Why plastic bag charges are a good thing for Singapore

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Most of us would have experienced this while holidaying in other countries like Japan, Korea and Taiwan – shops charging for plastic bags. Many of us would also have learnt to prep a tote bag while travelling for such cases and instances. So why do Singaporeans still complain when a supermarket chain announces that they […]

High costs of living the main deterrence to having children

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Singapore has progressed and become more expensive over the years. Hence, it’s not surprising that costs of living is the main reason why Singapore’s youths are hesitant to have children. Recently, TODAY Online ran a survey among Singapore’s youths aged 18 and 34. The survey of 1066 respondents found that 56% of unmarried respondents did […]

Jamus Lim proposes having a wealth tax in Singapore

Jamus Lim wealth tax

In Parliament on 1 Nov, Workers’ Party MP Jamus Lim proposed imposing a wealth tax ranging 0.5 to 2 per cent in Singapore. He said this could help diversify Singapore’s revenue sources and reduce income and wealth inequality. Jamus also argued that the GST affects lower-middle and middle-income families disproportionately. He proposed a tax of […]

Netizens react to Raeesah Khan’s lie in Parliament

Raeesah Khan

Something unfortunate happened in Parliament yesterday. Yes, we’re talking about Raeesah Khan’s admission to lying about the allegations she made against the police on 3 Aug. A quick recap: In parliament on 3 Aug, Sengkang MP Raeesah Khan shared an anecdote, in which she detailed that -she had accompanied a 25-year-old woman to make a […]

Helping Singaporeans facing retrenchment during Covid

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When Covid-19 first hit, most of us probably never saw it coming, nor expected it to be a long drawn battle. It was commonly compared to SARS, and some of us thought the worst would be over in 8 months. Many faced retrenchments and financial difficulties during the pandemic. Nevertheless, out of this situation, we […]

Netizens react to Singapore’s vaccination measures in the workplace

Singapore’s vaccination drive has been really successful thus far, about 96% of our workforce is vaccinated. Over the weekend, it was announced that vaccinated employees will be allowed to return to their workplaces from 2022. Unvaccinated employees will not be allowed to return to their workplaces unless they take regular PET tests and test negative […]

Unemployment Insurance in Singapore: Yay or Nay?

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The topic of having an unemployment insurance in Singapore is not new. In fact, Labour MP Patrick Tay has broached the subject in Parliament and called for unemployment support for PMEs who are retrenched and transiting into their new jobs since 2016. NTUC and SNEF recently put forth the recommendation to introduce a national unemployment […]

Ageism in the workplace: Does it exist?

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Recently, I watched a movie, The Intern, on Netflix. Prior to watching the film, I did not know that the intern in this movie was a 70-year-old-man. I clicked on the movie simply because I saw that Anne Hathaway was in the cast. She’s great, isn’t she? I was slightly surprised. But still interested at […]

Is it time to finally talk about mental wellness in the workplace?

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Recently, the topic of mental wellness has been gaining more attention. With many of us feeling fatigued and more isolated due to Covid-19, it’s no wonder that more people are feeling the blues. Covid-19 has also wreaked havoc on the way we live, causing some to face challenges in adapting to the “new norm”. In […]

Do differentiated measures between vaxxed and unvaxxed make sense?


Recently the Ministerial Task Force (MTF) announced that those who are unvaccinated will no longer be allowed to dine-in, even at hawker centres or coffeeshops. In addition, they will not be allowed to enter shopping malls and attractions. As at 10 Oct, 83% of the population in Singapore is fully vaccinated. This leaves a remaining […]