Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pasir Ris Beach -- sad and dirty

Pasir Ris Beach, like many other Singapore locations, seemed to be degrading. I've been to the Marina Barrage last week, a lot of displays are not working. At Liang Court, there are stairwells that lead to dead end and they have no light at all. There are a lot of new buildings and attractions in Singapore, but the old ones do not seemed to be maintained.

Pasir Ris Beach is in disarray. Rows of coconuts are growing into trees, trash and rubbish everywhere, the smell of sewage and decomposition (no bodies found). It is not a pleasant beach to be at.

From far, things may look fine, but when you walk near the sand, a man informed me not to even wash my feet in the sea water.

I've seen several dead fishes, plastic bottles and a lot of sea weed, however, there was a man with a fishing rod as well. I've been to only one beach this year in Singapore and was shocked at the state of things here.

Why are they constantly renovating or building new things if they have no intention to maintain them?

-- Iron Bowl

Thursday, March 28, 2013

River Safari vs Marine Life Park #Singapore

When Marine Life Park bought bottlenose dolphins, the Save the World's Saddest Dolphins was created. and many nature lovers cries to set the dolphins free.

By the way, these bottlenose dolphins are not endangered.

When River Safari bring in the endangered Manatees, there was silence from Singaporeans and ACRES.

Do bottlenose dolphins need lots of space while Manatees thrive in Captivity?

Or are dolphins cute and manatees just damn ugly?

Why are there double standards?

-- Ironbowl

Saturday, March 09, 2013

$0.10 Meat Balls - 250k sold

It does not matter if it is a scandal, food poisoning, horse meat or what have you.

When it is a very good discount, Singaporeans from all over the island will go, and will queue for hours for that $0.10 meat balls which may be due for expiry due to the quarantine. (and not selling for long time)

When it is a deal or sale, you can count on Singaporeans to be there.

-- Iron Bowl

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Sin City 69

Sin City with 6.9 Million Population

In an alternate universe, where mysteries are solved. One can speculate the benefits of a lot of foreign workers and building casinos in Sin City.

1) Foreign Workers from China.

With a profit from every employee that will work in Sin City, say, RMB$10,000, and with 0.3 million worker coming in every year, (assuming that some return) the unlicensed loans, HR fees is a very profitable industry.

The organized crime syndicates are all very happy to give "micro loans" to support these villagers to work as "low skilled" labor in the Sin City.

2) Lax Banks and Investment Laws

As long as money is here, money is good. Sin City never asks the source of funds. It is common for PRC nationals to buy a house which cost more than a few million dollars with cash, or a $300,000 car with cash. Yes, cash.

No questions asked. In fact, it is welcomed.

3) Casinos for "Big Rollers"

Casino Chips of LARGE denominations which are pretty small to carry, to be used as good as cash? Yup.. definitely a great way to "pay" someone with much of a trail isn't it?

If you need to bring more than USD$30,000 to Singapore? No problem, if you have the right contacts, you can buy actual legit casino chips which can easily pass through customs, easily.

Otherwise, pass your RMB to your contact which will get you another person in Sin City to pass you some casino chips to cash out. And yes, they don't ask where your money comes from.

4) Many many PRC workers in the country.

What do migrant workers do? They work. and get paid. Then what do they do with the money? Remit...

Yes. Remittance. So why is remittance bad?

Well, you see, organized crime has a way of paying in China (RMB$$) and getting S$ dollars in Singapore. The $$$ from these workers (and students) are pretty clean and with their massive numbers, you can easily get S$20 million a month transacted?

(200,000 workers remitting S$100)


This is a money laundering paradise, Sin City 69.

-- Iron Bowl