Saturday, February 04, 2006

Good news Tsunami hits Singapore !!!!!!!!!!!

Its like a tidal wave of one good news headline after another. Singaporeans are so lucky to be flooded by nothing but good news in the past few weeks. There is no reason for Singaporeans to be unhappy - its just impossible not to be happy. As there is no pork barrel politics in Singapore, all the good news is just sheer coincidence and is totally unrelated to any political event that the govt is preparing for. Here's just a small sample of the headlines:

Higher wages seen for Singapore workers as job market tightens By Wong Choon Mei, Channel NewsAsia Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 01 February 2006 2037 hrs

Singapore businesses optimistic in first half of 2006 Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 01 February 2006 1554 hrs

Singapore's employment in 2005 at all-time high of 2.3 million By Hwee Goh, Channel NewsAsia, Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 01 February 2006 1104 hrs

Singapore's economy expected to continue prospering: PM Lee By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 28 January 2006 0721 hrs

NTUC aim: Make 10,000 jobs pay more this year Straits Times Jan 14, 2006

RECORD panel recommends financial incentives for NSmen By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia, Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 19 January 2006 1702 hrs

Panel recommends incentive package for companies to hire older workers

More workers expected to find jobs in 2006: NTUC Chief

NTUC to set up $50m fund to help low-wage workers upgrade their skills By May Wong, Channel NewsAsia

Medisave withdrawal limit to be raised from $300 to $400 from April

Singapore expects strong manufacturing investments in 2006

Strong jobs gains show Singapore employers hiring for growth: analysts

Jalan Besar Town Council unveils $517m estate upgrading plan By Yvonne Cheong, Channel NewsAsia

S&C and rental rebates for 700,000 households By Sharon Tong, Channel NewsAsia

Sembawang Town Council to spend $570m on renewal plan

Singapore created 28,500 jobs in Q3

ComCare Fund disburses $8.7m to help low income households By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia

East Coast Town to undergo S$500m renewal programme By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia

HDB upgrading programme speeds up with 64 precincts chosen for 2006 By Farah Abdul Rahim, Channel NewsAsia

East Coast Town launches S$500m makeover programme By Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia

Jobless rate down to 2.5%Lowest in 4 years! Straits Times 1 Feb 2006

Singapore retailers say festive season sales the best since 2003 By Anjana Menon, Channel NewsAsia

Manufacturing, service sectors optimistic about business conditions, Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 01 February 2006 2016 hrs

Singapore's PMI expands for 9th straight month in January By Loh Kim Chin, Channel NewsAsia

Singapore's STI ends at six-year high for second day running Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 02 February 2006 1818 hrs

Singaporeans less worried about economy, job security: survey By May Wong, Channel NewsAsia Time is GMT + 8 hoursPosted: 03 February 2006 1851 hrs

Singapore Newspapers break World Record for reporting the most good news in a single month!!!, Lucky Tan,, 04 February 2006.


Anonymous said... has been a long time we have not seen one avalanches of "good" news just before the red letter day. in 2001-2003, we have avalanches after avalanches after avalanches after avalanches of "bad" news.

A.Ball.of.Yarn said...

you could also say election season is when the PR people can start justifying their existences to the organisations they belong to. :)

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Anonymous said...

The avalanches of "good" news may create a backlash to the ruling party when the "good" news do not tally with the Real Fact or Truth.

gayle said...

hahaha! I've noticed the good news tsunami too. you might at least ask them for a little bit of subtlety in how they manage things. I mean propaganda and authoritarianism is all fine and good, but they should at least bother to do it with some style.

gayle said...

there's been more good news lately too - like the one today about hospitals having solved the bed crunch problem or something like that. really pathetic thing to be put on the front page on a newspaper that prides itself on global relevance, journalistic integrity, etc.