Foreign Worker Dormitories: Is threshold for licence too low?

  Another construction company is taken to task by the MOM. B-Construction was fined S$74,000 for housing foreign workers in unapproved accommodation. They pleaded guilty to 11 charges under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. According to the MOM, B-Construction housed its foreign workers at a construction site located at Canberra Crescent from January to […]

Arts is important. Don’t brush it off

This short dialogue captured between 938Live’s Bharati Jagdish and theatre veteran Ong Keng Sen warrants a closer look: “Bharati: Is Singapore too utilitarian a society to create truly passionate artists? Ong: I think the way our Government has created Singapore is they have really entrenched certain perspectives. I’ll give you an example. I had a young person […]

The Licence To Fuck

It started with an assertion from Mr. P: “It is primal nature of humans to desire multiple sexual partners. Sleeping around is natural”.  I was listening to him explaining all this over a plate of hot crispy waffles served with two soft, generous scoops of ice cream. Pistachio with caramel and honeycomb. He spoke an […]

An office rat at lunch time

There are over 20 skyscrapers within the vicinity of Raffles Place. Each one is estimated to be at least 30 storeys high. Grand corporate mountains such as the UOB towers go much higher. Each floor of a building can sit about 60 to 70 people, on a rough guess. These assumptions gives us a good […]

Why are the unions in singapore non-militant?

The NTUC of today runs enterprises, is non-strike, co-operates with government & businesses and membership is criticised for resembling a social club, rather than a labour movement. It wasn’t always like this. The precise moment of when the confederation became a friendlier, fuzzier version of its former self, can be pin pointed to the NTUC Modernisation Seminar […]

10 things you shouldn’t do to piss a girl off in 2014

  Do you know what they are? That’s right, like most blokes you probably don’t know what pisses her off. So here’s a list – hope it’ll save you awkward silences, cold stares and toxic gossips.   10. Squeezing toothpaste from the middle ..b..b..b….that’s where the hand goes when it reaches for the tube right? […]

Don’t feed the trolls. Just. Just don’t.

      Internet has caused mankind to evolve considerably. Today, we see a new kind of human species: the electronic troll. Lacking the ability to hunt food, the electronic troll survives on a diet of pizza and antibiotics. Because of extended time on the computer, the electronic troll has evolved to have huge oversized […]