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46-year-old graduate PMET regret starting own business and feeling depressed 46-year-old graduate PMET regret starting own business »

Hello Gilbert, I came to your website at http://www.transitioning.org/ and [...]


PSP-SDP coalition the best way forward? PSP-SDP coalition the best way forward? »

As the general election is rumoured to be round the corner and many have [...]


Young ex-regular transitional story into being a chauffeur Young ex-regular transitional story into being a »

I have a Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering and  was an ex regular in the [...]


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PSP-SDP coalition the best way forward?

As the general election is rumoured to be round the corner and many have clamoured for a loose coalition to be formed after the launch of Dr Tan Cheng [Read More]


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Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Hi, I am currently an S-Pass holder. I recently got a new job offer from this new employer. When my new employer applied for my employment pass, the HR was unable to move forward with the application because a current application was being processed. To make the long story short, my current employer renewed for my Pass, without informing me, [...]

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Each year, more than 7,000 divorces were filed with the Family Court and many are believed to involve extra-marital cases. In a fast-paced modern society like ours whereby there are ample opportunities for people to meet one other, temptations abound especially when one is frustrated with his own marriage. The odd lunch becomes a regular [...]

Online interview on general election with a 53-year-old Malay married female voter

Online interview on general election with a 53-year-old Malay married female voter

Thanks Aisha for responding to our online questionaire on the forthcoming election can you tell us a little about your general profile eg gender, age, education, job title, salary range, marital status, etc? Aisha: Female, 53, A Level, Manager, $2k-$3k, Married Have you voted before and for which party? Why so? Aisha: Yes, opposition NSP. [...]

Brownskin, racism and lesson learnt from Lebanon

Brownskin, racism and lesson learnt from Lebanon

Yet again another racial fracas popped up almost less than a month after the police spot-check allegation that they are targetting Malays at the MRT stations. Except for a stern police warning of not trying to stir up the spot-check issue for security reason, it was left buried - as usual - in the decades of racial disharmony that has crept up [...]

Six methods used by PAP to stay in power forever

Six methods used by PAP to stay in power forever

There are several methods used by the PAP to stay in power forever:- 1. No estate upgrading for opposition wards The government has being using this upgrading fear to dissuade many voters from voting the opposition though it is their preferred choice of vote. In 1992, then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong announced that wards that voted for [...]

37-year-old PMET who earns $7500/month quits job on own accord to learn new skills

37-year-old PMET who earns $7500/month quits job on own accord to learn new skills

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? A: My name is Adrian Li, 37 years old, married for 14 years with 2 kids. With more than 14 years of working experiences. I have dedicated my early professional years in the police force working in the neighborhood [...]

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Hi, I am based in Central Europe. I hold PhD degree in engineering and 6 years of post PhD experience including 3 years as a postdoc in a prestigious European institute and 3 years in a renowned MNC based in Europe. Before PhD, I have a couple of years work experience as well. Additionally, I have a couple of experience and examination based [...]

Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

There have being alot of media articles written lately on the issue of activism - mainly because of the explosive massive street protests occurring in Hong Kong during the past few weeks. Naturally, there will always be the comparison of activism activities between the two city states - Singapore and Hong Kong but sadly this is a [...]

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Dear Gilbert, Hi, my name is Steven. I found your website on Reddit when looking for information/support for my depression. I really like what I’ve read and I think the services you can provide is very likely what I need. I will write a little about myself (things I feel are important to note) and hope that someone could help me with my [...]

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Hi everyone, I understand that Foreign Students are now able to apply for a Singapore PR under the new Foreign Student scheme: https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who My only concern is whether I would be liable and also be called up for National Service. Some background information: Age: 23 years old Educational background: [...]

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