Weekly Round Up: Week 44 (29 Oct – 2 Nov 2012)

29 Oct 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– guanyinmiao’s musings: Our Grand National Conversation; My Little Contribution
– A Juggling Mum: Motivational Monday- Making time for date nights
– ED Unloaded: OCBC PSLE Leave
– Of Kids and Education: Making the reluctant case for tuition
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Understanding why PSLE needs to be changed…
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Scandis, Dutch, Germans & Poles speak better English than us!
– The Void Decker: Have you been reading this, Minister Tan?

Singapore’s World Class Public Transport

– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Circle Line: the unasked questions
– Senang Diri: SMRT Circle Line disruption: Telling the rail story

$84,000 per annum income as a Cabby?

– Sgthinker: The curious case of the taxi driver earning $7000 per month
– New Nation: All NUS undergraduates quitting school to become taxi drivers

Daily Disclosure

– Covered in His Blood: Singapore needs them – Foreign Cleaners
– Everything Also Complain: Health ministry banning unhealthy food ads for kids
– Si Anak Watan Kota Singa: Culture of Impatience
– Where Bears Roam Free: What every reckless cyclist must know
– The Void Decker: Chong Pang cat programme? You’re having us!

Uniquely Singapore

– The Wacky Duo: Pasir Ris Kid’s Kampong
– Remember Singapore: Those Years When We Waited For Our Buses Together
– The Long and Winding Road: A walk around the Village of Lime


– Hardwarezone: Telcos’ Strategies to Manage Mobile Data Traffic Flow

Internet Code of Conduct

– TOC: The case for community direction in alternative media

A Vote for Change

– Political Writings: Fighting For Scraps
– TOC: Let’s Talk with Paul Tambyah

30 Oct 2012

Daily Disclosure

– irememberSG: Marry Me: Peh Chengwan
– DUM FATA SINUNT, VIVITE LAETI: Why I admire atheists

$84,000 per annum income as a Cabby?

– Diary of a Singaporean Cabby: A Millionaire Cabby with $7,000 per month Earning!
– 科技达人: 这次轮到德士司机说“赚”7000元

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Bertha Harian : A conversation headed somewhere…
– A Happy Mum: Expensive babies
– Mummy Moo: That decision to have more than One.
– Mr Wang Says So: The National Cost of Growing Old …. Is Perhaps Not That Large
– Where Bears Roam Free: Tharman shouldn’t tinker PSLE system
– Fikir: Malay Educational Gaps 2011 – Beyond Persistence

Professor Lim Chong Yah’s Shock Wage Therapy – Round 2

– How much do you think someone earns from selling old newspapers?
– Singapore Armchair Critic: Finally, a Minimum Wage?
– The Void Decker: Renewed call for wage shock therapy

Integrity · Service · Excellence

– The Kent Ridge Common: Letter to CNB and ICA

Singapore Sports Scene

– Today: No bonuses for S-League chief and senior staff, instead? [Thanks Adrian]

31 Oct 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– The Wacky Duo: Raising the fertility rate in Singapore
– Vicky’s Writings: Military Mom
– focus on your family: The Joy of Marrying Young – Our Story [Part 1]
– Singapore Short Stories: of Dr Richard Teo & MY Singapore Rat Race
– [FB Note] Eugene Choing: Education in Singapore
– If Only Singaporeans Stopped to Think: Singapore cannot do away with PSLE completely, says Indranee Rajah
– BBC: Living wage: Is there such a thing as a free pay rise? [Thanks Adrian]

$84,000 per annum income as a Cabby?

– sgboleh: Can A Singaporean Taxi Driver Really Earn $7000 Per Month?
– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: The politics of envy in Singapore
– Where Bears Roam Free: Is ST story on $7k a month cabby a fake? Hear it from cabby65’s blog
– Yahoo: ‘S$7k a month driving a taxi? Possible, but they’ll burn out’

Daily Disclosure

– Prata Politics: SMRT vs Legless Thai Girl
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: MFA is not as productive as its US, UK counterparts?
– Loh and Behold: Please Mind the Gap, and Why Laser Flair at Funan Sucks


– SG Web Reviews: If you can’t afford to fork out $4000 downpayment cash, don’t buy a 5 room HDB BTO flat

Uniquely Singapore

– The Long and Winding Road: A walk down Neil Road
– My Little Corner: Cloud Forest @ Gardens by the Bay
– New Nation: 89 things 1980s S’porean babies will remember
Internet Code of Conduct

– TOC: Accrediting online media – what was that again?

A Vote for Change

– Leong Sze Hian: MRT: The $8.7b question?

1 Nov 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Patrick Wang: Enrichment Centre vs Tuition Centre
– DUM FATA SINUNT, VIVITE LAETI: PSLE – What do parents want?
– If I may speak: Pointing Fingers (Part 1)
– The Accidental Mom Blogger: Why Husbands Should Spoil Their Wives
– My Singapore News: Having children is a bad economic proposition
– Singapolitics: Should the opposition join the national conversation?

$84,000 per annum income as a Cabby?

– Mr.Smith: When I grow up, I wanna be a taxi driver.

Alvin Tan Jye Yee

– Prata Politics: NUS Disciplinary Board Bukkake on Alvin Tan
– Singapore Short Stories: TAN JYE YEE’s Five Lessons to Singaporeans

Defending Our Lion City


Strangers in a Strange Land

– Employment of Foreign Talents: locals are undermined
– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: Q&A: Returning to Singapore as an ex-Singaporean

Daily Disclosure

– visakan veerasamy.: CISCO wayang level: Over 9000!

Section 377A

– Coming out


– The Economist: Read the small print [Thanks Adrian]

2 Nov 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– guanyinmiao’s musings: Singaporeans Today: No Less Hungry Or Industrious
– Bertha Harian : Bits and Pieces
– My Blog: Authoritarianism and the digital lynch mob

Daily Disclosure

– Where Bears Roam Free: Tan Lark Sye was more sectarian than philanthropist
– The Right Wrong: Editorial : A letter for inspection, for a car never before driven.
– TOC: How to Stop a Ponzi Scheme Early
– New Mandala: In the shadow of strongmen

This is Singapore. There is no Free Press

– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: A Hard Truth about SPH reporting

A Vote for Change

– The cause of declining marriage in Singapore
– The Void Decker: We didn’t choose the ISA, Minister Shanmugam

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