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...

Posted on Dec 29 2013 - 5:29pm by Koh Koh Loco
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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...

Posted on Dec 18 2013 - 5:50pm by CowBoyJohnny
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If the Singapore government is going to extend the alcohol ban in Little India, it might as well slap a ban on the SBS too. The Singapore Police Force says it is enforcing the ban because it believes intoxication caused the riot. How about the bus that crushed a man to death?   (1) Drinking Games   People get drunk every weekend. Some curse, others fight,...

Posted on Dec 17 2013 - 9:50am by CowBoyJohnny
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It started out as a road traffic accident. How then did the Little India incident erupt into a full-blown riot, with an estimated more than 400 protestors taking to the street? Besides blaming drunkenness and Indians (or simply drunk Indians) for the fracas, the Singapore Police Force must also shoulder part of the blame.   (1) Guts & Glory? Nah…   Police...

Posted on Dec 15 2013 - 6:08pm by CowBoyJohnny
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With inflation continuing to rise along with the cost of housing and private transportation, there are genuine concerns about the affordability of life in Singapore now and in the future. While some of us might think that expats coming to Singapore to work have an easy life, one expat has experienced otherwise. Enemy at the Gates Contrary to popular belief, most “ang...