Singapore’s Education System – The Truth Behind The Myth

To me, one of the primary purposes of education should be to enable students to become capable, global-minded citizens, who have some kind of mental/spiritual/emotional involvement with their chosen line of work because of the contributions they can make to society, big or small. An education system which suppresses independent thought, discourages the act of questioning, and dismisses this thing called ‘passion’, is not going to produce ideal human beings.

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National Service in Singapore: Army Daze Separating the Boys From the Men

One of my favourite activities is to listen (read: eavesdrop) when other Singaporean men talk about National Service. Like it or not, the fact is every male Singaporean has to go through it, barring the few who do their best to get the lowest possible Physical Employment Status (PES) so they can concentrate on the own commitments, then boast about it on social media. How each individual responds to the various challenges that NS serves up is what separates the boys from the men.

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Diesel-powered luxury cars may keep Cat A COE price high

A new range of diesel-powered, less powerful luxury cars is gaining traction with buyers amid a re-categorisation of the Certificates of Entitlement (COEs). The new range of cars run on cheaper diesel and maintenance, and are also entitled to low-emission rebates. But experts warn that the trend may defeat the purpose of the COE changes...

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Anton Casey did not commit sedition

Although Singapore has departed from this high standard and used sedition laws to regulate racially or religiously offensive speech, no court has gone as far as Mr Wang suggested. And if our courts were to apply his interpretation of sedition, many of those who commented about certain groups of people while criticising Mr Casey would have committed “sedition”. Such a wide interpretation would have serious implications for the right to freedom of speech.

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Construction of proposed S’pore Chinese Cultural Centre could start this year

Construction of the proposed Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre could start this year, and is slated for completion in two to three years’ time.President of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations Chua Thian Poh gave this update at the federation’s annual Chinese New Year celebrations today (Feb 2).

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23-year old assisting police investigations into bomb threat made on Facebook

The Singapore Police says it has established the identity of a 23-year-old Singaporean man who is believed to be responsible for “transmitting” a “false message under Section 45(a) of the Telecommunications Act, Chapter 323.” The police was replying to a Facebook message from Mr Jason Lee who had informed the police of a Facebook posting of one Mr Caleb Rozario.

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So Are We Just Not Going Tell Chinese People That New Years Was A Month Ago?

Apparently Chinese people actually think it’s New Years. They’re an entire month late. Aren’t these people supposed to be good at math? They keep saying it’s the year of the horse which I guess is code for doing a shit-ton of smack and being a whole month off on the ball drop. By now, most people have already broken all their resolutions and resigned to another abysmal year as they patiently await death – not the Chinese, they’re just now sleeping off their “last hangovers” and googling gym memberships. Swearing off dog and gluten at least until Chinese Super Bowl (Chinese Super Bowl is next month.)

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SPH sees further advertising and circulation decline

Singapore Press Holdings has suffered a 2.9 per cent fall in operating revenue from its newspaper and magazine assets for the first quarter of the financial year. The publisher of the Straits Times, Business Times and The New Paper saw advertising revenue fall by S$5.8m (US$4.6m) and circulation revenue slide by S$2.3m (US$1.8m) as staff costs rose by 2.5 per cent.
However, because of increased rental revenue from the group’s property assets, the company’s operating revenue grew by two per cent overall.

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