Head to Head

It seems like it’s only just begun but no candidate, incumbent or opposition is taking the GE lightly. There’s been no warm up no careful anticipation to help you adjust to the frigid waters of this election. All parties have gone straight to the mid section of the pool, and making their way to the […]

Reasons Lee Hsien Loong Would Be a Great Boss

29 AUGUST 2015 – The People’s Action Party threw… wait for it… a PARTY (over 1000 people in a place okay, don’t play play, inviting members, activists, and members of the media) to launch their Campaign Manifesto. Manifesto aside – which is just a book of many tag-lines that include words like ‘together’, ‘promise, ‘future’, ‘better’, ‘singapore’, ‘majulah’, […]

Slogan Around

So the WP, the PAP, and “the rest” have launched their campaign manifestos! “Empower Your Future” | “With You, For You, For Singapore” | “Vote for Change” Here’s a checklist: 1. Does it reflect voter concerns? 2. Does it acknowledge the current political environment? 3. Is it memorable and concise? 4. Does it suggest Action? […]

The Great Singapore Election Sale D-14

27th August Leading up to the General Elections, fivestarsandamoon will bring you a DAILY round-up that will give you everything you need, to place your vote. We scan the www for you for big fat general election deals, and break it down into mini offers for you. Shake Head – Han Hui Hui has decided […]

The Great Singapore Elections Sale D-16 Days

26th August Leading up to the General Elections, fivestarsandamoon will bring you a DAILY round-up that will give you everything you need, to place your vote. We scan the www for you for big fat general election deals, and break it down into mini offers for you. Heat is on – Potential candidates head down […]

20 mins with NMP Faizah Jamal: Harnessing the Power of Mother Nature for a Happier Singapore

  Madam Faizah Jamal (centre), with her daughters, Azura (left) and Almira, rallying to save Bukit Brown from getting demolished to make way for new roads. (Source: Madam Faizah’s Facebook page / Photo credit: Balakrishnan Matchap) “Tak kenal maka tak cinta” is a Malay proverb that translates into “You cannot love what you do not […]

Your Letters

Just who are you opposing?

The following is a letter from “Concerned Singaporean” In recent years, Singapore has seen a rise of online vitriol – some objective and constructive, some simply reckless and personal. Between these extremes lie a whole gamut of comments, memes and what not. Many of these posts seem to belong to the opposition, ie they are […]

Tough action against Malaysian protestors: Too harsh or well-deserved?

The whip has been unleashed, and it’s not a pretty outcome. It was recently reported that out of the 21 Malaysians who were arrested for participating in the May 8 and 11 protests at Merlion Park against the Malaysian election results, three of them will be sent packing back up north. One of them was […]

A Brief History of Punggol – From Marshland to Modern Heartland

Punggol as a heartland residential area only came to existence in the early 2000’s   Located in the northeast part of Singapore, Punggol is one of the newest residential towns in Singapore and was marketed as a “waterfront town of the 21st century” by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Built on reclaimed land taken from marshland […]

Take a chill poll, Singapore!

Summary: Is the Punggol East ST poll just a storm in a teacup? Are all polls created equal? How accurate can polls be?   Fifty. Only fifty people polled (with almost half of the respondents being “undecided”) and the police comes into the picture.   Granted, there may be concerns that publishing such polls will […]