Category Archives: Social Issues

Event Organisers can help reduce wastage

HDB Hub Atrium is often used for events. It is a popular venue for event organisers such as the ones organising for community events. It has a packed calendar of events and it is rarely unused as an open space. … Continue reading

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Spare a thought for those who fear technology in Smart Nation push

Let me give two examples. “By 2020, all ticketing machines at train stations will only accept top-ups via electronic methods, such as Nets or debit and credit cards. Buses will also stop accepting cash payments by then.” (Source: The Straits … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly action plans for food catering businesses

Food catering is a big business. These businesses cater for weddings, functions and events. What dismayed me most was not the quality of the food but the disposable plates, bowls, cups, and plastic cutlery sets provided by caterers. These disposal … Continue reading

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Cost of cooked food must be kept affordable

In recent days, the government has been talking about the income gap between the rich and the poor in this small nation state of Singapore. I would extend it to include the lower middle class who feel the pains of … Continue reading

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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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