The curious case of Singapore’s diversity

What makes us special? What makes us strong? Singapore is not a perfect country, but to me, we’ve come quite a long way from the racial riots more than half a century ago, which messed everything up. Today, in an increasingly Islamophobic world, Singapore, its leaders (not just the political ones) and society, continue to…

Test Your Skills: Is this a Scam Or Not?

Scam or legit? Vote your answer at the end of this article Update: There have been multiple requests for me to remove the handphone number of the Admin, which doesn’t make sense because he could’ve gotten more potential investors calling him. But you never know how nasty some people can get. The conversation first started…

The Demon All Singaporeans Fear

Most of us may not know we are hiding this demon in our closet. It is a Singaporean culture to compare incessantly with everyone and anyone. We have an obsession with the best, the highest, the biggest, the greatest and the first to succeed. Source There is one demon we like to point out in…

How A Foreign Company And Local Union Beat The Government

Tower Transit should get a “Best Company For Mums” award. It’s not surprising to hear a multinational corporation giving better perks than what the government does to its civil servants, but Tower Transit takes the cake this year for setting a new high for maternity leave. The London-based operator, which will run 26 bus services…

Discrimination in Japan against Mothers

This is an Abe-omination. Japanese bosses urging pregnant women to have abortions. I just read this article from The Economist, 5-11 September 2015 issue. One of the most developed Asian countries still has a third world mindset towards women (South Korea being another majorly backward country in terms of female empowerment). This is not a…

Singapore is sexist

Since young, females are subject to different standards than men, some which work in our favour (less stringent physical test criteria) and many others which don’t (why can’t you hold a full time job and bring up 2 kids like your male colleagues?) Some instances of sexism which we take for granted as ‘normal’: –…