Petrol prices in Singapore have crashed back to 2009 prices when crude oil was sold at less than US$50 per barrel. Since last Thursday (8Jan), SPC & Caltex implemented price reductions and soon Shell and Esso followed to match the competition. Prices were adjusted downwards by 4 cents per litre while diesel price was cut by 3 cents per litre. The most commonly used grade of petrol, RON 95, is...

For their heroic efforts at coaxing a cat down from a tree, these policemen received the highest praise from the public. They were even showered with accolades in local Chinese media. Can you believe they even made it out alive? We’re still wiping the tears from our eyes at this touching tale. On 24 November 2014, Woodlands East Neighbourhood Police Centre officers Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Benjamin...

The government does not seem to have learnt any lesson from the Little India riot in Dec 2013 which disgraced the Singapore Police Force (SPF). During the riot, our men in blue were forced into a retreat, police cars were stoned, overturned and burnt. At the Little India COI, Police Commissioner (CP) Ng Joo Hee confirmed the size of the SPF has not kept pace with the population increase and said police...

To Catch A Tartar: A Dissident In Lee Kuan Yew’s Prison is an excellent study of the conceit and deceit of a man many Singaporeans thought they knew. The author, Francis Seow, is a former solicitor general and president of the Law Society in Singapore. This is his first-hand account of how he has suffered under the PAP government’s use of biased legislation and media manipulation to maintain political...

When it comes to the costs of raising a child until he or she reaches university-going age, multiple blogs, financial websites, and experts have thrown about a variety of numbers. They range from as little as S$190,000 (approximately S$10,000 a year) to as much as S$700,000 (which comes up to about S$38,000 a year). Raising a child is indisputably expensive. According to the former CEO of a financial...

If you’re trying for an SG50 baby, this latest research is something you might want to consider. A daytime nap is an essential part of every baby’s routine. It allows newborns and toddlers the downtime they need to cope with crucial physical and mental development that happens in a child’s early years. But scientists now believe daytime naps are also vital in helping to boost a baby’s...

This Sydney-based website distributes a range of equipment for thieves which have been designed to remove security tags, allowing the shoplifter to remain undetected. It even has ‘how-to’ videos, where a young woman in a pink bra demonstrates how to use the products to foil a range of different security measures to steal clothes, sunglasses and liquor. There are calls for the online store...

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. A jealous wife in China chopped off her cheating husband’s penis as he slept, then snuck into his hospital room after he had it sewn back on — and hacked it off again and tossed it out the window. Fan Lung, a dad of five, sealed his fate when he decided to use his wife’s cellphone to send his secret lover a hot and heavy email. The 32-year-old forgot to...

Blogger and social activist Roy Ngerng has accused Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s press secretary has been accused of lying in a bid to attack his character. He has also accused Singapore’s state media of spreading such lies without checking its facts. This follows reports in the Straits Times, and Today newspaper, which quote press secretary Chang Li Lin as saying that Ngerng did not...

Speaking to 600 public servants today (13Jan), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for tougher measures to tackle corruption. He urged public servants to maintain the integrity of the civil service. PM Lee said that the government is reviewing the laws on corruption in Singapore and will increase the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau’s (CPIB) manpower by more than 20 per cent. He added...

What do Americans think of Singapore and its laws? Not much, I’d guess, after watching this video by American YouTube Toby Turner. He’s poked fun at the Lion City for 7 of its insane laws, such as chewing gum, being gay urinating in public lifts. Apparently, those freedoms are held with high regard and importance in America. Pretty funny, but hugely exaggerated. Watch the video and tell...

The Workers’ Party has apparently sent lawyer letters to some residents in Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council to push them to pay the S&CC fees which they owe the town council. Close to 30% of residents there have not paid their S&CC fees. Some residents say they have received the letters, in which is written that further legal action will be taken against them if they still...

Regardless of race, language or religion? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I do believe that’s what the Singapore pledge says. Today the business practices of llaollao have proven this country’s beliefs wrong. It is to my understanding that businesses in Singapore, especially a non-Chinese affiliated business, should conduct their practices in English. Again, proven wrong. I was at the West Mall...

Here’s another indication that National Service is doing our Singaporean men a great disservice – if you still have to serve, gentlemen, you won’t get a chance to be part of Japan Airlines’ flying crew. JAL requires that cabin attendants need to have completed, finished, or be exempted from serving National Service. This was part of the terms in its job advertisement in Today...