Tag: Singapore

Are Women Equal to Men in Singapore? Insights from a Minister

February 23, 2017 Business and Management no comments

Ms Yang Lan of Sun Media Group interviewing Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan Jin

Are women being fairly treated here in Singapore? How could we ensure a fairer spread of responsibilities and opportunities between the sexes?

These weighty issues were given a hearing last week at the Conference on Harmony in Diversity by the International Women’s Forum supported by DBS Bank.


Who should I vote for in Radin Mas [GE 2015]

September 1, 2015 Blog no comments

Radin Mas candidates

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.


A Cheapskate’s Guide to Enjoying Singapore

May 17, 2015 Blog 2 comments

Cheapskates Guide to Singapore
Anybody wants a $1 T-shirt and 50 cents underwear?

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.


8 Leadership Lessons of Lee Kuan Yew

March 29, 2015 Blog, Personal Branding 11 comments

8 Leadership Lessons of Lee Kuan Yew

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. 


Buying a New Condo in Singapore

March 20, 2013 Blog, Business and Management 66 comments


Courtesy of Kingford Hillview Peak

To buy or not to buy a condo? That is the question for many Singaporeans looking for new homes.

Riding on one of the most buoyant property markets in the region, private apartments has become one of the most discussed topics here. To slow down white hot demand, the government announced a seventh round of cooling measures on 12 January. More recently, Minister Khaw Boon Wan has also spoken about bringing government-built HDB flats back to their original purpose as homes rather than investments.