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Young hawker closes stall because of labour crunch

Seetoh criticised how Singaporeans do not want to take up such manual jobs, even when the pay is above what the market is paying. “Employers in this field are already paying more, a lot more than government recommendations, yet, they know deep in their hearts, no Singaporeans will take up such professions and jobs, no matter how desperate they are. They often have a handout mentality.” “I say, give these jobs to people around who wants it,” he posted on his page, “not protect it for Sgprns who can’t be bothered. Blink on this n yr kids will be stuffing machine made food including burgers (cos there’s lotsa funding available for souless , non artisanal food craft) in their face and wonder if all this makan culture really existed, when they grow up.”

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MACRITCHIE RESERVOIR – SYONAN JINJA

Syonan Jinja was a former Shinto shrine in the middle of the MacRitchie Reservoir forest. It was built by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in World War II. When the British forces re-occupied Singapore, the Shrine was destroyed. It is such an interesting piece of history, we thought we had to see it for ourselves. And so, our journey into the jungle began

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1942: BRITISH FORCES IN SINGAPORE HAVE SURRENDERED UNCONDITIONALLY

Prime Minister Winston Churchill described the fall of Singapore as "the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history". The Japanese claimed to have taken 60,000 Imperial troops in Singapore - 16,000 British, 14,000 Australian and 32,000 Indian soldiers. They also captured a large amount of equipment. The high number of prisoners was not surprising as the troops had been ordered to defend Singapore until the last possible moment so no major evacuation had been ordered.

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NETIZEN DEMANDS SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE TO SOLVE CASES OF MISSING CHILDREN

If DPM Teo Chee Hean can laud the efforts of the Home team officers for taking 'fast and immediate actions' to handle the recent kidnapping case, i wonder if they are tackling these cases of 3 missing underage girls in Toa Payoh with as much urgency and efforts. Shocking discovery: 3 missing underage girls from Toa Payoh Since 2011, 2013 How is this NOT publicized on the local news media? What if one of the girls missing is the daughter of a prominent business man or Government minister? How long to you think it will take for SPF to crack the case?

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PINOY FOREIGN TALENT WANTS TO TEACH SINGAPOREAN A LESSON

I want to teach her a lesson that she cannot discriminate Filipinos like that. Hiring a lawyer would be expensive and time-consuming considering that I travel frequently. I wonder if there is anything else I can do. I'm still contemplating on whether I should press charges through a lawyer which will surely teach her a lesson. I have to calculate the pros and cons. When she received the summon for mediation, she kept calling our agent asking why I went to the police, etc. etc. I thought at that time, she might have been moved somehow; I was wrong.

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APOSTLE LAWRENCE KHONG: DON’T STAY SILENT

In the past week, I have been putting all my effort into rallying the people of God to rise up and challenge an unfortunate list of FAQs posted by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) on its website. In return, I wrote a 7-page response that has been sent to the Minister for Health. The FAQs is filled with misleading pro-LGBT statements, and fails to warn the public of the high health risks associated with the homosexual lifestyle.

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POLY STUDENT GIVES OUT HONGBAOS TO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN KIND GESTURE

On Wednesday (Feb 12), I went to a construction site behind Plaza Singapura and gave 20 workers there a $5 hongbao, using the money I got from hongbaos given to me during Chinese New Year. I was pretty nervous at first, as I feared they may have taken my gesture the wrong way but I'm glad things worked out okay. We may have shared little in words, but the smile on their faces showed they understood and appreciated the gesture.I did that to show them that we too appreciate them for their hard work.

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ELEMENT DEDICATES VALENTINE’S VISUAL CAMPAIGN TO SINGAPORE HPB

In ELEMENT Magazine 6th issue which is the Valentine’s issue, we embark on a photo-spread to showcase the inclusivity and transcendence aspects of Love. During the photo-shoot, as we spoke with the different couples which consist of straight, gay and lesbian couples. Their sexuality and gender blurred. They had that same look of adoration for each other, the way they beamed when they spoke of each other, the carefree laughter when they poked fun at each other and their hands that seek out each other’s as they speak. How could one isolate, freeze that moment, and tell you that it’s not the same? That the way Jeigh looks at Sean with that twinkle in his eyes is different from the way Ischelle looks at Zi Hao. That the way Mon clutches Joey’s hands is different from the way Nicholas held on to Jacqueline’s.

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Unaffordable cities: Singapore workers tread water on millionaires’ island

Patricia recently moved out of her parents' house to be with Sham. In Singapore, with its sky-high housing prices and conservative Asian values, most young people have no choice but to live with their parents until they get married. Singles cannot apply for public housing until they turn 35. Patricia works full time as a nurse in a government hospital. She is undereducated by Singapore's standards, with only n-levels (below high school) and an ITE (technical college) certificate in nursing, and earns S$1,400 (£670) per month.

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