I was on the train between Bishan and AMK yesterday (20 Feb) around 6:40pm to get to my grandmother's house when I felt something press up against my tailbone/butt area. Mind you, it was during the rush hour period hence, the trains were packed. Thus, this foreign object pressing up against my behind is not something that I had registered at first. However, there was a short gap between the people in front and on the side of me. While I was complaining in my mind about why I hated taking the train at this timing, it suddenly dawned upon me that this "object" was unnaturally close to me and was at a very VERY awkward area.
I was there the whole day at the school. Notice many students acting like a gangster, smoking just outside the school compound, it's like a common sight. While I notice on the behaviour of the student, I also notice many teachers being aggressive towards few students too. It was just in front of me when an Indian boy who did not tuck in his white shirt walk past a teacher. The teacher just grab from the back of his neck and tell him to tuck the shirt in. I was shocked but did not say anything.
Having already paid thousands upon thousands for our dream house, be it HDB or condo or anything else with a roof, every year, we also need to pay the government taxes for what is essentially, a house we own. Of course, the house we own, we will never fully pay for it until maybe 30 years down the road, but still, it is our house. We paid for it to purchase it from HDB, not loan it. So, property tax?
Explanation from the govt is of course, property tax helps to fund children education, help the elderly in their medical facilities, and even help ordinary Singaporeans have a recreational space by funding all the parks in SG.
I was in a relationship with my Finnish boyfriend for 1 year plus. I'm a Singaporean. I didn't know that behind my back he is meeting an Indonesian maid. I spoke nicely to the maid that we should let him decide who he wants to be with. Me or her. This Finnish bastard cannot decide who he wanted.
The electricity tariff have risen in recent months by an average of 5.7%. Based on this, the bill for families living in four room HDB flats will increase by about $4.30. Add 12 months to this calculations, and you get $51.60. That is just the increase in tariffs, not the whole cost. What about water bill? 30% increase by July, so an average monthly water bill of $150 will cost $195 in July. An increase of $45. Multiply that for the next 6 months till end of the year, and the increase will be $270.
And finally, if, like most of us, stay in a PAP Town Council wards, S&CC will increase from June, and the increase will range from $0.50 to $9 per month. If we take the average, $4.50, this will mean an increase of $31.50 till end of the year. So, from now till end of the year, the increases total up to $51.60 + $270 + $31.50 = $353.10, which brings it to roughly about $30 extra to pay to the Govt every month.
I am a school bus driver, as my old bus is due for scrape. I planning to get a new bus. A slightly bigger type but before I go ahead I ask my branch office regarding the season parking . I have email them the photo and spec of the vehicle .
They arrange a officer to come and measure the lots and the bus ( friend bus) the officer say it shouldn't be a problem. But final decision still need approve by Manager. So I waited for the reply and get rejected. I wonder why the officer who come down and measure say no problem and the officer sitting in office reject it?
According to reports, the man in question was actually a training associate, whose job it is to help the teacher in classrooms. The students were supposed to carry out their project, but this particular student had simply refused to participate and carried on playing his computer game on his laptop. This was what prompted the incident that was caught on video.
The principal indicated that this incident happened a year ago, and the training associate had already been counselled. Many students also came to the defence of the man, indicating that this was an isolated incident, and he was a generally nice man.
He was obviously referring to China. He even said that no one can control the agenda of the superpower. He is very right in that count. No one can control China, least of all a Minister well known in Singapore for not being able to control the Youth Olympic budget. Now he target China in his speech, although in the capacity of an ASEAN Ministerial meeting.
The last time a Singapore Minister, Prime Minister no less, said something challenging China's authority, our Terrexes were impounded. Big mouth Minister Vivian had opened his mouth, what next will be impounded now.
I was just browsing Facebook when I saw a product that looks interesting, I read about it and I was nearly to purchase the item but then I don't have the right paying mode for the item, because of that I did not purchased nor confirmed to buy the item. This afternoon to my surprise, our building "nator" handed a parcel which was the item I saw in Facebook but I never ordered.
Despite all the bad publicity over the Budget 2017, I feel the government has done all this in the best interest of Singaporeans. They are doing all they can to improve the lives of Singaporeans. You cannot win everyone over, but sometimes, populist acts are not beneficial to a country.
Again, all these shows the government are working very hard to help Singaporeans. But we being Singaporeans, all we know to do is complain. The government can never win.