It seems like it is better to be a panda in Singapore

Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) assists average about 300 homeless cases each year – which it defined as people who have no means of accommodation.

If the government can plan and build Jewel Changi Airport at a cost of $1.7 billion, then it should be able to plan and provide these homeless people a roof over their heads.

Build more low-cost one-room flats. Assuming we need 900 of such flats on a twin sharing basis to cater to the needs of the homeless temporarily until their conditions improve, it would cost an estimated $108 million assuming each flat cost $120 thousand.

in 2007, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) were carrying out a feasibility study for a third animal attraction at Mandai, and they came up with a river safari project that cost the taxpayer $160 million with the main attraction of getting Kai Kai and Jia Jia pandas on a 10-year loan.

With all the think tank at MSF disposal, they couldn’t come up with a solution for our homeless. That’s unfortunate. Our homeless are still roaming around the streets while our pandas (on-loan from China) have a specially built enclosure that cost $10 million to maintain annually.

It seems like it is better to be a panda in Singapore. :P

 

Osman Bin sulaiman

 

 

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21 Responses to “It seems like it is better to be a panda in Singapore”

  • homeless n hopelessness:

    go to Aljunied Nat.library..in the mornings
    theres one lady who takes her bath n freshens up there in the ladies toilet. u will notice many old n middleage folk just sleeping on the chairs to pass the time..mayb not all r homeless but many just have nothing to do.
    cant the authorities develop a project to deploy all these old folk to do some simple cottage industry or some project to get them busy and doing something…multiply that by all the nat libraries n sg and what do we see..
    if not many are going to get dementia n families get burdened with the escalating healthcare ..
    jobless n homeless in the richest country in the region..its a shame.

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  • Daft:

    This is the problem with us the Sillyporean. I do remember that someone called us DAFT

    One good example is our opposition parties. So many tiny parties trying to hit the big giant.

    Each opposition party do not want to form a coalition party which I don’t know why.

    Can someone enlighten me?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Bro…this is a Land for The Rich & Famous Created by a Bastard who slaughters his own through LEEgal Abortion and bring in Foreigners to fill its Place…

    a son who Prays to the Sun for More Billionaires to come and make this little dot their HOME!!!…

    So bro HOW???

    Destroy the Evil LEEgacy and return the little dot to its people is HOW bro…

    Vote them OUT!!!

    HAPUS lah!!! orang Bonafik dan Curang…kembalikan Negeri Kita…Merdeka dengan Hati Benar…Bukan Semangat Palsu!!!

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  • Dinesh Subra Niam Niam:

    Yeah but the panda is “imprisoned” at the zoo. It is used to make money. No personal freedom.

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  • LIONS:

    Never they squander on ostentatious instead of helping poor sgs n elderly.
    To fund their pet project$,they even tax those sgs they refuse to grant assistance?

    They push up COL in so many ways.

    This govt is useless,good only at wasting taxpayer money on foreigners,their failing banks n whatnots.

    True,pandas live better lives than most elderly poor sgs.
    So,fiack you very much PAP.

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  • bgkl:

    Oh don’t worry, there are plenty of pandas in Singapore, enjoying the good life–all overworked and underpaid. Because the majority, up to 70%, voted for it!

    https://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/countries-where-working-hours-are-least-in-the-world-1510040682-1

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  • Another PAP's bashing:

    Don’t worry, very soon Jewel will be renamed Jewel Cemetery for all the cronies white shirt men. The airport is like another shopping mall. Singapore is renowned for expensive destination. Malaysia does not need to build HSR to Singapore and can ask for annual fees. The best Malaysia can offer Sg is mrt and transist to HSR. Nvm let PAP continue to lose billions of $ by Temasek and GIC. Let the 70% rot with them. Let FTs control local people and become majority of the population. 70% will lick their boots.

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  • Huidtr:

    Too bad… not every needy & poor S’poreans can be pandas.
    Pandas belong to upperclass in our society. Pandas ONLY need to eat, sleep, idle, wayang (show face for fools to take pictures)…
    Behaving like spolit brats, sheltered, pampered, clueless & ignorant… juz like most of our current govt officers, scholars, filthy rich clowns living in this island

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  • RDB:

    S$ money not spend by this govt not belong to them as they are tax $s lah!

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  • Dr. Chan:

    No money to spend to sustain the necessity like health care, housing, food, but got money to spend and sustain on building bigger and luxurious project to show to the world.
    Sui Dynasty ended in less than 2 generations doing the same thing after building big projects while taxing the shit out of peasants. Another idiot emperor.

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  • Samuel S:

    How to spend money to house the homeless people, there is no return. This government will never do something that has no return.

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  • Change We Must:

    Also better to be pet dogs or cats. Every morning the owner or maid would bring them for a walk and house them in a comfortable aircond room with good food everyday. Where to find ??

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  • No money for woodland CIQ:

    Wow got money $1.7 billion to impress the world; those 200,000 cars from Johor which bring in 350,000 workers per day ; who built and work in singapore are deemed poor pauper who can give enough to built them a ultra modern woodland CIQ ; the computer system are as old as your Grandmother / as old as old man who passed away; these greedy politician only serves the rich and famous who fly in ; but ignore the working class who actually mostly every day comes through the causeway ; the CIQ are filled with ppl who brains are geared to checking your ass and can’t even see if a windows had been cleaned for the last 2 years ; the computer system which work at speed line my Grandmother does not get upgraded due to security security security ; u believed these guys ? They simply Giam and dances with the world of the richness ; ignoring the crumpling refugees built status of woodland CIQ ; no land ? Really? Jurong have so many ramp up warehouse .. Yu mean you cannot built a multiple storey ramp up CUQ using the same land area ? It is mental weakness of the political class who turned a blind eye to the working class ; what wrong with walking pedestrians ? Built them walking bridges ; these are healthy exercise protecting them From rain and shine; Yu are afraid they cone Emmass? Yur immigration policy signing FTA with India would have flooded Singapore with indians.. no money fir woodland CIQ? How many years you take to conceive or you just running the clock
    ?

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  • That's a good one:

    Singaporeans r used to “it is cheaper to die than to be sick”. Since to die is a natural process n not decide by one when to die. Even if a critically ill man on tube, he or his loved ones cannot suka suka pull out the tube n let him die. Well Singapore, money talks but in this case ????
    Bot now you come up with another good one
    “It is better to be a panda
    (than a human presumably. U must be definite for our very talented mmillions billionaires will have nfi which other animals u r referring to if u want them to appreciate what u r trying to say n they r very busy with nothing or devils know what or why they r so busying with nothing to figure out what u r trying to say)
    in Singapore.

    Should Singaporeans still want these jokers to govern when what they have achieved in to build a nation where it is cheaper to die than to be sick n where it is better to be a panda (than a human)?

    Tell it as there r many not going to the net except to lpay games n talk to friends n whatever. Tell it loud n clear to elderlies in the food centres which berrachan BS (sooory not bs but cs or chun sing as chinese community say it as idiot sing no diff lah same as bs according to kopitiam conversationists.

    Vote these nfi self serving n foreigners worshipping pimps and prostitutes out n face the national music!

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  • My Ego Is Bigger Than Yours:

    Pride & ego? See how singaporeans drive, you kind of know. To let people go first, give way, to agree with other people – all signs of weaknesses?

    Daft:
    This is the problem with us the Sillyporean. I do remember that someone called us DAFT

    One good example is our opposition parties. So many tiny parties trying to hit the big giant.

    Each opposition party do not want to form a coalition party which I don’t know why.

    Can someone enlighten me?

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  • Tatman:

    Get them to learn Wing Chun and Tajiquan lah!!

    homeless n hopelessness:
    go to Aljunied Nat.library..in the mornings
    theres one lady who takes her bath n freshens up there in the ladies toilet. u will notice many old n middleage folk just sleeping on the chairs to pass the time..mayb not all r homeless but many just have nothing to do.
    cant the authorities develop a project to deploy all these old folk to do some simple cottage industry or some project to get them busy and doing something…multiply that by all the nat libraries n sg and what do we see..
    if not many are going to get dementia n families get burdened with the escalating healthcare ..
    jobless n homeless in the richest country in the region..its a shame.

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  • KNN:

    PAPies run S’pore like a profit-making corporation. Hence any expenditure must have returns on investment & generate enough revenue. Any handouts or assistance is done merely (just enough) to avoid civil unrest or society rebellion.

    As for homeless, the 1st stop is often Pelangi Village, whose funding is so bad that the staffing, system, operations, environment are like 3rd world country. I should know as I know someone working there, and I’ve escorted some homeless there myself.

    Do you know any rich people?

    When it comes to themselves, their own families & close friends, they have no problem spending $1000 dinners, $30K 1st-class enclosed suite air tickets, $25+K a month lifestyles. But when it comes to even their own lower-level employees, much less low-SES strangers, even give $1 is like squeezing blood from stone. Exactly the same as PAPies.

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  • Gill:

    As an Architect I have a view on the Jewel:

    - it’s just another dome poorly juxtaposed with existing Terminals and structures

    - the interiors don’t capture timeless space and features but given its garden scheme an easy interior design route was chosen to make it a giant greenhouse . Note we already have Gardens by the Bay

    - retail favours big retailers and not entrepreneurs. We should have taken a leaf out of Bangkok’s Mah Boon Krong or Platinum where smaller retailers offer a wider range of goods and probably pay higher rentals on a per square meter basis. Imagine many Singapore retailers, Hawkers etc contributing to a truly Singapore experience

    “ Emperor’s New Clothes Syndrome “

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  • HarderTruths:

    Pandas are counted as FT’s. So they are always better off than $G locals. $G local will always be below FT.

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  • LIONS:

    Yep,pandas n other animals have better life than MANY ELDERLY N OTHER NEEDY sgs.

    Besides REGULAR MEALS N GOOD LIVING ENVIRONMENT,they also enjoy BETTER SAFETY N CARE.
    Our gahmen scholars come back n PROPOSE IDEAS THEY COPY N TRY TO PASTE WHOLESALE HERE claiming as their own original ideas without even ensuring it applies to our CONSTRAINT PUBLIC SPACES?!
    TAKE PMDs n CYCLISTS ON PEDESTRIAN *WALK* WAYS!
    IS IT STILL A PEDESTRIAN WALKway or what shud our WALKways now be called OFFICIALLY SO THAT THE TRAFFIC LAWS CAN BE APPLIED CORRECTLY???

    SO MANY elderly n children have been injured some fatalistic even,and the DAMN STUPID GAHMEN think they are DOING SUCH GREAT JOBS KEEPING UP WITH THE *TRENDS* ELSEWHERE?
    PEOPLE ARE FLYING TO THE MOON N WHAT ARE WE DOING TO BE AT PAR WITH THEM?
    MUST WE,SHUD WE,ALWAYS FOLLOW TRENDS FROM other countries?

    Do such trends suit our small environment?
    Do we have 10 or 15 feet wide walkways to share with RECKLESS N INCONSIDERATE CYCLISTS N PMD-USERS?

    I CAN ONLY SAY OUR SCHOLARS ARE REALLY STOOOOOPID.
    HOW CAN OLDER SGS AGE HAPPILY N SAFELY.
    HOW WOULD sgs,as a whole,FIGHT STRESS N HYPER-TENSION?
    Besides the HIGH COL N JOB INSECURITY,sgs now cannot even WALK ON PERDESTRIAN walkways LEISURELY?

    IS THERE ANY LEISURE-WALKS in SG anymore except maybe in the UNDER-USED ISTANA?

    FARK YOU N FARK YOU VERY VERY MUCH,PAPigs.
    Go fly kites at EAST COAST *FARKway*???

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  • LIONS:

    At least,on the ROADS,THE LAWYERS CAN APPLY THE TRAFFIC LAWS REGARDING TEAFFIC OFFENCES IN A CLEAR-CUT MANNER.
    TAKE EXAMPLE.
    IF SOMEONE CRASHES YOUR VEHICLE FROM BEHIND AT THE TRAFFIC JUNCTION,THE OFFENCE CAN BE APPROPRIATELY ASSIGNED BUT CYCLISTS OR PMDs KNOCKING INNOCENT PEDESTRIANS ON PEFESTRIAN WALKways,WHAT ARE THE LAWS THAT PROTECT THE PEDESTRIANS?

    TO ME,THE LTA MUST OSO BEAR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE LAWS REGARDING SAFETY OF PEDESTRIAN *WALKING* ON WALKWAYS seem to be NON-EXISTENT AND/OR COMPROMISED!!!

    STUPID PPL AT LTA ONLY KNOW HOW TO COLLECT MORE MONEY TO SHOW HIGH KPI.
    LTA IS ONE OF THE MOST IRRESPINSIBLE PUBLIC AGENCY N IT IS GETTING FROM BAD TO WORSE,YEAR AFTER YEAR.
    CAN LTA SAY NOT???

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