Weekly Round Up: Week 42 (15 Oct – 19 Oct 2012)

15 Oct 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv 502 Bad Gateway

502 Bad Gateway


– Making Light of Things: OurSGConv’s 1st Citizen Dialogue
– PetuniaLee™: Our SG Conversation
– The Wacky Duo: Choosing a primary school in SIngapore.
– Of Kids and Education: Burn, baby, burn
– A Yummy Slice of Life: On the Idea of “Vibrant”, “Exciting”, “Dynamic” and “Buzz”
– REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE: Calibrating Immigration and Foreign Worker Inflow — What Does It Really Mean?
– Sgpolitics.net: Political conversation or spiritual dialogue?
– BBC: Parents not schools boost exam success, study suggests [Thanks Adrian]

Racism or Witch-hunt?

– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor : “Our society” at fault for FT Amy ? & other panties-twisting Cheong tales
– sgthinker: Why the Ethnic Integration Policy is (mostly) a good idea
– Andrew Loh: Racial slurs from foreigners – how ready is the Government to handle this?
– $1Million Personal Financial Diary: Wedding Cost in Singapore

A Day in the Life of Singaporean Mommies

– Mum In the making: Us on a rather good day
– Life is In the Small Things: Live Together In Perfect Harmony…
– Tan Family Chronicles: A Day in the Life of Playful Pamela!

Uniquely Singapore

– Remember Singapore: A Forgotten Past – A German Deity at Ubin

Strangers in a Strange Land

– Dewdrop Notes 露语: Regulating Love?
– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: Salah salah salah, lagi salah lah!
– Under the Willow Tree: Singaporean Men are Pathetic
– BLog.CripperZ.SG: The Buzz Over M1′s “Pinoy Talent Festival”
– Daily Breaks: The Hate Is Unsilenceable [Thanks Suyin]
– #spuddings: Thoughts from a foreigner.


– 白马非马 : 鱼饵

Anti-discrimination Laws?

– Support Site for the Unemployed & Underemployed: Post-op MTF transsexual shares her struggle, asks for acceptance and more rights
– AWARE: Not just sugar and spice and everything nice
– TOC: Anti-discrimination laws ought to be put in place
– Housing Matters: Lady Engineers In HDB

Truth, Justice, and the Singapore Way

– Singapore Law Review: Examining the role of the Attorney General in Singapore

A Vote for Change

– Yawningbread: Security panic and the intoxication of power

16 Oct 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Bertha Harian : News headlines of the future
– Living Investment : Can we keep our public areas clean?
– Serenanalogy: Cost of raising a child in Singapore
– $1Million Personal Financial Diary: CPF Not Enough for HDB Downpayment?
– Nature in a Concrete Jungle: Nature in a Concrete Jungle
– The Void Decker: Dialogue or broken record session?
– Singapore Recalcitrant: Is the National Conversation a charade or parody?
– If Only Singaporeans Stopped to Think: Our Singapore Conversation Kicks Off First Citizens’ Dialogue
– New Asia Republic: 对话一定要有共识吗?还是求取多元性来丰富自我?

Strangers in a Strange Land

– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: London vs Singapore: comparing & contrasting the FT experience
– Leong Sze Hian: Singapore thinks Australia is better?
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Duric: where the “T” in “FT” stands for Talent
– Where Bears Roam Free: Alvin Tan Jye Yee, Chinese Malaysian, telling you the bare truth about Sinkiepore as it is

Daily Disclosure

– Gintai: NTWU 31st Annual Dinner on 12/10/12 @Orchids Country Club
– Loh and Behold: I Eat (Free), I Extort, I Blog, I Publish Dining Guides, and Why Ruth’s Chris is an Epic Fail
– [FB Note] Conrad Alvin Lim: Dear Banks …
– TechGoondu: Commentary: Singapore gets stricter with data protection, but issues persist
– Notatourists: Is Blogging the Future of Media
– Yahoo: Why Singaporeans complain so much

Uniquely Singapore

– Sharking for chips and drinks: Singapore at a glance (Part 1 of 2)
– Good Morning Yesterday: Bedok Rest House and Bedok Corner in 1952

A Vote for Change

– Diary of a Singaporean Mind: Crisis and Inequality explained ….

17 Oct 2012

Alvin Tan Jye Yee – Artistic Expressions

– Benjamin Cheah: Sliming Alvin Tan: Non-news and moral guardianship
– Where Bears Roam Free: Alvin Tan Jye Yee sobers up
– Wise of the Day: Our Private vs Professional Life
– We Are SG Tech: Alvin Tan Jye Yee is the co-founder and CEO of Fezzl Pte Ltd [Thanks Esther]

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Gintai: Why must we pay maid levy?
– $1Million Personal Financial Diary: Consequences Of Giving Up Your HDB BTO Flat
– [FB Note] Brendan Mok: A Letter of Appeal to the LTA – on behalf of all car enthusiasts.
– Yee Jenn Jong: Finding the Singapore Psy
– Leong Sze Hian: Hospital bill: 42 years instalment plan!
– Tan Kin Lian: A prudent taxi driver
– BBC: Creativity ‘closely entwined with mental illness’ [Thanks Adrian]

Daily Disclosure

– Diary of a Singaporean Cabby: Why no cabs when I need one ?
– TOC: Interview with Shawn Danker – Bukit Brown: Spaces for the living

Racism or Witch-hunt? (Amy Cheong)

– Syafa’at Salleh : Pride & Prejudice
– Kirsten Han: Racism in Singapore: Our own problem
– Singapolitics: Why I said yes to Sex. Violence. FamilyValues

Uniquely Singapore

– All Thinks Bukit Brown: An Intriguing Find
– J Babies’ Dad: Tiong Bahru Park Playground
– Singapore Actually: Botanic Gardens: Don’t Squish the Millipedes

18 Oct 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– A Singaporean Says: National Conversation: Rite of Passage?
– Singapolitics: Is there room for void decks?
– Today: Let’s stop conflating wealth with worth
– National Solidarity Party: SINGAPORE IDENTITY: Identity, Population and Manpower


– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Cost effective ways of keeping us healthy?
– Gerald Giam: MediShield can afford to provide better protection

Daily Disclosure

– Musings from Singapore: Extract from Floating on a Malayan Breeze: The Straits Times, Oct 13th 2012
– Food Fuels Me To Talk: Oh! the contradictions!
– Leong Sze Hian: Singapore, A Scholarly Nation
– BBC: Wang Anshi: The reformer beaten by the mandarins [Thanks Adrian]

Gospel of Harry

– Forbes: Socialism or Free Markets? Consider Myanmar and Thailand

Defending Our Lion City

– The Rojak Place: Visit to Naval Diving Unit
– Senang Diri: Show-and-tell at the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) elite Naval Diving Unit
– DKSG: Ah Boys to Men Official Trailer

Stranger in a Strange Land

– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: Responding to 小凤仙 on the Oz vs SG debate part 1

Uniquely Singapore

– Mega Marine Survey of Singapore: Otters and special crabs and snail at the Northern Expedition Day 3
– The day flew by so fast it was a blur: A typical Saturday

Singapore Football

– Seksi Matashutyrmouf : Radojko Avramović
– Goal.com: Football Fever Podcast: Fandi Ahmad proud of the Singapore 1994 dream team

19 Oct 2012

Internet Code of Conduct?

– CAMEMBERU: Nadine’s Been Misrepresented – Misusing the Photo of A Child with Special Needs
– [FB Note] Samantha De Silva: TRS: Lying Liars (But You Knew That Already, Right?)
– Small Steps for Social PR: The Real Singaporea gets real Singapore mother complain

National Conversation #oursgconv

– focus on your family: What Do Women Want?
– Terrific Mentors: Singapore Growing Older
– The Void Decker: Singapore’s subcultural identity crisis
– Ravi Philemon: National ConversationS
– Where Bears Roam Free: Heng Swee Keat avoids answering racially sensitive question on SAP
– Singapolitics: 4 highlights from the Top Guns Forum


– Ian On The Red Dot: Balloting for a HDB Flat 1 – First Timer Applicant May Not Mean What You Think It Means

Daily Disclosure

– Chemical Generation Singapore: RWS’ Dolphins Going Through Hoops to Get Here
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Dr Goh’s Diamond Hard Truth reaffirmed
– Singapore Armchair Critic: Two Singapores

Alvin Tan Jye Yee

– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: Doing it Alvivi style – Alvin Tan & Vivian Lee’s blog
– Dewdrop Notes 露语: Malaysia’s Ultimate Rebel


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