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Letter to the Editor | Individuals becoming elderly seniors in the near future should seriously learn to save money now

Dear Editor, I read with interest the Opinion piece, “How do we ensure elderly Singaporeans don’t need to collect cardboard boxes in their twilight years?” (The Independent Singapore, Nov 21). Generally, most people are intrinsically empathetic and compassionate towards the needy...

Letter to the Editor | Very crucial for WP & opposition parties to work extra hard to score commendable election results in 2024/2025

Dear Editor, I read with interest The Independent Singapore’s Opinion piece, “Lawrence Wong was spot on. With more sharp opposition MPs like Sengkang trio, PAP will face real threat. It is too early to predict or say PAP will face a...

Letter to the Editor | What the opposition brought up for discussion in Parliament are merely reflections of our concerns…

Dear Editor, I read with consternation PM Lee’s admonishment of the opposition for going AWOL during the Section 377A debate in Parliament. He accused the opposition of not taking a position on this issue whilst stirring up sentiments against foreign...

Netizens say discrimination in Singapore is against the poor, not against any ethnic group

“Is it true that Singapore Malays are badly discriminated?” a Reddit user asked on the SingaporeRaw thread on Monday (Nov 14). Surprisingly, when one Redditor answered, “Over here we only discriminate the poor. If you’re rich, it doesn’t matter what...

Letter to the Editor: Public housing needs to be made more affordable

Dear Editor, I refer to the following article: ‘So many S’poreans now co-living in HDB with 5 to 6 people in 1 unit!’ — Netizens react to high property prices Rental costs are higher than that of mortgage, by far, so...

Letter to the Editor: How does HDB price its new BTO flats?

Dear Editor, The issue of how HDB price its BTO new flats was first raised some twenty years ago by myself and several Forum contributors. I am a 75-year-old tertiary-educated Pioneer Generation Senior Citizen who had completed full-time National Service.  Like many...

Letter to the Editor | ‘We feel like being stabbed by our Govt when we’re passed over for jobs due to foreign talent policy’

Dear Editor, Mr Lawrence Wong made 2 pronouncements today. He said, “Singapore places too much of a premium on intellectual head work and does not sufficiently value hands-on technical jobs or heart work such as services and community care roles”....

Letter to the Editor: Increasing hawker food prices for mediocre tasting food will profit hawkers even less, as customer volume may drop drastically

Dear Editor, Hawkers who raise prices, especially those whose food is mediocre tasting, have to be prepared that they will earn even less, as the volume of customers may drop drastically. For instance, if selling a bowl of noodles at $3.50...

Letter to the Editor | School canteen food prices increased, but the quality & quantity of food portions decreased

Dear Editor, I am concerned about the recent price increase and my child's canteen food quality. My daughter told me that her favourite porridge has increased from $1.80 to $2. I thought it was reasonable, given that hawker food costs...

Letter to the Editor | The sensible thing parents can do when informed by the school about their child’s wrongdoing or misbehaviour

Dear Editor, I refer to the report, “Disciplining students becoming a trickier issue with lack of parental support, teachers say” (TODAY, Aug 31). As we know, our education system, model, and ways of teaching have gone through continuous transformation and innovation...
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