Thursday, April 26, 2012

Property News in Singapore





My brain is full of.. FUCK!

10 days ago.


Q1 new private home sales hit record 6,700

Figure even breaks a few full-year totals

 

This suggests economy is doing well, and when people are angry about unaffordable housing, this reports infuriates them even more.

 

Sky Habitat to set price record for suburban condo


MediaCorp spoke to were bandying about figures of S$1,700 to S$1,800 per square foot, which would make it the most expensive suburban condominium to date.

 

And today, 

 

Singapore Q1 private home prices down 0.1% from Q4 2011

 

The 0.1 per cent drop marks the first quarterly decline in Singapore private home prices since the second quarter of 2009.


 

Um... should we celebrate? Or Cry?

-- Iron Bowl

Monday, April 23, 2012

KFC Singapore Experience.


I was planning to meet some friends for dinner and there is a zinger double down meal and someone decided that it was a good idea to try it out. So we ended up in KFC.

At KFC Toa Payoh, we saw people moving away from a queue and it became the shortest queue so we queued behind a lady. When the lady went up to order, we realized that she was a Chinese National and people were avoiding her as the waitress sounded like she was from Philippines. To our delight, she was able to order in English.

During her order, we felt something was wrong. She wanted all breast meat which KFC did not allowed and then all communication broke down. She compromised with Thigh and Drumsticks for all 12 pieces of chicken she ordered, and when the order came, she kept changing the chicken and complaining it was too small. And the later complain was she wanted -- all breast and not thighs and she could not express herself properly.

Minutes later during the confusion, one of her friends came over and took one piece of chicken away and while she was paying for her order, she counted the chicken and wanted another one. I informed the staff that one chicken was taken and the Chinese lady made a lot of noise.

"What a disgrace! Trying to steal a piece of chicken??" I said and the lady was still trying to argue about the small chicken size and I just told her to pay up and get lost.

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I ordered my double down burger and IT WAS THE WORST thing EVER! There was some bacon / ham thing which was cold and salty, and did not taste like ham or bacon! The breading was bad and the crispy layer seemed to fall off before you eat and because of the way it is packaged, it was soggy.

There seemed to be some Mayonnaise sauce on one side of the patty and sadly, the burger which should taste so good (The Japanese version is delicious) is simply foul tasting and coats your mouth with an "old oil" after taste.

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I probably will not go to KFC Singapore ever again... The tagline -- so good -- is simply a lie.

-- Iron Bowl

Monday, April 16, 2012

#occupypadang

Wow, the organizational skills of these Burmese is fantastic.

Where Singaporeans fail at #Occupy, they seem to do it well!

Well done, Happy New Year!

Too bad, I can't understand what everyone there is saying, but it looked fun when you splashed water on one another!

-- Iron Bowl



















Saturday, April 07, 2012

Ignorance is bliss? #Singapore

Are there so few entrepreneurs that this stupid story is on the news?

NUS students develop touch-screen sensitive winter gloves

The idea for ISGLOVES took root when two members of the team went abroad for student exchange programmes last year.

After months of development, the innovation finally made its debut in Sweden last year, just in time for winter.

Retailing at about S$100 a piece, 100 gloves were sold within three weeks.

The team recently won an award for its innovation at DEMO Asia - one of the biggest start-up competitions in the region.



I don't even understand why this is news?

I have purchased Etip gloves from REI for $39.95 more than 1 year ago, Woot.com was selling another pair of gloves for $8.99.

This product is overpriced and not new. The news is just making copying an existing product news worthy?

-- Iron Bowl