Daily Archives: 2012-05-11

Politics not your cup of Starbucks?

By Victoria – I wrote this article for the purposes of putting my thoughts about Singapore’s future (and in turn mine) into words. I’m not writing to tell you to vote for one party or another, but to hopefully make one or two youths like me think a little more about what life has in store for us in Singapore, where …

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All eyes will be on Hougang – the lightning rod of the nation

~ By Jen ~ Singaporeans living in the Tanjong Pagar GRC must be turning green with envy upon hearing that Hougang residents will get to vote again for what may seem like the umpteen time in Singapore’s arid political landscape. The sudden announcement by the Government yesterday that there will be a by-election in Hougang took most people (except the …

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90% of unemployed residents are Singaporeans?

~ By Leong Sze Hian ~   I refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Employment Situation First Quarter report. (here) It states that “An estimated 59,100 residents, including 52,800 Singapore citizens were unemployed in March 2012. The seasonally adjusted figures were 64,000 for residents and 57,700 for citizens”. This means that about 90% of unemployed residents were Singaporeans. Unemployment …

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