Weekly Roundup: Week 43

“..Singapore is not just for the elitists… Singapore is also made up of the aunties who contributed to our economic success in the past, but collects cardboard boxes and sell them for a living now. It is also for that young aspiring and working adult trying to make living and start or support a family.”

“Lee Kuan Yew once declared that the “Chinese want better lives”. He should heed his own advice to the Chinese and deliver this to his own people. Singaporeans want better live..”

“As a taxpayer-funded agency, HDB should not be trying to set design benchmarks—or worse, boost their profits like private developers do.”
Gerald Giam

“..the next tyrant of Singapore or China may not govern in the manner advocated by their brilliant one-off predecessors. There simply is no guarantee, and people must know this.”

This week’s roundup and recommended reads after the break.

Temasek Reviewname
– The Temasek Review: Temasek Review agrees “in principle” to a name change
– TOC: Temasek Holdings’ Letter to Temasek Review
– TOC: TR accedes to Temasek Holdings’ demand
– Chemical Generation Singapore: Temasek Review No More
– Today’s Mostly Cloudy: The name of your website has been trademarked by the big boys!
– TOC: Temasek, in review
– Unbranded Bread n Butter: A Tale of Two Citings [Thanks DP]
– My sketchbook: Temasek Holding vs Temasek review website

Countdown to Elections
– The Temasek Review: Will Workers’ Party form a coalition govt with PAP in event of a hung parliament?
– Loyalty is Orange: WWBTP Do if He Were in Charge of the Elections
– Lee Wai Leong Facebook: Top 10 Misconceptions about Singapore Politics: Part II [Thanks Wai Leong]
– Singapore Notes: Surely You Are Not Afraid?
– Icarus Flew Too High: Of Politics and Mascots
– On Nation and State: Work with the PAP? What Public Choice Theory has to offer.
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: How well-off are we?
– Gerald Giam: Start a conversation…about politics
– I’m getting personal: Danny has a new enemy
– Sgpolitics.net: Democrats to stage bigger and better Rally 2

We are against capital punishment
– TOC: Alan Shadrake Trial(Live): Day 1
– TOC: Shadrake’s book a “blatant, contemptuous attack against the judiciary’ – DPP
– TOC: “We shouldn’t be so hypersensitive in reacting” – M Ravi
– TOC: Singapore Justice in the Dock Indeed
– TOC: “This proceeding itself scandalises the judiciary” – M Ravi
– Abdillah Zamzuri: For He’s A ‘Jolly’ Good Fella!
– funny little world: Has Alan Shadrake scandalised the judiciary?
– The Asia File: Will Alan Shadrake verdict affect Yale’s plan to set up a college in Singapore?
– TOC: No reason to depart from Inherent Tendency Test – DPP
– TOC: DPP’s statement “a serious imputation on my character” – M Ravi
– AFP: Singapore wraps up case against British author
– Jacob 69er: How the Singapore Government made “Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock” a bestseller

Singaporeans are fed, up with progress!
– TOC: Latest report on GDP raises questions [Recommended]
– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: Singapore’s strong points are now diminishing
– It’s all about Amelioration: What Goes Up Never Comes Down
– Under The Willow Tree: Time for Lee Kuan Yew to learn from Deng Xiaoping’s Legacy [Recommended]
– Musings From the Lion City: Unbalance Economy
– Singaporean Skeptic: The Future of Singapore?
– De Leviathan @ SG: The New Millennium Dream In Retrospective

Housing Singaporeans
– The Void Deck: Bubble Bubble Bubb…!
– The Pattern Trader: Singapore Housing – My View (Retake 2)
– FTP: Are million dollar HDB flats going to be the norm?
– Temasek Hedge: Singapore mass market property buyers and sellers badly disagree on property prices in September
– TOC: HDB should focus on building basic, functional flats
– Gerald Giam: We have already lowered our housing expectations, Mr Minister

Leaving no ones behind
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Seah Chiang Nee : Super-rich come to Singapore
– The Star: Super-rich come to S’pore
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Income Gap : Too Big to Ignore..
– NYT: Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore

Minimun Wage
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Minimum Wages: Yikes! PAP may be right!
– The Temasek Review:
Minister Lim Swee Say is the answer to “minimum wage” for all Singaporeans

Re education
– ST Forum: Is there a serious educational gap?
– The Gigamole Diaries: Prof Su Guaning steps down as President of NTU
– Today Voices: Private school closure calls into question how school loans are disbursed

GIC, Temasek State Funds Investments
– The Temasek Review: Temasek Holdings loses $270m in South Korea
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Our SWFs juz lost S’pore S$685million [Thanks Adrian]

Speak angmo preese
– pressrun.net: Melvyn Bragg on Singlish
– funny little world: I am an English native speaker.

The great Spore floods
– TOC: PUB to prove MM Lee wrong

ERPains, Trains & Automobiles
– My sketchbook: Teaching SMRT a lesson by giving it a fine of $300!

Healthcare & Healthcare Providers
– guanyinmiao’s musings: The Dengue Proliferation: A Question of Accountability And Responsibility

Hazy days are here again
– Singapore Social and Political Thoughts: Haze and the Politics between Singapore and Indonesia
– TOC: Smog hits “unhealthy range”, NEA website down

Daily Discourse
– New Asia Republic: Free or Fair trade?
– Icarus Flew Too High: Kishore’s (Ig)nobel rants
– Weekday Blues: Fair Labour
– Barnyard Chorus: How to tell the world you’re an asshole
– Sam’s thoughts: The right side of correct; the correct side of right
– FTP: Is the Multi-Million Dollar Awards scheme fair for all?
– Barnyard Chorus: On Women’s Charter: What About the Menz!? [Recommended]
– New Asia Republic: Solving the Central Problem of Economics [Recommended]
– thisISmyPEN: Does society need communication and literature students?
– The Gigamole Diaries: Lilly Singapore Center for Drug Discovery gets the chop
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: F1 & “nation-building, constructive” media
– Today Voices: Clean up treatment of cleaners
– The Kent Ridge Common: Haze — whose problem is it?
– Singapore Notes: Putting Singapore On The World Map
– Loyalty is Orange: The Ban on Smoking By Decapitation
– Singapore Notes: A Must Have Collectible
– Chemical Generation Singapore: Boycotting 7 November: Being Principled Rather than Pragmatic
– My Queenstown: What Bulls*** about Conservation of Built Heritage? [Thanks Yazhi]
– ST Forum: A rotten egg breeds no chicken
– Today Voices: Elderly and exploited
– Icarus Flew Too High: Dictatorship, better than Democracy? [Recommended]
– Singapore Notes: The Many Flavours Of Justice
– deadpris: Hey OCBC, Alzheimer Doesn’t Mean Useless!
– My Little Corner: I really wonder what’s the consultation all about
– Balderdash: Observations – 21st October 2010

Life, the universe and everything
– Irreligious: I’d like to stay, but..
– TOC: TIONG BAHRU goes global
– Singapore Sojourn: The Ravages Of Time
– Good Morning Yesterday: Capturing Memories through blogs
– EcoWalktheTalk: Why Laughter Is Good For You [Thanks Bhavani]
– Balderdash: Female Character Flowchart
– Musings From the Lion City: It’s Time Is Over
– The Singapore Sports Fan Says: Resignations at SingaporeSailing are part and parcel of leadership changes
– Support Site for The Unemployed: 7 Ways To Overcome Disappointment Of Job Rejection
– Otterman speaks: Hazy days are here again
– Irreligious: A church in Geylang
– The Long and Winding Road: A walk down the Bukit Timah corridor: Wandering along the new railway and rediscovering the old
– Crisis Communication in the Era of Social Media: How Forethought Separates the Good from the Great [Thanks Justin]
– SINdie: Review: Tiong Bahru (Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy) [Thanks Yazhi]
– Subba’s Serendipitous: Facebook overtakes Google in eyeballs. What next?

– The Enquirer: LIVE Coverage of Ministerial Forum
– Singapore Educamp 1: Event Details

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