Weekly Round Up: Week 46 (12 Nov – 16 Nov 2012)

12 Nov 2012

Uniquely Singapore 502 Bad Gateway

502 Bad Gateway


– DUM FATA SINUNT, VIVITE LAETI: Why I love this island so!
– Remember Singapore: A Forgotten Past – The Last Royal Palace of Singapore

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Senang Diri: Where talk is cheap: Rushed start for Our Singapore Conversation puts it on a weak footing for public engagement
– Pointless Philosophy: The Intrinsic Value of Ideals
– Singapore Matters: Eradicating Urban Poverty
– Up$ide of Simplicity: Retirement in Spore- An inconvenient truth
– Desparatebeep: Thinking!


– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: SDP’s NOM : Finding solutions for the housing problem….

Daily Disclosure

– Loh and Behold: Banker Gone Bonkers
– Vicky’s Writings: Keeping Singapore Clean – Is it possible?
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Indians: Lots to celebrate

The Gospel of Harry

– The Void Decker: From Third World to First – A book review

This is Singapore. There is no free Press?

– TOC: Navigating the socio-political blogosphere

A Vote for Change?

– Yawningbread: Neither priest nor philanthropist welcome here
– Where Bears Roam Free: Rev James Minchin – SDP whores itself to yet another foreign party

U.S Elections

– Emmanuel Daniel: Obama and the “white westerners”

13 Nov 2012

Alvin Tan Jye Yee

– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: So he was stripped of his scholarship … so?

A Vote for Change

– Singapore Kopitok: PAP Turfing Out Foreigners, Exit James Minchin
– TOC: Making a Martyr of Minchin?
– Ravi Philemon: LTA replies regarding Seah Kian Peng intervening in parking warden’s initial decision

Daily Disclosure

– five stars and a moon: Let’s consider: Maximum Wage
– The Temples of Thoughts 3: An open letter to Education GPC Chairman, Lim Biow Chuan

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Singapolitics: Time to get on with the discussion

14 Nov 2012

Daily Disclosure

– Singapolitics: Double Take: Punishment and performance
– DKSG: Which is worse: 2 boys hogging the nursing room or mum threatening to post video on STOMP
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor : S’pore in the 12% that made it (M’sia didn’t)
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Singapore Youth Festival: Why Mollycoddle Them?
– visakan veerasamy. : On the banning of Sex.Violence.Family Values
– The Void Decker: Sex.Violence.FamilyValues — Ban and blame (ourselves)
– Singapore Sojourn: Thoughts on a Cloud

Singapore’s World Class Public Transport

– More reliable train services? Get Real


– Yours Truly Singapore: Not necessary that reduced supply pushed prices up
– A Singaporean In Australia: Why Most Singaporeans Cannot Retire
– TRE: Khaw: Nothing to do with HDB about the below market rental rates for RWS’ foreigners

Uniquely Singapore

– Places: Participating in Awaken The Dragon Project
– Remember Singapore: A Forgotten Past – The Curious Case of Lim Yew Hock

A Vote for Change?

– Singapore Recalcitrant: Is the Workers’ Party keeping a low profile?

Hougang By-Elections

– TOC: A Future for Constitutional Litigation?

We are against capital punishment

– Publichouse: Of activists, the death penalty and a home with a heart
– Where Bears Roam Free: Anti-death penalty lobbyists, there’s flexibility for Judge now, so what’s your complaint?
– Singapore Notes: A Perverse Outcome

15 Nov 2012

Daily Disclosure

– SANses: Having a domestic helper – the pros and cons
– Five Stars and A Moon: Hong Kong: Welfare, poverty and inequality

This is Singapore. There is no free Press

– Singapore Hall of Shame: Inside the World of the PAP Internet Brigade
– Talking about press freedom – with P. N. Balji


– Bluta Blog: BLUTA on Housing, Part 1
– sgthinker: Is SDP’s housing proposal ahead of its time?
– Housing choices alone do not ensure enough CPF for retirement

Defending Our Lion City

– Bertha Harian : Keeping sons safe
– Singapore Notes: Why Was My Son There?

We are against capital punishment

– Bertha Harian : Dishing out death and drugs
– Prata Politics: Hangman Shan Alone on the Mountain on Death Penalty!
– The Rojak Place: My Thoughts on the Amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Bill
– K Shanmugam: Are we prepared for the risks?

Strangers in a Strange Land

– Support Site for the Unemployed & Underemployed: Generation Y PMET is against foreign labour influx – why?

16 Nov 2012

This is Singapore. There is no free Press

– Prata Politics: A Compass for a Lost Party: PAP IB Pwned
– sgthinker: US election lesson: Dangers of the Opposition/PAP echo chambers

National Conversation #oursgconv

– The Wacky Duo: Raising a child from Zero to Two: Financial Cost in Singapore
– Five Stars and a Moon: In Session: A Review of the Employment Act
– Padaly : Why can’t we also have free medical treatment? [Thanks Alan]
– Bertha Harian : Teaching teachers
– Loh and Behold: Stop the Knee-jerk Reactions Please
– The Liberal Arts in Singapore: So, it’s now SYC?
– Diary of a Singaporean Mind: Professor Elizabeth Warren : The middle class struggle…


– Bluta Blog: BLUTA on Housing, Part 2
– Property Soul: Buying properties in your child’s name
– SG Web Reviews: Reckless HDB buyers

Defending Our Lion City

– The Void Decker: Saving future Private Lees and Third Sergeant Tans
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Ah Boys To Men: Three Musings About National Service
– Awesome Today, Legendary Tomorrow: How far it has come.. and heads are gonna roll.

Singapore’s World Class Public Transport

– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor : SMRT is in the biz of transporting people

“Human Rights? Are They Bankable”? – Lee Kuan Yew, 1984

– Singapore Hall of Shame: SMU Handa Centre’s Links with Japanese New Religion Cult

A Vote for Change?

– Musings From the Lion City: THE EARTH HAS MOVED!

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