Kiasu until you lose

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but despite our best efforts, many Singaporeans out there are still very kiasu in their day-to-day life. From people pushing and shoving to get on MRT trains, rushing for freebies, cutting queues, to acting rudely, aggressively, and unreasonably to get ahead, these are still many unpleasant experiences we Singaporeans […]

All that we can be

All that we can be

As a Singaporean working closely with foreigners, I’m starting to see Singapore from an outsider’s perspective and understanding why our little red dot appeals to them so much. To them, especially to our counterparts across the causeway, it’s amazing how much we’ve grown economically and established ourselves as a cosmopolitan world capital while making sure […]

Making the most out of your HDB property

Since the introduction of the Silver Housing Bonus and Enhanced Lease Buyback Scheme on 1st February this year, elderly HDB homeowners have been given opportunities to make more out of their flats. This is a good move to help senior citizens who may be unable to work due to medical conditions or because they are […]

Town council drama: where do workers fit?

If you haven’t been following the recent spat between NEA and the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council, you really need to catch up. The National Environment Agency (NEA) set off a chain of public retorts when it sent a formal notice to Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) late last month. This letter essentially stated that the […]

MDA ruling: discussing the discussions

As you’re probably aware by now, the MDA’s recent ruling to implement a license for websites has sparked many discussions. From the conspiracy theorists who see the ruling as a sign of future mind control to the government loyalists who don’t see where the issue is with online media being more tightly regulated, debates have […]