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Singapore’s rule of law in tatters

Singapore’s rule of law in tatters

  Singapore's rule of law in tatters  by Veritas     Singapore's court and AG have been increasingly unable to be impartial, especially during the past few years. It seems [...]

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Dear Gilbert, I am really glad to see your blog. I m a divorcee with 2 kids.  I initiated the divorce and  many others felt that I deserved what I experienced now.  Even my siblings won't [...]

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Leo has recently touched down in Melbourne on New Year's eve and left behind his family and friends to start afresh in a foreign place. Below is his response to our questionaire on why he decides to [...]

Local PMET Unhappy With Errant Foreign Employer

Local PMET Unhappy With Errant Foreign Employer

Hi Gilbert,   I have chanced upon your website and have decided to relate my employment plight with a foreign employer based in Singapore. I am not using my real identity or revealing any [...]

Retirement in Canada – Personal Experience from A Local Singaporean

Retirement in Canada – Personal Experience from A Local Singaporean

 Prior to my retirement, I was rather apprehensive as most stories I have heard about retirement were depressing, i.e. inadequate retirement fund,  raising health care cost, being subjected to the [...]

S’pore grads not good enough? Recruitment ad targets foreign uni grads

S’pore grads not good enough? Recruitment ad targets foreign uni grads

STOMPer J. Lee was irked by a recruitment email for jobs in Singapore, sent out by what appears to be a local firm, that apparently targets only graduates from foreign universities. Says the [...]

Jobless master degree in engineering PMET struggling with unemployment

Jobless master degree in engineering PMET struggling with unemployment

Hi Mr Goh, Sure, I can share my problems  and I think by sharing, it will make me feel better. And if there is someone who can help me or hear me out,  it would be even better. Not sure how [...]

Words can kill or heal a nation…

Words can kill or heal a nation…

1. Ex-President Nathan - a position that paid $4 million a year which many Singaporeans felt is excessive and it's role merely symbolic. Mr Nathan  is also seen as non-independent when he easily [...]

Blog story of a Madam Cabbie

Blog story of a Madam Cabbie

I’m finally a licenced Cabbie! In Point of View on March 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm My journey to get a licence to drive a cab has finally come to an end after four long months. Hurray! Now I can [...]

The typical Singaporean family: Underpaid, struggling and in debts

The typical Singaporean family: Underpaid, struggling and in debts

  Hi Gilbert,   I found your website earlier on. I know you are not able to help, but anyway I’ll just write to you, hoping it will release some of my tensions.   Probably, I can start [...]

Seven Major Failures of Our MRT Transport System

Seven Major Failures of Our MRT Transport System

 I have listed seven major failures of our  MRT  transport system and provide some suggestions for remedies:-  1. No SOP on proper emergency evacuation when trains  broke down When the [...]

Insider sabotage possible reason why MRT trains mysteriously stalled?

Insider sabotage possible reason why MRT trains mysteriously stalled?

Latest: SMRT engineers found 21 damaged third rail claws  which secure the rail providing power to the train when they combed the tracks on Dec 18. When claws are dislodged,  the rails are no [...]

Man’s legal enquiries on divorce with Malaysian wife

Man’s legal enquiries on divorce with Malaysian wife

Today, I went to my wife’s place to see my kids, I thought I can see my wife and hope that we can have a heart to heart talk, but I was disappointed and sad because she doesn’t want to see me. [...]

He ain’t heavy he is my brother: Ex-druggie, homeless and jobless

He ain’t heavy he is my brother: Ex-druggie, homeless and jobless

Hi Gilbert,   Hope everything is good with you. I am writing to request for some help for a friend who is in dire straits.   I have known him for more than 30 years. He is 51 years old. He was [...]

Employer: “Tension has definitely increased…directed more towards workers from China, India and Philippines.”

Employer: “Tension has definitely increased…directed more towards workers from China, India and Philippines.”

Seldom do we hear the  hiring difficulty from our employers' point of view. We are priviledged to get Patrick, owner of a few cafes, to respond to our online questions on his experience managing  [...]

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