HOW INHUMANE COMPANIES RETRENCH BADLY

Another week, another retrenchment. Resorts World Singapore laid off about 375 employees following what the integrated resort said was a review of “its operational resources” amid falling profits in the gaming industry. CIMB laid off a dozen staff from its broking business in Singapore. The move came amid a dull period for the Singapore equity […]

THANK YOU INTERNET!

  Thank You GIF-geniuses for doing up this series of images! First Seen HERE cheekily adding: “KIM JONG UNder disguise” as a caption. Just brilliant. Now, we’re just waiting for local ones to be made. Fellow creatives, we’ve scoured the internet for some local people that we should GIF – just in case they ever leave […]

MAKING SG UNCOMFORTABLE… THIS CAMPAIGN

Led by Divian Nair, former radio deejay and TV personality, MAJULAH is a campaign calling on Singaporeans to rally to one word that all Singaporeans can live by: “MAJULAH” In his video, Nair references the shared beliefs and long-standing ideals of France and the US, such as “liberté, égalité, fraternité” in France and “freedom” in the United States… “I hope […]

OF DISTURBING NEWS AND UNSETTLING COMMENTS

“When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself” ― Earl Nightingale This adage came to mind, when this disturbing article popped up on our newsfeed today. The piece of news is unsettling in itself. And we hope all is being done to solve this mystery. But just as unsettling, (if not more) are the comments […]

OVERHEARD on Facebook

OVERHEARD on Facebook: A heartfelt note was published on Facebook. It’s the voice of one man, but somehow, it powerfully encapsulated something we have discussed at length about, but yet to be able to put into words, and action…   Here is what he wrote. “I’m not one to write about such issues here but when […]

A Tribute From Royston Tan For SG50

Film maker Royston Tan contributed to SG50 with a heartwarming short film. Some of the landmarks in this film may be gone, but the people and the memories they’ve shared come through in this tribute to our nation and her people throughout the years of independence.

Rebuttal to Roy, another reader speaks…

    The HDB/CPF article by Roy sent a flurry of activity, and rebuttals. Here, another reader voices his disagreement. Roy’s rant against HDB and CPF was spurious at best. If he feels that CPF is cheating him of his money and is a tax, then may he keep it there and never take out […]

Is the PAP earning citizen’s money?

  You have probably heard that the money you paid into Medisave and MediShield, the government only spends less than 2% of this back for Singaporeans. Or someone online may have told you: if the government had returned invested savings from CPF back to you, you would be able to have nearly $3 million in […]

This girl wants to do NS…

This article has been contributed by Elizabeth Tan, a girl who wants to do NS – putting many of our men to shame. 92 percent – in every 10 jobs offered in the Israeli Defense Forces (I.D.F), 9 of them are now open to women. These jobs include fighter pilots, infantry officers, naval captains and […]

Singapore’s falling Gini Coefficient, and why it shouldn’t bother you…

  Department of Statistics reported on 18 February that the Income Gap in Singapore has narrowed, according to the latest released Gini Coefficient. Singapore’s Gini coefficient was 0.463 last year, down from 0.478 in 2012.  The Gini coefficient after government transfers and taxes was 0.412 – the lowest since it was first calculated in 2000. […]