Category Archives: Social Issues

Graduate Salary increase must catch up with property prices

It did not come as a surprise that the median monthly salary of graduate for 2017 was $3,400 up from $3,300 in 2016. Why am I not surprised? I see a correlation between property prices and salary of graduates. As … Continue reading

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SG Bonus for Budget 2018 NOT using Annual Value of Home as criteria

It came as surprise to me when I read about Budget 2018. SG Bonus will be given out to Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2018 as follows: Singaporeans aged 21 years and above in 2018 Assessable Income* for YA2017 … Continue reading

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Fake News

When I was younger when there was no Internet, I looked out for fake news in the Straits Times on April First – April Fools’ Day. That was the only one time that respectable newspaper tried to fool readers with … Continue reading

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Ban the use of Styrofoam containers for food and drink items

Back in July 2015, I advocated that Singapore should ban the use of Styrofoam plates and cups because of the harm to the environment, to marine lives and to human beings. New York City had banned these back then. Singapore … Continue reading

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Are you using less electricity, water and gas?

I kept all bills from SP Group every month. I have bills for 2016 and this year. I knew we had been doing well against National Average and Neighbour Average because this information is available on the bills. I wonder … Continue reading

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Where to recycle electronic waste?

When you are doing spring cleaning during this time of the year, you may have old and unused electronic items that you may want to dispose of. There is a way we can do that. Head down to a PA … Continue reading

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Bin it Right

What is with Singapore? So long where there is an empty basket/box, people treat it as a dustbin. People just throw rubbish, empty disposal cups into the basket hooked to the front of a share-bike. This is the mentality of … Continue reading

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