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by IronMac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Guess the nationality....two scumbags on camera...
Replies: 17
Views: 5601

I'm curious as to why they were not charged with affray by the police? Warned and let off. Not the same as being charged. Remember the recent incident with the two Singaporeans fighting on the MRT train? They were charged with affray. The problem is that there is a perceived sense of different trea...
by IronMac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Majority of Singaporeans Do NOT Pay Taxes
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Yep...but this is a factoid that I can now use against all of those people on other boards who keep saying that they do NS and so on to keep the foreigners safe. And the foreigners pay all of those hidden fees too and more! Wah...you do two years...then do reserve and get paid at the same time...and...
by IronMac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singapore food - generally very poor quality
Replies: 82
Views: 16686

I can't imagine living on Hawker Centre food everyday - don't think its healthy at all. a few favourite hawker stalls (although I find some of them lack consistency on occasion!) Totally agree on both points. Especially with the first point...when I started living here, I was shocked at the amount ...
by IronMac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singapore food - generally very poor quality
Replies: 82
Views: 16686

Avoid Jamie's Italian...terrible food.
by IronMac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Majority of Singaporeans Do NOT Pay Taxes
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Majority of Singaporeans Do NOT Pay Taxes

I was reading the Saturday ST and in one of the opinion pieces on A45 (Willie Cheng) he states that two thirds of Singaporeans do not pay income tax. I'm thinking...wait a minute...while all the foreign talents that they complain about do pay income tax. And it's not that Singaporeans do not make en...
by IronMac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: [PSA] To All Cyclists!
Replies: 15
Views: 4598

Why are there always comments about the ang moh cyclists?

Simply because they are more visible...both in the locals' eyes and in their minds.
by IronMac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Guess the nationality....two scumbags on camera...
Replies: 17
Views: 5601

I'm curious as to why they were not charged with affray by the police?
by IronMac
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: self assessment - am i integrating ok?
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: self assessment - am i integrating ok?

chris_pilgrim wrote:after putting these thoughts into print,.. i think i'm kind of a hermit :???:


Busted! :D
by IronMac
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: [PSA] To All Cyclists!
Replies: 15
Views: 4598

[PSA] To All Cyclists!

Especially those racer types...you guys/gals are at an unfortunate confluence of being white and being a cyclist. Both of those are among the more loathed members of Singapore society at the moment. Please do not make things worse by blatantly breaking the traffic laws by running red lights, cutting...
by IronMac
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Five years in Singapore - reflections
Replies: 113
Views: 16957

Re: Five years in Singapore - reflections

For example, go to a big grocery store to do shopping and it'll take half the day. Forget frozen/perishables because they'll melt by the time you make it home. The shopping ordeal often involves going through a large shopping mall, parking several floors up in a garage, waiting for a lift that'll a...
by IronMac
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Five years in Singapore - reflections
Replies: 113
Views: 16957

Re: Five years in Singapore - reflections

singapore eagle wrote:Come on guys, I hope you're pulling my leg. Singapore is very civilised for a big city. When did you last see any yobbery?


There is a police board downstairs right now that say "Snatch Theft".
by IronMac
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Employment Fraud and FTs
Replies: 24
Views: 9092

They left it at firing them.

Was thinking wouldn't MOM be curious as to why 5 FTs were fired all of a sudden after a month?
by IronMac
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Employment Fraud and FTs
Replies: 24
Views: 9092

Employment Fraud and FTs

*Mods, not sure if this belongs here or not so please delete or move as necessary.* On the HWZ forum, someone brought up the following case. VERY interesting! Guys, on friday i sacked 6 pinoy nationals and 1 indian national at the MNC i work for fraud basically. One of the pinoy that was sacked was ...
by IronMac
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: TAFEP Guidelines Prevents PRs from Finding Local Employment?
Replies: 22
Views: 11567

Library membership ? Better fork out the $$$. My biggest peeve here in Singapore. Ha! You and me both! I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw the sign at the library. I'm from Toronto where we have the biggest public library system in Canada and one that rivals any in the US. I can take out a ton o...
by IronMac
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Opinions on mooncake
Replies: 30
Views: 7634

Hate mooncake. Vile stuff.

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