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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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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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Singaporeans like to shop … online

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 25, 2008

Singapore online shoppers spent 770.70 US dollars over a three-month period, followed by South Koreans who spent 707.50 dollars, the survey found.

It studied the behaviour of more than 4,000 people with bank accounts who used the Internet at least once a week, in Hong Kong, mainland China, Australia, Japan, India and Thailand as well as Singapore and South Korea.

Online shoppers in Thailand spent the least, at 406.30 dollars over the three months, while those in Japan spent 581.00 dollars, the survey said.

Shoppers in the region averaged 3.1 purchases during the period, it said. (story)

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Ok for women to look sexy at the office, just not too sexy

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 12, 2008

It’s true. When I see a girl in the office dressing slutty I instantly think she’s easy and dumb. 2 things which won’t get you far in any company. Dress smart, not sexy. Dress trendy but not slutty. Watch how much leg you show. Sure, it’s eye candy for the men but they won’t respect you in the boardroom or the bed room either. If all else fails come over to my place strip down and let me decide what you should wear (only hotties please).

“Women, take heed – experts say you shouldn’t look too sexy in the office. A 2007 survey reported in Allure magazine showed that when men and women saw videotapes of the same women dressed provocatively business suit, they assumed she was a competent receptionist but not a competent manager.

Sexual stereotypes based on clothing still exist, so pick pieces that skim the body but don’t hug the curves too much.” (story)

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Rice price survey

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 16, 2008

A survey on the price of rice by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) is making at least one supermarket chain see red and raising questions on whether its checks are done right.

Case released on Wednesday the prices of 10 brands of fragrant rice at eight supermarket chains.

The survey compared prices of 5kg and 10kg bags of rice – 16 products in all – on May 6 and 7, and showed that Sheng Shiong supermarket at Ten Mile Junction on Woodlands Road had the highest prices for seven.

The price difference was substantial in some cases: A 10kg bag of Golden Phoenix Fragrant Rice that cost $18.80 at a Prime supermarket was tagged at $28 at Sheng Siong, a local outfit which grew from a single neighbourhood store to a major chain in the last few years on the back of a reputation for competitive pricing.

But a Sheng Shiong spokesman said Case’s prices are wrong. (story)

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