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Local online financial publication DollarsAndSense recently attended one of the focus group discussions held by the Central Provident Fund (CPF) to understand the scheme better. The writers noticed four recurring themes that kept coming up during the discussion, and summarised them with the acronym “UPCC” for a truly Singaporean reading experience. U – Understanding...

Tan Tock Seng Hospital has placed Ed Mundsel Bello on administrative duties while police investigate the slew of anti-Singaporean comments he supposedly posted online under the Facebook name Edz Ello. Ed is a radiographer at TTSH. In his defence, Ed says his Facebook accounts were hacked, and the comments weren’t posted by him. But Singapore netizens have dished the dirt on the Filipino national,...

More doubts have been raised about whether the HDB deliberately withheld information on the development of a columbarium from future Fernvale residents. If you’ve read Part 1 of the Life Corp Expose, you’ll remember that Life Corp only entered the funeral services industry in 2013, after it bought over Singapore Funeral Services. Life Corp’s Ambitions In July 2014, Life Corp, the company at...

Are we about to see another corruption scandal erupting in Singapore? We’re not alleging any corruption on the part of the HDB, but this deal with Life Corp’s $1 company certainly reeks. Apparently, the company which has been entrusted to build the upcoming columbarium in Sengkang has been discovered to be a $1 company, set up just days before the tender for the columbarium project closed. It’s...

Former NMP Calvin Cheng has hit back at Singaporeans who were offended by vicious comments posted on Facebook by Edz Ello, a Filipino radiographer working at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Cheng defended Edz Ello’s actions in posting the comments, saying that only “losers get offended when people call them losers”. Cheng also said he’s sick of people being so sensitive to inflammatory comments about Singapore made by foreigners living in Singapore. Here’s what he posted on Facebook. Tan Tock Seng Hospital has said...

2014 was a year I’d very much like to forget and if there was ever the case of someone from The Matrix offering me the red pill or the blue pill, I’d no sooner take the latter if it means I wake up knowing everything that happened in the past 12 months of 2014 never happened in my life. Just a little background about me before I proceed any further. I am a 37 year old male born and bred in Singapore...

Air Asia downplayed an incident that saw one of its planes turned back before take-off in Indonesia, a week after another of its jets crashed into the Java Sea with 162 on board. Indonesia Air Asia Flight 7633 was taxiing in preparation for take-off at Surabaya airport, where last week’s doomed flight also took off, when a power unit used to start the plane...

We’ve got to sympathise with the Philippines. After all year after year the country gets hit by natural disaster left, right and centre (remember Tacloban anyone?) Added to that, terrorism in the South. But most people put their sympathies aside when a foreigner slams a country’s natives. Openly. That’s what’s happening to this Tan Tock Seng Hospital radiographer who goes by...

New Singapore Table Tennis Association President Ms Ellen Lee is very aware that her tenure at the top will be measures in terms of gold, silver and bronze medals. And the MP for Nee Soon GRC is also very certain that Singapore needs to continue importing foreign mercenaries in order to keep winning those medals. She said in an interview with the Straits Times that “For the time being, it’s necessary...

Android apps are spying on users far more than expected, a new study has found. The research by Vocativ shows the apps that can access user’s microphones, call logs and contacts. It found one of the worst offenders was a game aimed at children. Called Happy Fish, developer HappyElements, programmed the game so that it can collect a precise location, has access to your photos and can read your...

If you’re taking the train today, ladies, here’s some shots to make you think twice about wearing that micro-mini skirt. A video showing this man openly taking an upskirt photo of a woman on a train is making its round online. Guess he didn’t know he was caught on camera too. The man is seen carrying a handphone and placing it directly under a woman’s skirt, with its camera aimed at her meant-to-be-hidden-from-public-view bits. Seconds later (and that’s pretty quick for a big guy), he’s done and removes...

A couple that was staying in Aljunied has bought a 4-room HDB flat at the Pinnacle@Duxton for S$900,000. The flat was sold to its first owners at about S$340,000 during its launch in 2004. By letting go of the flat one month after the Minimum Occupation Period expired, they made a whopping S$560,000. The property agent who handled the transaction said, “It has...

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has married the son of one of the country’s most powerful officials, according to local media. Kim Yo Jong, is the only other member of the ruling Kim family known to have an official job within the government, other than Kim Jong-un. She was seen wearing what appears to be a wedding ring in a photo released by the reclusive North’s official KCNA news agency today. Kim is reportedly around 27 to 28 years old, and assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers’ Party late...

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party has posted this list of top 10 policies it introduced which it believes will benefit Singaporeans in 2014 on its Facebook page. It added that it’s looking forward to 2015. 1. Pioneer Generation package More than 450,000 senior citizens, aged 65 and above and those who became Singapore Citizens before 1987, benefitted from the $8 billion Pioneer...