10 Things You Can Eat While Stalking President Halimah Yacob At Her HDB Flat

President Halimah Yacob’s jumbo HDB flat is located in Yishun, which is unfortunately more infamous for weird stuff that happens than for its interesting attractions. As the first Singapore President to continue staying in a HDB flat, this has brought out a flurry of activity around her area in Yishun (just check out this photo…

Should We Give Salleh Marican A Second Chance?

Salleh Marican is the 62-year-old chief executive officer of Second Chance Properties, who is giving his best shot at becoming the next President of Singapore. But the first qualifying criteria of having a company with at least S$500 million shareholder equity stands in his way. Salleh Marican’s company’s shareholder equity registered between S$254.3 million and S$263.25…

Worst Kept Secrets of Halimah Yacob

Halimah Yacob just announced she’ll run for Singapore’s Presidential Elections 2017, for real. It is one of the worst kept secrets this year, where she decided not to say yes until everything has been sorted out (she had to talk to her family, residents, consider her existing duties etc etc). It’s not like she can…

4 Questions That Lee Hsien Loong Cannot Answer About Oxley Road

It’s already a couple of weeks plus since the Oxley Road affair broke, but it already feels like forever. While Singapore waits another week plus for the Parliament session on 3rd July 2017 (where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is supposed to answer questions from MPs regarding the 38 Oxley Road dispute), there are some…

5 Reasons the Oxley Road Saga is Way Too Singaporean 

By now, the Oxley Road saga between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee), and his siblings Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, has developed into a game of thrones. No one can predict what happens next and all heads are on the chopping board. One certainty is that when Parliament sits on 3…

When North Korea and South Korea Almost Reconciled

The North Korea nuclear crisis is putting the world on edge, what can be done? If you’ve been keeping up to date with news on the North Korea nuclear crisis, you may also be aware that this long-drawn “war” between North and South Korea (and its allies) could have actually been averted due to a…

How Many Times Will Singapore Become a Syonan-To?

On 15 February 1942, the Japanese renamed Singapore Syonan-to after the British did their first Brexit from Singapore. Syonan-to means “Light of the South”. Three years and more than an estimated 50,000 deaths later, Singapore finally shook off its slave name when the Japanese finally surrendered. Source The Singapore Government, always as pragmatic and straightforward,…

What If Singapore Ran Out of Food?

It’s been a long time since Singapore had major food security issues. I remember growing up watching Channel 8 dramas about World War II. Besides the fear of being tortured and killed, I vividly remember how people struggled terribly with the lack of food. There was one scene of a man complaining to his mother…

Petition Asks Singapore’s PM To Apologise To China

An online petition, which has garnered 30 signatures so far, has proposed that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should apologise to China and ask for safe return of our property (the 9 armoured vehicles from Taiwan which were seized in Hong Kong after passing through Xiamen). Source: Straits Times Here are some excerpts from the…

Trump Wins the US Presidency, What Does This Mean for Singapore?

Republican candidate Donald Trump just won the 2016 US Presidential Election today. What does that mean for Singapore? 1. Return US citizens their jobs? 2. American MNCs are recalled back to US to give their citizens jobs? Including McD, Starbucks, MBS, Google, Facebook etc? 3. No TPP? Well at least we still have our existing…