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JING WEN: My two cents worth on this whole taxi surge pricing thing, now that the LTA has given taxi companies to go-ahead to introduce this new means of ripping off commuters. The purpose of surge pricing is to regulate demand by introducing higher fees during peak hours. Right now, taxi companies have already introduced a “peak hour” fee. So with the addition of surge pricing, isn’t this a...

DARREN: I wanted to share this with other readers regarding an incident involving a GrabShare driver and passengers from the airport who needed help putting their luggage in the boot of the driver’s car. The passengers had requested that the GrabShare driver, a “Cassandra”, help them put their luggage in the boot, but instead of doing so, “Cassandra” just got into the...

PEI FEN: I view with skepticism Minister Chan Chun Sing’s statement that the government feels the “pain of our people”. Mr Chan also said that this government is not a “cynical government”, but I beg to differ. A government that cares for the people will not raise the prices of basic goods across the board during a time when Singaporeans are going through a tough recession...

FRED LOH: Hi, you should be familiar with the Jobs Bank. To be brief about this, the Jobs Bank is a portal for companies to hire Singaporeans first. So before companies hire foreigners, they have to put up their job vacancy on the Jobs Banks, and can only hire foreigners if there’s no suitable Singaporean for the job. But the problem from what my HR friends tell me is that this is all a show. It’s...

JING: I personally can’t believe that our ministers and MPS can think so lowly of Singaporeans. Do you think we will buy everything just because you say so? Lee Bee Wah must be one of the worst salesmen in the world if she was in sales. About the 30 percent price hike for water, she says it’s because: “I think the water price increase is to raise the awareness of importance of water.” Seriously...

SELFSINGAPORE: I need your advice for my friend who works for a company in Singapore that is headed by a former MP. Due to doxxing rules, I can’t really say which company and who she is but I did my research and according to my friend, she’s a real piece of work: Her foreign domestic worker / maid goes to her office to perform cleaning duties in the office She has a chauffeur that also...

KENNETH JEYARETNAM: The Reform Party Singapore is concerned by news* that the General Manager of Ang Mo Kio (AMK) Town Council, Mr. Victor Wong, has been under investigation by the CPIB for alleged corruption since September 2016.  The Reform Party contested Ang Mo Kio GRC in 2011 and 2015 which was defended both times by a PAP team containing our Prime Minister Mr Lee. We are given to understand...

AQIL ALID: After much persuasion from my wife… today after work, I accompanied both my wife and son to Eden School / Eden Centres for Adults / Eden Children’s Centres / AAS for Autism, in hopes to plead for a slot this year for Nabil in there. After meeting with the in charge for enrollment, to our disappointment we were told that the earliest most possible intake for Nabil is next year...

CLARA ONG: Please take note of nanny (Diah Jxxxxx) staying at Blk 446 Hougang Ave 8 #xx-xxxx. My Daughter had been hospitalised for 4 days after sending to her. Because she’s sick and super drowsy. Nanny claims that baby’s tired just not enough sleep. But Doctors told us baby’s behaving this way not due to not enough sleep. Today , police IO called me and told me that they will need...

GOH MENG SENG: It is NOT a RESPONSIBLE decision to put a person with KNOWN SERIOUS Health Problem up as a candidate for GE. Worse still, did not disclose or declare his serious health conditions during the GE. To have a known liver problem which needs liver transplant is a SERIOUS health issue and it may end up with a MP who may not be able to carry out his duty as MP effectively most of the time....

DEAR REDWIRE: My Indo maid used to have long hair that reached her lower back. She would spend a long time in the toilet bathing, and I counted sometimes 20 minutes and I think it’s because she needs more time to wash her hair. The other thing is because she gets weekly off day, she will doll up and put perfume and make her hair look very nice so I’m afraid that she may be up to some naught business...

OSMAN: The government has set a new standard by allowing the next Presidential Election to be reserved for Malay candidates only. So don’t you think it’s only right that this be extended to the General Election too? The present GRC system is supposed to ensure minority representation in parliament, and it is a commendable effort. But with the government’s new benchmark for racial representation,...

KEV: Came across this incident which I’d like to share with you, as an example of “solve on problem, create another” by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council. Or so it seems, according to the sign-off. Apparently, in order to drain stagnant water from a HDB void deck, a crack has to be made in the floor, going by the logic of the officer who replied. I find that a very preposterous...

SHUYING: I want to bring to your attention this unofficial school ranking that’s on a website called Kiasu Parents. If you go and take a look, you’ll see how parents are sharing T-scores of top-scorers of their children’s schools. I believe this is with the aim of (1) hao lian (showing off) and (2) giving these schools some kind of unofficial ranking in terms of how good or lousy. The MOE has...