Weekly Roundup: Week 42


High Notes and Minibombs
– Blowin’ In The Wind: Structured products too complex to understand
– Mr Wang Says So: How To Protect Your Money in Singapore Banks
– The Wayang Party Club of Singapore: Complete news blackout by mainstream media on DBS Hong Kong’s “kind” offer to compensate affected minibond holders
– Me and my thoughts: My Professional Goals
– A Singaporean: Economic Crisis – Gainers and Losers
– TOC: Angry investors turn up at Hong Lim Park to seek redress
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Minibonds : Same problem, different response
– nofearSingapore: Singapore’s Distraught Investors of Structured Products Need Help Now! (Forum Letter)
– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: Protest outside DBS headquarters
– TOC: Tan Kin Lian’s speech at Speakers’ Corner
– Blowin’ In The Wind: US to rescue partially Singapore-owned banks
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: No protest please, we’re Singaporeans
– Sgpolitics.net: Protests do not lead to anarchy
– Blowin’ In The Wind: Will Singapore follow Hong Kong?
– Sgpolitics.net: MAS should follow Hong Kong’s lead in securing bank deposits
– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: Interview with Journalist (1)
– Anonymous_X: Very costly to trust a financial adviser these days | $100,000 life savings gone
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Minibonds: No leadership in times of trouble….! [Recommended]
– Singapore Watch: Creative Journalism
– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: HK: Tsang vows to get justice for minibonds investors
– The Lycan Times: DBS High Notes 5

Financial Crisis
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Time for the Social Safety Nets to be READY and in place….
– For Want of a Better Title: Who Should Pay?
– Simply Jean: Singapore is in technical recession!
– My sketchbook: Putting a brave front in face of financial crisis
– TOC: Will S’poreans “feel rich” too in retirement?
– BothSidesOfTheJohorStraits: Lim Swee Say says it again: I’m a millionaire, but I’m still glad that I got $ in CPF..
– Feed Me To The Fish: Ripley’s Believe it or not?
– The Wayang Party Club: How the World and Singapore leaders respond to the global financial crisis
– Blowin’ In The Wind: What Singapore newspapers don’t say
– Little Speck: We need a Democratic Party [Recommended]
– My sketchbook: It’s time to check CPF monthly statement!
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: CPF the ultimate structured product
– Insane Polygons: The Age of Greed [Recommended]
– Blowin’ In The Wind: Singapore U-turn, guarantees all bank deposits
– Sgpolitics: All bank deposits will be guaranteed

Power to Cost the People despite Falling Oil Prices
– Singapore Complain Hub: Singapore Energy Crisis Ahead In The Future [Recommended]
– Choosing my own adventure: Q&A on electricity [1] [2] [3]
– Simply Jean: Going down: Pump prices. Again. (But electricity going up)
– The boy who knew too much: An unkept Singaporean promise

Lee vs Chee
– Jacob’s Weblog: The sorry state of Singapore’s judiciary
– Sgpolitics.net: Contempt of Court proceedings initiated against 3 activists
– Singapore Indian Voice: Singapore Bankrupts the Singapore Democratic Party
– Jacob’s Weblog: Singapore’s leaders should end the practice of using defamation suits to stifle political opposition – Human Rights Watch [Recommended]
– HWZ: No Kangaroo T-shirts please, we are Singaporeans

Ping Pong Pandemonium
– RedSports.sg: Table tennis coach Liu Guodong says salary offer is “insulting”
– The Singapore Sports Fan Says: Jiawei’s leaving – and there’s nothing the STTA and SSC can do about it
– The Wayang Party Club of Singapore: The Chronicles of Lee Bee Wah, a “Division One” Party Pooper

We don’t need no regulation
– Just Stuff: Suggested Solutions for managing e-relationships between netizens and government / Part 3 A / The Foundation

Re Education
– daphnemaia.sg: Lack of Career Guidance in the Singapore Education System

Housing
– Enblocing Singapore: How Many CSAs can a CSA CSA?

Melamine in My Milk
– EDMW: Khong Guan biscuits got 33.4ppm melamine~!

The Passing of JBJ
– TOC: JBJ Facebook group “largest” in S’pore

Daily Discourse
– The Lycan Times 狼人時報: Daily Discourse – Benny Hinn
– Princess from the Planet of Venupitarius: Money makes the crowd come round?
– two cents worth: Politics of identity and globalisation: The Singaporean Identity [Recommended]
– Choosing my own adventure: I have hot air to share
– Singapore Election Watch: They mucked up the economy and blame everything and everyone but themselves
– HWZ: PM Lee – Chillis & Onions
– The Lycan Times 狼人時報: Daily Discourse – Starbucks
– TOC: Chasing that elusive Singapore Dream
– Simply Jean: Fined for taking a nap on a park bench
– Singapore Complain Hub: Time to abolish radio and TV licence fees?
– Balderdash: I was/am/will be from RI and/or RJC, not RI(S) and/or RI(JC)!
– Mr Wang Says So: Park Benches & Public Transport Standards
– Simply Jean: SBS, SMRT fined… but who ultimately pays for it?
– TOC: How to make better use of Government “goodies”
– groundnotes: The Confused Family? [Recommended]
– A Poor Scholar: It’s all about Populism [Recommended]
– TOC: “How much does the Government care?”
– Where Bears Roam Free: Same offence, different gender, different treatment
– The Legal Janitor: Anthony Yeo: “Hai gais, I am a douchebag”
– Random Thoughts Of A Free Thinker: Highlights from “NUS Stand Up Against Poverty”
– Singabloodypore: SINGAPORE: Further world pressure to end executions

Life, the universe and everything
– The Extra Scoop: Positive Journalism?
– A L V I N O L O G Y: Singapore’s Worst Website – NS.SG?
– Delvinlee’s Weblog: Singapore Biennale 2008 @ South Beach [Thanks Delvin]
– Singapore Fountain Pen: The Worst Taxis In The World And Other Taxi Stories
– theurbanwire: What do we know about politics?
– the(new)mediaslut: Does it pay to be a journalist in Singapore?
– Military Life: The Guard Post (2008): A Film review by a reservist conscript in the Lion City
– ringisei: ARTSingapore 2008 impressions
– Vinyarb: learn as you pay (your parking fines!) [Thanks Richard]
– The Fire in my Life: Singpost Admail not solving root of problems [Thanks ecko as]
– Balderdash: Historical places of worship in Singapore

Infoblogaramus
– Otterman speaks: MPA maritime heritage exhibition: 17-19 Oct @ Vivocity
– Otterman speaks: Additional screenings: Diminishing Memories I & II: 15 Oct – 1 Nov at The Arts House

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