Author Archives: The Singapore Beacon

Pet Peeve #1584 : The Reason For Chewing Gum Ban

By : B Goode I have been bingeing on youtube for the past few days watching foreign vloggers posting about Singapore just to get an inspiration for my National Day article. For obvious reason, all of them seemed to list … Continue reading

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Malaysian Government Under Siege : Will The Real Mahathir Come To The Fore?

By: B Goode Aaaaahh nothing like a good ol’ Malaysian sex scandal to wake me up from my slumber. Let’s face it. The new Malaysian government formed slightly more than a year ago, suck balls. Almost literally. And this has … Continue reading

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POFMA : The HALAL Certificate For Information

By: B. Goode Who was the one who said : Knowledge Is Power? I think practically everyone. And who was the one who said : War is not won on the battlefields but in the minds of the people? I … Continue reading

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The Case Of The NUS Pervert And Trust Issue

By: B Goode There is an increasingly disturbing trend in Singapore. Whenever there was a case of members from the privileged class getting off lightly for some misdemeanors be it criminal or simply anti-social, there’d be a huge outcry from … Continue reading

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Depression : When Death Looks Enticing

By: B. Goode   Imagine someone who has been blind since birth. Imagine them asking you to describe the colour `green’. Can you? Try it. Depression is exactly like that. It is indescribable especially to those who have never experienced … Continue reading

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Budget 2019 : Fulfilling Old Promises?

By: B. Goode If you looked back at the old news reels of PAP election rallies of the 60’s right up to the 80’s, you’d understand if I were to say that budget 2019 and indeed the budgets for the … Continue reading

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The Bold Initiative : Plastics

  By: B. Goode There is a new global fad in town. No. It is not the facebook 10-year challenge where aunties and uncles show off their before-and-after looks on facebook.  It is the war against plastic straws. From Singapore … Continue reading

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Singapore: Like An Egg On A Bull’s Horn

By: B. Goode All the posturing vis-à-vis the latest Singapore-Malaysia boundary spat apparently did not have much impact on the panic-level of Singaporeans in general. The Causeway is jammed as ever. Singaporeans are still going across to Malaysia to shop … Continue reading

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Singapore – Malaysia Spat : War Is Not A Computer Game, Kids!

By: B. Goode So the estranged lovers are at it again eh? Squabbling over who gets what. Get a room already! But you guys should look at the reactions of some of our younger generation to this latest spat. It … Continue reading

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NEA : Between A Rat And A Smoker

By: B. Goode In the past few weeks alone, there had been three major cases of food poisoning in Singapore. Let me ask an honest question. If an NEA officer-on-duty was to see a rat skittering under a non-smoking table … Continue reading

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Netizens Rejoice As Heng Swee Kiat Beats Chan Chun Sing To The Finish Line

By: B. Goode On Friday, Singaporeans all over the country stopped work and plugged their consciousness to the internet; eyes fixated to their smartphones scanning for the latest news. Some even walked aimlessly on the streets, seemingly lost for directions … Continue reading

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Fake News And The Believability Index

By: B Goode   If someone was to tell us that an airplane had just crashed on the ECP, we might believe it because it was possible. But if someone was to tell us that God exists  a whale had … Continue reading

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The Legacy Of Goh Chok Tong : Vote For Me Or Your Sick Mom Will Have To Take The Stairs

By: B. Goode The man formerly known as PM, SM, the Third Choice, Seat Warmer, who is now known as Emeritus Senior Minister (whatever that means) and who is still affectionately known as Panjang, Goh Chok Tong has just released … Continue reading

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The Bold Initiative : Education

By: B Goode The recent announcement by the Education Minister to loosen, just a little mind you, our seemingly oppressive exam-centred educational regime has been well received by most. Although it had been argued by some that it was a … Continue reading

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377A : Being Anal About Anal Sex

By: B. Goode If you are not a lawyer, Section 377A of the Penal Code (henceforth shall be referred to as 377A) is basically the government telling you what NOT to do with your own ass. It is a remnant … Continue reading

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99-Year Lease : Looking Past The Pedantry

  By: B Goode Aaaah Singaporeans. The champion complainers. We complain and complain and complain until we forget what we are complaining about. We complain and complain and complain until we lose focus on the real issue, and then we … Continue reading

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Tan Cheng Bok As Opposition Coalition Leader : Bah! Too Much Hard Work

  By: B Goode When it came to the chance of becoming Singapore’s President, Tan Cheng Bock was quick off the block. Too quick even; jumping the gun by announcing his intention to run for the Presidential election and  forming … Continue reading

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Najib Razak : Turning Of The Screw

By: B. Goode Any day now, the world’s biggest known kleptocrat, the man of steal himself, will be arrested. If that happened, many people might be asking : What took them so long? To know the answer is to know … Continue reading

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Trump – Kim Summit : Cirque Du So Lame

By: B. Goode So, $20 Million is the cost that we taxpayers will have to bear for the Trump-Kim summit. That’s equivalent to about 2 trillion rupiah. Dafug! And for what? If we were to believe the government’s official selling … Continue reading

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Singaporeans Throwing Tantrums When Mahathir Scraps HSR : Justified?

By: B Goode When Mahathir scrapped the multi-billion dollar scam High Speed Rail (HSR) project, some of us went full retard. Who can blame us? We are Singaporeans. We went full retard on an innocent BMW driver ffs. Our emotions … Continue reading

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