The Land Transport Authority said Thursday it will spend $330 million to build a network of sheltered walkways linking MRT stations to surrounding areas by 2018. The news comes a week after it announced plans to double Singapore's rail network by 2030.
During a bus ride along Clementi Avenue 2, a bus driver and a 59 year-old male security guard got into an argument because the latter did not have enough change to pay for his bus fare. The argument became so heated, passengers were forced to alight mid-journey and police were called in to investigate.
My wife's colleague who is also a friend of mine told my wife this morning that her mother's good friend, a 50+ year old lady was walking back to her home after work in Oct last year at about 11.00 pm and was gang raped by 4 Indians who were heavily intoxicated at an overhead bridge near Whampoa. The victim mentioned it to a few close friends only very recently as she did not want to report the Rape because she greatly feared the embarrassment and social stigma of being raped at her age
Six youths aged between 17 and 21 have been arrested for trespassing. On Jan 30, at about 7.53pm, the police received a call that the group had been found on the rooftop of Shaw Towers on 100 Beach Road.
Statues along the Singapore River will be undergoing cleaning next Wednesday and Thursday (Feb 11-12), says the Singapore Tourism Board. The regular spruce-up will include the Sir Stamford Raffles statue, and the sculptures of the People of the River series.
When Islamic State militants posted a video over the weekend showing the grisly killing of a Japanese journalist, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacted with outrage, promising to make the terrorists pay the price. Such vows of retribution may be common in the West when leaders face extremist violence, but they have been unheard of in confrontation-averse Japan — until now. The Prime Minister’s call for revenge after the killings of the journalist Kenji Goto and another hostage, Haruna Yukawa, raised eyebrows even in the military establishment, adding to a growing awareness that the crisis could be a watershed for this long pacifist country.
The Government not only makes the people pay more but also inflates its subsidy levels. Such practices has allowed the PAP Government to shirk its responsibility and use public funds to do business all over the world through Temasek Holdings instead of focusing on the people’s health. The chart on the right says it all.
It’s never easy to be out of a job in Singapore, especially in such a challenging economic climate. I had to rely on savings that both me and my wife had painstaking built over the past 13 years. I had written to a number of foreign-owned and local companies only to hit a wall each time as they came up with all sorts of excuses, from me being ‘overly-qualified’ for some of the positions I’d applied for, or that they were still “interviewing other candidates”.
In Singapore, it's over 40% and we're the second most densely populated country in the world. Despite these conditions in Singapore, you won't find such examples of xenophobia that are on display in Europe. There are virtually no violent hate crimes or murders motivated by xenophobia. We're far from it. Singaporeans are one of the most tolerant communities in the world and the government should never take that fact for granted.