Bet you didn’t know that the Housing Development Board (HDB) operates shopping malls right where you live in the heartlands? Or that many of the shops in HDB shopping centres sell useful things?
Don’t believe me? Check out this shop at Taman Jurong Shopping Centre!
Breaching hazardous levels of close to 400 PSI (Pollutants Standards Index), #SGHaze is upon us yet again. In a manner eerily reminiscent of the last time PSI levels breached 300 in 2013, entire streets were shrouded in a cloaking and choking grey.
Brought about by the El Nino effects as well as the clearing of forests in the surrounding islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan by various parties, the rising pollution levels triggered emergency responses from both the Singapore Government and various organisations.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
Today, 1st of September, is Nomination Day for Singapore’s 17th parliamentary elections.
Also known as the General Elections 2015 (GE 2015), a total of 89 parliamentary seats were up for grabs. They are divided into 16 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) and 13 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs).
Between 11 am and 12 noon today, electoral candidates from the nine political parties as well as independent candidates have filed their nomination papers at the nine Nomination Centres located around the island.
Courtesy of NDP2015
This long weekend, Singaporeans and residents will celebrate our country’s 50th birthday in grand fashion. Decked in our finest red and white splendour, many of us will literally and metaphorically paint the town red – and white.
The National Day Parade to be held at the Padang tomorrow evening will boast a glorious display of our military and civilian might, with breathtaking fireworks that are unprecedented. Multitudes of Singaporeans, residents and tourists alike will join in the spectacular celebration around the Marina Bay area.
Numerous parties, community events, and other #SG50 extravaganzas will also be held around the island. They will be graced by politicians, personalities and celebrities, and attended by people from all walks of life.
Goodbye Nissan Sunny! You have served us well.
Today is the first day that my family is living without a car, after 16 years of owning and driving one.
Our blue Nissan Sunny has served us well over the past 10 years that it has been with us. However, we have decided that we will not be renewing its expiring Certificate Of Entitlement (COE) for our vehicle, nor to purchase either a new or second hand car. As required by Singapore law, we have scrapped the car at a scrap yard.
You know one of the problems of being a moderately myopic man in his mid 40s?
Yep. You get hit by both myopia (short-sightedness) and presbyopia (long-sightedness). This double visual whammy usually means that you have three choices:
How can you enjoy yourself in Singapore without spending a bomb? Especially if you have a family with kids in tow?
A lot has been written about the high cost of living in Singapore.
They include a recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit which ranked Singapore as the world’s most expensive city to live in, a clarification by our Finance Minister that living costs are higher for expatriates (as opposed to locals) due to the strong Singapore dollar.
Calling all fashionistas! Fann Wong wants you to ditch your iPhones in favour of a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
Appointed to be the ambassador for the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the celebrity mum made her appearance at a recent showcase celebrating fashion, technology and performance as part of the Galaxy S6 World Tour 2015.
Photograph taken by Larry Burrows (1926 – 1971), a photojournalist from Life Magazine
This week must be one of the saddest for Singapore. Our first and longest serving former Prime Minister – Mr Lee Kuan Yew – passed away on 23 March 2015 at 3.18 am. He was 91 years of age.
Better known by his initials LKY or Minister Mentor (MM) Lee, Mr Lee’s political and public legacy was legendary. Considered by many to be Singapore’s founding father, his imprint is seen in virtually every square foot of our tiny island nation – from HDB flats, schools, hospitals, roads, air and sea ports, to parks and other public infrastructure.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew with his wife Mdm Kwa Geok Choo and son PM Lee Hsien Loong (courtesy of PM Lee’s Facebook)
At 3.18 am this morning – the stillest hour of the pre-dawn night – Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew slipped quietly away to join his beloved wife Kwa Geok Choo. 91 years of age, he was surrounded by his family and loved ones.