Seeing various screenshots of local reports on #Singapore's General Election affairs having their headlines amended, I think we *really* should be making use of web archiving (e.g. with Wayback Machine) to capture these moments regularly
Probably could give a better sense of the impartiality (or lack thereof) of different local press agencies
The physics and dynamics of snakes gliding through the air. Yes, Singapore has these snakes. 🙂
I'm pretty worried that the easing of restrictions in Singapore, and the subsequent consequence of so many people loosening their guard, would induce a huge surge in new cases that would strain our healthcare facilities
I really don't know if re-allowing business operations + getting elections going this early, is worth the risk of more infections + deaths
That Straits Times informal poll about top 5 jobs regarded as "non-essential" in Singapore, and the reaction of local artists at their job being #1, kinda shows how maybe the term "essential worker" comes with extra baggage beyond the concept of an occupation related to critical operations/services
Interesting that the support for #BlackLivesMatter from Singaporeans has triggered another series of introspections towards our people's own handling of racism
Despite #Singapore flaunting a multi-racial society, it's not really a secret that unfair stereotyping and "casual racism" does occur at times, and I think it's important to tackle such attitudes more openly, rather than just agree to not behave like that in public
"The NDP #Singapore Together Pack will contain hand sanitisers, a thermometer and a face mask, as well as items that express “collective love and wishes for Singapore”...
...the executive committee will produce the packs for about 80 per cent of households, taking into account those who said that they do not need a pack. This number of packs will be “adequate”, based on prior experience..."
Final day of so-called "Circuit Breaker" in #Singapore today. Not much is going to change for the majority of people within the next month, but I wonder if people might start being more complacent in sticking to existing restrictions?
I'm personally a bit pessimistic that new #COVID19 case numbers will be kept low to none, judging from the various reports of flouters of measures in place during the CB
"This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will be split into morning and evening shows, with participant numbers drastically reduced in line with COVID-19 guidelines.
Fewer than 300 participants will be involved in both segments of the show, and the committee does not plan to allow spectators into the evening show at the moment..."
(Am I overly pessimistic or is this just another Covid-19 megacluster waiting to happen?)
"People living in Housing and Development Board (HDB) estates from Tampines to Sembawang will soon be able to watch #food growing on their doorstep, after the #Singapore Food Agency (SFA) launched tenders for nine #UrbanFarming sites on Tuesday (May 12)."
A long read about the plight of the migrant worker population in Singapore, which now makes up the majority of COVID-19 infections here, and the kind of adjustments society has to do going forward.
"[Associate Professor Eugene Tan] We cannot, as a society, seek to harness the benefits of their being here and yet not prepare to bear the costs of their being in our midst."
Major perk of working from home: actually being next to a window and able to hear morning bird calls + get fresh air, as opposed to being confined in a sterile basement office
On the flip side I also get noise (barking dogs, shrieking children, flying planes, etc.) but at least I can more freely listen to music on earphones to drown that out
This whole "circuit breaker" (really a partial lockdown) is making me realise just how much I crave working from home
No long work commute + better sleep + wearing whatever clothes I want + having all 3 meals with family + less anxiety from being in the workplace + less social anxiety from interacting with colleagues (and occasional strangers)
Post-pandemic, I really want to negotiate for remote working arrangements
So did your neighbourhood join in the Singapore sing-a-long last night?
I guess it's not wrong to think of it as a way for those stuck at home to come together, but I don't want people to think that's enough to actually support the essential workers; best for now is to actually stick to restriction orders
Also we should really push for employers to adjust job benefits to make sure workers really are compensated as "essential", rather than be awarded just lip service
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