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Greed has no boundary. Oil prices dropped by 40% since June this year but look what Singaporeans get: 1) Pathetic “token” decrease of pump prices by the cartel and neither CASE nor PAP government say anything or do anything about it. 2) Well, as if that is not enough, electricity tariff controlled by government didn’t decrease accordingly as well, giving crap reason that our power...

CHEE SOON JUAN: In it’s reply to my Wall Street Journal op-ed (“A new vision for Singapore”; Nov 28), the Government, through its consul-general Jacky Foo in Hong Kong, accused me of not sticking to facts (“SDP’s Chee ‘dishonest’ in calling Singapore model a failure: Govt”; Dec 4). It stated that, like many other countries, income inequality has increased....

How much of Singapore taxpayer’s money must be sacrificed so the Land Transport Authority can be great (at coming up with some stunningly useless taxi app?) That’s probably best left to the LTA to answer. What we can do is support the LTA by using its app, since it probably also took up much manpower and labour hours to develop. And we would… if it wasn’t such a huge exercise in futility you’re probably better off choosing the more effective but more dangerous option of running on the street and waving your...

A finalist at Miss Singapore World 2013, but Kayla Wong wants to take on more than that. The pixie-eyed lass has been modelling for events for 4 years now, even pushing Triumph lingerie products for its Sloggi lineup, and getting on the runway for the Edible Chocolate Fashion Show by the World Gourmet Summit. Oh, did we mention that she was also once a Street Fighter babe at Rebel Boutique Club? Sock one to us, lady! If you’d like to work with Kayla, drop her a message here. ...

Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew has promised that fare increases for public transport will not be more than 2.8%. He said that this fare hike is less than the original figure of 3.4% which would have been slapped on commuters. Mr Lui also said that this fare hike will not affect any other future fare increases. This comes as the Public Transport...

Maybe dear Minister of State Desmond Lee should stop with the Workers’ Party attacks and start dealing with more on-the-ground problems in his GRC. The rat infestation reported in Bukit Batok is apparently his responsibility to manage. Mr Lee is one of the MPs for Jurong GRC, of which Bukit Batok is a part of (not that we blame you for that, Desmond, but it’s your party that carved the boundaries). And surprisingly or not, Jurong Town Council’s Bukit Batok office lies just on the opposite side of the MRT station, which...

  Even dogs in the area are scared of these rodents, say residents living in Bukit Batok. The rats are believed to have set up home in a hill near to Bukit Batok MRT station. The plot of land is managed by the HDB. It’s also near to a hawker centre, and a McDonald’s restaurant. Redwire spoke to hawkers and staff from the train station and McDonald’s. They say that they are afraid...

Quoting from media reports in 1989, The Online Citizen (TOC) published an article today (‘PAP town councils incurred high S&C arrears too‘, 15 Dec) revealing that Cheng San Town Council had, in fact, “about $260,000 in arrears”. This was about half the amount it collected every month at the time. TOC said, “Cheng San GRC then was, incidentally, led by Minister Lee Yock Suan, the father of PAP Minister of State Desmond Lee, who had been leading the attack on WP in recent weeks.” Indeed, led by Desmond Lee’s father, Lee...

Singaporeans have been fooled by the PAP for five decades. We have mistakenly thought a blank cheque given to the PAP was to govern; instead, the government has been using its power to profit from citizens’ misery. Fortunately, younger Singaporeans are more educated and internet savvy and have access to factual information vs only state propaganda in our mainstream media available to their parents....

Like many of my friends, I plain hate the PAP. Whatever they do, it is never good enough, never soon enough and never fair enough. So when the Worker’s Party won a GRC at the last general election, I had high hopes that perhaps Singapore could soon have a political party that cared enough for the common man. Sadly, the Worker’s Party talks a good game, but since the last general election...

She’s a secretary in a Singapore investment bank. But a desk job just isn’t enough for Yvonne Lim’s exciting personality and satisfy her lust for adventure. She’s up for modeling shoots which feature fresh and interesting concepts, and would love to travel to get those great shots in (just as long as all expenses are paid, of course!). Drop Yvonne a note here if you’d like to work with her. ...

Once upon a time, when HDB was first started in the 1960s, flats were really sold at close to cost and followed the model of true subsidized housing. In the 1970s, flats were sold on a cost basis, in other words with no mark up by the HDB. You could buy 3 room flats for as little as $7,000 and 5 room flats were $30,000. In the 1980s, HDB started to include land costs into the pricing, for what reason,...

Many were looking for a new car on the cheap. And that’s what Volks Auto promised – about S$20,000 off the usual price set by other established car dealers for the same parallel-imported cards. But yesterday, they were in for a rude shock when the owner and staff of the car dealership vanished. About 30 furious people were seen at the Volks Auto showroom, which by now had been cleared,...

  It’s not been pretty at all, the exchange between Minister of State Desmond Lim and Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim. I always believe that it’s best that people put their money where their mouth is – give us the facts, explain yourself, and let us decide. But it’s a sad day for Singapore politics because judging from the discourse, members of both the Worker’s Party and PAP seem to think we’re fools. Here’s why. (1) Petty Name-Calling by Our Supposed ‘Top Dogs’ Is the...