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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
 

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Behave yourself HongKong?

 

 

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$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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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 http://www.plumbersingaporelicensed.com

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.

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Gay club shooting – my view

This is really sad. I think it is normal for humans to have conflicting views but the beauty about us humans is we have the ability to accept others for whom they are.

To kill someone is wrong but to kill someone whom you have no history with but just based on some set of values is really sad.

 

CHICAGO – Across the United States, reaction to the massacre at a Orlando, Florida gay nightclub ranged from mourning to defiance, as many cities planned vigils and some officials increased security. President Barack Obama ordered US flags at all federal… Credits: Mourning and defiance in US after massacre at gay club
 

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Greed vs Punishment.

I wonder what happens to the money he has earned. Pretty sure he is under stress right now but still with that much money earned is it worth it? 

I recall the other ren ci case where my friend brought up a good point. The money hidden will never be found. The culprit might spend a few years behind bars but once he is release he will live a life better than what many can live with the money he has left in his bank.

 

SINGAPORE – As the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) moved against his former employer BSI Bank for serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements, two fresh cheating charges were pressed against Yeo Jiawei, formerly a wealth planner at the… Credits: Ex-BSI banker Yeo faces two new charges of cheating
 

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Another Air craft missing.

Wow yet another missing aircraft. When considering the fact that it is more likely to die in a car crash than a air craft crash, the number of aviation incident recently is shocking.

I wonder if this is just some coincidence of some sort but it does take the thrill of travelling out of my spirit. Hope the plane can be found fast instead of turning out to be another MH370.

 

 

CAIRO/ATHENS – An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday in a crash that Egypt said may have been caused by a terrorist attack. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it… Credits: EgyptAir jet vanishes after mid-air plunge over Mediterranean
 

CAIRO – An EgyptAir plane on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board crashed in the Mediterranean yesterday. Wreckage was spotted off a Greek island, and investigations were launched to determine if the plane had been brought down by a bomb. Egypt… Credits: Terrorism ‘not ruled out’ in EgyptAir plane crash