Tuesday, September 29, 2009


S'pore population to hit 5 million soon
The growth has been fuelled mainly by the increase in PRs and new immigrants.

Tue, Sep 29, 2009 my paper

SINGAPORE'S population hit almost 4.99 million in June this year, up 3.1 per cent from last year.

The growth has been fuelled mainly by the increase in immigrants, as the number of babies delivered by Singapore residents rose only marginally.

The figures released yesterday by the Department of Statistics show that the number of citizens grew from 3.16 million last year to 3.2 million this year, while that of permanent residents inched up from 0.48 million last year to 0.53 million this year.

The number of non-residents rose by 4.8 per cent to reach 1.25 million this year - a lower rise from the over-10 per cent rate in the last two years.

Just slightly more babies were born last year than in the previous year: 39,826, up 0.9 per cent. However, the total fertility rate dropped from 1.29 to 1.28 last year.

Associate Professor Paulin Straughan, a sociologist from the National University of Singapore, said that it is positive that Singapore has been able to sustain population growth, despite the recession and competition from other developed countries.

Like Singapore, they seek immigrants to make up for falling fertility rates.

Prof Straughan, who is also a Nominated Member of Parliament, said: "It shows that Singapore is a draw for migrants, that there are still jobs and quality of life here."

Administrative planner Yvonne Tay, 35, became a citizen in April this year, 16 years after coming here from Perak, as she wanted her children "to enjoy better education opportunities and subsidies as a citizen".
She said: "We're used to the lifestyle here, it's safe and peaceful. Half of my family is also here, and my sister's family also took up citizenship three years ago."


In 2000-2005, net migration in 28 countries either prevented population decline or doubled at least the contribution of natural increase (births minus deaths) to population growth. These countries include Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom

All nice and positive comment by new immigrant Yvonne, wonder why they did not interview and Singaporean.

I have no qualm about “good quality” immigrant. But if our gahment just bring in any Tom, Dick and Harry so they can earn from the taxes they collect then this is really sad.

Not to forget only Singaporean are F**King serving NS for 13 years so everyone living on this Island can enjoy it.

Time to get out of here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Singapore F1 2009

Taufik Batisah apologises for Singapore national anthem error
27 September 2009 2323 hrs

SINGAPORE: Local celebrity, Taufik Batisah who was given the opportunity to sing the national anthem during the Formula One Grand Prix tonight, made a mistake while doing so.

His televised performance was viewed by millions all over the world.

But instead of singing "marilah kita bersatu", which means "let us unite", he sang “marilah kita berseru" which means "let us proclaim".

Speaking to MediaCorp, Taufik said, he's very sorry for making the error.

He said he was very nervous while singing.

But the winner of the first season of Singapore Idol added that he's aware that there's no excuse for him to make such an error.

Taufik says he hopes that the public will forgive him for what he refers to as an "honest mistake."

I wonder how many of us knew he made this mistake. Even for those of us who know Malay,, I doubt there are many people who notice it.

Honestly I don't know what the exact lyrics of our national anthem except for "Majula Singapura. " This is the reality when you have a National Anthem in a language that not everyone in Singapore understand.

But I did notice Taufik was trying too hard to put his "Style" while singing the National Anthem. It was quite irritating that he tried to add some R&B element into the Anthem and in the end it changes the melody quite a lot. And it was rather irritating. Can he just #@%@# sing it properly?

My Toys

Saw a piece of Optimus Prime in a Toy shop 2 weeks ago and I though I got it. So went home and dig around and found it! Haha...

Think it is good to go through what you got once in a while. Its new discovery.

Here are some of my Toys collection. Er... though it is a good idea to take some photos of them to remind myself what I got.

Will try to do solo picture for them someday.

My "Cheong" Lego Chinhook and some nic-nac. Love the cute match boxes at bottom right from Japan.
The Lego (Made-In-Japan) Optimus is cool man!

Notice the classice original Sound Wave on the right. He.. My first Transformer.
I also love the LEGO Millenium Falcon Bag Charm on the Top Left.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Bag

Bought the Davis about 2 weeks ago. Its a newly launch model.

Been looking for a bag with this kinda shape for sometime. Only I think the handle is too short for shoulder sling but I guess only the Japanese do this.

Overall. 5/5 for this new bag.

: )

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Phone

Got my new phone last weekend.

Its my first Samsung and first touch screen phone.

Not bad actually consider it selling at $248.

Still trying to get used to it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Promoting gambling

I went to White Sand Mall at Pasir Ris on Monday’s evening for my dinner.

There was a booth set up by Singapore Pools to promote their online “gaming” Poolzconnect.

I have heard of this before but I am not too sure the exact detail but basically it is just like setting up a account with Singapore pools then you can easily place your TOTO/4D bet online. No more queue.

What surprised me was this booth is actually allowed to be set up at a heart land malls. Also do note the people manning the booth are quite aggressive handling out pamphlets to people walking near them.

Notice that cinema in heart-lands are not allow to show R(A) films but malls in heart-lands are allow to promote gambling.

Maybe this is a warm up to our IR.

Sex is bad. Gambling is good.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Lousy source of news.

Jailed for oral sex with maid
The auxiliary police officer was sentenced to 18 months' jail.

-ST Mon, Sep 07, 2009The Straits Times

AN AUXILIARY police officer was sentenced to 18 months' jail after he was convicted of having oral sex with his domestic help.

Ahmad Dapon, 53, a lance corporal with Certis Cisco, was found guilty of engaging in fellatio with the 31-year-old Indonesian maid at his home in Bedok in April 2007.
He is out on $10,000 bail, pending his appeal.

I am still quite amazed at the quality of the news Straits Time published.

This piece of news serve no purpose except to warn people that oral sex is illegal and maybe a good laugh over meals with friends.

I just can’t help wondering how was Ahmad Dapon caught? : )