Monthly Archives: November 2014

Challenge Julien Blanc with civility and logic
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 2

By Ghui Controversial self-styled dating guru Julien Blanc has been banned from entering Singapore. Singapore is not the first country to bar the outlandish self-proclaimed pick up artist from its shores. The United Kingdom has already denied Blanc entry and Australia cancelled Blanc’s Read More

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Why Julien Blanc shouldn’t be barred from entering Singapore
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 15

By Sudo Nyme In case you haven’t heard, self-proclaimed pick-up artist Julien Blanc has been barred from entering Singapore. According to the Straits Times article, no definite reason was explicitly stated, although it hinted that the bar was due to his seminars/events that Read More

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AHPETC found guilty of holding a trade fair without permit from NEA
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 23

The Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) was found guilty for holding a festive trade fair without approval from the National Environment Agency (NEA), the courts decided on today, 28 November. AHPETC, which is currently run by the Workers’ Party, was summoned by NEA under Section 35 of Read More

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Recover the courage to assert our constitutional rights
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:01 amThe following was a message from Tan Wah Piow, which was read to those attending the reading of Escape from the Lion’s Paw at the Freedom Film Festival 2014, held at the Art House Singapore Read More

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69-year-old man passed away due to dengue
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 73

A 69-year-old Chinese man passed away on 27 November 2014 from dengue after his condition deteriorated while hospitalised. The man was earlier admitted to Mount Alvernia Hospital on 24 November 2014. The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have been notified Read More

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Shisha to be banned in Singapore with effect from 28 Nov
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 8

Singapore’s Ministry of Heath has announced that with effect from 28 November 2014 (Friday), shisha will be banned in Singapore in view of the health risks associated with shisha smoking and to prevent the proliferation and entrenchment of shisha smoking in Singapore The announcement Read More

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Where have all the IBs gone – Part 3: Their cause and its effect
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 70

Last updated on July 28th, 2015 at 07:32 am By Terry Xu We have earlier discussed about the evolution of the People’s Action Party’s Internet Brigade (IB), and how a casual observer can better identify them to ascertain their subversive intent. While it Read More

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Conflict between cyclists and pedestrians
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 4

By Tan Lay Hoon Views on road cycling have shaped the authorities’ attitude towards and management of off-road cyclists. Adult cyclist education is voluntary, enforcement is tempered and barriers are installed occasionally to prevent cycling access on pedestrian facilities (obstructing pedestrians as well). Off-road Read More

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Confession of an ex Mother-In-Law: 10 tips to be a cool mother-in-law
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 4

By Madam Ong I have a 36 years old son who was married to Mandy (not her real name) for about 4 years, and they have a 2 years old daughter. My relationship with Mandy was courteous and fine until my grandchild was Read More

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700,000 “lower-income”?
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 5

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “Shortage of 10,000 guards as people shun low-paid sector” and “When workers get Workfare, spouses work more” (The Straits Times, 26 November). The former states that “only Singaporeans, permanent residents and Malaysians can work Read More

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