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HSBC: Looking vulnerable

Because investors are likely to be disappointed: slower revenue growth, no share-buy back and dividend yield could go up (share price falls). JPMorgan Cazenove, a leading UK broker, downgraded HSBC to “underweight” from “neutral” with a 620p target on the back of the bank’s full-year results on Tuesday. Among the broker’s concerns was a rise […]

Don’t Say Bojio: Up To 70% Off at Toys ‘R’ Us Warehouse Sale At Outram (Till 3 March)

Have you always been a fervent craver for new toys? Or has the latest Lego movie got all your toy mania worked up? Well, if you can empathise with at least one of the aforementioned points, I’ve some good news for you: Toys “R” Us Bazaar is holding a grand sale over at Outram… And it’s offering […]

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BG Kelvin Khong Boon Leong to take over as Chief of Air Force

Brigadier-General (BG) Kelvin Khong Boon Leong, currently Chief of Staff-Joint Staff (COS-JS), will take over from Major-General (MG) Mervyn Tan Wei Ming as the Chief of Air Force (CAF) on 22 March 2019. MG Mervyn Tan Wei Ming, 46, joined the SAF in 1990 and was awarded the SAF Overseas Training Award (Graduating) in 1992. …

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Picture Of SingPost Postman Eating on Bike Evokes Sympathy in S’poreans

SingPost has been coming under fire for the past few months. For having irresponsible deliverymen who only deliver “Sorry, you’re not home” notes… …for delivering the letters to one central postbox: the dustbin… ..and for delivering leaflets (that was paid to be delivered by a business owner) into the dustbin. Yes, it’s not a good […]

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S’pore Man Allegedly Scolded Foreign Worker Taking a Rest At HDB Void Deck; Netizens Disgusted

Foreign workers are the backbone of Singapore. They clear our rubbish, build our homes and take on high-risk jobs like cleaning the facade of high-rise buildings. Unfortunately, not everybody thinks the same way. S’pore Man Unhappy With Foreign Worker Facebook user, Joey Chin, uploaded a video of a Singaporean man scolding a foreign worker at […]

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Fines For Road Traffic Offences Including Jaywalking To Increase By Apr 2019

For a long time, we, pedestrians and drivers alike, have taken road traffic offences for granted. Illegal U-turns. Drift city anyone? Not wearing a seatbelt while driving. I’m too cool for that shit. Jaywalking. Hah nobody’s gonna see me. Of course, there are people who respect the rules and cross only when the green man’s flashing from across the road. But […]

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#FastFoodFriday: Popeyes’ Yummy-Tori Chicken Review, a Winning Combo That Sparks Joy

It’s Friday, and what does that mean? You’re taking a slightly longer lunch break, you’re leaving the office early and you’re going to party till the wee hours because #TGIF And that also means someone in Goody Feed has to munch on some new fast-food item, because #FastFoodFriday Truth to be told, we were pretty […]

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Improve productivity in Singapore

The economists measure productivity by dividing the total output by the number of workers. During years of low productivity, the cause is usually identified by an increase in the number of low wage foreign workers allowed to work in Singapore.This meas…

11 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (22 to 24 Feb)

Think there’s nothing to do in Singapore? Think again. This weekend is filled with tons of fun and exciting events and activities that you wouldn’t want to miss! Looking for a refreshing date idea or perhaps somewhere to bring your kids to? Here are some of our top picks of things to do this weekend: Bowl Turning Workshop Image […]

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Amazing Home & Design 2019 @ Singapore Expo (23 Feb – 3 Mar 2019) – The biggest home and furniture fair

Welcome to a world of inspiration where you can explore our new home collection at the Amazing Home & Design 2019– Your one stop solution for new and existing homeowners Enjoy great discount on new furniture, curtains, floorings, branded mattresses, dining tables and more! With more than 5,000 furniture designs for you to choose from! Exclusive Mattress Deals, more than 300 mattresses to try on, choose the Best Mattress which perfectly suits your needs Exclusive deals for all BTO owners!

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11 Facts About Samsung’s New Folding Phone That Retails for More Than SGD$2.6K

I remember somewhere back in 2011, when Instagram was mere one year old and life used to be lit, a gigantic phone appeared in Singtel shops and we were all wondering: Is that a phone? Is that those thingy used in sci-fic? Is that a…Big Brother Big? You see, back then, tablet was new so […]

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Benjamin Pwee Could be the SDP’s Star Candidate for the Coming General Election

HAROLD CHAI: He could be the next Chen Show Mao, or Leon Perera – talents who are bringing the Workers’ Party to the next level. Benjamin Pwee could do just that for the Singapore Democrats. Especially with the support of, in his own words, “like-minded, credible” people from the SDP and with the party’s “organisational […]

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Don’t Say Bojio: NTUC FairPrice 1-For-1 Promo On Abalone, Tidbits & More Till 27 Feb

Me: What do you get when you add abalones, Ovaltine, Colgate and Chicken in a Biskit together? Editor: Is this another lame joke of yours and what’s the Link between all of them? Me: That’s right! That’s exactly the Link! No wonder you are my editor and I the lowly writer. Editor: No I’m sorry, […]

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Depleting value of HDB flat

When HDB flats were first build, the flats were sold at very low prices. In subsequent years, under the Asset Enhancement Policy of the government, the prices of the flats appreciated many times. The people who bought their flats earlier enjoyed a larg…

WOTC – American involved in HIV leak

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:How should the govt respond to allegations made by the American involved in the HIV leak?Here are the responses: (42 Votes)52 % – Extradite him to face charges in court.36 % – Give a detailed reply to ea…

WOTC – Free trade agreements

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:Are free trade agreements generally good for Singapore?Here are the responses: (50 Votes)54 % – They can be serious negative consequences, such as the free flow of foreigners to work in Singapore under t…

This restaurant near Bukit Timah serves steamboat buffet from just $10++ per pax and it includes seafood, meat and more.

Craving for steamboat? Try this hidden gem. Founded in November 2018, Kazan Steamboat is located at The Grandstand and has been offering rich chef-made soup bases and generous servings of seafood, meat and fresh vegetables. They are known for their affordable steamboat buffet that cost just $10++ per pax! Yes, you see it right. There are seafood items including fish slices, clams, bamboo clams, squids as well as meat items including beef, chicken and pork slices. Reservation: Walk-ins or call 9244 4729

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The art of REAL listening

I believe the art of real listening needs to begin with the idea that as a listener – I might see the world slightly different from the way I’ve always seen it after THIS conversation. When one adopts this attitude. A few miraclous things w…

Special Purpose Funds

I was surprised to learn that there were 9 special purpose funds created in recent years. A total of $41.2 billion were stashed away in these funds. What are the risks and how can they be addressed?I give my views here:https://tklcloud.com/Feedback/fee…

DBS drops bombshell on remisiers

Yesterday Business Times asked DBS if it was planning to close down its stockbroking arm. DBS replied that it would hold a townhall meeting with the remisiers on its restructuring plan.

Last night the DBSVickers remisiers were told that they could not…

Here Are 5 Important Factors Singapore Investors Need To Consider Before Investing In Hospitality REITs

Mega events like the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore are great for the hospitality industry – and for owners of hospitality REITs.

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WOTC – Negative postings by foreigners

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:Are negative postings during the spat with Malaysia caused by foreigners?Here are the responses: (44 Votes)75 % – The Singapore authority should accept honest feedback instead of looking for scapegoats.1…

WOTC – Patient records stored in central database

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:Should patient records be stored in a central database?Here are the responses: (48 Votes)44 % – Patients should be alerted by SMS when their data is being accessed.31 % – This is necessary for doctors to…

Withdrawal of savings from CPF

I give my views about the withdrawal of savings from the Central Provident Fund.When CPF first started, the withdrawal age was 55 years. Now, a large portion of the CPF savings are deferred to age 70 and can only be taken out in monthly installments. M…

Cuybernuts can relax: TOC resumes normal anti-PAP service

Further to TOC now part of constructive, nation-building media? and Wah lan! TOC praises PAP govt, I’m happy to report that Terry’s Online Channel has resumed normal service. It has published a spate of anti-Budget articles. But it was not an “honest mistake” that it sounded like the constructive, nation-building ST for awhile. Morocco Mole (Secret Squirrel’s […]

Superannuation fund in Australia – compare with CPF

An Singaporean, who has migrated to Australia, sent me this post to share his views about the management of his superannuation fund, compared to our Central Provident Fund in Singapore.https://tklcloud.com/Feedback/feedback2.aspx?id=1123Do you like our…

Is Mahathir finding fault with Singapore?

The better question to ask is WHY? I think he’s looking for a crowbar. Either that of he knows, his administration has to shovel out billions of ringgit to pull out from signed agreements of the previous administration. Will Mahathir find an angl…

Brochez given front page attention in the media

He is so cute, so famous and so clever. Now they are calling him a pathological liar. I disagree. I think he is a genius, at least in the land of the blind where the one eye jack shines. This half baked, unqualified, probably did not have any respecta…

Budget 2019 – What are the key issues?

The minister of finance Heng Swee Keat presented the Budget for 2019 to Parliament. The analysts and public commented on the main items covered in the budget. I like to talk about the items that he did not cover in the budget. These are the items that …

WOTC – GRC system

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:What are your views about the GRC system?Here are the responses: (48 Votes)56 % – It breeds arrogance and brings down the quality of the govt.35 % – It damages the accountability of elected MPs to their …

WOTC – Immunity on safety breaches

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:Should the govt remove immunity on Mindef officers for safety breaches?Here are the responses: (53 Votes)87 % – This will bring better accountability and make the Mindef officers more careful in their wo…

TOC now part of constructive, nation-building media?

Wah lan! Who who would have tot this possible? TOC is now amplifying ST’s constructive, nation-building messages that “The PAP govt really cares S’poreans, really they do” and “Vote PAP”. I kid u not. Further to Wah lan! TOC praises PAP govt there’s now this paean to the PAP on TOC’s FB page (Skip it if […]

Budget 2019: Building A Strong, United Singapore

Singapore Budget 2019$6.1 billion for Merdeka Generation package includes Medisave top-ups, higher CHAS subsidies$1.1 billion Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans, including GST Voucher cash payouts, 50% income tax rebate up to $200$5.1 billion to fund …

Tuas Spring – service concession arrangement with PUB

Extracted from 2017 financial report – Hyflux.In 2011, the Group entered into a service concession arrangement with PUB, the Singapore’s national water agency (the “grantor”) to construct a seawater desalination plant and a power generation facility&nb…

Budget 2019 – When the party ends and the music stops playing…

Singapore Democrats

At a rally during the General Elections in 2015, SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan said:

“The PAP has pulled out all the stops, giving concessions here, rebates there and getting everyone drunk with SG50 merriment.

But what happens when the party is over, my friends? What happens when the music stops playing and all the guests go home? Your housing loan is stil…

“Election lai liao”, and other stuff to roll your eyes to

The annual national Budget is a massive plan, followed by a Committee of Supply debate to direct the country’s expenditure for the year. It is the next most important speech following the National Day Rally and its components is a vast, complex sea of numbers. It is looking at the past, present and future at […]

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“Peanuts”: WP MPs’ liability

All this talk about Hyflux’s accounts and KPMG reminded me of another set of accounts that involved KPMG. Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) is seeking to claim S$33.7 million of “improper” payments made to AHTC’s former managing agent FM Solutions and Services (FMSS) and contractor FM Solutions and Integrated Services (FMSI). A retired WP cadre (no […]

WOTC – Tan Cheng Bock’s party

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:What is your opinion of Dr. Tan Cheng Bock’s party?Here are the responses: (42 Votes)43 % – It is a good start.43 % – The party will be able to attract more high profile candidates nearer the general ele…

WOTC – Two ministers to run a ministry

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:Why two ministers run a ministry and a minister run two ministries?Here are the responses: (46 Votes)83 % – It is a wasteful way to run a government13 % – This allows the ministers to have more exposure …

Budget 2019 – my initial thoughts

Life is boring in Singapore. We are not encouraged to talk about or to criticize government policies. If we do, we have to be careful. If we are not careful, we can be sued for defamation or charged for criminal defamation.Most citizens look towards th…

American white lie on Huawei unproven

Beijing
and Washington traded barbs over Huawei Technologies and the South
China Sea at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, as both sides
also sought to sell their vision for regional security.

In
a speech lasting almost 30 minutes, US V…

6,400 senior citizens each get $312.50 hongpao from a TLC

(Part of an occasional series “PAP govt really cares for u, really they do” meant to burst the blood vessels of cybernuts like pork-eating, alcohol drinking “bapak”, and tax-dodging grave-dancer “Oxygen”). A TLC gives 6,400 elderly S’poreans hongpaos each containing $312.5, whether they are Chinese or not. A computer system error by NCS (owned by SingTel […]