Desperate Smart Nation kopitiam: 50-cent coffee, free parking

Singapore's first "Smart Nation" kopitiam, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, is now desperate after Singaporeans boycotted the government's pet project. Despite offering 50-cent coffee and free parking from last Wednesday...

Singapore to save S$3 billion from HSR withdrawal, GST increase can now be scrapped

Singapore is expected to save at least S$3 billion following the shelving of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR). According to Singapore's Transport Ministry, S$3 billion was allocated...

Minister K Shanmugam to single parents: Poverty is your individual responsibility, go find a...

When questioned by state media reporters over what more can be done to help single parents, Law Minister K Shanmugam responded saying that poverty is their own "individual responsibility"...

Minister Maliki Osman: Singaporean millennials are job hoppers, instagram thrill-seekers

Senior Minister of State Maliki Osman spoke in Parliament yesterday (May 17) hitting out at younger Singaporean generation, criticising them as job hoppers and instagram thrill-seekers: "More will job hop,...

WP Pritam Singh demand Government to declare spending estimates

Speaking as the representative of Opposition Workers' Party for the first time, WP chief Pritam Singh called for the Singapore government to declare spending estimates for multi-billion dollar projects...

Government to increase taxes by increasing school fees

In an announcement by the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday (Apr 29), all six local government-funded universities will increase school fees by up to S$1,00 for Singaporean students. The...

Australian telecom TPG offers free mobile plans to Singaporean elderly

In a generous marketing effort to enter Singapore's market, Australian telecommunication company TPG has offered free 2-year mobile phone plans to Singaporean elderly aged 65 and above. In yesterday's...

Singapore is world’s most expensive city for 5th year

For the 5th consecutive year, Singapore is the world's most expensive city according to an independent survey conducted by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). With an index of 116, Singapore...

Minister Masagos Zulkifli: Lower water consumption but price must increase anyway

Minister for Environment and Water Masagos Zukifli told Parliament yesterday (Mar 7) that Singaporeans have over-achieved the 2020 target of 147 litres per capita water use, with only 143...

Hawkers raised price of chicken rice to S$4.50

According to a media interview with hawkers by Chinese newspaper LianHe ZaoBao, the prices of most hawker food has risen by S$0.50 to S$1. Media reporters found that the...

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Epilogue

The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....