Hey Dr Chee, your UI Proposal got lobang

Viral Right Now: This dude’s Facebook Post This dude just psycho-analysed the shizz outta SDP’s Chee Soon Juan’s Unemployment Insurance so you don’t have to.  dude, yes. Thanks.  He called it “a dud proposal” So let’s break it down: Summary of CSJ’s plan to help the retrenched “tide” through the tough times: First 6 months of unemployment: 75% last […]

Payment Collection: The Bane of Small Businesses

  Half of all SMEs project stagnant turnover growth according to the results of the SME Development Survey 2015, published in Nov 2015. The survey identified three main concerns faced by SMEs; Difficulty in hiring staff, high manpower costs, and increasing competition. The report goes on to give an excellent view of the SME landscape, […]

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, […]

Not so diverse?

A recent WSJ article brought my attention to the old gripe of foreigners being kept at all the top positions in MNCs in Asia. The article discusses the fact that most MNCs still rely on expatriates to fill their top jobs despite being in the region for many years and despite having an abundance of […]

3d printing – a new hope?

If you haven’t heard of 3D printing yet then you’re in for a world of amazement! Without getting into technicalities, 3D printing is basically a “process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model”. That means anything you can design using 3D software can, in theory, be printed out […]

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Are Malays in Singapore special?

In Article 152 of the Constitution of Singapore entitled ‘Minorities and special position of Malays’, it is stated that: (1)    It shall be the responsibility of the Government constantly to care for the interests of the racial and religious minorities in Singapore. (2)    The Government shall exercise its functions in such manner as to recognise […]

Bursting the bubble?

A recent article on housing supply painted a highly optimistic picture for all hopeful Singaporean home-owners. According to the author, property prices are set to dip in the coming years thanks to a rise in the number of available properties, a projection further corroborated by this chart from the Singapore Property Cycle: According to a […]

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 […]

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories

Singapore is home to many millionaires, but it has also been the backdrop of many inspiring rags-to-riches stories! Sure, we’ve all heard of the fabulous accomplishments of some of the most famous self-made men; the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Li Ka-shing. But how much do we really know about our own home-grown […]

Rooting for Singapore’s microenterprises

What do brands like Ya Kun and Charles and Keith have in common? Nothing, you may say. But trace the origins of how these companies first started and you’ll realise that both began as a two-man operation! That’s right, both started out as microenterprises (MEs) and went on to become household brands known both in […]