Close down useless stat boards like science centre singapore

Looking at the way Singapore Government spends its money, I think there is a lot of room for improvement. There are many statutory boards that can be privatised and should belong to the private sector,such as Science Centre Singapore. Science centre singapore is a statutory board under MOE. I attached their annual report. Their annual report can also be found at here.

Look at pg 7 of their report. They got approximately 70 million dollars of grants from the govt in the past 2 FYs under operating grants from govt and grants from other govt agencies. Cant this 70million dollars be used more prudently for other uses like building better school infrastructure or healthcare, building more ICU units? And poor taxpayers money have been used to upkeep the science centre from since 1978. Dunno how much money has been wasted.

In fact, staff costs is the largest expenditure for a staff strength of around 200 people, so it means the staff are overpaid when the money can be put to better use, like building better education facilities and healthcare infrastructure.

Who actually goes to the Science centre nowadays? With the sophiscated equipment in schools and so many other educational service providers and Art Science Museum, do we still need a science centre? Comparing the exhibits of Art Science museum and science centre singapore, the exhibits of Art Science Musemum are much better, and Art Science Museum is privately funded. So to increase the quality of exhibits in science centre, we should make science centre Singapore private and cut government funding to them. This will put spurs in their hides and make them work better.

Another useless department in the Civil service should be the MOE HR branch for Recuitment of teachers. With the excess teachers and merging of schools, we need to hire less teachers. MOE can consider outsourcing this function to other recruitment agencies to save money.

 

John H

 

 

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13 Responses to “Close down useless stat boards like science centre singapore”

  • Foolish Fools Fooled Again:

    For over 50 years, there’s very little to see at science center. Don’t know why that place is still around.

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  • Budget Wasted:

    Wait till u go MINDEF discovery center.
    Go seat in its theatre. Temperature so cold. No need money cause Tax payer paying even there are NO AUDIENCES.!

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    In Singapore, why are essential service like the town council main office closed during cb. So all those shameless beast woman in town council and all of them are enjoying their full paid salary by the government at homes. Good life during cb. Did the government cut off their annual leave first during circuit breaker period and ask them to take unpaid leave too during circuit breaker period? Look at this, I walk past the town council main collection money office and service branch and noted that the main town council office has been closed even during circuit breaker period. As I have a big bulky item to be thrown away in which I have no strength alone to bring it downstairs and I needed the essential services of the town council office to help me throw the bulky item away. So why are the main town council office all closed and no staff is there to assist in such essential service? Shouldn’t the Town Council main office which is an essential service be opened to serve the resident even during circuit breaker period?

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  • trublu:

    Science Centre,nothing spectaculay scientific there really.
    But this is PEANUTS compared to $QUANDERING HUGE SUMS OF OUR TAXPAYER MONEY ON FOREIGN TOO BIG TO FAIL FINANCIAL *ICON$* that saw BLIONS,NOT MILLIONS,GOT WASHED DOWN THE LONGKANG!!!

    Still,GARDENS BY THE BAY SUCK MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS,eh?
    Do you go there often?
    What a waste of public funds!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    John, every apparatus starting with the Civil Service is where the VOTES comes from…be it PA-NTUC- etc, etc,…you Name it they Got it the votes, if NOT 100% of them at least 70%…

    Throw in the Fear Factor and set examples through removing or sacking and Eureka!!! as the Bastard will shout in his cabinet room “PAP will stay in POWER”

    Until “KORA” for men and ” Petroleum Jelly” for women is removed from their minds…that is gonna be a long wait but it will ARRIVE soon I believe…

    “Kora” is history and “PJ” is replaced by natural lubricant PLUS the Bastard is DEAD!!!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    All these useless stat boards are run by scholars-generals or ministers’ spouses. Without these useless establishments, where to dump these people.

    You know, even they are scholars, they are not able to run businesses, not able to do any research or development works. They cannot use their brain outside the schools. They can only be fed by taxpayers’ money.

    Singaporean voters, we have a very expensive government and very top heavy. Changing this PAP government will help Singapore to save a lot of money.

    We would have people who really serve the country. Our current PAP Ministers and MPs are in because of fame, wealth, power and impressive resume. Nothing else!!!

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  • Science centre:

    Maybe Science Centre should do a better PR job to explain why they matter ?
    What key services they are providing for our young ?

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  • PAP Spending Taxpayer Money:

    It was reported that the domitory owners are making millions of dollars of profit. One of them earns S$70 million and another earned S$50 millions. And they are Grassroot Leaders of the People Association.

    The PAP was reported to provide 180,000 meals per day for the foreign workers in the domitories. They also provide free Medical service to these foreign workers.

    Since these Foreign workers are not employed by the PAP Government, WHY must the PAP Government used Taxpayer Money to do this ?

    Why not their Employers or the Domitory Owners who have been making millions of dollars take this responsibility ?

    Other countries with Foreign Workers let the Employers take this responsibility. A Good Example is our Neighbour Malaysia where the government make the Employers pay for whatever expenses as the Government mentioned that it is not their responsibilty as they did not employ these Foreign Workers.

    PAP, please do not increase taxes or other fees and charges such as parking, water, electricity etc for the Singapore public.

    Its time we VOTE the PAP OUT in the coming GE.

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  • Costly White Elephants:

    Make a list of all the White Elephants and find out how costly to build and maintain such wasteful structures in terms of their cost-benefit effect.

    Getting rid of these White Elephants means that all the pound-foolish budget allocated for their maintenance should be transferred to the Healthcare sector for the benefit of the artificially accelerated population growth.

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  • It will not be closed:

    PAP will NOT close down the Science Centre for 4 reasons:

    (1) Closing will send the wrong signal. Science is important because PAP is keen on new technology.

    (2) Closing will be an admission it was a mistake opening it in the first place.

    (3) Closing will “open the door” to demands to also close other stat boards.

    (4) Science Centre is useful just like organisations under Peoples’ Association with billion $ budget. They employs many PAP supporters.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    It will not be closed:
    PAP will NOT close down the Science Centre for 4 reasons:

    (1) Closing will send the wrong signal. Science is important because PAP is keen on new technology.

    (2) Closing will be an admission it was a mistake opening it in the first place.

    (3) Closing will “open the door” to demands to also close other stat boards.

    (4) Science Centre is useful just like organisations under Peoples’ Association with billion $ budget. They employs many PAP supporters.

    “Close down” PAP instead by throwing it out of Parliament at the coming GE.

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  • Anonymous incognito:

    Disagree here. Science centre is actually good and fulfills its mandate. Get rid of snow city and replace with another science exhibit.
    There are other useless entities to purge

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  • Harder Truths:

    Let me run a thought past the good people of TRE.

    After the CB we have many companies that cannot afford to operate with their pre-CB employees for the real reason that the economy is f**ked and will be getting worse.

    Some companies will outrght fire $G employees as they cannot work 24/7 on $200 / month and re-hire FT. Nothing to stop them right? Right.

    Other companies will say they need to adopt work-from-home policies. They will use CoVID and the government policies as the reason for a safer $G right? Right.

    Now – here is the shoe dropping. Whats is to stop the companies changing work-from-home-in-SG to work-from-office-in-Chennai? Both are netowrking after all. The companies are run by FT who will gladly give these jobs to their own citizens without bringing them into $G.

    So prepare for the next stage of redundancies. You may be the next work-from-Chennai victim.

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