang fails to do so”. Should you really put your rants on Facebook? When […]

Productivity rises to reach 0%

  Since 2004, labour productivity has been on a down trend. It has declined further in the second quarter of 2008 (-7.5 per cent). In 2013, it saw an improvement from a negative figure to flat at 0%. Declining productivity, coupled with increasing costs, does not augment well for the Singapore economy. GDP growth sine […]

Punggol Nasi Lemak takes on productivity challenge

  You have to be well acquainted with Punggol Nasi Lemak – eggs so fresh and nicely done, the yolk bursts on fragrant coconut rice. Chicken wing so delicious, each bite into the salty crispy skin brings a crunch so unforgettable. And the sambal! Oooooh….. There are two known outlets – at Upper Serangoon Road […]

12 Crazy Finds from Food & Hotel Asia 2014 (#5 should be mandatory, #12 just made me gag)

If you’ve only visited consumer food shows, you’ve not experienced the vast B2B offerings that can be found at Food & Hotel Asia 2014. Held at Expo on 8-11 April, this industry food trade show showcased food-related exhibits from self-service wall ice cream dispensers to dancing chefs. Check out our list of 12 crazy finds […]

10 facts about marriage and divorce in Singapore

Sooo… how many of you proposed over Valentine’s Day? Well done! But before you dive head-on into marriage, here are a few gloomy facts you might want to know first!   5. Are you going to be an unfaithful spouse? 6 out of 10 couples stay together even if their spouse is unfaithful! But we […]

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Best “Thank-You” Ever

  “Brothers and Sisters of the Union, some think the job you do is thankless; but for the workers that you help, it’s priceless, and I thank you for that.” – labour chief Lim Swee Say. *** Apart from an unmistakable smell of toast and freshly brewed coffee, the air was thick with anticipation – […]

Housing woes are us

I’m 25 and still live with my parents. That’s considered to be a big boo-boo by Western standards, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of in Singapore. In fact, it’s the norm. When I meet people during my overseas travels, they often ask me if I wouldn’t rather have a place to call my own, […]

Singapore education reform on the horizon

This year’s NDR goodies should give parents, teachers, and students a reason to rejoice! But is this really the case? Let’s unpack and see what we have here: 1. Including home-schoolers, madrasah and overseas students in Edusave coverage (previously only for those studying in MOE-recognised local institutions).  It’s great that the government is starting to […]