Category Archives: Social Issues

What is happening to our Education System?

One ethos of Singapore values consistently stressed on since independence is Meritocracy. Any person regardless of class, race, religion, and gender has similar fair chance of doing well in society based on his/her performance and talent. So long as one … Continue reading

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Being normal and not mediocre

In an early morning commute at the Raffles Place MRT station on a typical workday, the escalators are packed with office workers moving en masse in one direction, to their offices to start work. Elsewhere all round Singapore, people are … Continue reading

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Property prices got hit every time in an economic downturn

This is a fact. The Private Residential Property Price Index dipped when there was an economic downturn. The really bad recessions for Singapore were in 1985, 1997 and 2008. The property index declined a year later after recession hit in … Continue reading

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Hope

We live under the same sky and yet we could not live in harmony. Fighting to preserve their own kinds throws human races into conflict. Politics and powers corrupt the minds of so-called leaders of conflicted nations. There are no … Continue reading

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Ingrained Obsession with Academic Performance

Two incidents just this week caught me thinking. One happened in the lift when one group of people came in to join us in the lift. We did not know them. Their conversation centred on the boy (perhaps doing his … Continue reading

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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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