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Weekly Round Up: Week 50 (10 Dec – 14 Dec 2012)


10 Dec 2012

Singapore’s World Class Profits-Not-Enough Public Transport

– The Lycan Times 狼人時報: Random Discourse – Bus Fares and Driver Wages
– Wandering Fool in a Complex Universe: SMRT’s mindblogging numbers
– Transitional Eternity: Mr Lui Tuck Yew, the money is over here
– Bertha Harian : Driving me round the bend
– Blogging for Myself: Up Bus Fares? No longer tenable.
– 白马非马 : 吕德耀,你把椅子坐歪了…
– My Singapore News: Turn SMRT into a National Service

SMRT Foreign Bus Drivers Strike Protest Reported Sick Refused to work!

– Senang Diri: A cry for help: Strike by SMRT China-born bus drivers reviewed from a crisis communications and staff relations perspective
– Singapore In General : The China workers are rightly punished – HK Activists
– The Void Decker: Yeo Guat Kwang the saviour has arrived
– Prata Politics: PAP Almost Sue TOC!
– 福建兵@Hokkien Platoon: 巴士车长罢工后记
– SGChinese.net: “大家小心这个坡人。” [Thanks JJ]
– Publichouse: SMRT responsible for ‘illegal’ action by drivers: HOME
– TRE: Chinese method of settling disputes through unwritten laws

Strangers in a Strange Land

– Singapore Armchair Critic: Seeing through colored lenses: How Singaporeans view the SMRT strike

Daily Disclosure

– Loh and Behold: A Storm in a Teacup?
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Meritocracy’s feet of clay: Ong Ye Kung

Uniquely Singapore

– Sakura Haruke: Bub & Me: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
– Singapore Sojourn: Urban Links

11 Dec 2012

Singapore’s World Class Profits-Not-Enough Public Transport

– Singapore Recalcitrant: Nationalisation of the transport industry
– My Way: Forgetting Your Purpose
– Where Bears Roam Free: Lui Tuck Yew’s simple-mindedness
– Diary of a Singaporean Mind: “GENERAL” solution for our transport woes…?
– The Void Decker: A SAF military infiltration
– Goh Meng Seng: SMRT – The Ugly Truth of Ultra-Capitalism
– TOC: Blurring the Lines between Essential and Private

SMRT Foreign Bus Drivers Strike Protest Reported Sick Refused to work!

– sgthinker: “Singaporean First” and “Equal pay for equal work” cannot co-exist.
– Clara’s Voice – Diaries of a commando mummy : SMRT … So Many Ridiculous Traits
– Five Stars and a Moon: Your Letters: Open Letter from a “public transport operator” staff
– Kerry B. Collison Asia News : The Scandal of Foreign Labor in Asia

Daily Disclosure

– Expat Bostonians: Expat Wife = Easiest Job in SG?
– Princess Dana’s Diaries: Spreading Joy this Christmas

Strangers in a Strange Land

– BBC: Taiwan’s migrant worker policy sparks debate [Thanks Adrian]
– TRE: Seagate looking into supposed ‘inflammatory behavior’ by one of its staff

Infoblogamus

– sgboleh: Wedding Ang Pao Rate For 2012/2013
– Singapore Actually: Omakase Burger: Would Return for the Root Beer Float
– POSKOD.sg: The NTUC Diet

Uniquely Singapore

– Populus.SG: The Lion City by Small Worlds
– The Long and Winding Road: The silence of a world forgotten

12 Dec 2012

Singapore’s World Class Public Transport

– Open Kitchen Concept: Public Transport Fare Hikes
– Simply Money: How Fare Reviews Affect Public Transport Operators [Thanks James]
– Where Bears Roam Free: Essential services should never be privatized
– Today: Reveal total operating cost of train and bus services [Thanks Adrian]

Singapore’s modern slave trade low skilled foreign labour

– Publichouse: Leave the tough talk aside

Daily Disclosure

– Singapore In General: Cathay flight attendants plan industrial action around Christmas
– Prata Politics: Good Game, Philip Pillai
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: How S’pore can win Nobel Prizes, and pushy parents’ kids ace exams cheaply

13 Dec 2012

Michael Palmer Scandal

– Simply Gab: Punggol East SMC – Is the Workers’ Party the Only Choice?
– Politicial Writings: My Choice For Punggol-East: Nicole Seah!
– Mr.Smith: Respect is not lost for Michael Palmer.
– Sgthinker: Differences between PAP’s and WP’s handling of MP’s extramarital affairs speaks volumes
– An Unhealthy Obsession with Happiness: PAP has Yaw Shin Leong to Thank
– Prata Politics: Good Game, Michael Palmer
– Singapore Public Law: Shock Resignation of Speaker Michael Palmer – Another By-election in the Offing?
– Singapore Life & Times: By-election effect
– The Void Decker: 10 talking points on the Michael Palmer affair
– Bawang Merah (The Red Onion): Karma’s always a bitch in politics
– Tan Kin Lian: A heavy price for a private affair
– Bertha Harian : The case of the philandering parliamentarian Part 2
– Article 14: By-election in Punggol East?
– My Singapore News: Punggol East SMC, 还我公道
– Singapore Short Stories: Michael Palmer of Punggol East SMC resigns: expect By-Election, expect Ong Yu Kung!
– ALVINOLOGY: Yaw Shin Leong VS Michael Palmer
– Musings From the Lion City: Losing Good People
– Sgpolitics.net: Low Thia Khiang reacts to Michael Palmer’s resignation
– Pressrun.net: Michael Palmer wishes for privacy
– Where Bears Roam Free: Michael Palmer resigns, so another by election coming?
– Support Site for the Unemployed & Underemployed: The Michael Palmer scandal – politics and sex don’t mix well
– Yahoo: WP will be hot favourite for Punggol East by-election: analysts
– TOC: Palmergate begs more questions

Singapore’s World Class Public Transport

– Scrutinizing the Singapore government: And let the troubles roll

Daily Disclosure

– My Little Corner: Why do we need a retirement age?
– Money$mart: Licensed Money Lenders vs. Banks: What are the Differences?

Uniquely Singapore

– Remember Singapore: Ang Mo Kio, My Hometown of 25 years

14 Dec 2012

Michael Palmer Scandal

– Chemical Generation Singapore: Punggol East SMC By-Election
– Food Fuels Me To Talk…: Poor bourgeois Singapore!
– Singapore Recalcitrant: Punggol East – The Touchstone of PAP’s Waning Star
– Singapore Kopi Tok: Palmergate: Of politics and sex scandals 2012
– Jeraldine: Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer’s Affair – My thoughts
– Diary of a Singaporean Mind: Another Scandal : Michael Palmer Resigns…
– Bertha Harian : Sex in the Lion City
– Bawang Merah (The Red Onion): Who will contest Punggol East SMC?
– At Peace With Freedom: What to expect from the PAP with the Palmer affair?
– Musings From the Lion City: The Coming By-Election
– My Singapore News: PAP under siege
– Support Site for the Unemployed & Underemployed: Workers’ Party Yaw and PAP’s Palmer – Who is the Better Culprit?
– Ravi Philemon: Generals shouldn’t shy away from an electoral battle in Punggol East
– Yawningbread: Beyond Michael Palmer’s love affair, bigger questions loom
– TODAY: Wrong for PA to have named woman involved
– BBC: Singapore’s Speaker of Parliament resigns over affair [Thanks Adrian]

Singapore’s World Class Public Transport System

– Bertha Harian: A fare-y tale

National Conversation #oursgconv

– The day flew by so fast it was a blur: A smart nation?
– A Singaporean Says: Better off on benefits

A Vote for Change

– [FB Note] Fabrications Led by Opposition Parties: The Truth about the SDP
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: WP changes mind on nationalising SMRT & SBS

Infoblogamus

– Singapore Hall of Shame: The Insider Story of a Online Pimp


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