Category Archives: Social Issues

Why are people getting angrier and in a rush?

Is it my perception or are people getting angrier and always impatient nowadays? Are people caught up in highly stressed lives that trigger this behaviour? Is this the price people pay in a modern society? Stressed and unhappy. We read … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development for Me

We live on this earth with finite natural resources. We owe it to future generations not to waste these natural resources resulting in less for them to tap on. We must be part of the solutions to sustain the level … Continue reading

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Why is hike in water price such a hot issue?

First, water affects EVERY single one living in Singapore from individuals in the households to coffee shop owners and to businesses trying to fight business cost increases. Second, the quantum of price increase is 30% in two phases as the … Continue reading

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There was a hive of activities this morning.

We were walking towards Lorong 4 market, Toa Payoh, this Sunday morning. To our surprise, we witnessed a group of elderly people doing directed stretching-exercises beside the outdoor exercise equipment. This was not common. I thought this was a good … Continue reading

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Water Price Increase – Singapore Budget 2017

The talk of the town this week was water price increase of 30% resulting from the Singapore Budget 2017 statement in parliament. 30% increase will be phased in and starting July 2017 and then July 2018. Naturally, I looked at … Continue reading

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Littering is personal

For the longest time, I have been disgusted at the state of cleanliness in our public spaces. I wrote about it in my earlier posts a few years back. In 2016, 31,000 fines were handed out for littering. (Source: The … Continue reading

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Job openings are there and why are we not jumping up with joy?

Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) said that there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled (The Straits Times 21 October 2016). These jobs are: 30,000 IT professionals needed by 2017 3,000 PMETs in precision engineering by … Continue reading

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