ALAN HO: The traffic situation in Serangoon Road is getting worse. In the evenings, there is chaos, with groups of jaywalking pedestrians blatantly disregarding traffic rules. They would gather along the side of the road, dangerously close to moving vehicles, looking for an opportunity to cross. Sometimes, they would dash in front of vehicles, forcing drivers to slow down or even stop. The situation...

MICHAEL HENG: The London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Universities Ranking has been called “a Fraud on the public.” Another Eminent Professor said: “QS simply doesn’t do as good a job as the other rankers that are using multiple indicators”.   Singapore University NTU has secured top placing as the world’s best young universities, according to QS Ranking, one of three...

TSB: In the aftermath of the HLP debacle, Roy Ngerng issued a statement to make him look less despicable. Let us heckle his statement (in bold) and try to understand the thought process of a village idiot.   TSB: Dog bites man (the CPF protest) is not news. Man bites dog (bullying special needs children) is news. Deal with it!   It is unfortunate that the discourse was so fervently shaped...

  LEE YONG SE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called upon Singaporeans not to be overly distracted by internal issues while losing sight of the bigger.   In a globalised economy, Singapore’s success depends on reaching out to the world and staying connected.   While Mr Lee acknowledged ground concerns of tensions caused by immigrants, it is unrealistic for the Government to...

SERENE SIEW: Roy Ngerng and Han Hui Hui are not “champion socialists”. As for former NMP Calvin Cheng, I don’t think the greatest danger to Singapore is represented by Roy Ngerng, Han Han Hui and their supporters. Their views are so extreme, their actions so absurd, that few would support them. Moreover, the issues they represent, are bread-and-butter issues and the PAP are if nothing,...

K F SEETOH: There had been much speculation about where Gordon Ramsay would set up this restaurant in Singapore. From Keong Saik Road to Sentosa, much gossip was generated. In the end, he only wondered why George Tanasevich, President and CEO of MBS, took so long to invite him for this gig. But, he’s here now, and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen will be installed at the Marina Bay Sands in...

Singapore probably won’t need more measures to restrain the inflow of foreign workers as a further tightening could deter overseas companies from setting up business in the city, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said. The pace of increase for foreign workers has slowed and the country’s economic restructuring is under way, Lee said in a speech yesterday. A drop in investment by overseas companies...

A gala of fun and games for the estimated 3000 people that attended the first ever Pedestrian Night at Orchard road in 20 years yesterday (4Oct). The street carnival was also one hell of a squeeze. Some 600 metres of Singapore’s iconic shopping stretch was closed for a night of family-bonding activities. Face-painting, massages, song and dances, and even a mini tennis tourny — all for free. And the ones who probably appreciated this event the most? Dads and husbands. With Ion Orchard looming in the background, It gave their...

HO SOO SEN: A MONTH before I turned 55, I submitted a form to the Central Provident Fund Board to close my investment account. I knew that to do so, I would have to meet both the CPF Minimum Sum and the Medisave Minimum Sum, so I ensured I had enough CPF savings to top up both accounts. However, to my surprise, I received a letter from the CPF Board a few days later saying it could not close my investment...

On 23 September, yet another train breakdown along the North-South line inconvenienced thousands of passengers. According to FAILRAIL.sg, this is the 16th breakdown in 2014. Singaporeans must continue to KPKB because the PAP is not serious about addressing the issue which is tied to our insane population growth. The PAP just keeps throwing billions of tax dollars and pray the problem will somehow...

CHUA CHIN LENG: 40% of the population in this island is foreigners. And depending on the parameters one is using, or the definition, true blue Singaporeans are now an absolute minority in their city island. The Singaporeans have been told to be grateful to the foreigners for they are here to help them and create jobs for them. And the foreigners know that they are the white knights that are here...

Cue lights, and action! Singapore Member of Parliament Baey Yam Keng is set to star in his very own movie, alongside local blogger Xiaxue. This was revealed to Redwire Times Singapore by an inside source. Filming is now taking place, and the movie is expected to be released in October 2016. The working title for now – King of Selfies, or 自拍王. Helmed by renowned local director, Jack Neo, the film centres on a young school dropout, Cheng (Baey Yam Keng), who climbs the ladder of success to head an advertising agency. He manages...

CALVIN CHENG: I don’t think the greatest danger to Singapore is represented by Roy Ngerng, Han Han Hui and their supporters. Their views are so extreme, their actions so absurd, that few would support them. Moreover, the issues they represent, are bread-and-butter issues and the PAP are if nothing, good at solving these issues with their well-honed technocratic skills. They just need time. The biggest...

PHILLIP ANG: In 2011, PM Lee Hsien Loong said that Ministers should be paid “properly so that Singapore will have capable and committed leadership over the long term”. ‘Capable’ is defined as ‘having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing’. As far as ordinary citizens are concerned, our ministers’ achievements are: –  highest cost of public...