Once again, the missus of the Prime Minister of our country has lashed out at Singaporeans who have voiced their grievances at how much swabbers are being paid vs how much our front line professionals, service staff and cleaning crew are paid. "For anyone who think their pay is unfairly lower than the swabbers, stop whining and go volunteer to be trained to do the swabbing."
I was driving along Lornie Road while this horrendous experience took place, just before the traffic light at Empress Road Market and Food Centre. Police vehicle, QX758U was traveling on 4th lane, abruptly swerved to 2nd lane within the blink of an eye and sped off like a jet. If I had not been vigilant, accident would have taken place!
I exercise almost Everyday passing by Robertson walk n Kim Seng along Singapore river there's always a group of expats there mingling and drinking even saw an expat with his Son fishing there. I've never seen a safe distancing officer there b4 is it that they dare not offend them?
Instead of the traditionally pleasant but warm weather of may, we're given either buckets of rain, hot enough to dry grass and cloudiness at a degree in which you wonder why it's not raining buckets. At the very least the cloudiness gives us some relief with it's relatively fast speeds cooling us off like a free air conditioner. But more often than not, it's either being drenched or roasted alive.
A pre-school in Bedok Reservoir has registered its staff for a slot at Khatib MRT to be picked up for swab test. This is strange as there is a pick-up point at Tampines West which is much nearer to where most of the staff are staying. It takes 1.5 hours to travel from Bedok to Khatib by MRT. During this covid-19 situation, doesn't it make sense to shorten travel distance to minimise risk of exposure to viruses?
A reader was surprised upon reviewing his SP group utility bills. For the Water Services charges, the bill includes a Waterborne Fee and also a Water Conservation Tax. However to the reader's surprise, the final utility bill is inclusive of GST. So apparently the calculation shows that GST is being charged on the Water Conservation Tax.
During this Circuit Breaker, the use of face masks when going outdoors is compulsory. A failure to wear a mask can lead to a $300 fine. However our contributor thinks there seems to be more people wearing their face masks incorrectly these days. One of the wrong ways include wearing their masks under their noses or loose masks.
I pre-ordered from Hougang Blk 805 Seafood Kitchen Zichar stall 2 days in advance for Mother's Day dinner at 6pm on 10 May and payment was made. However, on Mother's Day, we waited from 6pm to 8pm and food still did not arrive. Hence, I took a cab from Punggol to the Hougang stall and asked them why my pre-order was not sent out. There was no apology and the lady kept telling me they were too busy till they forgot my order.
Looking at the way Singapore Government spends its money, I think there is a lot of room for improvement. There are many statutory boards that can be privatised and should belong to the private sector,such as Science Centre Singapore. Science centre singapore is a statutory board under MOE. They got approximately 70 million dollars of grants from the govt in the past 2 FYs under operating grants from govt and grants from other govt agencies. Cant this 70million dollars be used more prudently for other uses like building better school infrastructure or healthcare, building more ICU units?