Arts & Lifestyle

Movie Reviews, Food Reviews and Arts scene in Singapore

YOUNG SINGAPOREANS ARE NOT APPRECIATIVE OF SINGAPORE!

While I acknowledge that there are some shortcomings in Singapore as no system is perfect, one ought to look at the bigger picture in order to fully appreciate the situation. As we approach our 50th year of independence, it is my hope that young people who do not know the kind of suffering their forefathers went through start appreciating the standard of living in Singapore.

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HDB WEBSITE SAYS MANY NETIZENS ARE IRRESPONSIBLE AND SPREADING RUMOURS

HDB: “CJ” is wrong. All employees of HDB, regardless of their appointments, go through the same process as any other Singaporean applying for an HDB flat. They do not get any special priority in balloting for flats, nor any other perks related to purchasing an HDB flat. All applications are also put through a computer ballot to determine the queue number for flat application, and every ballot is witnessed and endorsed by auditors.

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PUBLIC MUST ACCEPT RISE IN HAWKER FOOD PRICES

Part of the problem is that hawker food is too cheap. While there has been dismay over price increases, in reality they have not increased significantly in recent years. An article last year ("Serving up a good deal for hawkers"; May 30, 2013) noted that overall, the price of chicken rice has increased a mere 50 cents since 1993.

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WORKER HAS NO RIGHT TO CLAIM EXTRA PAY IF “FORCED” TO RESIGN

Workers who say they are forced to quit after their employer makes life unbearable should not expect to get any extra compensation other than that guaranteed in their contracts. This is the norm in typical cases of "constructive dismissal". And workers will have to show proof of actual loss stemming from the dismissal, such as mental or emotional duress, if they hope to get extra damages. The top court in Singapore made this clear in dismissing former Robinsons employee Lawrence Wee's appeal against the High Court, which had rejected his claim for damages after he argued that he had been pushed out by his employer.

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BEWARE OF GAYS IN PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS

I went for a swim at Clementi Swimming Complex with a friend. After the swim during our bath, this guy came out of the cubicle and immediately started to ogle at my parts below my waist and walked out. Initially, I thought he was just looking and nothing else.

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GAY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE: SINGAPORE HAS BEST GAY SCENE IN ASIA!

Many Singaporeans often boast that their country has the best gay scene in all of Asia! If you get a chance, we really recommend that you stop off at the Backstage Bar and the Tantric Bar for some great company and people watching. You can also visit DYMK which has the hilarious name of: Does Your Mother Know, for some great drinks.

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GAY LIFEGUARD TRANSMITTED STD TO 15-YEAR OLD BOY

A LIFEGUARD was arrested for sexually abusing a teenager after the boy consulted a doctor for warts on his anus following a sexual encounter with the man. Chew Ee Cheong, 31, was arrested on April 2 and found to be infected with syphilis after being screened at the Department of STI Control (DSC) Clinic. Chew pleaded guilty last month to performing oral sex on the victim, a minor, in a shower cubicle of a swimming complex.

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Mr Poh’s Shop: Wonders to Discover

Specialising in the merchandise of assorted memorabilia such as accessories, toys and items of the past 40 years, the vintage shop owner of Viewpoint Trading & Collectibles at China Square Central is one of the last still plying his trade. Here, you can find almost every element of our past: vintage teacups, old telephones, and even ice-kachang makers. Mr Poh’s shop is reminiscent of a treasure trove awaiting discovery by like-minded collectors.

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