We have read a lot of complaints and heard lots of nasty stories about Uber and Grab drivers. But what about spending a thought for these drivers themselves?
Now with talk that the industry is getting heavily regulated, with even CPF being mooted to be paid to the drivers, this can no longer be a stop gap measure to tide things over until they can find some other jobs to do. Most of the Uber and Grab drivers are either retrenched, or those working to earn extra money on top of their average paying jobs.
These people are just looking for means to earn cash in hand to feed their families, maybe with all these new regulations in place will just make their lives even more difficult. Time to show our compassion to people who really needs it.
Beware of this travel agency (Pacific Express) for coach bus back to Malaysia. Had buy ticket from Singapore to Taiping for 26 Dec 2016 on 0830hrs. Upon arrive at the counter at 0800hrs, was told that there is no such bus that going from Singapore to Taiping. Counter staff said that the auntie (Crystal Chong) who sold the ticket to me didn't make any booking. When I argue that the ticket show clearing the destination, bus seating number, date and money collected. When the counter staff contact the agency boss (Mr Yip), he said that sometime bus ticket will be like that and if I not happy can sue him.
Saw in the news today that Indonesian visitor became the latest winner of the "Changi Be A Millionaire" draw. Congratulations to the guy, becoming an instant millionaire just for spending a minimum of $50.
What makes me angry is that we can give away millions in prize money to our visitors from abroad. But when it comes to helping own citizens, giving just $100 also is a very difficult thing to do. Already medical bills for the elderly and young children very high, with very little help. Then the cost of living already high, not much help coming Singaporeans way either.
We can spend millions to make tourists happy to be in Singapore, but we cannot spend the millions to help needy Singaporeans instead.
My husband just got terminated from his job and now is on part-time odd job basis while going for full time job interviews. Recently, I’ve received letters from the HDB and SP services regarding my overdue bills – HDB rental owed is $170 (plus late charges) and the SP services $239. The rent each month for our rental unit is $44 and I owed HDB 3 months. I’m particularly worried about all the bill letters they sent recently because they will restrict our water supply and we also need to vacant our unit if we continue to owe them money.
Its a shame to know someone like this woman. I do not know her but i feel ashamed as she knocked down a 2yo+ kid inside JP Bossini. the impact was big as the kid's tooth chipped off and was shouting and crying in pain. Instead of attending to him immediately (she is still a mother herself! Such a GOOD ROLE MODEL), she continued her own shopping and didn't even asked how was the boy or looked for any adult nearby.
While I appreciate the many accounts of my mother's kindheartedness and acknowledge factual details of the event, I would like to clarify certain details that have been falsely reported and have caused much hurt to my father and I.
At its peak, the automatic drive-throughs were fixtures at most petrol stations. I would hazard to say it became as much a luxury as a novelty rolled into one with the added bonus of convenience. Then something happened. Tastes changed. Demands evolved. People started talking about how car-washes left ugly whirly marks, or worse, scratches on paint jobs. Automation had gone wrong. And so, hand-washing slowly made a come-back.
I am a Singaporean Indian male teacher teaching in East Spring Secondary School. One day my Head of Department (HOD) refered to some external Software vendors who were mostly Indians providing a service or product to my school as "cheats" Specifically she said "All Indians are cheats" Then she looked at me "Except You" This was said in my first week in the school. As i did not want to come across as a trouble maker, I thought that perhaps keeping my head down and showing that i could work either independently or in a department i could prove that i could finish whatever thrown on my table for the academic year.