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Rules for breaking

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 21, 2009

It’s not hard to believe someone decided to do it. One of the things that allow Singaporeans to enjoy their country are the rules and regulations. Yes, they are strict and there are a lot of them but they serve a necessary service to ensure Singapore stays great. However rules are made to be broken.

The latest rule for MRT trains aims to curb trash and messes on public transit. However one lady got caught treating herself to a sweet and was promptly fined $30. Approximately 500 enforcement officers patrol commuter trains so rule breakers will be caught. Keep the trains clean and the floors unsticky.

This next story is hard to believe. In such a highly populated area, how could these 2 have sex in a public park? The pictures are circulating on the Internet and I’m sure someone knows who they are. Again going back to the whole “rules” thing, the more you have, the more likely people will be willing to break them. It’s a rush to do something “bad” or against the rules. Taboo almost. I hope the risque act was worth it.

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How’s your English?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 27, 2008

In all fairness, new immigrants should be expected to learn the local language as well. Singaporeans are accommodating and do their best to help foreigners and immigrants but this does not absolve them from doing their part. Learn the local language, don’t expect the locals to learn yours. You are, after all, in Singapore. English is not the first language here.

“Two-thirds of the respondents in the survey, which polled 1,200 Singaporeans between 15 and 39 years, said their standard of spoken English has improved in the last two years.

Many gave wanting to express better and be better understood as the main motivation for speaking better.” (story)

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Government lowers contractual age to 18

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 25, 2008

As part of broader efforts to encourage entrepreunership among young Singaporeans, the Government has proposed lowering the age of contractual capacity from 21 years to 18.

The current minimum age of contractual capacity is tied to the age of majority, which is 21 years in Singapore.

This legal barrier has prevented young people from starting or doing their own business.

The Pro-Enterprise Panel has received feedback for this to be removed. (story)

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7,000 new health care jobs over the next 5 years

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 19, 2008

These range from positions for doctors, nurses, to pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals.

Singaporeans alone will not be enough to fill these jobs.

‘Foreign talent and foreign workers are greatly welcomed,’ said Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday.

Speaking at the National University Hospital and its healthcare union’s national day observance ceremony, Mr Khaw said many more workers are needed to provide the level of care that will be needed in the coming years.

Demand for healthcare will go up, as the population increases and ages. Singapore’s population is likely to grow from the current 4.5 million to 5.5 million by 2020. (story)

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Singaporeans regretting life path

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 31, 2008

A global recruitment company has found that more than half of workers in Singapore regret what they chose to study back in school, polytechnic or university.

One in three is also uncertain about their ultimate career choice, according to an online survey by Kelly Services. It was released on Wednesday.

The findings are distilled from the answers given by more than 2,000 people who had sought Kelly Services help to land a job. They form part of it global survey of 115,000 people by its offices in 33 countries.

People of all age groups, educational levels and professions took part and in Singapore, most were in business, engineering, financial services and information technology. (story)

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