Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
By Elgin Toh , Aug 30, 2010
"SINGAPOREANS would be 'prudent' to let foreigners do the gambling at the casinos in the two new integrated resorts (IRs).
Such a move will be a 'sure-win' situation, as taxes levied on gambling would boost government coffers, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday in Chinese at the National Day Rally... "
Straits Times Link
Jay Chou 'loses $2m' in MBS casino
Sg Businessman lost S$26millon in RWS
Sunday, August 29, 2010
While surfing the internet today, the below online news caught my attention. I wonder if there are more of these notes circulating around in Jurong?
By Channel NewsAsia, Updated: 14/08/2010Taken from: Xin Msn
Fake $50 notes surface in Boon Lay Market and Food Centre
SINGAPORE: Over the past four days, six hawkers at the Market and Food Centre at blocks 221, 221A and 221B in Boon Lay Place each received a fake 50—dollar note.
It’s not hard to tell the difference between the fake and real notes.
The print on the fake notes smudges after coming into contact with water.
But it’s easy to miss out these details despite the tell—tale signs.
That was why the six hawkers, who sell drinks, food and vegetables, suffered losses of S$300.
The victims said the culprits act alone and turn up when the stall owners are busy.
Now, the hawkers have become more alert, and have also warned others to be careful.
Police said they received 72 such reports from 2006 till the first half of last year.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The notice advises the residents from leaving food to feed stray cats which I had seen citizens doing so for the last 10 years or so.
I wonder how the cats are going to eat if the residents do not leave the food there. For experienced cat-feeder, the amount of food given will be sufficient enough for the cats to finish off.
IMO, the notice should be amended to something below:
"Do not leave food for rats & ants, do clear away any left-over foods after feeding the cats"
|How long am i going to wait for my food? |
Don't worry abt the birds, I'll finish them off for supper
if they dare touch my lunch.
|Ampang Yong Tau Fu|
1 Person set: S$3.50
2 Person set: S$8.00
While waiting for my friend Nelson to finish savouring the Ampang Yong Tau Fu, I asked his opinions about the taste.
He gave the thumbs up, rated 70 out of 100 marks for his food. Can come back and eat again.
According to him, the quantity is substantial which consists about 8 to 9 pcs of Yong Tau Fu , 1 bowl of noddle (mee fan), 1 bowl of soup, 2 types of chilli.
The overall taste is good & crispy. Chilli is good and soup is not bad.
However, Nelson can't finish the noddle & the bitter gourd. I look at the next table, two aunties also can't finish the '1 person set' which they shared.
Nelson also mention the variety is not wide enough. Only 1 to 2 kinds of vegetables served.
I think I also won't be able to finish the food if I order the next time.
So come with a half-empty stomach if you are really keen to try the Yong Tau Fu above.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Today a worker installing signboards to inform cyclists of the parking fees at Jurong Spring CC.
It really reinforces to me & others that Singapore it's a very "fine" country in the world.
S$50 -1st time
S$150 -2nd time
S$300 -3rd time
S$500 -4th time
Court -5th time & beyond.