17 years jail and 24 stroke of the cane for rapist!

How many has this been? i recall the days when you can wonder around late at night in secluded area feeling safe in Singapore. 

Now it really is a different story. Way too much such stuff going on such that we cannot call Singapore a safe city anymore. 

Think this is the 3rd or 4th such cases reported this year. Girls do take care of yourself.

SINGAPORE: Bangladeshi construction worker Pramanik Liton was on Friday (May 19) sentenced to 17 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane for raping a hiker at MacRitchie Reservoir Park in 2015.  The 24-year-old was found guilty of two counts of aggravated rape, as well as one for sexual assault and … Credits: MacRitchie Reservoir rape: Construction worker gets 17 years' jail for raping hiker


Behave yourself HongKong?




$0 value flats sold at hundreds of thousands.

Yup it is reality now. There goes the dream of your retirement fund being funded by a flat that you paid using your life's saving. Imagine paying $400k to $500k for a flat that is confirmed to be be worthless after 99 years (if you get it first hand from the government).

Where property used to be a asset, it seems that it is a liability now.

This is Singapore for you.


SINGAPORE – In three years' time, the apartment in People's Park Complex that Mr Goh Boon Teck and his wife and son have been living in since 1980 would be at the mid-point of its 99-year lease. Although he intends to sell the unit, the 68-year-old shop owner… Credits: Options limited as 99-year leases shorten, but homeowners not in rush to sell


Another case of customer being mistreated?

Seriously? i wonder if this is just a case of consumer's taking advantage of the negative publicity so as to get compensation from the the whole issue generated before or has airline company been this dumb t mistreating their customer?


DALLAS – A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday (May 3) and adds… Credits: In latest airline video, Delta boots family from flight


Haze is back in Singapore yet again.

Perhaps it is that time of the year again. Somehow it feels like the period of time we women always have just that this is a yearly affair instead of a monthly one. 

I can't remember when was the last time when i went a year without having the need to advise my friends not to visit Singapore during this period of time.

So time to stock up on your N95 mask once again and time for the mask distributor to profit once again.

SINGAPORE – Residents in southern and eastern Singapore woke up to the unwelcome sight of hazy skies on Friday (April 21) morning, as the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) readings edged towards to the unhealthy range. According to the National… Credits: Hazy conditions return as 24-hour PSI readings edge towards unhealthy range


Trump leading the election

I really love the man obama. How he sees the situation as it is. Even while i myself am still letting the fact that trump is going to be the next potus seep in. It seems that obama has already realized that the situation is set in stone and there is nothing much we can do about it.

I am still shell shock at how the win is not by a narrow margin. It does seem crazy how someone like trump can win the election. Well it is not like the alternative is much better. 

Still i dont see a great future for america. Not with this kind of results. It shows the ignorance on some part of its people and i am pretty sure china i


NEW YORK – American President Barack Obama, in his first public comments early today since Republican Donald Trump's stunning election victory, pledged to work with the President-elect to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. “We are all rooting for his… Credits: America must now root for Trump’s success: Obama


DIY: Clearing a choke in your home

Calling for a plumber can be costly and you can't really blame them with all the overheads to covered.

As such it is pretty handy to know some simple steps you can take when faced with a choke in your home.

Below is a an excerpt i found on a plumber's website which could prove useful to you in the future and you might just want to bookmark down the page.


Drainage choke have become a common occurrence in 7 out of every ten households. This typically happens to homes which are populated. There are lots of materials that have been invented to help people deal with this.



The Life Of a Plumber

Just got to know a plumber by coincidence and i must say that a job as a plumber is quite interesting. 

One thing i must admit is how hard the industry the industry has been hit by freelancers as well as goverment taxes.

For a plumber to run as a company, it requires them to have additional overhead as compared to a free lancer. The plumber whom i spoke to was very forthcoming with the challanges. According to him overheads that we cant see includes courses for the technician which can cost $2k easily, insurance for his staff, advertising overheads which accounts for 50% of his expenses and more. 

While at times i do find paying more than a $100 for a service of a plumber excessive, i now do realize that there are several things which we do not see as a customer.

In fact, i do not understand why we willingly spend money on items that are marked up 100%-2000% more (come on how much can a bread and meat cost) with larger co-operation while stinge on paying small company a wage that is only decent enough to survive in the market.

For a Singapore plumber service, find

As mentioned above i can't say the rates are the cheapest but the technician that i spoke to opened my eyes to the stuff i couldnt see and well…my plumbing problems are solved and i am satisfied with their work.


Should you hire a Plumber?

Hiring a Plumber

Lots of websites are now offering useful tips that allow people to fix almost anything without the aid of somebody else. The do-it-yourself trend has been gaining popularity now more than ever. Yet, there are still special instances that you would need to consult an expert or at least someone who is qualified for a certain job, a plumber for example.

It is understandable for an individual to take the initiative to repair a leak on their faucet. However, he might need assistance should the situation worsen. Hiring a plumber might cost you a little but if you do not have any knowledge on properly addressing the problem on your home, do not hesitate to call one. You’ll see that you can save more money in the long run.

You just have to make sure that the one you will employ is of reputable company so that your best interests will be protected.

Prices of a plumber

What one should note is to ignore the prices given on the advertisement. I have called for a plumber that advertised his work at $50 nett and another that just told me directly over the phone that the work would cost $100+. Needless to say i engage the $50 nett plumber but upon reaching he gave reason why the work cannot be done at that price.

How to choose a plumber?

For me personally, the main thing i would consider when choosing a Singapore plumber is his experience. It is always good to get someone of a older age. I notice too that many plumber’s are actually malaysian workers whom are rather young, trying to make a quick buck in the industry.

While there are also worker’s whom usually have worked on construction sites and are of retiring age. While there is no right or wrong on whom to hire, it is always good to know that the plumber that i have hired is someone whom have been in the industry for a long time.



Cleaning hacks that are false!

Nice read up. Better than wasting our time trying something that does not work. We rarely get such advice now. 

Most articles are written to attract readers so it is more likely for the article to over promise as such i really miss articles such as this.

Our experts call shenanigans on these so-called “amazing” tricks.

 Credits: 11 Pinterest Cleaning Hacks That Simply Don't Work