Are there invisible workers in your office?

You probably know who your CEO is, even if you have never so much as stepped into the same lift with the man. Heck you probably even know all the directors by first and last name even though you have nothing to do with their departments. But what about the person that comes quietly into […]

This is how much junk mail you receive a year

Facebook user David Ong did a small social experiment: he saved all the junk mail received from 1st January to 30th December 2018 and collected 7kg worth. After sorting, the junk was categorised into 4 main genres: Property Agencies and agents Shopping malls and warehouse sales F&B types: Fast food, catering Handouts from tuition and […]

Using Free Online Will Generators? These Are The Potential Pitfalls

Recently, OCBC introduced a free will writing service via their proprietary online will generator. This is good and I hope many are encouraged to take charge of their assets responsibly rather than dying without one. However, there are many areas of concern in using online will generators or similar non-lawyer type services. It is open […]

We (badly) need statistics on unreported sexual harassment, crime and violence

“I inherited a world that did not make me feel very safe, did not make me feel fully empowered as a female, did not make me feel that i have a voice,” said Debra Teng, actress and also the producer of Under The Carpet: #metoo.   We all understand that sexual harassment, crime and violence […]

“I inherited a world that did not make me feel very safe, did not make me feel fully empowered as a female, did not make me feel that i have a voice,” said Debra Teng, actress and also the producer of “Under The Carpet: #metoo ”. We all understand that sexual harassment, crime and violence […]

Budget

The “Retirement + Re-employment Act” should be renamed

The name of the statutory act that provides for minimum retirement age should be changed. Today it is called the “Retirement and Re-Employment Act”. The wordings of the title and the content of the Act are problematic, no thanks to semantics. The word retirement, to a Singaporean, immediately brings to mind financial adequacy. Then, it […]

Freehold vs Leasehold: Does it really matter?

Firstly, landed property is the only true freehold. No condo is truly freehold, no matter what it says on PropertyGuru. The confused debate between free vs leasehold is muddled further because the picture on everyone’s mind is a multi-storey building. Condos and apartments ought to be classified as commonhold properties and the prices between each […]

paper chase

Degrees are losing their shine, what can we do about it?

“Nearly half of existing university degrees could be obsolete within a decade”,said one Australian headline. “Your college degree is worthless”,read an American study. Across the world, students are concerned about the relevance of their papers in a fast evolving world. “Some university leaders estimate that around 40 per cent of existing degrees will soon be […]

Why the selfies are important

The pictures are surreal. Kim, the highly secretive leader, known only in photographs and rude memes, goes on a tour of Singapore as if he was just an ordinary tourist.  A casual selfie was snapped by our Ministers and in this poor lighting, with his signature hairstyle spoiled from sweat in the tropical heat, he […]

I support the High Speed Rail, here’s why.

The answer to whether or not the High Speed Rail brings value to Singapore and/or Malaysia is animated in this question: Do both countries want a closer relationship with each other? More unity and progress would do both nations a lot of good. The HSR is no ordinary project and its value goes beyond economic […]