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Singaporeans – not cut out for foreigner-dominated F & B industry?

Singaporeans – not cut out for foreigner-dominated F & B industry?

Latest update on Han's Cafe Incident: In a posted mail, Mr Tay was dismissed by Han's management for trying to initiate a fight with his foreign colleagues. However, he was paid for the three days [...]

7 Uniquely-Singapore Shameful Policies

7 Uniquely-Singapore Shameful Policies

I have listed seven shameful policies that are unique to Singapore. They  not only cause untold misery to our own people but also make it to be the first in the world for some instances. Our [...]

Travelling by Qantas? Do it at your own risk…

Travelling by Qantas? Do it at your own risk…

I was fortunate to have changed my flight date out of Sydney  as all flights were cancelled on Sunday (30 Oct) due to a lock-out imposed by Qantas chief  Mr Alan Joyce. I am supposed to fly out of [...]

Why 34, 000 Singaporeans Seeked Treatment For Mental Illnesses in IMH?

Why 34, 000 Singaporeans Seeked Treatment For Mental Illnesses in IMH?

In a Channel News Asia article dated 8 Nov last year, an IMH expert reported that one in ten children aged 6-16 has mental health disorders which represents  roughly about 50, 000 children. Five [...]

Yue Yue’s Tragic Death: Will This Happens To Us Too?

Yue Yue’s Tragic Death: Will This Happens To Us Too?

Many people wiould  have by now witnessed the disturbing Youtube video on how 2-year-old Yue Yue from Fushan China was knocked down by two cars and ignored by 18 bystanders before a garbage [...]

Passive Singaporeans Not Ready For Occupy Raffles Place?

Passive Singaporeans Not Ready For Occupy Raffles Place?

It was not surprising to see that the Raffles Place Protest, supposed to be conducted on 15 Oct (Sat) afternoon, was merely a flash in the pan. More than 70 people have signed up via  the [...]

Why only 39.4 males are married compared to 1,000 unmarried men?

Why only 39.4 males are married compared to 1,000 unmarried men?

I realised that most of my   friends  now  are single  and living mostly with their parents. They are also  in their forties to fifties’ age group though some belonged in  their [...]

Political reasons why our government restricting graduate enrolment?

Political reasons why our government restricting graduate enrolment?

WikiLeaks news  revealed last month that only 23% of  Singaporean students entering primary school will ever complete a 4-year tertiary education.   Even though the report was out in early [...]

Five Great Lessons I Learnt From Steve Jobs’ Life (1955 – 2011)

Five Great Lessons I Learnt From Steve Jobs’ Life (1955 – 2011)

As I read through the many commentaries that accompanied Steve Jobs’ death, I realised how much this mortal  man has contributed to the world of technology. He not only created Apple Macintosh, [...]

Migration – is it for you?

Migration – is it for you?

I touched down Sydney on a cold breezy evening two Fridays ago and was glad that I took along a light jacket. I nearly forsake the woolen attire as my daughter had  told  me that it was spring [...]

Divorce – not the end of the world

Divorce – not the end of the world

Transitioning.org has assisted  more than a hundred people whose marriages have broken down since we started this  service more than six months ago. The requests for counselling support from this [...]

Is our meritocratic educational system a failure?

Is our meritocratic educational system a failure?

As I sat in the Café Galilee sipping my mocha latte at the Bishan library the other day, I couldn't  help but wondered if the students studying frantically for their exams are wasting their [...]

Life starts at 50…

Life starts at 50…

I celebrated my 50th birthday last month in Shanghai – all alone by myself in a city of strangers. I remembered eating a steak by myself in a Chinese café and feeling all emotional and [...]

Remembering 911 – A Decade of Personal Lessons Learned

Remembering 911 – A Decade of Personal Lessons Learned

I have put off writing this article for the past few days but finally plucked up enough courage to do so. I have wanted to write a piece on the tenth anniversary of  911 but couldn’t do so as [...]

Why The Other 3 Tan’s Lost…

Why The Other 3 Tan’s Lost…

It was late and I stayed up all night to watch the result of the Presidential Election (PE). This was unusual as so far I have avoided all the  rallies and even political broadcasts from the  [...]

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