Opinions are like assholes – everybody’s got one (thanks, Dirty Harry). Same can’t be said of hospital beds in Singapore. Even if you’re up to your neck in shit, you’ll probably have to wait some 2 days to get a bed if it’s crunch time. And by crunch time, our dear MP Dr Chia Shi-Lu means “holiday season”.   (1) Chia Ba Bo Sai Pang   Dr...

You can always tell when the PSLE or “O” Levels come around. People involved look haggard, and if you gave them a syringe they’d start mainlining coffee and chicken essence. I’m not talking about the students either; I’m talking about the parents, working two jobs to pay off the tuition fees. But with every one’s out to hire the best, how much should...

Every year the Government Budget registers the highest expenditure for the Ministry of Defence. This year is no different with $12.3 billion or 20 percent of the national budget going to the Ministry of Defence. After Israel, Singapore spends the most money per capita on the military in the world. But while Israel is at war with its neighbours, who are we fighting...

The monthly entry-level pay for cleaners will soon be set at $1000. That’s been mandated by the Singapore government, and companies have until September next year to comply with this new regulation. This new salary amount is supposed to be 20% more than the median wage of today’s cleaners. This sounds good for cleaners, but what does this mean for us?   (1)...

Posted on Jan 8 2014 - 4:39pm by CowBoyJohnny
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Mr Lui Tuck Yew could be mistaken for a Britney Spears fan. And he’s probably been playing “Oops I Did It Again” on overdrive in whatever car he drives. Here’s the new, higher COE prices, after all the promises of “price moderations”.   Category A Perhaps the only drop amongst all the categories, though still terribly high. $72,369...

If Mediacorp won’t recognise the beauty of our bolder-skinned compatriots, The RedWire will! Here’s some models which would certainly sizzle on the local stage, if not the international runway. All photos are courtesy of the respective models and their photographers. Thanks guys and gals! ...

Acceptance of multi-racialism? Sure. Promotion of multi-racialism? Nada. I’m talking about you, Mediacorp. Thanks for reinforcing the notion amongst many of our foreign friends tuning in to the New Year Countdown show that Singapore indeed is somewhere in China.   Pre-Countdown, we’ve got a wannabe Brit boyband belting out songs unrecognisable to most locals. And...

Not a single brick has been laid and the ground has yet to be broken on Singapore billionaire Peter Lim’s real estate venture in Malaysia’s Iskandar project. But it has already added around $95 million to his net worth on the basis of 29.9% shareholding of his investment vehicle Rowsley. Shares of the company are up around 370% since the real estate venture was...

Posted on Jan 3 2014 - 4:42am by Benny Boon
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Sick, gross, but a hell lot of fun! Watch ZeFrank fix teddy up all well and good again. ...

Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. But I bet we can all agree this is one hot as nails young lass. An aspiring model who’s also an avid gamer. Sultry and slender, Yvonne is eager to work on fashion shoots and events. All photos are courtesy of Yvonne. If you’d like to work with her, drop her a note at yunqing.jcu@hotmail.com. ...

Very strange, the Singapore government. On one hand, it wants to encourage married couples to have more children. And on the other, it down-sizes out living spaces such that a family with more than 2 children will find them unlivable.   (1) Sure or not, Khaw? Under the Khaw Boon Wan HDB regime, Singaporeans will have to put up with more 2-room flats, in newly-developed...

Now comes the time of the year look back and repent and hope for a better tomorrow. In girl-speak, that means losing another five kilograms. But on a serious note, here’s my hopes for Singapore for 2014:   (1) an educational environment for our children which allows them to play and enjoy themselves, instead of rote book learning (2) affordable public housing...

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Sometimes, great things come in small packages. This is one of those times. This is Gloria. A Chinese student who’s studying in Singapore, and looking for opportunities to model for sports, lifestyle and swimwear themes. Enjoy. All photos are courtesy of Gloria W. For those keen to work with her, drop her a note here. ...

MP for West Coast GRC Ms Foo Mee Har shares the case of one of her residents who was helped through a very difficult time by the community around her. Madam J’s husband was in prison, leaving her to care for their two young children alone. The community rallied around her to help make her 2-room HDB flat more comfortable by installing necessary fixtures such...